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What To Consider Before Installing A Vinyl Fence

What To Consider Before Installing A Vinyl Fence

Before you decide, consider the following when getting a vinyl fence.

Vinyl is a popular material for fencing. It’s easy to install, incredibly durable and flexible, needs very little maintenance, and comes in a wide range of styles. Aside from the aesthetics, you can also get a lot of value from a vinyl fence. But a fence is a big decision, and you want to make sure that everything goes smoothly during installation. Before you decide, consider the following when getting a vinyl fence.

What Is The Purpose?

You want to know why you are installing your vinyl fence in the first place. Are you installing it to add more beauty to your property? Is the fence being used as a safety measure? A vinyl fence can serve multiple purposes, so once you know what function you want your fence to serve, you can start looking at what style is best for you.

What Is The Best Style For Your Purpose?


After establishing the reason for installing your vinyl fence, consider what style of fence is best for serving its purpose. If you don’t know which fence style would be best for you, asking a professional for insight could help make the decision-making process easier.

Area And Material

Now that you know what style of fence to install, you’ll need to determine how much area the vinyl fence will cover. You’ll also need to know what materials you’ll need for construction. Vinyl has a high upfront cost, so knowing how much material to get is important. It wouldn’t be a good idea to waste money on extra materials if you can help it. Consulting a professional for advice is a good way to avoid buying too many materials.

Consult Your Neighbors

Your neighbors could be affected by your vinyl fence installation. To avoid any conflicts, talk with your neighbors to make sure your fence doesn’t cause a disturbance. It’s a lot easier to discuss this before installation because it avoids potential conflict down the road.

Check Coding Requirements

It’s important to know about any restrictions on the placement or size of your vinyl fence. Contact your neighborhood association to determine if it’s ok to set up your vinyl fence the way you want.

Check For Underground Obstacles

Before you begin digging, check to be sure there aren’t any underground utilities that could impact your fencing project. You will also want to look for unmarked obstacles such as septic lines, septic tanks, and cable television.

Obtain a Permit

You can’t just start building a fence at your leisure. Before you can start building, you have to get the necessary building permits. Your local code will determine what permit you need.

Who Can You Contact?

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.


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