Installing a brand-new fence can be a great way to enhance your property’s security, privacy, and curb appeal. However, before the installation day arrives, you must practice good fence etiquette to ensure that you and your neighbors are on the same page. So, what exactly does good fence etiquette entail? Here are a few tips to help you out.
Reassurance About Your Property Lines
Your property line may seem straightforward, especially if you’re replacing an older fence or have owned your home for a while. However, it would help if you double-checked your plat before building anything new on your property. If you still have easy access to the lot you were given when you bought your home, that will have all the information you need. If not, no problem! You should be able to obtain a new copy from a local assessor’s office.
A Proper Notice For Your Neighbors
Installing a fence can be noisy and messy, even when done by professionals who aim to complete the job quickly and efficiently. Practicing proper fence etiquette is vital to avoid any unpleasant surprises or misunderstandings with your neighbors. This includes giving your next-door neighbors a heads-up about the installation so they can plan accordingly and not be caught off guard by any unexpected noise or disruptions. Remember, if your neighbor is unexpectedly blocked in by a utility truck on the installation day, it’s understandable for them to feel frustrated.
Prioritize Fence Maintenance
Maintaining fence etiquette is about more than just the installation process. Depending on the fence’s material, specific steps must be taken to keep it looking new. This includes replacing cracking boards, re-staining or painting the fence, and regular cleaning. By doing so, you will keep your neighbors happy with a beautiful fence line and save yourself the cost of a total replacement due to poor maintenance in the long run.
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.
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