Are you thinking of installing a fence but are a bit overwhelmed at all the possible choices? Don’t worry! We will discuss some important things that will help you choose the perfect fence. Careful planning and research is the best approach to follow while selecting a fence that works for you.
Here are 10 ideas to help you feel more confident when selecting a fence:
What Purpose Will the Fence Serve?
Are you looking for a fenced-in yard to let your dog run, give you some privacy, or a means of decorating your area? The purpose behind the fence will help determine what kind of fence you should install. Whatever be the purpose, a fence can serve you in many ways.
Choose the Fence Material
Decide whether a metal fence or chain-link will look better. Thinking about your purpose will direct you to the material that will work best. Chain link fencing is the best at keeping pets and children in, and other creatures out. Iron fencing is ideal to give a traditional look to your property.
Consider Different Fence Styles
There is no rule saying you have to have the same fencing at every place on your property. Maybe a picket fence will look nice in the front, while a privacy fence better serves your needs in the backyard. Mixing different fence styles helps you save on fence installation and maintenance cost.
Research Fence Regulations
Every town has its own rules and regulations regarding the height, look, and material of fencing. Find out if you need a building permit and check how far it has to be from the property lines and sidewalks. Make sure you know all the applicable regulations before you build a fence.
Planting a line of thick hedges might be an appropriate choice if you want natural fencing. Hedges come in a multitude of heights and colors and help add greenery to your property. Remember, the natural fence should also abide by the local building codes and regulations.
Discuss with Your Neighbors
Discuss your fencing plans with your neighbors and consider how the fence will look from their side. Ensure that your fence is not blocking their views. A fence can be shared or built by neighbors, but there should a written agreement for this.
Think about the Weather
Think about the kinds of weather conditions the fence will endure and make sure it can handle them easily. You need to secure the posts 36 inches deep and use concrete anchors so your fence can withstand cold weather conditions.
What about Gates?
Providing two ways to exit the area will make getting out of the yard during an emergency possible. Ensure that the entrance is big enough to move large outdoor equipment such as large garbage bins, lawn mower, etc.
A plain fence can be dressed up with climbing plants, decorations, and color. You may paint the fence to give it a contemporary look or plant a row of colorful flowers to give it a welcoming look. You can dress up the fence to match your home’s style.
Consider Professional Installation
Installing a fence is harder than it appears. You can hire a fencing contractor who will help you install the perfect fence around your property. Check their license and ask for samples to make sure you are selecting the right fencing company.
Make an informed decision while selecting a fence, so it meets all your fencing needs!
If you are looking for a professional and licensed fencing contractor in Orange County, contact us for a free quote. We will help you install the right fence for your property.
Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of chain link fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.