When you choose to install a new fence around your property, your home is not the only one that needs to be considered. Your new fence will affect you neighbors, too. First, you will need to check your community or homeowner’s association’s fence guidelines, and obtain all necessary building permits. Then, talk to your next-door neighbors because they will have to look at it every day too. There are a couple of good neighbor fence etiquette tips you should keep in mind when you’re choosing a fence for your property.
Clearly Defined Property Lines
Before installing your fence, you will need to know exactly where your property begins and ends. A good place to check for this information is your home’s plat. The plat is a drawing that has a detailed map of your property. If you don’t have a copy of the document, you should be able to obtain a copy from your county’s records office. You can also have a land surveyor come out and put in stakes to show you exactly where your property’s boundaries are.
Consult Your Neighbor
As long as your fence is definitely in your property and compliant with all of the relevant regulations, you aren’t actually required to talk to your neighbors. However, it is the good neighbor thing to do. It can also save you from legal troubles down the road if your neighbor decides they want to dispute the fence. Plus, if your neighbor is also thinking about installing a fence, you may be able to work together on the project, and possible split some of the costs.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited for 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.