Common Fence Installation Mistakes a Professional Can Help You Avoid

If you’re considering fence installation , the thought of doing it yourself may have crossed your mind. While there are certain home improvement tasks you can tackle by yourself, some jobs are simply better left to the professionals. Fence installation is one of them. Installing a fence is a huge task, and one in which it’s easy to make mistakes if you don’t have experience. Professional fence companies can help you avoid such mistakes as:

Destroying underground infrastructures: There is a reason why utility companies stress the importance of calling before you dig. In order to make a new fence sturdy and straight, post holes will have to be dug deep into the ground. There’s no real way for you to know where underground utility lines lie, including electric lines, gas lines, and water pipes—all of which have potential dangers. Professional fence companies know how to install your fence without disturbing any underground structures and will research the layout of your property.

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Not planning ahead: You will need your fence to have at least one gate, and many homeowners prefer more. Placing these gates at the wrong location, however, can leave you with a fence that is inconvenient to use and aesthetically unpleasing. You will have to allow enough room for a gate door to swing open and ensure that it is high enough from the ground. A professional fence installation starts with thorough planning, including taking into consideration where the best gate locations would be.

Installing a fence that you can’t use: Many counties and neighborhoods have ordinances outlining the type, size, and style of fences that are and aren’t allowed in the area. You don’t want to invest a lot of money in your fence installation, only to be told by the authorities that you’ll have to take it down because it violates regulations. In addition, fences that are not built with the best material for the location can become easily damaged or weaken prematurely.

At Fence Connection, Inc., fence installation is our area of expertise. We also perform fence repair for your existing fence. Give us a call at (847) 388-0321 to learn more about how we can help you with installation of a beautiful new fence for your Chicagoland home.