Home additions come in all shapes and sizes. One of the most important home additions you can incorporate into your house’s exterior is getting a new fence. It could be around the backyard, the front yard, or used to protect the swimming pool that you have on your property. Here’s what you should know before it’s time to install some new fences.
Why You Need It
First things first, figure out why you need a set of fences in the first place. Will it keep your pets inside your yard? Do you want to improve your home’s curb appeal? What about increasing privacy to give you some peace and quiet? Answering this question will make the fence selection process that much easier.
All fences need some level of maintenance. This upkeep will differ depending on the material that your fence is made of; vinyl is low-maintenance, and although they are classics, wooden picket fences need to be repainted and re-stained.
Follow Guidelines and Codes
There are bound to be multiple guidelines and codes you need to follow, whether from county and state officials or within your own neighborhood. The homeowners association has a lot to say when it comes to the look of your fence – how tall it is, what it can be made of, and where you can put it – especially when it can forestall any potential disputes between neighbors.
Consider the Weather
The weather can damage or destroy your fence no matter how old or new it is. For instance, metal fences can fall victim to rust. Wind and soil erosion can make the fence unstable and potentially knock it down no matter how steady you think it is. They can also become discolored due to sun exposure. Think about the lot and neighborhood in which your house is situated. What elements do you usually expect to see? Keep that in mind.
Seek Expert Help
Before you attempt to assemble and raise a fence by yourself, you should seek expert advice. The team here at Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach is more than willing to help. Give us a call for all of your fencing needs today!
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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