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3 Things to Know Before You Build a Fence


Are you thinking of building a fence around your property? Maybe you’re in need of more privacy and security or are simply interested in improving the curb appeal of your home. Before you rush out to the nearest home improvement center you should know that are quite a few fencing options and things to consider before you purchase a fence. Here are three important things to know before installing a fence.

Know What Type of Fence You Want When it comes to fencing options, the biggest decision to make is what type of fence you want. In order to decide if you want quality vinyl fencing or a white picket fence, ask yourself what your reason is for installing a fence.

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 If it is just to keep your young children in the yard, you can go with a quality vinyl fence or a simple chain link fence. If you wish to block out noise or add some much-needed privacy to your yard, you will need a tall fence that is made very solidly such as a wooden fence. If you’re like most people, you may have multiples reasons for wanting a fence. If this is the case, look at all the fencing options that local home improvement store offers to determine if you would benefit more from a quality vinyl fence or from just an ordinary white picket fence.

What Material Works Best for Your Needs There are many fencing options when it comes to materials fences are made of. If you want a long-lasting, good-looking fence, consider going with a quality vinyl fence that will resist warping and rotting and which will last for years with very little maintenance required. A good quality vinyl fence can be purchased that looks as though it’s made of wood so do look at all the vinyl fencing options out there are as vinyl fencing has grown tremendously popular over the past few years. If you are set on getting a wood fence, remember that it will have to be stained every year so that the weather doesn’t rot the fence and make it warp. Many homeowners today are opting for bamboo fences which are very durable, low-maintenance and nice looking.

Find Out What your Local Building Codes Are Imagine this scenario: You’ve just finished installing a great looking quality vinyl fence around your swimming pool only to receive a phone call from a homeowners or neighborhood association telling you that your fence is not “up to code” because it’s not tall enough to prevent kids from climbing over it and accessing your pool. Yikes! This is why it’s of the utmost importance to inquire with homeowners or neighborhood associations and with your city’s or municipal’s building code office.

You have to be sure that that quality vinyl fence or whatever fence you decide to install is the right type, height and made of materials which are given the green light for your area. Nowadays it’s relatively simple to learn what local building codes are pertaining to fences as this information can typically be found right on the internet.