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:
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.
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.
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.