An appealing fence can improve your property, but before you start, there are a few things to consider.
Fencing Restrictions and Needs
Decide what your goals are before you start in search of the perfect fence. Only want to keep your loved ones and animals in?
Or do you want some privacy, too?
It is important to achieve certain objectives with so many options out there. Otherwise, it can be a daunting task to select a fence.
Before you install the fence, make sure there are no provisions against a certain type of fence in your neighborhood. It is also important to think about how your fencing choice will contribute to or impede your home’s retail value.
Determine Your Options
When it comes to costs, maintenance and features each of the fencing types have their own advantages and disadvantages. Even if a wood fence may now be beautiful, it will look worn in a few years without proper maintenance. Take all your options into account.
In addition, obtaining estimates from at least three companies will help you avoid hidden costs before making a final decision.
Know the Limits of Your Fence
Never forget, one good fence can go a long way towards making good neighbors. Although it is not legally required, before you start building, you should discuss any fence building plans with your neighbors.
Even though it’s the responsibility of your fencing company to properly setup your fence, you should make sure you look over and understand your property line. If you end up having any concerns while your fencing company is working, raise them before the fence company completes the installation of your new fences. And if you aren’t sure about where your property line is, have a survey done.
There is also no fencing “season”, it can be installed throughout the year. Winter is, in fact, a great time to plan your fence, because businesses may not be so busy. Ask the business about its schedule.
It may take weeks before they reach you, depending on the time of year.
Ask your fencing company to paint before installation, or if you do the finishing job, ask them if they can give you the materials before starting the job.
When each piece of wood is painted after being cut down to length but before it is installed, the paint work will last a long time. Every year or two, it may be necessary to touch up the painted fences.
If you don’t maintain it, its appeal will be lost. Check for splitting, peeling, molding, breakage, or insects every few months.
Be careful with the weed whacker near the fence. This causes splitting and scratches over time, breaking the seal and promoting damage.
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