Are you considering installing a fence for your property or backyard? If so, there are some things you should know before getting out the post-hole digger.

Property Lines

Replacing fence is one thing, but there’s nothing worse than having to take down a perfectly good fence and move it two inches because you simply didn’t know where your property lines are located and guessed during the install. Most properties have boundary stakes delineating where one property ends and another begins. However, you can also look at your home’s land survey and locate the exact plot points to keep the neighbors happy.

Rules and Building Codes

Before you begin picking out materials or doing anything else, you should check with your neighborhood homeowner’s association to see the rules they have in place for fencing. While you’re at it, you should also check your city’s municipal building codes, which may dictate how high your fence can be and/or the type of materials allowed. Make sure to ask about the required distance between your fence and the road or your property line as well. Finally, find out if you’ll need permits for your fence project.

Fence Materials

A lot of people have visions of white picket fences. However, different materials require more maintenance than others. While wood fences are beautiful, they require regular upkeep, such as staining or sealing, to stay in good shape and resist warping over time. Therefore, many of today’s homeowners are switching to vinyl or exploring other possibilities like wrought iron. As a fence contractor with years of experience, we can help you pick out the perfect material for your budget, property, and lifestyle.

Your Neighbors

It’s important to talk with your neighbors about your plans for putting up a fence. After all, they will be forced to look at the fence you install as well. Sometimes neighbors choose to undertake a fence project together. However, if you go that route, make sure to get all the details in writing.

Hiring a Professional

Sure, you could spend hours after work and give up your precious weekends to install a fence on your own in the central Texas heat, but a professional like Discount Fence USA has the experience and know-how to get the job done much better and efficiently. Now that you know what needs to be done before your fence installation, contact Discount Fence USA today to get the process started.