So, you’ve finally decided to install a fence to your home. That’s good news! Fences are a perfect way to improve your home’s curb appeal while providing security and privacy. Many homebuyers would prefer a home with a fence installed as it gives them an additional sense of security. Your home is your most important investment; therefore, it needs protection against outside threats. And you can do that by installing a fence around your home’s perimeter. It will somehow signal to passersby that the place is a private property and they are only allowed to enter the area without permission.
Know your property line
By installing a fence, you are exercising your right to claim what is yours. At the same time, other people will also know and respect your property rights. Before you start your fence installation project, it is important that you prepare your yard first. Of course, you would want your fence installation project to go as smoothly as possible so getting your yard ready is necessary.
To make the whole installation project go as planned, here are some things you need to do first:
- Mark your property
It is important that you know how large your property is and where you are only allowed to install the fence. If you don’t know where your property boundaries are, more often than not, you’ll install your fence in an area that is not yours and it could give you some serious problems with legalities as well as with your neighbors.
- Remove obstacles
While some of us love to build our house with many trees in the area as it gives us fresher and cooler air, these trees can be a problem when you decide to install a fence. Your yard should be free from any possibility of obstacles such as tree stumps, trees, and large rocks and as well as hanging tree branches.
- Check your property’s type of land
It is so much easier to install a fence on a property in a flat area. However, if your home is built in an area where there are slopes, your fence requirements and materials should be carefully checked to make sure that they are recommended for the area.
- Check utility installations
Check where your sewage lines and water pipes are, so you’ll know where you are allowed to have your fence installed. You don’t want to deal with burst water pipes just because you put your new fence on top of it, do you?
- Mark your yard
Once you have found the perfect spot to install your fence in your yard, place some stakes and string to mark where it should run. This will be your guide during the installation to ensure you don’t accidentally “extend” your fence on your property line or get in trouble with sewage lines.
Installing a new fence can be exciting, but you need to do the necessary preparation for your yard too. This will make it easier for you to finish your fence installation project without encountering serious problems and at the same time, you can avoid unnecessary disputes with your neighbors.