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What You Should Know Before You Start Building a Fence

What You Should Know Before You Start Building a Fence

Building a fence isn’t as simple as getting your tools and making sure all of your paperwork is in order before you get started.

Building a fence isn’t as simple as getting your tools and making sure all of your paperwork is in order before you get started. There’s a lot more to it than that, so here’s what you should know before you start building your next fence sometime this spring.

What’s The Purpose?

Before you can build and install anything, you need to know why you need it in the first place. Essentially, ask yourself what the purpose will be. If you only want to make sure that your pets can’t escape your yard to bother the neighbors or the mail carrier, then a chain link fence might be all you need. But at the same time, you might want a fence to increase the privacy of your yard, especially if you plan on reopening your swimming pool.

Which Materials?

The next step is to decide which materials you want your fences to be made of; it can be as simple as a wood fence, or you can get more ambitious and choose vinyl or wrought iron fences. Wood fences are liable to rotting and decaying, especially in the wet and muddy conditions of spring.

Do You Need Permits?

Depending on the neighborhood where you live, you might need permits to get your fences approved. You’ll need to consult with your community homeowner association, or research codes and regulations relating to how tall and how wide your new fencing can be, what it can be made of, and even where it can go, especially if it will be resting on your property lines.

Landscape Needs?

Speaking of your property lines, you might decide to use greenery and other vegetation to point out where your property begins and ends. You can cover your fences up with vines or use them to surround your garden, too.

How Will You Get Through?

Jumping or climbing over fences sounds fun, but it also inconvenient. Make life easier for yourself and your family by having gates installed. In fact, experiment with more than one gate. 

Take Care of All Your Residential Fence Maintenance Needs with Help from 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 winter and spring fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


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