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Tips for Practicing Proper Fence Etiquette

 Tips for Practicing Proper Fence Etiquette

The fence on or around your property serves many functions, so it’s important to practice proper fence etiquette.

The fence on or around your property serves many functions. Depending on height and material, it might provide your home with privacy and sound dampening from the streets and surrounding neighbors. It might also offer you security and safety, keeping your children and pets from leaving your yard while protecting your home from trespassers. More often than not, it also serves as a dividing line between you and your neighbor’s property. Whether you already have a fence, you’re replacing or repairing one, or are considering having a fence installed, here are some helpful tips on practicing proper fence etiquette.

Know Your Property

Knowing your property lines is one of the first things to establish before a fence installation. The last thing you want is to invade your neighbor’s land or add a fence around a property that isn’t yours. If you’re unaware of where your property line begins and ends, you can reach out to your local government or homeowners association to determine the boundaries of your property. 

Talk To Your Neighbor

While there is likely no legal requirement to alert your neighbor that you’re installing or changing your fence, it is the neighborly thing to do. A fence installation could potentially alter their daily lives, home’s exterior, and outdoor living space. If you’re putting in a noticeably different fence, it could also impact the neighborhood’s aesthetic and the view from their property. Along with establishing your property lines, informing your neighbor should be one of the first things you do.

Maintain Your Fence

Once you’ve installed a fence around your home’s exterior, it’s important to maintain it. A fence that isn’t regularly cared for can become a safety hazard, health hazard, and an eye-sore to all parties around it, including your neighbors. Fence maintenance includes routine painting, staining, power washing, removing overgrown plants and shrubs, and repairing broken or rotten panels.

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!

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