Fencing installation, or any home upgrade, takes money, time, and consideration. Premature planning can be costly. Your fence should have undeniable curb appeal, but you also want to make sure that it’s safely installed and helps protect your property. That’s where Hercules Fence comes in. We offer a versatile array of decorative and durable residential and commercial fencing options, and our licensed contractors on board that know what they’re doing. If you don’t want to waste time or money, we’re here to debunk four fencing myths. Read on.
1) Aluminum Fences are Prone to Rust
Aluminum doesn’t rust. With air exposure, small aluminum particles in the surface react right away with the oxygen. Then, a thin layer of aluminum oxide helps to protect the fence from corrosion. Also, contractors add on an extra coating so that aluminum fences have protection against the elements such as rain, snow, or UV rays.
2) A Fence Automatically Determines Property Lines
Fencing can misrepresent property lines, even if it was already there when you bought your home. To understand where your property line is, you need to take a survey. Your neighbor has to agree. Otherwise, they can file a dispute. Keep in mind that calculations won’t be exact, but the main goal is for you and your neighbor to find a middle ground.
3) Vinyl Fencing Isn’t Durable
In the ’70s, vinyl fences used to fade and turn yellow. They’ve come a long way. Nowadays, they are just as strong as any other fencing options because of specialized treatments that protect them from the elements. And guess what? They’re still very affordable, not burning a hole in your pocket. What’s even better is that they’re low-maintenance fencing option.
4) Fence Installation Can Happen Without a Survey
Not taking a survey is one of the biggest mistakes that any homeowner can make. When you don’t understand where your property line is, you can end up invading your neighbor’s territory. What’s even worse is that you’ll need the fence removed and reinstalled which costs time and money. Let’s say your neighbor isn’t bothered by your fence location; you might become frustrated by being too close to them as you partake in maintenance.
Get In Touch With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!