Getting a new fence is a significant step in improving your yard. The right fence can allow your young ones and pets to play and roam within bounds, add privacy, set boundaries, and keep intruders out. It can add beauty to your home that you couldn’t before imagine. Here is what you need to do to ready your yard for your new fence installation.
1. Let the Neighbors Know
If you live in close quarters with neighbors and maybe share the fence with them, it does not hurt to notify them about your plans and see what they think of it. Checking in with them is a good way to maintain friendly relations.
2. Know the Property Line
Knowing the property line is crucial to fence installation. If your brand new fence is even a couple inches over the line, the neighbors can obligate you to tear it down. That would be a sad ending for a high-quality fence. A land surveyor can help you determine the line.
3. Check the Local Rules
Many neighborhoods are under a homeowner’s association. They have codes and laws about where you can build something and how. For example, you may not be allowed to install a fence that is more than 6 feet.
4. Check the Utilities
Know where the utility lines are in your property. You do not want to end up having a fence post in the water pipe or snap a cable with one either. Thankfully, a qualified fencing company will likely be able to help you out.
5. Remove Obstacles
To make the job easier for those installing the fence, remove extra plants that are in the way. Prune back trees and shrubs that are touching the current fence or hanging over the property line. Keep pets and kids away from the area while the project commences as well.
6. Choose the Best Style
The material and style you choose for your fence is an important decision. Be prepared for the maintenance costs you have to pay for whatever type. Wood will require more upkeep but add natural beauty, while vinyl and aluminum are low-maintenance and highly durable. Consider the style of your neighborhood and make sure not to contrast in an unappealing way.
7. Choose the Best Fencing Company
One of the best ways to prepare for your fence installation is to choose the best company for the job. It should be one that will give you a written estimate, has high-quality products, and offers excellent customer and installation services. On the Eastern Shore, United Fence & Deck is here to help!
Contact United Fence and Deck Now!
If you’re ready to see just how great a fence 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.