By now, you probably know all about the HOA. Your neighborhood homeowners’ association has various rules and regulations that the organization expects residents to follow. Everything from your house’s color and style to what you can mount on the roof will be observed by your neighbors. Adding a new fence to your yard is usually a simple process. However, if you run afoul of the HOA committee, it could turn into a long and messy dispute. Keep reading to find out more!
How Wind-Resistant Your Fence Is
Late winter will soon give way to early spring. As such, be on guard against mother nature’s wrath. Windstorms, rolling thunder, and heavy rains can all take their toll on your beautiful new fence. That’s why the HOA will probably mandate how resilient your barrier is supposed to be once it’s protecting your property. Not only can high winds tear down old fences, but the loosened posts and rails can also become missiles. Metal bars and flexible cables can more easily catch the wind, so to speak. That’s one of the reasons why you might not be allowed to have a wooden fence.
How Tall It Is
Next up, you will have to consider the height of the fence. Different guidelines apply when you are talking about backyard fences than front yard fences. For the most part, aesthetics and visibility are the two main points of contention. Intersections are particularly nerve-racking for anxious drivers. Imagine if they couldn’t see other cars, pedestrians, or dogs as they try to pass by a cyclist or avoid making a sudden turn.
If It Restricts Pretty Views
Gated communities are far more likely to include numerous woods and lakes. As a result, these beautiful views could become the center of a disagreement about any new fences’ placement. Other landscaping features could include ponds equipped with small waterfalls or even koi fish. Several onerous restrictions could be placed on privacy fences.
What It Looks Like After Installation
Finally, bear in mind that the fence could look different from your initial projections. As important as appearances are, your local homeowners’ association will also strictly enforce by-laws about fence materials such as wood, vinyl, and metal.
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. 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.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.