Good fences make good neighbors, according to some, but good fences also make safe kids, controlled pets, and secure property. If you’re pondering getting a fence for your property, rest assured that it is likely a wise investment since adding a fence can improve curb appeal and increase property value. If, however, you make any of these mistakes when adding new garden fencing, you may not realize the full value of your fence that you could. Follow these tips to avoid the mistakes and get the most out of your beautiful, new garden fence.
Check The Rules
You need to check all of the potential rules that govern your property. For instance, there may be city, county, or even state laws about the fencing height, material, or proximity to streets and sidewalks. Even if you’re clear on all that, there may be HOA rules about the fencing that is allowed – or even if putting up a fence is permitted at all. Finally, do your research about the type of permitting required for the fence you want.
Know Your Property
Fences more often than not sit on the property line unless there is a law restricting that. If you’re replacing an old fence, that fence is likely on your property line. If you’re not, you may need to have someone come out to mark the property line for you. It would be really bad to erect a new fence only to have to take it down because it was actually on your neighbor’s property. Save the time, money, and hassle of this by learning exactly where your property line is first.
Measure Twice, Buy Once
Measure your fence line meticulously and plan exactly what you will need for the fence. While you don’t want to excessively overbuy in materials, you also don’t want to be caught short and then have to spend extra time and money waiting on additional materials.
Use The Right Tools And Materials
Finally, use the right tools and materials for your needs. Galvanized nails resist rusting. Vinyl fencing panels are user-friendly to install yourself. Iron fencing can last you for quite a while, but should be installed by a professional. Don’t settle for less than what actually meets your needs just to save a little bit of money up front because it will eventually cost you more.
Let Hercules Fence Help Set Up The Perfect Fence For You
Hercules Fence takes pride in being experts in residential, commercial, and high-security fencing. We have been serving our clients since 1955, with only the most knowledgeable of staff. Our staff is ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland.