A fence is a valuable addition to your property. Fences help create an oasis in your yard, provide privacy from prying eyes or the sound of traffic around your home, and even keep your family and possessions safe and secure. Before you dive into the process of finding a contractor and installing a fence on your property, however, you have to do research and ask yourself questions. Read on to learn everything you need to know before embarking on a new fence install.
Before starting any fence installation, you need to check local area rules, regulations, and codes. If your home is in an HOA, you’re probably going to have rules about the type of fence you can put up and possibly even if you can put one up at all. Even if you’re not in an HOA, your city, county, or even state might have rules about how or where fences can be built, what they can be made of, or how close they can be to your property line.
Next, you have to consider where it will go, its purpose, and following state and HOA regulations. For instance, if you want to keep your family and pets safely in your yard, putting a fence around your property line is ideal. Knowing where your fence is going before a fence installation is key in ensuring you have enough material and that you’re following your property line and state regulations.
Speaking of materials, what the fence is made out of is important. Different materials have different costs associated with them and different maintenance needs. If you opt for a traditional wood fence, you’re going to have to do more maintenance. Wood needs to be periodically cleaned, sanded, and stained or repainted. Vinyl doesn’t need all of that. Along with price and aesthetics, you should consider how much work you want to do for the fencing material.
Finally, the way a fence faces is important. Most people don’t realize that they even need to think about this. Fences have a good side and a side that’s less aesthetically pleasing. Traditionally, the good side of the fence faces out, increasing your curb appeal, and the less aesthetically pleasing side faces inward. If you’d like the nice side of your fence to face in, they are also good neighbor-type fences that don’t have a bad side. They’re designed to look similar on either side, which is often more costly because it requires more material.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Has Everything You Need!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We 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.
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