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How to Prepare for a Home Fence Installation

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If you’ve decided to install a new fence in your yard, there are a lot of factors to consider. Decisions like location, material, and choosing a contractor all need to be made before construction begins. This article is going to serve as a guide to a few important things that should be done during the preparation for a home fence installation.

Consult with your neighbors

If you share a boundary with your neighbors, it’s important to talk to them before deciding on yard fencing. While it will technically be on your property, they’re also going to have to see it every day. A fence can make a significant difference in the aesthetics of the property. Because of this, you should ensure you have a conversation with neighbors in order to set expectations and avoid surprises. It’s not only the respectful thing to do, but your neighbors could also have underground elements that may be impacted by fence installation.

Know your property line

One of the most important things to do before installing a fence is to understand exactly where your property line is. While it may be tempting to adjust estimates on where your property edges, going over your property line could get you in trouble. If you go over your property line even the slightest bit, you may be required to demolish your fence and start over. So with that in mind, it’s important to be aware of your property lines and any other local building codes.

Check utility installations

You should discuss who is in charge of marking the location of utilities with your fence builders. If the utilities go unmarked, this could lead to potential damage. If there is a utility in the designated path for the fence, you may have to make alterations to the location of the yard fencing to avoid them.

Decide on fence materials

Preparing for building a new fence includes choosing fencing materials. Factors that could influence the type of material you choose may include pricing, durability, and aesthetics. One highly recommended fencing material is vinyl. Manufacturers claim that vinyl fences are almost five times stronger as well as four times more flexible than fences made from wood materials. It’s important to consider the durability of the material you choose as well as the required maintenance.

Find a fence contractor

It’s important to choose a reputable, experienced company to handle the installation of your yard fencing. You should meet with potential contractors to go over your needs and concerns. In the end, you should choose a company you feel can make the fence installation process as smooth as possible.

Hopefully, this article helped you learn how to prepare for the installation of your new fence. By taking your time and remembering to make important decisions, you’ll have a brand-new fence up in no time.

By choosing to work with Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements, you’re guaranteed to have a perfect fence that will increase privacy, safety, and aesthetics in your yard. It’s important to choose a professional, reputable company to install your fence to ensure you have a great experience as well as a fence that will last for years to come.

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