5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Building a Fence

Are you currently looking to add a fence around your property — or replace one that’s aged and past its prime?

Our professionals encourage you to do just that, BUT…

Make sure you know these key things before you have that fence built:

1) Think About What Materials You Want

Before you go out and buy materials or contact your local landscaper, first you need to figure out what you want your fence to be made of.

Vinyl, wood, aluminum, steel, iron, and bamboo are all popular options to choose from. However, your decision may vary on your budget, expectations with longevity, and the style you had in mind.

Fences can also be created using trees, shrubs, and other plants — just be sure to learn your local building codes and to keep any plants from becoming overgrown.

2) Let Your Neighbors Know

Once you have a plan of what you want to do, the first call you should make should be to — your neighbors!

When you have a fence installed on your property, you need to ensure the property lines are known by both parties and that the fence is created along those lines.

This should be done in good faith as well because your fence will now become their fence on at least one side of their property. A discussion should always be had to ensure there are no hiccups or bad blood between friendly neighbors!

3) Plan the Entrances

You’re going to want to plan out your entrances so you’re allowed to enter and leave the property with ease. At the very least, ensure there are two entrances (not counting your home as one of them).

These entrances should be built with larger items in mind like lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, garbage cans, etc.

4) Keep the Climate in Mind

Depending on where you live, you may want to choose some materials over others. For those living in cooler climates like Connecticut; vinyl, iron, or steel might be your best bet.

Wood can be installed in cooler climates too, but it must be installed with concrete anchors deep in the ground to prevent the wood from splitting.

Natural fencing (AKA your plants) can be created in any location, just be sure to pick the right plants that stay in bloom all year round.

5) Pros Are Your Best Bet

Have you ever tried to install an entire fence across your property? It’s a lot of hard work that could take weeks if it were handled by the homeowner.

When you choose to hire professionals, your fence can be created not only within days but the installation will be of higher quality. The last thing you need is to attempt an installation that falls apart soon thereafter.

Luckily for you, the pros at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions can build your property the fence it needs to take it to the next level of being the best-looking one on the block!

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