A new fence is a great asset to any property; it provides security, boundaries, and beauty, ultimately improving the grounds and raising its property value. While a fence can add all of these benefits, what makes a fence is what will make it worth it. If you are interested in building a fence yourself or hiring a company to do it, you will want to avoid these common fence installation mistakes.
Choosing the Wrong Design
Take an honest look at your property, and evaluate what your goals are. What purposes will your fence serve? Do you need a fence to block out the views to a busy sidewalk and street? Do you need to keep kids and pets well supervised and safe? Are you looking for a border to complete your home? Different fences are better suited for security, privacy, and basic bordering, so it is best to do your research before finalizing a design. United Fence & Deck has numerous articles to help you make up your mind.
Choosing the Wrong Material
The material can also make or break the value of a fence for your home or commercial property. Wood, vinyl, composite, chain-link, aluminum, and steel are the most common fence materials in the United States, and each has its pros and cons. Ask yourself how much maintenance you are willing to put into the fence long-term, how much you are willing to spend upfront, what might look best with your building, and how much security you need.
Using Low-Quality Material
One can choose from different wood species and different brands of vinyl and composite fencing. One must keep in mind that not all materials are the same quality. Different brands and different cuts and types of wood will yield different results. Make sure to research the type of brand or wood you want before ordering your materials.
DIY with Untreated Wood
If you are going for the DIY method and want to build a wood fence, make sure that you either buy treated wood or treat the wood before building the fence. The most affordable type of wood for fencing is pressure-treated pine, which has chemicals infused into it in a pressure chamber to give it long-lasting preservation. Over the years, you will need to seal your wood fence every 2-3 years, no matter what species it is. Even if it is cedar or mahogany, you’ll want to seal it before you begin construction.
Improper Post Installation
The fence posts are arguably the most important part of any fence. One should avoid improper fence post installation, such as not securing them in the ground the right way and not installing them deep enough. One can avoid all these pitfalls when working with United Fence & Deck on Maryland’s Eastern Shore!
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If you’re ready to see just how great a fence or deck can make your home look, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices throughout the Eastern Shore. We proudly provide our fence and deck services to Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Queen Anne’s County. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 476-7073 for more information. For updates about our company, follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.