When the time comes to replace your old fence there are a few things you’ll need to consider. First and foremost, you’ll have to decide whether or not you want to install the fence yourself or enlist the services of a professional fencing company. We always recommend that homeowners hire a fencing company to ensure the job is completed properly and efficiently. A new fence will improve your home’s curb appeal and can drastically boost your home’s resale value. Before you install one, you must know these five things.
Why Are You Installing It?
In our previous article, we discussed how most homeowners install security fences because they want to enjoy their backyard in privacy. Some homeowners don’t really use their backyard and need a low-maintenance fence to keep their pets in their yard. Before you pick a fence, think about why you’re installing one and then pick the material that makes the most sense for you and your family.
Maintenance and Upkeep
Alculf and wood fences are high-quality and high-performance fences that offer unrivalled security and privacy features. However, homeowners who install these fences will be required to maintain and treat their new fence to ensure it remains in good condition.
Some homeowners don’t have the time, energy, or desire to maintain their fence. Thankfully, there are a variety of different fencing styles available, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits your needs. Vinyl fencing doesn’t boast the same rustic qualities as an Alcuf or wood fence. But it does offer privacy with no maintenance required. If security and privacy is not a priority for you, consider checking out aluminum and iron fences.
Consider Your Neighbours
If you share property lines with a neighbour, it’s wise to inform them of your decision before you replace your fence. Out of courtesy, alert your neighbour that you will be taking down and replacing the existing fence so they can make any necessary accommodations to their yard. Furthermore, this allows you to approach them and ask if they would like to support the project financially. If you approach your neighbour and are unsure if they’d be willing to split the bill, consider offering a 60/40 split. If your neighbour feels that the existing fence is sufficient and they are not willing to compensate for the project, feel free to make the style and colour decisions by yourself.
Never settle for less, invest in a high-quality fence from the professionals at Fence-all today! Not only will we install the fence quickly and effectively, but we will also help you pick the right fence for your home! Contact us today for more information!