There’s plenty to do before building a fence. Plus, there’s a lot of fence etiquette to follow before you can do anything. Are you ready to raise a fence? Doing it in spring and summer is much different than attempting to do it in the fall and winter. Prepare yourself by reading this guide!
Talk to Your Neighbors
Part of being a good neighbor is communication. Before building any fences, be sure to talk to the neighbors directly around your home. By doing this, you can determine where your property lines begin and end, and ensure that your Homeowners Association (HOA) approves the project in the first place.
Pick the Height
The height of the fence is going to be set by county ordinances and HOA guidelines. A privacy fence that is five feet high might not be tall enough, although sometimes a 4-foot high fence is all that you need to build.
Plan Where the Gates Go
Fences without gates are, in a word, incomplete. That’s why you need to plan out where the gates should go, especially if you need to secure something in your backyard like a toolshed, a swimming pool, or an area for trash and recycling. Having more than one gate is a good idea, even if they aren’t next to each other. One gate should be 3-feet wide and the other should be 4-feet wide. Generally, these sizes work, but you might need them to be bigger or smaller accordingly.
Add a Removeable Fence Panel
Easy access between sides of the fence is essential. That’s why fence gates exist. However, sometimes the gates just aren’t as useful for getting heavy items through. A removable fence panel makes it easier to take heavier items from one side to the other. Maybe you need to remove a tree or take in some firewood – both are incredibly hard to move. Planning ahead by including a removable fence panel just makes sense. All you need to do is to toe screw the rails to adjoining posts – but if you aren’t sure how to do this, call Hercules Fence!
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.