Neighbors can be a mixed bag: sometimes they’re great, and sometimes they’re not great. When you get along, it’s incredible to have someone you can trust to get your mail and watch your property while you’re away or to join you for some mid-summer backyard grilling. But even in those cases, sometimes you need some privacy. Setting up a new fence on the property line between your land and theirs is a good way to create boundaries and ensure privacy for all parties. Before you can get going, here are some things to consider.
Rules and Regulations
The first thing you need to consider and research is the legal stuff. Are there covenants, conditions, and restrictions associated with your neighborhood or homeowners association? There’s a good chance that there’s something in there about fences. And if there aren’t rules on that level, there indeed are codes for your city or county that you need to be aware of. It could be as simple as a maximum height or minimum distance from the property line, or it could be a more confusing issue like permitting. Before you start making plans, look into this! Finally, while you’re checking out the legal codes, you should also get the precise property boundaries. It’s bad form to put your fence up on your neighbors’ property because you didn’t know where the line was, and it will be expensive to fix the mistake.
Speaking of neighbors, this is a good time to talk to them and let them know what you’re planning. If they also want a fence, you might find that they’re willing to split the cost of the portion that is shared. While you’re planning the type of fence you want, keep your purpose in mind. Are you confining a pet, trying to keep intruders or animals out of your yard, or trying to have total privacy? These questions will influence all of your decisions from fence materials to fence height and style.
When you’re choosing materials for your new fence, there are many options available, such as wood, vinyl, and metal. You’ve got to weigh all the factors like upfront cost, durability, and long-term maintenance costs.
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