A structure covered in vines is one of the most classic and beautiful features you can add to your backyard. Unfortunately, vines can be as destructive as they are beautiful. You need to make sure your fence is suitable for vines and also that you’ve chosen a vine that won’t cause damage. So, if your dreams have been full of sprawling ivy, not so fast! Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider before growing vines on your backyard fence.
Fences come in many different heights, and for good reason – different sized fences serve different purposes. Depending on your needs, wants, and can-dos, you may choose a short, 3 foot picket fence or an 8 foot fortress of privacy. The placement of your fence, such as your front yard or backyard, can affect the height of your ideal fence. Unfortunately, local regulations may dictate height for you and limit your options. That’s often the first concern for homeowners, but it’s not the only reason to think about height. Here are some considerations when deciding on the perfect fence height for you.
If you’re considering building your own fence, you’ve probably done research to determine what type of fence you want, how to prepare your yard, and what tools you will need. There is one seemingly minor, yet important question that you may still need to research, though – whether to use individual fence pickets or purchase pre-made fence panels.
When you get a new fence, you can’t just think about yourself—you have to consider your surrounding neighbors. If the type of fence you want is permitted in your neighborhood, you may feel you have the greenlight to install it. However, your fence may be in your yard, but your neighbors are still going to see it every day from their yards or windows. There are a few rules of fence etiquette you should keep in mind before you go forward with the installation.
Privacy fences are made of solid panels that accomplish exactly what their name implies: creating privacy in your yard. They may be used to contain pets and children inside your yard or to keep unwanted visitors out. Many homeowners prefer secluded yards where they can relax with their families and entertain guests without being exposed to prying neighbors. Installing a fence is not the only way to create privacy in your yard, but it is one of the most effective.
Building your fence directly on top of your property line has the obvious benefit of enclosing your entire yard, giving you the maximum area in which to play, plant, and relax. Whether or not it’s a good idea to do that, though, depends on a few factors, including where you live and your neighbor’s feelings on the new fence. We’ll help you figure out how close you can build your fence to your property line.
We put together a handy graphic to show you how to clean your vinyl fence. This visual guide lists what materials you need and breaks down the process step by step. Check it out and see just how easy it is!
If you live in Pennsylvania and plan to build a fence on your property, you need to first be aware of the laws and regulations governing the process. The Fence Authority has been installing fences in the areas around West Chester, PA and Montgomeryville, PA for over 20 years, so we know a thing or two about Pennsylvania fence laws and requirements. Now, we’re passing that knowledge along to you!
If you’ve never gone through the process of getting a new fence, you might feel a little overwhelmed. We like to help out homeowners in need of some knowledge, so we regularly publish information related to all things outdoor living, and fences are our specialty! In this article, we’ll go over what you need to know about getting a new fence and round up our resources.
Questioning whether to repair or replace your fence? Many homeowners start out by weighing the costs. Repainting or repairing a fence is cheaper and easier than an all-out replacement—at least in the short term. Sometimes, replacing your fence is the better choice. Maybe your fence has worn out its welcome and will continue to need extensive repairs, or maybe you’d like to update the style or placement of your fence.