As with any new addition to your property, a new fence requires a great
deal of thought and research. There are many different kinds of fence
you can install—before you start building, it’s important
that you touch base with professional fence installers. Here are a few
other factors you should consider to make sure you’re happy with
your fence for years to come:
The first question to ask yourself is, “Why do I want to build a
fence?” If you want to create a little more privacy in your yard,
consider a six-foot fence with broad vertical boards. If security is your
chief concern, consider aluminum or wrought iron fences with pointed tips.
Or, you might want a fence that simply looks nice on your property, in
which case a shorter, modest fence might be more your speed.
If your fence is to be installed on your property boundary, it’s
only right to consider your neighbor. At the very least, you should review
your deed or check with your local assessor’s office to make sure
you know exactly where your property ends and your neighbor’s begins.
If you accidentally
install your fence on your neighbor’s property, you could be in for a nasty legal battle.
It’s no good installing a fence if it’s going to collapse in
a couple years. To avoid disappointment and frustration down the road,
install a fence that can stand up to Chicago-area winters. Aluminum and
PVC fences, for example, are great at enduring years of rain, snow, and
wind. You could still go with a wood fence if you wish—just keep
in mind that you may have to work a bit harder to maintain it.
Fence Connection, Inc. at (847) 388-0321 for more tips on how to select the right fence for your
property. We’ve installed and repaired thousands of fences throughout
Chicagoland, and we’re eager to get started on yours! Visit our
website to take a look at our past projects.