There are several factors you should keep in mind when deciding to install, or replace, a fence on your property. This list will help you make your decision a little easier.
- Ask yourself “Why do I want a fence?”, and let's start there. If it's to keep the dog in the yard simple is an easy way to go. If you want something to block the noise from your neighborhood and give you some privacy, a solid tall fence is what you need. Maybe some combination of the two? Whatever your reasoning is, the first step is deciding what will and won't work for you.
- Choose your materials wisely. It's part of the American Dream to have a yard with a white picket fence. Much like Tom Sawyer, many people do not like to keep up with the maintenance of the wooden fences. Wood fences require a moderate amount of upkeep if you want them to maintain their aesthetics over time. If you a wood fence seems like too much work, or something you rather not be bothered with, consider a vinyl fence. You sacrifice some looks, but at the price of maintenance and cost.
- Make sure to check with your local municipality about fences. If you need assistance, our NJ fence company will be glad to help. Some towns and neighborhood associations have guidelines for residence fencing. Checking these things out before you even start your project will keep your expectations realistic and save you from costly fines.
- Be a good neighbor. Before you start the project discuss it with your neighbors and let them know about your fencing plans. Make sure that your fencing desires do not obstruct their view or are seen as an unkindly sign. This will also help you determine property lines in the process.
- Consider the climate that you live in. If the soil in your are is prone to freezing concrete anchors are a must, otherwise the soil could damage the posts. Likewise, if you live in a damp climate choose a material that isn't susceptible to water damage and rot.
- Plan your entrances accordingly. Plan to have two gates for safety and convenience purposes. Making one significantly larger is a good idea in case any heavy machinery ever needs access to your back yard. Planning ahead for these things can save you a considerable amount of money and headaches in the long run.
Now that you have a well planned, well thought out course of action you are ready to take the next step. Finding a quality fence company in NJ, like Challenger Fences, will make sure that your fence is installed with quality and safety in mind. Putting up a fence isn't something that can be done in your next weekend project.
Challenger Fences Inc.
53 Kentucky Ave
Paterson, NJ 07503