Installing a fence can offer a considerable number of benefits to your home. Not only does it give you a boost in curb appeal, but it can also help add some security and privacy to the property as well. That said, there are some things you need to know before installing a fence.
If you’re installing a fence, you need to know that several steps are involved: planning, designing, and ultimately building the fence for your home. Here are our top tips.
Know Your Goals
Before you even begin the process of installing a fence, you need to truly understand the reasons behind installing it. Your needs will dictate what the fence ultimately looks like.
If you just need to keep a dog in the yard, there’s nothing wrong with going basic with a chain-link fence. On the other hand, you may want something a little more ornate that helps add curb appeal. Knowing what you want will help guide the process along.
Consider the Materials
Once you install a fence, you’ve made a commitment. That’s why it’s important to get every detail right from the beginning. One of the biggest decisions you can make is what material you’re going to use. Wood, vinyl, steel, iron—they all have their pros and cons in regard to cost, upkeep, appearance, and more. Do your research and see what aligns with your needs and lifestyle and you’ll be much happier in the end.
Do Your Homework
Speaking of research, it’s critical that you know about local regulations. Your homeowners’ association, local government, or even state government may have some rules regarding the look, height, and materials involved in installing your fence. If you’re worried about all of these details, working with a professional fence installer will help as they should be familiar with all of the regulations and can help you navigate the process easily.
When considering fence installation, you should think about how it’s going to mesh with the rest of your landscaping. You can’t build a fence where you already have trees or bushes of course, but beyond that, you want to keep them far enough away such that they don’t constantly get your fence dirty. Prevent your landscaping from overgrowing around your fence and make it look nice and tidy.
Determine a Budget
On average, installing a fence is going to run you between $1,000 and $5,000. Different materials, dimensions, and extra features like gates are going to change those prices though. Come up with a budget so you can enter the process knowing what you’re willing and able to spend.
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Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well-equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.