Installing a new fence can be a fun way to customize your property, or it can be a security necessity. Either way, property owners should do their research ahead of fence installation to make the process as smooth as possible. If you’re considering fence installation for your commercial or residential property, get ready to answer these questions and contact the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond!
What Area Does the Fence Need to Cover?
Deciding where your fence will go can seem like an easy prospect on the surface, but there are plenty of complications that can arise when you dig a little bit deeper. If security is your goal, you’ll need to determine which areas need to be secured and where your fence must go to ensure a continuous perimeter barrier. You’ll need to know where your property lines lie, and you’ll also have to consider where to put gates or gaps.
What Are Your Priorities?
Why are you considering fence installation? You can likely think of a few different reasons that apply, but getting your priorities in order is crucial. Some barriers are intended for security or safety, while others are designed to improve a property’s aesthetic appeal. Still others are used to contain children and pets or keep unwanted guests at bay. You’ll also need to consider your budget — you may find that you need to choose between aesthetics and security to stay under budget.
What Material and Style is Best?
There are three standard options for fence materials: metal, wood, and vinyl. While there are more specific materials within those categories, starting with one of those three can help you narrow your choices down to a manageable number. Pine, cedar, wrought iron, and aluminum may ultimately be your final pick. You should also know what style of fence you want. Chain-link fences are ideal for some applications, while some areas are better served by classic wood picket fences. Whether you like the look of a paddock fence, split rail fence, or another style, having some inspiration to go off of can be incredibly helpful.
How Should You Prepare Your Property for Fence Installation?
Once you’ve spoken with a fence installation professional, you and your contractors may need to wrap up some loose ends to ensure a straightforward project. Finalize your material choice, fence location, and measurements. Remove any obstacles on your property, including toys, furniture, or vehicles. You may need to work with a landscaper to clear the area of any trees or shrubs, and you should coordinate with your fencing contractor to ensure that they have access to the property when they need it.
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.