When it comes to fence etiquette, how do you do it right? Sharing is caring, after all, a lesson we’ve all heard since childhood. So when you’re getting a new fence installed, or an old fence revamped, it’s important to consider your neighbors. What kind of impact will it have on them? Please read on to learn more!
Fence Etiquette – Prim and Proper for Your Property
Ensure Property Lines are Well-Defined: Before you get started, you should ensure your property lines are well-defined. Where does your plot of land begin and end? To find out, you should consult your house’s plan, which is a map of your land. If you’ve misplaced this map, you could always request a new one from your county records office. Another solution is to hire a surveyor to identify the borders of your land. Surveyors can put down stakes along your borders, giving you a much clearer idea of where your new fence can go up.
Communicate With Your Neighbors: Communication with your neighbors is critical. For one thing, it’s just common courtesy. You’ll also want to be sure your neighbor or neighbors won’t dispute your fence. And, you never know, they could want to collaborate on your fence project and lower costs for all involved!
Angle the Finished Side of the Fence: Once your fence is finished, you should angle the finished side toward your neighbor. The so-called “good” side should be directed toward your neighbor’s property. Again, this is common courtesy, and it is also the standard procedure for fences.
Keep Your Fence in Good Condition: Lastly, you should always keep your fence in good condition. If a fence wears down and becomes unpleasant to look at, it could cause conflict with your neighbor, and you don’t want that. For best results, consider using vinyl or aluminum for your fence instead of plain wood.
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