Fence Building Check List
Posted on October 26th, 2015
Building a Fence
If you’ve decided that you want to build a fence around your home, property, or business, you should first think about what must be done even before the fence is built. Here are some tips for home and business owners and property managers.
Getting the Best Fence for Your Property
- Survey Your Property. First, decide where you’d like the fence to go. If it’s for a residence and will border part, most, or your entire yard, then you should have a survey completed to ensure that the fence will indeed be installed in the right place. If you belong to an HOA, then ask what the rules are for fence building and installation. There may be height, material, and color options, or there may be strict limits.
- Consider the Fence’s Purpose. For instance, if you’re having a fence installed around your pool, then you should decide how wide the perimeter should be. Should it only be around the pool, or should it be around your patio and yard, too? If a fence going to be used for both practical and decorative purposes, then you should think about its aesthetic properties, too. Additionally, you’ll need to decide how high the fence will be, where the fence doors will be, how many there will be, and how wide they should be.
- Find an Expert Installer. Building a fence isn’t a DIY project. From deciding what kind of material is best for fence building to knowing how much material you need to purchase (and of course, don’t forget the actual installation), it’s best to have someone involved who can help guide you through the process. An experienced fence installer will be able to answer your questions and give you advice on height, materials, and access points.
- Choose Materials. Today’s fence materials give you many options, including PVC vinyl, wood, split rail, and chain link. Each has distinct advantages and can keep your property looking fresh.
Any fence maintenance work that will be done in the future depends on the type of fence and the materials you choose. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance fence, PVC vinyl is always a good choice because it resists weather, splitting, cracking, and fading.
If you’d like to build a fence around your property, call or contact Fence Maintenance Service at one of our four convenient Pittsburgh locations.