Fences can serve many purposes. They do not merely separate two areas from each other, they offer safety and intimacy, and they improve a home’s curb appeal, and solve many other problems. According to a leading residential fence company, the most popular fencing materials include wood, wrought iron, aluminum, steel, and vinyl or chain link.
Among the many do’s, we could mention:
- Do verify that you have all the necessary parts before beginning the installation.
- Do make sure you are using a level for the plumb posts.
- Do remember to decide on where to place the gate, so as to avoid any unpleasant surprises after the fence is installed.
- Do use crushed stones or gravel at the postholes’ bottom.
- Do keep your fence in a good state, using proper maintenance procedures, according to the material’s requirements.
As far as the don’ts are concerned, here are some of them:
- Don’t start installing the fence until you have checked your property lines.
- Don’t forget about corner bracing.
- Don’t hesitate to dig deep holes for your posts.
- Don’t forget to use the post caps. Without them, the posts can get filled with water and therefore get damaged more easily.
These are but a few of the secrets of a long-lasting, beautiful fence.