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Need A Residential Fence Installed? What To Know To Start The Process Fast

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If you have to install a fence around your home and you aren't sure where you start, and you can't do the work on your own, you'll need a residential fencing team to come in and assist you with what you need. There are a lot of different factors and details that go into this, and you want to get an accurate quote before the project is started. Here are some of the things to do to get started.

Choose Materials

You will have to choose what type of fencing material you want first. If your HOA requires that you use a specific type of material, the choice will be easy. If not, here are some top residential property fencing options: 

  • Wrought iron
  • Wood
  • Vinyl

If you want a full vinyl privacy fence, not just railings and posts, or a wood fence with chicken wire so an animal can't get in and out, these are things to consider and ask about in your quote. Each product will come with a manufacturer warranty.

Get Quotes

Have the fencing installation contractor give you a quote for the installation, and the quote should have the breakdown of the following expenses and details:

  • Materials
  • Labor
  • Timeline
  • Potential extra charges or fees

Ask the fencing professional about the availability of the materials you want, and be sure you agree about the layout, gates, and anything that may affect the quote.

Apply for the Permits

Depending on where you live, you may have to apply for permits to have a fence installed around the yard. Talk with the fencing installation contractor to see if this is something they want you to do or if it's something that they will do.

You will most likely have to submit an engineering drawing or layout of where the fence will go. There are rules and regulations in many cities, townships, and counties for how close the fence can be to the house and the property line.

A fence is a great way to add some privacy to your property, keep your pets inside your property line, and get some separation between your property and your neighbors. If you are looking to get a fence added, call the fencing installation professionals in your area and get a couple of different quotes so you can look at the different costs. You can go from there to pick the company and get started with the installation.

Reach out to a fence installation contractor to learn more.