It’s not every day you add fencing to your house or property. So when that day comes, you should be careful how you go about it. Your decisions will determine how attractive your house looks and how better protected it is after you’ve completed the fencing.
Choose the Right Fencing Materials
Talk to the fence supplier in detail about the different materials available. Wood, vinyl, iron – all have their advantages (and downsides as well). A good fencing company will help you pick the best material according to your budget and needs. For instance, you may have this image of a pearly white picket fence in your mind. This can be an excellent choice for you, or a bad one depending on how open you are to conducting the occasional sealing and staining a wood fence needs. Bottom line – consult with your family, friends and the fence company to choose the material that’s perfect for you.
You Can Select Multiple Types of Materials
Although it’s ideal to complete your fencing with one type of material, you can mix it up if cost is an issue. For instance, you can put up vinyl fencing in the front for a better view and higher privacy, and use iron picket fences in the backyard. You will need an experienced fence company to advise you and pull it off. It has to be executed smartly so the overall look doesn’t fail to impress.
Do I Need to Hire Professionals?
Many if not most of our customers install their own fencing, especially if they are using easy-to-install material such as vinyl. While you can do that, make sure you understand the process before you start off. You may find yourself tired, bored or frustrated with the job still incomplete. The fact remains that fence installation is sometimes harder than it looks. If you’re hiring a professional service, ask them about previous fence installations they’ve done. If you’re setting up a wood fence, ask more questions about their wood fence clients. To save the most money ask the installer for a Labor Only quote. You provide the materials and all they are out is the Labor cost. It is a win win for all involved. Take a look at our install videos for more help.
Consider the Climate
In addition to the purpose of your fencing and your preferences, you need to consider the climate. For instance, in cold northern areas that experience frost, fence posts need to be entrenched 30-36 inches deep to avoid cracking the a cold snap. Vinyl is better than wood in warm, damp climate since wood is prone to water damage. We have delivered the best fencing products to clients from Brazil to North America and Saudi Arabia to Germany. You can talk to us to find the best way to set up and maintain fencing in your region.
Create at Least Two Entrances
For convenience and safety, make at least two paths that lead into the fenced area. One of these should be large enough for bulky equipment such as garbage cans, lawn mowers as well as any household item that you may need to carry into or out of your house. Remember, the fence surrounding your house is to some extent like a wall. You need a comfortably large gate in that wall.
It may take a little time to figure out these things. Nonetheless, these considerations will help you add some spectacular, long-lasting fencing to your property.