Spring is coming before long, and many homeowners around the Mid-Atlantic region are itching to get out and start doing some yard work and home improvement projects — once it warms up, that is. Some home improvement will be done solo, while others might require the help of professional contractors. You know what we’re getting at — fence installation! If you’re looking to get a residential fence installed in your yard soon to enjoy during the warm months, here are some things to make sure you’ve taken care of before you have a fence contractor come in for residential fence installation.
Chat with the Neighbors
If you live in a neighborhood where the houses are relatively close together, it’s good neighborly etiquette to check with adjacent neighbors about your plans to install a residential fence. It’s better to check with them ahead of time, to let them know that there will be some commotion that results in a new fence. You can also discuss property lines, ensuring that there won’t be a dispute after the fact about you encroaching on their property.
Check with Local Governing Bodies
This is a great way to find out for sure where your property lines are, and you can even request documentation to show your neighbors in case there’s any dispute or confusion about your lot. It’s also important to check by-laws of your city, town, or Homeowners’ Association. Some of these institutions may have regulations about fence installation or what type of residential fence you’re allowed to have, regarding height, material, and color. Many cities require a permit for residential fence installation as well, so you should know whether you need to obtain one of those as well.
Know What You’re Getting Into
Residential fence installation isn’t a one-and-done deal. Adding a fence to your home means that it now requires some maintenance and TLC just like every other part of your home. Regular fence maintenance requires some work but it will help your fence look good and maintain its structural integrity, and help you catch potential problems before they become serious problems.
There’s a lot to take care of before signing off on a residential fence installation project. Your fence contractor can help you with some of these processes and inform you regarding the decisions about what type of fence is best for you.
Ready to Get Started with Hercules Fence?
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of several fence styles throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. Residential fencing provides a welcoming appearance to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs, and our professionals use only the highest quality materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable. We also specialize in commercial fencing to keep your business safe and secure while also looking professional and welcoming.
To get started with chain link fence installation with Hercules Fence, call us today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit ourcontact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.