Imagine that you have the perfect view looking out your kitchen window – you can easily see over your yard and your neighbor’s yard to the community playground where your kids like to play. You would probably be pretty ticked if your neighbor spontaneously put up a tall fence that blocked it. Likewise, it would probably be pretty irritating to have new neighbors build a fence on the property line, replacing the one that your old neighbors had self-installed 2 feet within their property lines so that you lose part of your garden. These are just some of the annoying scenarios that can arise when you don’t install a fence the right way – read on for more details.
Talk To The Neighbors
As annoying as the above scenarios would be for you, they will also be frustrating for your neighbors. And while you (in most cases) have the right to install a fence on your property without talking to them, it will be better for everyone if you talk to your neighbors first. Take the time to let them know that you’re considering a new or replacement fence and the type and height you’re considering. Your neighbors may not care that you’re planning a fence, or they may ask you to reconsider your choice. Ultimately, it is your decision, but taking their views into consideration will go a long way towards maintaining the peace.
Learn The Laws (Or Rules)
Before you decide on your fence, you will also need to check on the local rules and regulations for your area. Your city or county might have laws about where your fence can be in relation to the road and your property line, or how high it can be. If you have a home owners’ association, they may also have rules about having a fence.
Hire A Professional
Once you know that the fence you want is okay, it is time to find a professional to install it. Installing a fence is more complicated than you might expect, and a professional will be able to handle any necessary permits and legal issues for you. A professional will also know the options that are available to make everyone as happy as possible without sacrificing what you need out of your fence. Finally, a professional has the skills to install your new fence so that it is strong, sturdy, and beautiful.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.