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How to Keep Your Neighbors Happy When You Install a New Fence

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It’s good to take the extra steps to ensure your neighbors are happy when you install your residential fence.

The last thing you want to do when installing a new fence is offend or frustrate your neighbors. Oftentimes, installing a fence can stir up or reignite a border dispute between neighbors. Maintain a healthy relationship with your neighbors by following these steps before installing your fence.

Officially Determine the Property Line

A good way to settle a border dispute for good is to hire a professional to determine where the property lines are. If you don’t already have a blueprint of your property, you can hire a professional surveyor to come and measure your land. After determining where your borders are, it is generally encouraged to install your fence two feet inside of your property perimeter. This way, you’re less likely to be culpable if your neighbor disputes the border.

Tell Your Neighbors About Your Plans

A good way to make sure your neighbors are okay with you installing a fence on your property is to give them the courtesy of telling them first. Even though it’s your decision, you can still preserve your relationship with your neighbors by making them feel involved. They’ll appreciate that you thought to tell them about the aesthetic change to the neighborhood ahead of time.

Look Up Your Local Zoning Laws

Before installing your fence, you want to make sure that you are following all the correct local procedures. Most localities have zoning laws that limit the height of your fence, so if you build your fence too high, it could be ordered to be taken down. You also will most likely need to procure a building permit before hiring a fencing contractor. Your local Homeowner’s Association may also have rules about the color and appearance of residential fences. Make sure that you are fully prepared before hiring your fence contractor.

Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA

Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA prides itself in installing fences 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.

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