I think the saying goes, a good fence makes good neighbors. Think about it, seriously, you might have some good neighbors, but do you really want to see them, or be seen EVERY time you go in your yard. Of course every yard is different, but so many of the planned communities put the houses so close that it’s tough to get that privacy you want. Then you have consider the home owners association in your community and what is allowed. So lets take a look at the privacy fence, which is popular here in Florida and help you figure out which ones best suites your yard. In this article we are going to discuss the privacy fence.
Privacy Fence Pros:
The day same day your fence is installed, you get instant privacy. Most fences allowed in communities are vinyl fencing, which is virtually maintenance free. Depending on the amount of sun it gets, you may need to do a light cleaning once a year to keep it looking great, but really thats it. All fencing is sold by a section or per foot price. Of course you can do the work yourself to save some money if you are so inclined. But remember, you will need to get all the needed permits and approval. If you hire a company do install the fence you don’t have to worry about buying enough or too much material. They will also handle all the permitting to make sure there are no issues with your city or county. Also, many companies offer a warranty on their workmanship in addition to the manufacture warranty on the fence itself. Depending how close your house is to your neighbor a fence may make more use of a narrow side yard as opposed to a privacy hedge that might grow into your neighbors yard if you plant on the property line.
Privacy Fence Cons:
Having a good quality fence installed can be expensive. If you are going to do it yourself, make sure you calculate the costs and possible additional costs that may be associated. You may or may not be able to choose different materials such as wood, vinyl or even aluminum. As we mentioned in the pros section above, you will need to check with your community and municipality to find out what restrictions and choices are available to you. The type of material can greatly impact the installation. When hiring company, make sure their price includes everything so that you are not surprised with overages above and beyond what you were expecting. As with all work you have done around your house, always make sure you hire a company properly licensed and insured.
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