5 Things To Do Before Installing a Residential Fence
Are you thinking about installing or replacing a residential fence? If so, there are a couple things to do before beginning the project:
Talk to Neighbors
In a neighborhood where your fence is shared with neighbors or visible to them, it is good etiquette to discuss the fence with them before starting the project. Ensuring you agree upon the fence location and alerting them of the upcoming construction will help keep good relationships with your neighbors and avoid unnecessary conflict.
Check Property Line
If there is any dispute uncertainty about your property line, obtain a copy of your property’s boundaries from your municipality. This will clear up any disputes with neighbors and can serve as proof if necessary. Once again, discussing all aspects of the project with your neighbors before starting will go a long way in maintaining relationships with your neighboring households.
Most neighborhoods belong to a homeowners association which has its own rules and regulations on construction projects relating to your property. Check your HOA bylaws to avoid any unnecessary trouble, fines, or delays in your residential fence installation. These bylaws could have regulations on fence type, height, color, or material and many homeowners associations do.
Make sure you obtain the required permits for your residential fence from your city before construction. Many contractors will handle the paperwork themselves, which would be included in your quote, but check with them first and make sure.
When installing your residential fence, be conscious of the maintenance that is required by the project. This may include re-staining the fence or replacing boards, so the long term cost of your fence is most likely more than the initial installation investment.
As you can see, there is a lot to take into consideration before installing a residential fence. Put your project into the hands of a company you can trust and give Texas Fence and Iron a call today.