Things to Consider Before Adding a Vinyl Fence Around Your Yard

It’d be nice if adding a vinyl fence around your yard was as easy as grabbing some materials from the hardware store and hammering them into the ground. Unfortunately, a little bit more goes into it than that. The good news is that installing a fence isn’t all that much work, especially if you hire a pro.

Here are the steps involved in putting up a fence:

  • Talk to your neighbors: They say good fences make good neighbors, but you’re going to have some angry neighbors if you don’t talk to them about adding a fence before you start construction. Go over your fencing plans with your neighbors, and get their permission before building it.
  • Set a budget: A fence is a great addition to any home, but you don’t want to go out and spend more than you can afford on one. Set a strict budget for your fence, and be sure to factor in installation costs when mapping out your plans.
  • Pick the right materials: There are tons of different fencing materials out there, all with their own pros and cons. We may be biased, but we believe vinyl is the way to go. A vinyl fence looks great for years, requires very little maintenance and is budget friendly.
  • Get a survey: You probably have a general idea of your property boundaries; however, you need to be sure where your land starts and ends before building your fence. Hiring a professional surveyor is the only way to know for sure that you’re building your fence legally.
  • Obtain a permit: Many home renovation projects require some sort of permit before the work can start, and this often applies to fences. Contact your local government to see which permit you need to apply for before you start adding your fence.
  • Know height restrictions: Depending on where you live, the city or homeowners association (HOA) may impose height restrictions on fences. Building a vinyl fence that’s too tall may result in a fine or having to take the fence down. Your surveyor or fence installation team will likely have a general idea of these restrictions.
  • Call 811: The next step in adding a vinyl fence around your yard is calling 811 to mark underground utility lines. Skipping this step can mean power or water service interruptions for you and many other houses in your neighborhood.
  • DIY vs professional installation: While it is possible to build a fence yourself, we don’t recommend it. Hiring a pro ensures that the job will be performed correctly, and it can save you a ton of time and trouble.
  • Don’t forget maintenance: Adding a fence is only step one. You’ll also need to make sure you maintain it throughout the years. Luckily, vinyl fences require very little maintenance to look their best.

Talk to our team today

If you’re interested in installing a vinyl fence, contact our team at Vinyl Professionals, Inc. As a licensed contractor, you can trust that our fences will stand the test of time.

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