Fence Installation Tips
Welcome to the Austin Fence Company blog! We understand that purchasing a new fence for your property is a big investment. There are a lot of choices out there, and it may seem confusing at first. Maybe you’re a new homeowner and you’re looking to improve the value of your home and gain a little extra privacy. Have you ever walked out into the backyard and seen your neighbor watering their plants in their own yard? It might be time to have a privacy fence installed. We are here to guide you through the process of selecting a fence and a fence installer.
Planning and budgeting
It is always wise to have a survey done to make sure the fence installation is compliant will the local codes and regulations. You’ll want to do this before selecting the materials, because cities may have a height limit or HOA’s may have bylaws restricting certain materials. This will save you the trouble of having to select materials twice. If you are expanding a fence, you’ll want to make sure that the fence is not directly over any utility lines. Some of the common utilities water pipes, cable, fiber, electrical, and even gas lines. If you’re unsure of where these may be located, call 811 or visit 811’s Website and they’ll be able to give you all the information you need. The next thing you want to do is calculate the overall length of the fence in linear feet. After this step is complete, you will be ready to get with a reputable fence installation company and select the materials. They will generally ask you the overall length, how tall you want the fence, and what type of materials you’ll need. Most reputable fence companies will even come out and give you a free estimate.
The Fence Installation Process
Once you’ve come to an agreement with the fencing company, they will generally get you on the schedule pretty quickly. Most fence installations generally take somewhere between 2 days and a week depending on many factors. The first day usually consists of setting the posts in concrete. Concrete generally takes 12-24 hours to fully dry. Usually, day two consists of installing the fence rails and the boards. This process varies due to the overall length of the fence, the type of material, and the complexity of the trim. After all is complete, the fence company should give you an invoice and a warranty on your new fence.