Are you a first-time home buyer wanting to add a fence to your new home, or have you been in your home for a few years and think a fence will provide the finishing touch you’ve been looking for? Installing a fence around your home provides security, boosts its value and curb appeal, and offers protection from the elements. But before you invest in building your fence, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind.
Know What You Want
A fence has many functions, so it’s important to know what you want before purchasing one for your home! Are you looking for something more practical to keep your pets enclosed in your yard? A chain-link fence could be a great option! If you want something that provides privacy and security, perhaps you should consider a taller fence with sturdier materials. More than likely, your desires for your fence are multifaceted—for example, you may want to protect your pets and loved ones while adding a decorative element to the exterior of your home. Whether you desire a simple fence, something more decorative, or one that’s both beautiful and practical, knowing your goals and what you’re looking for will help you choose the right fence for your home.
Consider Fence Materials
While the white picket fence is the “classic American dream,” before reaching for the wooden posts and whitewash, consider the time and maintenance you want to put into your fence. Wooden fences will require routine staining and sealing to keep them protected and looking fresh. Vinyl, however, is a low-maintenance and incredibly durable material that can be customized to your liking or made to mimic the look of wood. Looking for other fence material options other than wood and vinyl—consider aluminum, wrought iron, or steel!
Know Where Your Property Line Is
This may seem like a no-brainer, but before you build your fence, you need to know exactly where you can build it—this means your property will need to obtain a survey to determine where your property line starts and ends. Knowing where your property line is will help you avoid building delays and keep you out of trouble with your neighbors! If you’ve lost your survey, give your county’s record office a call, they may be able to help!
DIY projects can be fun and give you a sense of satisfaction when completed, but when installing a fence, we highly recommend hiring a professional. Many details go into fence installation, and a team of professionals will have the knowledge and experience to ensure the job is done safely and efficiently—and they’ll save you money in the long run. You don’t want a family friend to accidentally nick your utilities line. Believe us, that gets messy in more ways than one!
Here at Accurate Fence, we know installing a fence is an investment, and we know you may have questions. Don’t worry—our team is here to help! With over 100+ years of combined experience, we’re ready to answer any questions and guide you through every step of the fence-building process! Call us at 770-985-3700—we would love to talk to you!