How to Talk to Your Neighbors About a Privacy Fence

Having a privacy fence installed around your property can be a big undertaking. Depending on where you live, you may need to get permission from your homeowners’ or neighborhood association. Even if you have no such association to answer to, it can be very beneficial to talk to your neighbors on all sides before installing a fence. Here’s what you need to know to succeed in these conversations.

Boundary Issues

Are you certain that you know where your property line is? If not, you need to contact a surveyor to get a legal description of the property and boundaries marked. This will ensure that your neighbors cannot sue you for encroaching on their property with your privacy fence. If you and your neighbor agree on the boundaries, a surveyor may not be necessary. (more…)

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Fence Building Neighborhood Etiquette

Are you thinking about adding a fence around your property? If so, when you are considering what type of fence you want to install, you need to consider your neighbors. Installing a barbed wire fence in the middle of suburbia, for example, probably wouldn’t go over very well. It is important that you take your neighbors into consideration and make sure that you are not violating any regulations.

Property Lines

If you are not 100 percent sure about where the property line is between you and your neighbor, you need to contact a surveyor to come out and mark the boundary. In fact, you should get a surveyor even if you and your neighbor agree as to where the boundary is. If your neighbor ever sells the house and the new owners make an issue, you need to be able to legally stand your ground for placement of the fence. (more…)

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Signs That It’s Time for a Privacy Fence

Have you been having a hard time deciding if a privacy fence would be worth it? How much you really need a privacy fence depends on a lot of factors, including the neighborhood you live in and features of your lifestyle. Here are some signs that you should go ahead and install that privacy fence.

Freedom of Dress

If you want to go out on the porch in your bathrobe to drink coffee and read the morning paper, you probably want a privacy fence. Some people can be very judgmental, and rumors can spread like wildfire in a community. Dress however you like, or not at all, if you have a high enough privacy fence. (more…)

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Why You Should Consider Adding a Fence to Your Property

These are tumultuous times, and your primary focus during a crisis is to protect yourself and your family. There are a lot of ways you can beef up the security of your home or business, including adding an alarm system, but a very simple way to increase your security is to install a fence. 

Unless you go all out with an electric fence, your fence will not keep out determined criminals, but hardened criminals are frequently not the type to break into houses or businesses. Especially in times like these, the people committing the crimes of trespassing, home invasion, or home burglary are everyday people who have become desperate. And for those people, the right fence can be an effective deterrent.

There are a lot of different types of fence available. If you’re installing a fence for safety, you’ll want to make sure that you choose an appropriate style and material. Here are some of the best fences for security. (more…)

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How to Save Money When Buying a Fence

When you want to build a fence all the way around your home, it takes a lot of planning, budgeting, and saving to make it happen. One of the biggest barriers people face to getting the fence they want is that they are on a tight budget and have a hard time saving enough money to get the job done. Here are some ways that you can save money when buying a fence so that you can get one sooner.

Fencing Material

While it would be nice to have a long-lasting, beautiful fence, it isn’t in everyone’s budget. If you can’t afford a lot of upfront costs, your best bets are going to be wood or chain link fences, but be careful about getting a cheap fence. You’ll pay more in replacements and repairs in the long run. If you really want to save money over the long haul, invest in a vinyl or wrought iron fence. These fences last many years with minimal maintenance. (more…)

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Common Fence Repairs for Different Types of Fences

Whether your fence is for privacy, to keep in pets and children, or to keep out unwanted guests, you’ll want your fence to be in good repair. Unfortunately, no matter how well you try to maintain your fence, there is the distinct possibility that it will need repairs eventually. Here are the most common fence repairs depending on type of fence.

Wooden Fences

Rot is the wooden fence’s worst enemy, and it is often a problem that you can’t see until it is far too late. Most of the time rot happens to the part of the fence post that cannot be seen. It is the part that is buried in the ground. This is because the ground holds moisture on the wood, which is what causes rot. You may not even realize that you have a problem until your fence posts begin breaking. (more…)

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Fence

Your fence acts as a barrier between you and the rest of the world. No matter what size your fence is or what purpose you have for it, you need to make sure that your fence is in good repair. Depending on the type of fence you have, there may be some maintenance required. You may also have an occasional need for repairs, yet sometimes a fence really needs to be replaced entirely. Here are some signs that you need to replace your fence.

Broken and Damaged Boards

Accidents do happen, and sometimes you will get a damaged or broken board that needs to be replaced. Yet wood fences do not last indefinitely, and normal wear from weather and use, as well as age, can cause boards to deteriorate and become damaged and broken. If you have several boards in this condition, it is a sign that the fence has aged and needs to be replaced. (more…)

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Reasons to Install a Privacy Fence

Do you often find yourself wishing that you could keep your property and activities private and away from prying eyes? If so, installing a privacy fence might be the solution. Here are several reasons you should install a privacy fence.

Close to Neighbors

If you live close to your neighbors, such as in a very urban or suburban setting, it can be desirable to install a privacy fence so that your every move is not noticed by the neighbors. When you have a privacy fence all the way around your home, it won’t be obvious when you are not at home, and you will not have to worry about your neighbors seeing everything you do. (more…)

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Three Reasons to Add a Security Fence to Your School

In a world filled with random violence and school shootings, it is natural for parents and administrators to be worried about the safety of children attending school. There are many different ways that administrators and teachers can help keep kids safe while they are at school, and erecting a security fence with gates can be just one of them. Here are three reasons to add a security fence to your school.

Control Site Visitors

Most schools today have doors that remain locked from the outside so that administrators can control who comes into the building. However, schools that have multiple entrances and no security guards on staff could still see unwelcome and unregistered visitors through side doors where no one is watching. Erecting a security fence and installing gates can help force visitors to enter one main door where they will be registered and conduct their business. (more…)

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Three Reasons to Build a Fence Around Your Property

Does your property seem to have something missing? There are a lot of things that you can add to your property to add both security and elegance. There are a lot of good reasons to build a fence around your property. Here are just a few.


Wouldn’t it be nice to sit on your front porch in the morning with a warm bathrobe wrapped around you and a cup of hot coffee or tea in your hand, or maybe enjoying a good book, with no neighbors to bother you? A privacy fence will give you the peace and quiet that you crave. (more…)

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