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When Installing a Fence Around Your Home

One of the biggest projects you can do to improve your house foundations outside is to install a fence. A fence can beautify a yard when it is done right. It can also be functional to keep in pets, children and to keep out unwanted guests. The installation of the fence can be done with a little sweat and muscle by yourself or you could choose to hire someone else to do the project. No matter what way you choose to do the installation, the maintenance of the fence will need to be done regularly. Whether it is cleaning an aluminum fence or painting a wooden one, the upkeep is what keeps the fence and your whole yard looking beautiful.

Choosing a Fence

Before you choose a style of fence for your yard, you need to determine why you are putting the fence up. Is it for privacy from the neighbors? Then you would most likely want a solid wood or aluminum fence to go along the perimeter of your property. The fence will keep your business behind the fence or it will keep their business behind their own side of the fence.

Are you getting a puppy for the kids? Are you having a baby that will grow in to a kid? Kids and pets require containment in a yard and any type of fence will do. Chain link will keep them behind the perimeters of it, however, the neighbors will still be able to see in your yard. Chain link is the most inexpensive way to go with fencing, but it doesn’t offer any privacy either.

Do you want to add fencing as a bit of privacy, a way to keep neighbors out of your pool in the backyard but as a way to make the yard pretty too? An aluminum fence sounds like the perfect answer. Aluminum comes in many styles, from decorative to privacy panels. The fence is also available in a few colors, which means you don’t ever have to paint it. There is no staining or painting required in order for the fence to remain beautiful throughout its life.

Things to Consider

When you are putting a fence around your home, there are a few things you need to remember. Don’t forget to allow access to the back yard with a gate. If you ever want to make a delivery, of dirt, rock, landscape trees or whatever, then you need to allow for a double gate that can be opened so a truck or large vehicle has access to the backyard.

Another thing to keep in mind when installing the fence is the property line. Check your local ordinances and see how far off the property line the fence needs to be. In some cases, fencing can be right on the line but in others, it needs to be a few inches off the line and between the neighbor’s yard or fence. Check before installing so you don’t have the expense of changing it later if it is wrong.

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