A privacy fence can be a great way to increase the security around your home. But when you’ve never installed one before, you might have some questions you won’t know the answers to. Here are some factors to consider while you’re determining where to install your new privacy fence.
Putting up a privacy fence is more complicated than you might think. This is especially true when it comes to protecting your home. However, you should point the smooth side of your new privacy fence outwards. Although you might enjoy the aesthetic benefits of a smooth fence – looking at it from the garden window, for example – this means no one can easily climb up over your fence and enter your yard.
The Neighborhood HOA
Before you can even build a new fence, you’ll have to consult your neighborhood’s homeowners association. Not every community has one, but in the neighborhoods where an HOA is active, the rules can be strict. Don’t get on the bad side of the HOA. Depending on which part of northern Virginia you live in, there might not even be regulations at a city or county level. Sometimes other additions to your yard such as tool sheds, large shrubs, and trees can interfere with your plans for the privacy fence.
You’ll also need to respect your neighbors. Following proper fence etiquette is another important factor to think about when you’ve decided that you want a fence to keep others out, or at least away. You don’t want to upset your neighbors or the other homeowners on your street that aren’t your direct neighbors. Legal disputes can be expensive, as can the process of taking your fence down. Don’t let that happen to you.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.