Hiring a professional fencing company like Hercules Fence will help you avoid these five mistakes. If you want to own the perfect fence, you shouldn’t take on a DIY project. However, for the sole purpose of sharing valuable information, we’re going to go over some mistakes that you want to avoid. Here are five entirely avoidable fencing mistakes. They’re more common than you think.
Placing a Fence Improperly
What’s beneficial about living out in the country where neighbors are acres away is that you can place your fence however you want. However, if you have nearby neighborhoods, location means a lot. Pay attention to property lines if you wish to avoid a dispute with your neighbor.
Awkwardly Positioning Your Gate
Your gates’ position should ensure that the flow of traffic from indoors to outdoors isn’t an obstacle. Does your yard have a walkway? The location of your gate within your fence line should be evident. Traffic flow should determine where you place the gate and which way it needs to open.
Consider two things. One, ensure that the site of the gate drains away from your property to avoid puddles. Two, regarding driveway gates, you always want enough clearance to pull out onto the road or before accessing a gate opener. These considerations matter significantly for longer fences in rural settings. You want to ensure that you can access the padlock without letting animals escape. But you also want to be able to facilitate livestock movement between fenced-in areas.
Utilizing Undersized or Shallow Fence Posts
A fence’s backbone is its post. The posts hold up the panels. With this in mind, they should be sturdy. If the posts are not broad or deep enough, the fence is most likely to fail. Light boundary fences can have narrower posts, while sturdier fences require thicker posts.
Not Checking for Failing Panels or Posts
When you hire an experienced fencing company such as us, it ensures that your posts and panels are reliable. However, fences do have shelf lives. Some materials do last longer than others. Still, you should always check for failing panels or posts, especially if your fence is decades old. It can help you avoid larger issues right away.
Not Taking Care of Your Fence
After we install your beautiful and well-designed fence, you need to care for it. Wood, in particular, requires TLC. Other fencing materials such as vinyl require less work, but you still want to make sure to wash it when necessary.
If you’re saying “yes” to hiring a fencing company with decades of experience, contact us now. Nothing will bring us more happiness than seeing the look on your face after installing your new fence.
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!