Things to know before installing a fence

A new fence can beautify your home while adding security and privacy. With so many materials and styles to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming to make a decision on what type of fence to install. Here are a few things you should consider before installing a new fence.

Know the purpose of installing the fence

Why do you want to install a new fence in the first place? Is it to contain your pets or kids, add privacy and security, or enhance your property? Is it to add both a decorative element to your property and security? Decide what the purpose of the new fence will be and then decide how much you are willing to pay for it.  The average cost for a new fence is between $2,600 and $8,000; depending on several factors such as the size or type you buy as well as your yard’s slope.

Choose the right materials

The most popular choice among homeowners for fence materials is vinyl. Not requiring much maintenance and having a great durability, vinyl fences will save you time and money. Stabilizers and UV inhibitors added during production prevent vinyl fences from tarnishing by making them waterproof and resistant to staining or fading. It is a safer choice than wood because it doesn’t have sharp edges or nails. Vinyl fences also come in a wide variety of styles, making it easy to choose a suitable style for your property. Wooden fences are more affordable, but require more maintenance and regular painting, costing you more money in the long run. Another option is a metal fence which can be ornamental aluminum or steel and provide a classic refined look. They are also very durable and do not rust. Wrought iron is another choice that beautifies your property, although it is more expensive.

Inform yourself

Before installing a new fence, check with your city for any restrictions on height, style, or material. Find out if you need a permit for your fence project.

Hire Experts

You may want to tackle the installation of a new fence on your own, but it will require arduous labor and specialized tools. Hiring professionals in the fencing industry is the best way to go to ensure that your fence project comes out successful. Before hiring a professional, be sure to check their licensing status and references.

Campanella Fence is a licensed company with a team of professionals that will make your fence project a guaranteed success by creating the perfect fence based on your needs for security, privacy or aesthetics. Contact Campanella Fence today to get started on your fence project!