Fences serve several purposes for your house. A nice fence can not just maintain pets & children in your yard, but they can also beautify your house, give you privacy from neighbors or just add charm to your landscaping.
The very first and foremost important step in building any fence is to contact or visit your city or town hall. Some locations have regulations on what types of fencing you are allowed to have like;
* What should be the height of your fence?
* How close it should be from your neighbor’s property line?
Each area and state has their own regulations that must be followed. If you do not do know what the regulations are, it could end up being very costly to have your fence up to code. And if you happen to put up fencing that is not allowed, then all your hard work and efforts, along with the money will go down the drain.
After you know all the regulations, you will have to start measuring your yard for the footage. The recommended footage for a fence post is 6 to 8 feet apart. You should also keep in to account posts, caps, rails and pickets. If the fence you like is a little over your budget, then wait until spring sets in and get exactly what you want. Just keep in mind that you will be seeing your fence everyday so do not compromise on quality and appearance.
The next crucial aspect is budget. Make sure to set some extra money aside in case an unexpected cost arises. For example if you dig a post hole and come upon a massive boulder then you would require costly excavation. Anything can happen and be prepared for unplanned issues and unexpected cost that may arise.
There are incredible amount of different types of fences available to consumers today like:
* White picket fence: Very beautiful and elegant looking used for domestic boundaries. Generally, the fence is painted white (or whitewashed) and made of wood, although nowadays modern versions use plastic that resembles wood, or aluminum. This style is characterized by a short with a tapered or pointed top on evenly spaced vertical boards, called pickets. You can do it yourself or hire a contractor.
* Split rail fence: constructed out of timber logs typically used for decorative fencing. They are made from rot resistant wood especially cedar or chestnut
* Chain link fence: Work well for keeping in dogs
* Wooden privacy fence: Work wonders for blocking out those nosy neighbors. A wooden fence looks good but needs maintenance as it rots and undergoes wear and tear. You can also opt for hedges or cane fences.
* Aluminum fence: They are very light and needs to be secured perfectly and the best advantage is that they do not rust and needs no maintenance.
* White vinyl fence: Vinyl fences are very strong and flexible, and easier to fit into intricate and awkward corners and shapes. They are garden friendly and blend into any garden colors or landscape.
Choose fence of any type but it must have functionality and originality and must fit your budget, taste, style and landscape.