A new fence offers beauty, privacy, and safety for your home. If you’ve decided to install wooden fencing, you still have a few more steps to take care of. From finding a trustworthy contractor to picking out the right style, asking the right questions can make this process much smoother. The following guide will help you to find out what you need to know.
Wooden Fencing FAQ
What material should I choose?
Wood fencing has a wide variety of options, so it’s worth considering your fencing needs. Are you trying to contain children or pets? If so, you’ll need a fence that’s high enough to prevent jumping or climbing, and with slats close enough together to prevent escape. If you’re looking for privacy, a tall wooden fence with minimal gapping may be your best choice.
How should I work with my neighbors?
A high-quality fence might improve your neighborly relations, but it won’t help if you create conflict during the installation process. Before you start, make sure you’re installing the fence entirely on your property, and inform your neighbors of the project dates and times. Be willing to work around their schedule if your fencing project will inconvenience them, but remember that you’re informing them, not asking for permission.
How should I prepare for the project?
You’ll need to confirm that you’re staying within the measurements required by your city, district, or homeowners association. You’ll also need to obtain any necessary permits—a wooden fencing contractor can help with this step. On the day of the project, make sure your yard is free of patio furniture, toys, and other obstructions.
What upkeep will be needed?
If you choose an untreated wood fencing, you’ll need to paint or stain it to prevent weather damage. If you notice broken or loose boards, you can contact your contractor for repairs.
Need a new fence to beautify your property or keep your children and pets safe? Contact Four Seasons Fence Co LLC. Based in Kenai, AK, they’ve been installing wooden fencing, electric and ornament fences, and security fencing for over 15 years. Whether you’re trying to contain livestock, protect your business, or make your yard more appealing, they will help. Learn more about their offerings online, and call (907) 776-5228 for a project estimate.