Tips for Being a Good Neighbor When Having a New Fence Installed

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The fence installation process can sometimes be loud and disruptive to your household and your close neighbors. If you’re concerned about the inconveniences that this process may bring to the homeowners around you, there are a few steps you can take to maintain a positive relationship. Of course, your neighbors are sure to love the look of a beautiful new fence in their community once the job is finished. In the meantime, follow these three tips for being a good neighbor when having a new fence installed:

Inform Neighbors before Construction

A few weeks prior to your scheduled fence installation, be sure to inform your neighbors of your plans. This will allow them to prepare for any noise or change any formal outdoor plans they may have made. Provide them with a tentative schedule for the construction so they know how long they can expect any minor disruptions.

Discuss Your Contractor’s Approach

No matter how lovely the fence will be, your neighbors likely don’t want your new installation encroaching on their property. As a good neighbor, you can eliminate any concerns they may have by discussing the great reputation that your fence company maintains. You can also provide them with a phone number for the contractor or fence installation manager in case your neighbor needs to discuss any issues he or she may have during construction. Also be sure to clear construction with your HOA before your contractor begins work.

Keep Their Exits Clear

Although your fence company may temporarily occupy your driveway and street space, do not park your own car in any areas that may inconvenience your neighbors. Blocking any potential exits, such as a driveway or alleyway, creates both an inconvenience and a safety hazard. This simple act can make a big difference in reminding your neighbors that you appreciate their patience during this time.

The first step in being a good neighbor is to hire a reputable, reliable fencing company like Fence Connection, Inc. Both you and your neighbors will feel confident knowing that trustworthy professionals are hard at work while beautifying the neighborhood. Call us at (847) 388-0321 to learn more about our fencing services.