Installing a new fence around your home is a big decision to make. You want to be sure that you choose a fence that adds value, but is also going to make you happy for years to come. Before installing a new fence, consider the answers to these three questions that will help make the starting process of installing a new fence easier:

​What Do You Need From a New Fence? 

First off, you need to establish what you need from a fence. If you are looking for privacy, you should consider a higher wood or vinyl fence. These fences will provide the most privacy for your family. If you are looking for a fence that is going to be sturdy enough for pets and children, vinyl fencing is a good choice because it holds up in many different kinds of weather. You won’t have to worry about boards coming loose like you would with wood fencing. 

Do You Need to Tell the Neighbors?

If you want to install a new fence but share a fence with a neighbor or neighbors, you are going to have to consult with them. If this is the case, it’s important that you get a licensed inspector out to your home who can measure the correct property line. There is a chance that your old fence is not at the correct property line and you may need to push the fence further out or further in. Doing this will ensure that disputes with neighbors in the future are avoided. 

Do You Have Time for the Installation Process:

Installing a new fence is going to take some time, typically a few days. Consider whether or not you are okay with this amount of time. During this time, you won’t have a fence up in certain areas until the job is complete, which is going to take away some privacy. Be sure that you have the fence installation done during a time that you are okay with this. Typically during the workweek when you will be at work and won’t be too worried about having some privacy in your yard. 

When you answer these questions for yourself, you can be sure that the fence installation is done in a way that you are happy with. You want the outcome to be exactly what you had hoped for because you will want this fence to last for years before you need to install a new one.