The Importance of Paying Attention to Codes and Property Lines When Having a New Fence Installed

Building a fence on the wrong side of your property line can cause major headaches. Even if you think you know where your property line lies, you should check a recent survey to make sure.

Watch this video to find out how to offset your fence and prevent local codes from affecting your fencing investment. The experts interviewed, explain the importance of property lines and how to find out if a building permit is required in your area.

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Signs Your Old Fence is Ready for Replacement

Your fence may need to be replaced if insects, old age, or the forces of nature have compromised its integrity. Entire sections of a decrepit fence could collapse at any moment, potentially damaging a nearby garden, automobile, or window. To find out if you should install a new fence, look for the following signs:

Termite Damage

If termites have started consuming your wooden fence, consider replacing it with wrought iron, aluminum, or another non-wood material. Termites tend to eat away at the base of a fence, gradually compromising its structural integrity. If the infestation advances enough, your fence could collapse.

Warped or Bent Sections

Weather, moisture, and time can all warp a wooden fence. If your fence is badly warped, it could be because an effective water-resistant finish was never applied to it. Fences can also warp as a result of poor craftsmanship or installation—when the weight of a fence isn’t distributed equally, pressure falls unevenly on different areas, eventually causing them to bend.

Rotting Boards

Actively rotting fences may not be noticeable until the boards of the fence start caving in—but you can be fairly certain that your fence is rotting if you frequently have to re-secure boards that have fallen from your fence’s frame. Rotting fences can also be dangerous to pets and may collapse during severe weather. Eventually, a fence that is weakened enough by rot can no longer support the weight of a cat, much less hold up against the forces of a violent windstorm.

At Fence Connection, Inc., we provide our customers with quality fence repair services and new fence installation. We offer PVC vinyl, wrought iron, chain link, aluminum, and beautiful wood fences that can replace the old fence around your home, business, or pool area. Call us today at (847) 286-1562 for more information about our fencing services.

Spotlight on Wood Fences

Wood is a visually pleasing, budget-friendly, and versatile material that is great for building fences. From quaint white picket fences to tall oak board fences, wood has earned its reputation as a classic and durable fencing material. Below, you’ll learn a little bit about the history of wood fence installation as well as the different styles and types of wood available:

America’s Fence

Wood has been the favored fencing material in America for almost 400 years. If you lined up all of the wooden fences erected in 2007 in the U.S., they would add up to almost 60,000 miles, enough to circle the globe twice! Wood has been a mainstay of fences because it’s affordable, lightweight, and comes in dozens of styles.

Fencing Styles

Some fence styles involve overlapping wood panels which abut at the edges—this type of fence is perfect for limiting sound from noisy neighbors and strong winds. Other styles serve a more decorative or space-defining function, allowing gaps between boards for visual openness.

Cedar Fences

Cedar is one of the most popular choices for wood fences in America, containing natural oils and acids that discourage insect damage. It’s also known to warp less than other woods when exposed to moisture, heat, and sunlight.

Pinewood Fences

Pinewood is a durable yet economical fencing material that is harvested all around the world but is mostly the product of American forests. Pine does need to be treated, but if this is done properly, the material can last for decades.

If you’re looking for a talented and experienced team to install wooden fencing around your home or business, contact Fence Connection, Inc. We can arrange to have a fence specialist show you our catalog of hundreds of fence styles and types. Call us today at (847) 286-1562 for more information.

Check Out These Great Resources Before You Buy a Fence.

Follow the links below for some guidance on choosing a great new fence for your home. If you’d like to learn even more about the various types of fencing available for home installation, contact Fence Connection, Inc. at (847) 286-1562.

  • On this page from BHG.com, you can narrow down your fencing choices by determining how you’ll be using your new fence.
  • View this slideshow from HGTV.com to see the different styles of fencing you can choose for your home.
  • Learn about a few different fencing applications from FrontDoor.com so you can better make a decision when shopping.
  • Get more information on the versatile appearance of vinyl fencing in this slideshow from ThisOldHouse.com.
  • This page on AskTheBuilder.com explores the history, construction, and advantages of vinyl fencing.

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