3 Things To Know That Are Vital To Installing A New Fence

Are you tired of neighbors and stray animals wandering across your perfectly-tended yard? Are you thinking about installing a fence to keep intruders out but you're not sure where to begin? Having a fence installed isn't a difficult task but it can seem complicated to anyone who hasn't had to deal with a fence installation in the past. In order to make things as easy as possible, there are some things that you should know before you make any final decisions. A few of the most important of these things are:

Soil type: 

Before you call a fence company, you should know exactly what type of soil you have on your property. The numbers and other information may not mean much to you but they can be extremely important to the person who is going to be installing the fence. For instance, soft ground may not be able to support the weight of a cinder block fence, but it may be that not all of your ground is soft. If you did want a cinder block fence, it's possible that you could have cinder block across the firmer sections and something like chain link or picket fencing across the softer ground. This is something that you'd have to discuss with the fence installation professional.

Fence material:

Although you may need to have final confirmation from the fence company representative that you speak with, it's still a good idea to have a list of preferred fencing materials. For instance, you may want a wrought iron fence but may also be willing to settle for a chain link fence if the fence company quotes a price that is outside of your budget. Having a list of fence choices, in order of preference, will help things run smoothly when it's time to figure out exactly what type of fence you want.


When considering a budget for your new fence, you shouldn't simply accept the price that the fence company quotes as the only number that you should be looking at. For instance, wooden fences may need to be painted or stained on a yearly basis. You may do this yourself or you may hire a fence company to do it for you, but it is still a cost that will need to be figured into your yearly budget. Whether or not there are any normal maintenance costs associated with your preferred fence material is something that can be important to help you decide exactly which fence to install in your yard. 

Contact your local fence contractors to learn more about your fencing options.