Installing a fence on your property is an exciting experience that can increase the value of your property. There are many different fence types, and different fences often serve different purposes once installed. Whether you are installing a brand new fence or repairing an existing fence, it is common to have questions about the installation process. Here are some common questions homeowners have about fence installation.
Which Fence Material Should I Choose?
This is the biggest question people have when installing a fence on their property. Residential and commercial fences come in many different materials and styles. Depending on your location, one type of fence material may be better for that particular environment. The type of fence you need also depends on the purpose it will serve. Do you need a pool fence? Are you looking for some privacy from neighbors? Do you have pets or small children that you want to keep safe?
The answers to these questions will help you decide on the best fence material for your property. Wood may be an attractive choice but requires regular maintenance. Decorative metal fencing is beautiful but may not keep your animals in the yard.
Do I Need a Permit?
The permitting process for fence installation and other construction projects is usually handled by your city or county. Your county may require permits for some projects if you live in an unincorporated area. Depending on where you live, you may or may not need a license, and the process and requirements may vary. Before beginning the installation process, make sure to reach out to your city officials to determine if a permit is required to build a fence.
Do I Need to Inform My Neighbors?
It is not required to consult your neighbors before installing a fence, although letting them know ahead of time is considered a common courtesy. If your neighbors have pets, you should let them know about the upcoming construction so they can keep their pets safe. It is proper etiquette to alert your neighbor when building a fence, especially if you share a property line with them. Local regulations or homeowner’s association guidelines may also require you to inform your neighbors in advance.
How Tall Should My Fence Be?
The height of your fence depends on its purpose. A fence designed to contain small pets and children may only need to be four feet tall, while privacy fences or pool fences may need to be seven and a half feet tall. Consult with your fence installation company to determine the proper height for your fence.
Contact 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 area 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.