Factors To Consider Before Purchasing A Privacy Fence

If you are one of the millions who crave privacy in your personal outdoor space, then you’ve likely considered having a privacy fence installed. Privacy fencing is a great way to enclose a backyard or even a small patio, protecting that space from prying eyes. 

The actual fence installation is typically a fairly easy process but there are factors that all homeowners should consider before they purchase and install their new fence. 

The Seven Things You Need To Consider Before Installing A New Fence

What should you consider when shopping for a new fence?

Determine Why You Need A Fence 

There are many different types of fences – picket, split rail, yard, and privacy fence. Each fence not only looks different, but each unique style also serves a different purpose. If you’re looking to block the line of sight, then a privacy fence is likely the right choice for you. It’s also a great option if you need a secure fence around a pool! 

Review HOA Rules 

Living in an HOA has benefits but it can also cramp a homeowner’s style. Some associations don’t allow privacy fences or restrict the types of materials that the fence can be made from. It’s important to review all HOA rules before purchasing or installing the fence to avoid future conflict and fines. 

Determine Where Your Property Lines Are 

One of the most common legal battles between neighbors involves disputes over property lines. Paying a surveyor to clearly mark where the property lines are will save time, money, and energy in the future. It’ll also help to maintain friendly relationships with the neighbors! 

Review Local Laws 

Depending on where you live, a permit could be required for fence installation. Some local laws even have restrictions on fence height, materials, and style. Checking with the local government on fencing restrictions can prevent a costly mistake.

Decide On A Budget

Knowing how much you can afford to spend on materials and installation is important. Be sure to prepare a budget in advance – and stick to it. 

Research And Choose Your Fencing Materials

Not all fencing materials are the same. At Plastic Lumber Yard, we offer vinyl privacy fences because we believe that vinyl is the best option for most properties. Vinyl is waterproof, can withstand the elements in all climates, and is low-maintenance

Determine If You Want A DIY Fence Project Or If You Want To Hire A Contractor

The vinyl privacy fence we offer comes with a full set of instructions – each section is very easy to install. However, if you don’t have the time to complete a DIY project, consider hiring a qualified contractor. 

Once you have considered these seven factors, you’ll be ready to seriously consider making a purchase! If you have any questions about vinyl privacy fence, how much fencing to order, or regarding fence installation, contact our sales team at (610) 277-3900 or email info@plasticlumberyard.com.