It’s a wonderful feeling when you can truly take ownership of your yard and turn it into something special. One way to give your yard personality, while adding functionality as well, is by getting a fence installation. Fences are a staple of many people’s homes, as they make your house look more appealing, keep unwanted guests off of your property, and prevent pets and small children from leaving your yard and getting into danger.
However, the fence installation process isn’t guaranteed to go smoothly. There are some errors that can be made if you’re not careful. Here are some mistakes you will want to stop from happening during your fence installation.
Choosing Not to Plan
A strong catalyst for fence installation disasters is a lack of planning. You have to take time to consider what materials you need, where you’ll need to dig, what size your fence posts should be, etc. If you don’t plan in advance, you’re going to run into surprises down the road and be unsure of how to work around them.
Not Understanding Your Property Lines
A big cause for fencing disputes is not recognizing the property boundaries between your property and your neighbors’. Make sure you know that your fence is only going on land that is yours. If you install your fence on your neighbor’s property, you could be given heavy fees and be forced to take your fence down.
If you don’t know where the borders of your property are, a survey can be done to help establish those parameters. It can also help to get into contact with a professional fencing company.
Failing to Check Your Area’s Zoning Laws
The fences you’re allowed to build will vary based on where you live. Therefore, it’s important to acknowledge what’s considered acceptable in your area. There could be restrictions on how tall the fence is allowed to be, what types of fences you can build, and boundary requirements as well. Your homeowner’s association will be able to give you a rundown of all of the rules in place so that you know how to avoid getting into trouble.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs!
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are 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, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.