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What Are Some Things to Know About Installing Your Own Fence?

Are you still on the fence about installing a fence? If so, you might want to consider all of the many benefits:

First and foremost, is for the protection of you and your family. Fences provide a barrier to retain privacy and prevent intruders from entering your home. It also prevents your children or pets from leaving the grounds.

Second, you’ll have natural property demarcation.

Third, they can help add value to your home.

Fourth, you’ll accent the landscape of your home.

Fifth, pool ownership makes having a fence around it necessary.

However, having a fence installed by professionals can be on the pricey side, so many Do-It-Yourselfers are bypassing this by installing the fence themselves. This is certainly something that is possible and much easier with a fence estimator. Here are some things you should know as you plan for the big project:

  • Get an idea of your budget: The first thing you’ll want to do is determine the budget for your fencing project. The type of material you want will have a varying effect on your total cost. Chain link fences are generally the cheapest by square foot, but you can find aluminum and bamboo prices that won’t break the bank either.
  • Know what you want out of your fence:  If you’re looking for a fence in order to maintain privacy, a chain link fence might not make as much sense as an aluminum fence. However, if you’re just looking for just property demarcation or a physical barrier to protect your children, it should work just fine.
  • Get the height and length: Get a hold of your land survey to determine the amount of footage you’ll need. If you don’t have a land survey, you’ll need to determine a rough estimate through measuring.  In regard to height, this will be determined by your personal preference as well as the zoning laws in your area.
  • Determine the number of terminal posts and gates: Once you have all of the measurements, the next numbers to consider is the number of terminal posts. A terminal post is needed every time a line of fence stops and starts. You’ll need three types of terminal posts total: a gate post, end post and corner post. In regard to the gate, you can either get a single swing gate or double swing gate.

By having all of these things in your head and on paper beforehand, you can easily have the groundwork for an affordable fencing project that will allow you to enjoy all of the benefits of having a fence around your yard.

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What Are Some of the Best Things You Could Do For Your Home This Summer?

Now that the Fourth of July is over, the dog days of summer are here. How you go about spending these next two months could go a long way in determining how well your home will look this year and next. The weather and ample sunlight of summer lends itself to home projects of all kinds – big or small. The right project could add value to your home as well as reinvigorate its overall look.  Here are three ideas that come to mind, which will certainly fulfill these initiatives – all without leaving your home.

image of swimming pool with fence

Get a new fence: Do you need a fence or are looking to update the one that you already have that might be getting up there in age? If so, now is the time to take care of it. A fence certainly adds value to your home and can also be a viable way to pinpoint property demarcation and protect your children and pets from outside elements. And if you do go this route, we would recommend buying your fence online from us at Fence Center, as you can enjoy affordable prices and fencing materials from some of the most respected companies in the county.

Get ready for the winter: Unless you live in an area with a warmer climate, you’ll see very few people working on major construction projects during the winter. There’s a reason for this: what worker wants to do roof repair in freezing conditions? In addition, long-term workers can be more obtrusive to you and your family as you’ll more likely be at home in the wintertime than in the summer. If you have an older roof or want to get new windows put in, it’s a good idea to get that stuff done now.

Plan for a pool: If you’re experiencing some of the extreme temperatures many people across the country are experiencing right now, you might be tempted to look into purchasing a pool. If so, it could be a fantastic investment, but you probably won’t have it in time for this summer. Take the time now to plan for a pool and hire the right contractors to make sure the job is done right and under budget. You’ll thank yourself next summer if you do. And if you do need a pool now, make friends with your neighbors and a community pool is always an option.

What are some summer home improvement projects YOU will be working on?

Follow our blog or our Twitter @Fence_Center for more ideas about summer home improvement projects! As always, we’re happy to answer ANY questions you might have about DIY fence projects. Leave a comment here, fill out the quick form below, or find all of our customer service information here.