So this summer you finally decide to put a fence around that backyard of yours. But before seeing the finishing product, a few things have you scratching your head. Well below are some things you need to know before getting a fence.
1. Know What You Want
Before you install a fence, ask yourself what your reason is for installing it.
- Having a space for your dog – a basic chain-link fence might be enough.
- Having some privacy – something tall and solid is probably good.
But most of the times, it is not that simple. You probably want security, privacy, and also elegance in your fencing. But have no fear, a fence has many functions. Contact us today and ask our expert opinions. We will help you choose a fence that fits all your needs.
2. Decide on Materials
There are various material now on the market to have your fence in. Check out our previous post on the Pros and Cons of Vinyl/PVC Fences, Wood Fences, Iron Fences and Chain Link Fences to get an idea of each material.
What are the city building codes? Are there any neighbourhood rules? Ask how far a fence has to be set back from sidewalks and property lines, and find out if your fence project will require a building permit.
4. Go Green
Landscaping can be used to protect your home from weather and views and to mark property lines.
5. Hire Professionals
Fence installation is harder than it looks. Skip the hassle. Contact us today to get a free quote.
6. Communicate with your Neighbours
Let your neighbours know about your fencing plans, and try not to block their views unnecessarily. A party fence can be built and shared by two or more neighbors, but such agreements should be made in writing and only after the property boundaries have been professionally determined.
7. Consider Climate
We all know that Canada can get cold, really cold. In such climates it is wise to keep in mind the how to avoid cracking in a cold snap.
8. Design, design and design
Bringing personality to your fence will boost your property by a lot. Know your style and decorate your new fence accordingly. Check out our previous blog post on Things to Consider When Designing a Backyard Fence or 50 Backyard Fence Design Inspiration: PVC, Wood, Iron.
Now, sit back and relax.