So you want to build a new fence on your property, but you also want to maintain a good relationship with your surrounding neighbors. You don’t want a fence dispute on your hands. Simply following the zoning regulations and sharing the basic plan for your fence with your next door fellow Virginians can avoid a lot of conflict. Here are a few tips from Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia on how to keep relations good while installing a new fence:
- Know your boundaries – Make sure you know exactly where your property lines are so you don’t accidentally build a fence in your neighbor’s yard. Study your house’s line drawing or plat to find out where the line boundary is. Fences are usually installed a foot inside your property line just to be safe.
- Follow your HOA rules – Home Owner’s Associations sometimes have restrictions on what kind of fence you can build on your property. A lot of those associations have height restrictions and setbacks. Following HOA regulations in your community will help you avoid a dispute.
- Let your neighbors know – Not only is it a courtesy, but having a quick conversation about the fence with your neighbors can help avoid a dispute from developing and help strengthen a good relationship with your neighbors. It’s also a common practice to put the more finished side of the fence facing your neighbors and the street.
- Maintain your fence for the future – Keeping up with the regular maintenance of your fence is the best way to extend the longevity of the fence.
Choosing Hercules Fence to install and build your fence can also offer a certain peace of mind. That’s because at Hercules Fence of Manassas we offer warranties. Installing a new fence in can be a big deal: not only can a fence cost thousands of dollars, but the finished product becomes a major aesthetic feature for your home for years following the installation.
While many companies can install a product that may appear to be well constructed immediately following installation, Hercules Fence of Manassas can provide a fence that you will be proud of for many years. Our fences have the quality and craftsmanship that you can depend on to make your home look like the welcoming magnificent house you want it to be.
We offer extended warranties on all of our products. Wander through our web site and gain a little insight into our product and pricing. When you’re done, call or email a Hercules of Northern Virginia at (703)551-2609 representative for a no obligation estimate on the product most appropriate for your home. Show the Hercules representative a copy of this web page and receive a $50.00 discount on jobs exceeding 100 ft. (Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. A copy of this web page must be presented to your salesman at the time of the estimate.)
The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day. Check out our residential fence section today!
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Source: Fence Etiquette: Tips to Avoid Neighbor Disputes, House Logic