Beautiful, custom-built fences can add both beauty and value to your property. Whether you are using fences to keep your pool safe, to keep deer out of your yard or garden, or simply to add a decorative element to your property, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind in the design process. Here are a few of the most important factors to take into account before building a fence:
Establish Boundaries – Real estate has very clearly defined boundaries. Be sure that your fence does not creep onto your neighbor's land or you will be faced with the expense and inconvenience of removing and reinstalling it.
Understanding Local Zoning Regulations – Before you install a fence, make sure you know the city ordinances and zoning laws that will dictate any restrictions regarding the height of fences.
Consider the Environment – Both the physical and aesthetic environment will affect your fence design. Coastal Connecticut homes will require different fencing materials to withstand the salty seaside air than inland homes, for example. The style of your home and the surrounding homes will also inform the fence design; after all, you don't want your fence to look out of place with your home.