8 Things to Know Before Building a Fence
A fence can help improve the overall look and feel of your home while also providing added security for privacy.
Know What You Want
Ask why you are installing a fence. Depending on the reason, it can determine what kind of fence that you get. There are many different options that provide different functionalities. If you need some simple curb appeal, you can put in a white wooden fence and dress it up with some flowers in the front.
Add Some Change
Mixing different materials can give your fence some character or some added practicality. Use one material for the front and another connecting to the back. This can also help reduce cost and maintenance. Such as privacy fencing in the back and simple white lattice in the front to add contrast.
Depending on your purpose and needs, you may not want to use certain materials. Consider the maintenance that these fences will take. Aluminum, iron, and steel will need to be brushed and sealed to take patina off. We offer a wide variety of materials for every commitment stage you need.
Dress It Up
Once your fence is in place, customize it with decorative posts or finials. Depending on your style, you may want to paint it a color that either compliments your home or will make it pop. Also consider curb appeal, so try to plant some flowers in front for a welcoming facade.
In cold northern climates that experience frost, concrete anchors are necessary for fence posts. Post should be secured 36 inches deep to avoid cracking in a cold snap. For warmer, damper climates, vinyl is your best material choice, as wood is susceptible to water damage and will require more upkeep.
Entrances and Exits
For safety and convenience, plan at least two paths into a fenced area. Ensure that one of these is large enough to accommodate bulky outdoor equipment such as a lawn mower, large garbage cans, and the like. Stepping stones and pergolas can help indicate the locations of gates, as can finials or other decorative elements.
Fence installation is harder than it looks, but Durabilt Fence can make it fast and easy. Ask us to see examples of fences that will best fit your needs and yard. Call us now for a free assessment today!
Think of the Neighbors
Be open and up front with neighbors 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.