To DIY your Fence or to Hire Professional Fence Contractors?

Written by Eric Brophy. Posted in Building a new deck, Deck contruction, Nj decks

Benefits of a vinyl fence

Are you tired of the lack of privacy you have in your backyard? A backyard should be a place of relaxation and entertainment. You should be able to sit in the beautifully landscaped yard and enjoy yourself, without loud neighbors drawing your attention. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem. Building a fence is a relatively simple project, whether you choose to build it yourself or hire a fence construction company.

Choose your fencing materials

There are many fencing materials that you can choose from. If you simply want something that separates your backyard from your neighbor?s backyard, you can go with a metal chain link fence. However, if you prefer something that will give you optimal privacy, you will want to go with a wooden privacy fence. Wooden privacy fences look nice and they block out all visuals from your neighbors. A new survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals conducted among 2,034 U.S. adults (ages 18 plus), found that three quarters of Americans (about 75%) feel that it is important to spend time outside in their yards. Installing a privacy fence increases your ability to enjoy your backyard space.

Decide the layout of the fence

Some external features can make it impossible to install a straight fence. If there are trees or structures in the way, you might have to get creative. You might have to build past the tree, if possible, but you would first have to get permission from your neighbor. You could also give up some of your property by moving the line to the other side of the tree. If a structure like a deck gets in the way, you might want to consider building a new deck. Never give up much of your property, especially if there is another way to complete the fence construction instead.

Install a separate fence around any existing pools

The fence construction process can be further complicated if you have a pool on your property. Many states require that pools are blocked by a fence. Although installing a privacy fence in your yard might meet that requirement, you might want additional security if you have young children. It might be easier to just install another fence, with the same fencing materials around the pool. A four sided isolation fence (separating the pool area from the house or yard) reduces a child?s risk of drowning 83% compared to three sided property line fencing. Also, it will help you resell the house to families with children later on.

Know when to hire professional fence builders

A simple fence around a small property might be an easy fence construction. However, there are also many situations that can make fence construction more complicated. If you are unsure of property lines, have a pool on your property, or have large trees right in the middle of your property line, you might want to consider hiring professional fence builders instead. Additionally, if your property is on a large hill or uneven terrain, you will want a professional that has access to advanced fence installation tools.

Approximately 83% of Americans think having a yard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it is also well maintained. Simply put, when your exterior yard is well maintained, you want to spend more time in it. If you find privacy to be your biggest struggle, the build of a wooden privacy fence can be very useful. In some cases, you can gather the materials and complete your fence installation in a single weekend. Other, more complicated properties, however, might require the professional services of a fence construction company.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

I’m Eric Brophy, a carpenter and homebuilder with 16 years experience doing the job right, the old-fashioned way. What they used to say is true — measure twice, cut once. If you plan out a project from the start, with blueprints, a bill of materials, the whole nine yards, you may seem to be wasting time at the start, but it’s time saved on having to do the job again when it just doesn’t fit. Whether you’re building in the city or off the grid, ground-up or touch-up, I can guarantee you’ll find home improvement tips for your next DIY project at home.

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