4 Things You Need To Know About Installing A New Fence On Your Property

A fence has a lot of functions. It can help you keep your pets inside of your property, and a fence can help you keep pets and other unwanted guests off your property. A fence can provide you with privacy as well.

Before you install a fence on your property, there are a few logistical matters you need to consider.

#1 Protect Down Low

First, you need to decide if you want your fence to just provide visible protection or if you want it to provide protection that is not as obvious. You can put your fence underground as well as above ground.

For example, if you have a dog that likes to dig, or you want to keep certain pests out of your yard, you are going to want to install a fence that goes into the ground. That means that you are going to need to dig deeper around the fence line; however, digging your fence into the ground provides you with an extra level of protection.

#2 Consider Elevation Changes

If the elevation of your yard changes, you are going to want to account for that when you put in your fence. For example, you are going to need to adjust the height of the fence as it goes up or down the hill. This can be done every so many feet to ensure that you have the same level of privacy and protection across the entire length of your fence. This can be a little trickier to calculate and will require you to take really good measurements to ensure that your fence is the same height around your entire yard.  

#3 Face The Integrity Side Inward

The flat side of the fence that others can see when they approach your home is what should be facing outward towards the neighbors. The integrity side of the fence, where the wood support railings are located, should be facing towards your property. That way you can work on your fence when needed from within your property, and the outside of your fence can help increase the curb appeal of your home.

#4 Always Check for Utility Lines

Finally, before you dig a single hole for your fence, make sure that you check for utility lines. Call your local utility companies and find out where all utility lines run on your property so that you can avoid them when installing your fence, or pay to have them moved in order to protect your fence and keep things looking good.

For more information, contact a company like Hufnagel Landscaping Inc.