A brand new fence for your home can greatly increase its curb appeal and generously add value to your home. But, before you have one installed around your lovely home, there are a few things you need to consider. Read on to learn how to prepare for your fence install.
What Type Of Fence Do You Need?
First you need to decide on what type of fence you want for your home. There are four primary types of fences (see our fence gallery):
- Vinyl Fences
- Wooden Fences
- Chain Link Fences
- Ornamental Fences
What are your needs? Do you value privacy, protection, or visual appeal (or all three)? If you need privacy, you probably want to choose a fence that doesn’t allow prying eyes to see in. Vinyl privacy fences, wooden privacy fences and chain link fences with vinyl inserts are good choices for this concern. If price is a big factor, you may want to look at chain link or wood, as they tend to come in lower budget options. If visual appeal is your goal, ornamental fences, vinyl and wood are great choices, as they can be visually stunning.
For the purpose of this article, though, we’re going to assume you’ve chosen a chain link fence.
Where Are Your Property Lines Located
Once you’ve decided on a fence type, it’s important to make sure you’ve throught through the installation pieces. First, let’s look at property lines. Figure out where your property lines are so you don’t end up installing your fence on your neighbor’s property. That would be a costly mistake, and may make for some poor relationship building.
Note where your property line is, with some sort of visual marker (like a stake or peg).
How Much Fencing Will You Need
Measure your property to figure out how much fence you are going to need. With careful measuring, you can avoid purchasing more than you need and you can be sure that you’ll have enough materials to do the job, once you get started.
Remember the old adage, measure twice, cut once. Measure and be sure before you place your order.
Call Your Local Government Office And Property Ownership Organization For Digging Permits
Call Your Utility Company To Check For Off-Limit Areas
Sound complicated? Well, it can be. Our blog is a free resource we provide to help you, but if you decide that it’s too much hassle to do it alone, we’d love to be your fence contractor in Statesboro, Swainsboro or really anywhere in our Georgia coverage area (see our commercial and residential fencing coverage area here).
If you choose to work with us here at Central Fence, we will do all the dirty work for you (and we are a local fence company). Click below for a free quote.