It’s a DIY world and we are just living in it. Everywhere you turn there is a new do-it-yourself guide for homeowners, whether online, on the television, or in a magazine. Everyone is trying to tell homeowners how to save money by performing simple home improvement tasks themselves. Unfortunately, not every home improvement task is DIY material. Take fence installation, for example.
The Challenges of DIY Fence Installation
While it may seem easy enough, fence installation is actually a pretty complex and labor-intensive process. Before you even break ground or buy your materials, there are several steps to take.
- Check with your HOA and local building codes. Homeowners associations are notorious sticklers about fencing. So if you are part of an HOA, be sure your plans meet association guidelines. And then there are local building codes. “Most fencing laws limit the height of artificial fences in residential areas to four feet in front yards and six feet in backyards. Local ordinances set by cities and counties, and sometimes subdivision rules called Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs), regulate fencing,” according to Find Law.
- Pull a building permit. As a general rule of thumb, adding any outdoor structures – whether a deck, fence, or patio – requires a building permit.
- Call Miss Utility. Before you break ground, you need to call Miss Utility to ensure you don’t strike any wires or pipes.
- Break ground. Now you are finally ready to break ground and get to work. But do you have the proper tools or the manpower to get the job done in a timely manner? We’re sure your neighbors won’t appreciate your fence installation taking weeks if not months to complete as you try to find time here and there on the weekends.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to let someone else deal with everything? Let Hercules Fence handle everything for you.
Professional Fence Installation in Virginia
Hercules Fence has experience in nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. The experienced, professional team at Hercules Fence can help guide you through the design and installation process, ensuring you a headache-free experience.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about fence installation or if you just prefer to talk to a live human being, please give Hercules Fence, Newport News a call at (757) 316-3600! The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence will be more than happy to discuss your project with you and answer any questions you may have.