Summer is here in full-swing and you’re probably thinking about finally tackling those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off. Maybe you want to repair that leaky faucet or re-paint your living room or exterior. How about replacing that old, worn-out fence in your yard while you’re at it? You may be tempted to do it yourself, but as a professional fence installation company, we often see do-it-yourselfers making a wide variety of mistakes during the process. If you want a stress-free, mistake-free, beautiful fence installation job done, look no further than Hercules Fence of Richmond. Check out these common residential fence mistakes so you can ensure that they don’t happen to you!
Don’t Let These Fencing Mistakes Happen to You
- Use the Right Materials
If you’re installing your new fence during summer weather, it’s easy to forget that it will eventually have to be exposed to all the elements including rain, snow, and cold. Hercules Fence can help you to select the material that is right for your property.
- Know Your Property Lines
One of the most awkward and embarrassing residential fence mistakes is allowing your new fence to encroach on the property of others. Know where your property line ends and someone else’s begins to avoid paying fines or going to court over your mistake.
- Calculate Your Angles
Almost no one’s yard is completely flat. When installing a new fence, you’ll have to account for the slopes and hills. The average homeowner simply does not have the skills or tools to adjust the fence to compensate for inclines and declines and as a result, their fence is not uniform.
- Choose the Right Anchor Points
Your fence is only as strong as its anchor points. If you fail to install it at the proper depth or use the wrong types of materials, your fence will almost certainly become unstable or fall down, especially in sub-zero temperatures.
- Make Sure It’s Functional
A general rule is the more attractive the fence is, the more difficult it is to properly build. Often, homeowners want the beautiful look without the price of a professional, so they try to install it themselves. Unfortunately, this often leads to the fence not being able to perform its functions – gates don’t latch, the posts don’t line up, or it’s structurally unstable meaning that kids and pets can easily escape.
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA prides itself in installing fence at some of the most prestigious places in the world, as well as for many government agencies & and well known businesses. We are proud of our unique and prestigious fence installations that we like to recognize as our ”Signature“ projects. Whether a custom installation designed by a Hercules professional, or a challenging project at a national landmark, Hercules Fence takes a special pride in these jobs.
In addition to offering you experience and stability, Hercules Fence can offer the buying power of the largest fence company based in Virginia. Whether you are seeking chain-link fence, wood, PVC, ornamental aluminum, ornamental steel, decks, gate and operator systems, guardrail, dog kennels, wire mesh cages or construction panels, Hercules can buy the product at a price that will afford you value to complement our quality.
If you choose Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today, you’ll learn why we’re the best in the business. The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day.
Contact Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today at (804)752-7992 or contact us on our website to talk about a residential or commercial fence.