It pays to know how much fencing materials you’ll need. It also saves! Knowing what you’ll need and when can save lots of time and money better spent elsewhere– like admiring your beautiful, brand-new fence. For many, getting their fence right means the difference between meeting their homeowner’s association guidelines, or keeping their pets and children safe. When so much is at stake, you don’t want a single post out of shape or out of place.
What it Means to Measure Your Fence
To understand what’s involved in properly measuring your chain-link fence, you need to understand which parts you’ll be taking the measuring tape to. For starters, you always measure the outside of the fence for ease of access and for the accuracy of the measurements. If you measure from the inside, you may miss some of the space tucked away in the edges. Talk about cutting corners! You’ll also want to measure the width and height of the fence posts, as those are just as much a part of a chain-link fence as the chains that link it together.
For those seeking to plan out an entirely new fence, you’re going to want some mason’s line. Mason’s line is a thin, but sturdy rope of twine that is run between wooden stakes planted where you want your proposed fence line. Depending on where you live, you may need to check with your local homeowner’s association to make sure everything’s up to code. You’ll want to make sure your fence doesn’t infringe upon your neighbors’ yards, too. Good fences make good neighbors, after all, and so does the act of preparing one attentively! The same goes for municipal codes– a little research goes a long way.
Location, Location, Location
Understanding what terrain your fence will be planted on is just as important as where you want it. Look for a nice, flat area to post your fence down, especially if it’s your first time plotting a fence. Hilly terrain is much more difficult to install a fence over, but not impossible. [[[Link about how to post a fence over hills.]]] It will also make the process of measuring out where the fence will go more difficult, so bear that in mind when scouting out potential spots in your yard.
DIY vs Professional Know-How
If all this seems a little daunting to you, or if maybe you’re having reservations, don’t be afraid to let a professional fence installation service, like Central Fence, do it for you. Contracting Central Fence to survey your yard is the most effective way to prevent any liabilities to your fence’s integrity. A little mess-up can lead to big consequences, and with a project as big as a fence, there’s a lot to keep track of. Central Fence only hires the best in reliable, trustworthy workers, and have a long history of doing so. (Fifty-six years and counting!)
If you’re on the fence as to whether or not you feel up to the task of plotting a fence yourself, feel free to call us on our telephone number (1-800-221-6425) or visit us at one of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can!