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What to Do Before Building a Fence for your Home

October 21, 2018

Putting in a fence seems like a straightforward home improvement project, and in many ways it is. However, there are several important things to do before you start building to help ensure that you get the finished product you’re after. Follow these tips, and you will be on the road to the perfect fence for your yard.

Do Your Homework First

The first thing you want to do is a little research. You should contact your city to get the exact property lines, just in case. It’s better to be safe than sorry later on. While you are in touch with your city, get the lowdown on any ordinances that apply to building fences. Knowing the regulations in advance will save you a lot of work later on. One more thing to find out is where the utility lines are on your property and get them clearly marked before doing any digging.

Get Measurements for Your Fencing Estimate

Once you have that information in hand, the next thing you need to do is measure the property for your fence. You’ll need the dimensions to get an accurate fencing estimate. While you are roaming the edges of your property making measurements, it’s a good idea to let your neighbors know that you will be putting in a new fence, just as a courtesy.

Decide What You Want: Wood, Vinyl Fencing, or Something Else

The next part of the planning is less straightforward. You need to decide if you want a wood fence, vinyl fencing, or something else like chainlink. Wood has a classic look but requires more care with regular staining and repairs. Vinyl fencing, on the other hand, is virtually maintenance free (and, in our expert opinion, just as or even more attractive than wood).

Once you decide on the material, you get to choose what style you want for your fence. This will depend on where your fence will be. A small picket fence will typically work better for the front yard than the back. Just think about what you want your fence to accomplish.

Make Arrangements for Fencing Estimate and Installation

If you do choose a versatile vinyl fencing option, you will probably want it professionally installed. You can look into installation options as part of your fencing estimate. For more information and to get a free estimate, contact us today. For vinyl fencing in Utah, Best Vinyl has the expertise you need to make your new fence look great.

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