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Common Fence Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Common Fence Installation Mistakes to Avoid hercules GSA

If you’re considering a new fence installation, it is important to avoid these common mistakes when going through the process.

A fence is an amazing improvement to make on almost any property. Residential fencing provides improved safety and security for your family members and physical property. Fences can help deter vandals and thieves, keep kids and pets from wandering into dangerous situations, and also protect gardens from outside visitors. Fences also help to improve the privacy and comfort of your outdoor living spaces. If you’re considering a new or replacement fence installation for your home, it is important to avoid the most common mistakes people make when going through the process. Read on to learn more about these before you reach out to your GSA fence installers to begin the process.

Understand The Legal Stuff

Some laws dictate things about your fence, such as height and proximity to the curb, and not understanding those rules is one of the biggest mistakes people make in the process. In some areas, you might not need a permit to install a fence, while in others, you do; they might make you take it all down if you didn’t have one. Likewise, it is important to know where your property line is before you start a fencing project. 


The old adage is to measure twice and cut once for a reason. Not measuring things properly is a common mistake in fencing projects. This could include not understanding how long your fence is going to be or how high a privacy fence goes, which could set you up for sticker shock when you start getting quotes. 

Choosing The Right Materials

Fencing material choice will be a big deal for you, and there is no one-size-fits-all material. You may love the look of wood and have your heart set on it, but it is not the right material if you don’t plan to do the maintenance to protect a wood fence. Likewise, you may know you won’t be able to handle the maintenance of wood and have your heart set on something like vinyl, but if your budget can’t handle it you’re going to be disappointed. Do your homework about the things you want, need, and an afford before you have the contractor come out. 

Understanding Your Goals

You should have an idea of what you want and need before you have your GSA fence installers come out. This doesn’t mean that you have to have everything set in stone, but when they ask what you want, you should be able to say more than just a fence. Decide if you need privacy or an unrestricted view, if you want something low or high, if it needs to be unscalable or if it doesn’t matter. Knowing these wants and needs first will lead to a better, more productive discussion with your fencing professional.

Contact Residential And Commercial Fencing Company Hercules GSA Today!

Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan areas and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates

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