How Much Time Does It Take To Build a Fence or Replace A Fence?
The length of the fence and the kind of fence that is being placed both have a role in determining how much time is needed to complete the installation. The installation time of a typical vinyl or wooden fence that is about 150 linear feet long should take between one and three days, provided that the weather is favorable. This number also depends on how large or small our crew is for that day.
Should I Have a Chain Link or Wood Privacy Fence Installed?
Wood, metal, and vinyl are some of the materials that may be used to construct fences. Wooden fences are normally erected one board at a time and can be fashioned from a wide range of wooden species. Many vinyl fences are prefabricated and put in sections or panels rather than using individual boards. This saves time and money. It is possible to purchase fences made of metals such as aluminum or steel in the form of chain link fences or metal panels. Chain link fences are typically installed more quickly than other types of fencing because a single roll of chain link can cover a significant portion of the area being fenced in. If you need help deciding, or want to go over the pros and cons of each type of fence for your specific yard, call us and make a consultation appointment. We’d be happy to come out and go over some ideas with you.
How Deep Do Fence Posts Need to Be Dug In?
We’ll construct your fence according to the specifications outlined for each type of fence (ie: different types of fences require different post depths and spans). Even though the precise distance might change depending on the overall height of your fence, we should dig holes for your fence posts that are at least three feet deep, and for tall fences, we should dig holes that are even deeper than that. The postholes should be at least a few inches wider than the posts that you are installing so that they can contain concrete that will assist support the posts; however, the exact measurements will depend on the fence material and the height of the fence. This is of utmost importance for posts that will be used to support a gate, since it is possible that an extra support post will need to be built beside the primary post, and the concrete will assist in keeping both posts in their designated locations.
Should I Talk To My Neighbors Before Having A Fence Installed?
The short answer is yes. Although in almost all cases, your property is yours and you don’t need to ask anyones opinion, it’s always a good idea to at least inform your neighbor of your plans and let them know when you intend to have the work done. If any of your neighbors have pets or livestock, you owe it to them to inform them about the upcoming construction so that they can take the necessary precautions to ensure the wellbeing of their animals. Furthermore, if your neighbors intend to contribute to the fence or pay a portion of the cost of installation, you might want to tell them so they can get their funds together. It is possible that you will be required to give your neighbors early notice as a result of local legislation or the requirements of your homeowner’s organization.
Are There Any Restrictions on What Type Of Fence I Can Install?
That depends. If you live in an HOA community, they likely have restrictions on the type of fence you can have installed, and probably the color and height too. Before you can dig holes for your fence posts, you are required by law in most populated areas to contact local utility companies or the one-call service in your state in order to schedule a survey of your property in order to mark any buried utility lines. This is the case even though this is not exactly a restriction. When we come to build your fence at your property, we make an effort to collect the following information.It’s safer for our employees as well.
Should the Fencing Come All the Way Down to the Ground?
In most circumstances, the only parts of your fence that should be in contact with the ground are the fence posts. It is more difficult to maintain your yard when your fence is allowed to touch the ground, and depending on the material used to construct your fence, it may also increase the rate at which it suffers damage from moisture more quickly. Wood fences, for example, should not touch the ground as they’ll rot much faster than if they did not. There are, without a doubt, some notable exception to this rule. It is possible that you may want your fence to extend all the way to the ground if you are erecting it for the purpose of excluding rats and other small animals from a garden or other area. It is also helpful if you are attempting to contain small-breed dogs or other animals that might be able to burrow beneath a fence that isn’t anchored to the ground in order to escape your yard. Chain link fences are a great example of a fence that will likely touch the ground when it’s installed.
If There’s Bad Weather, Will It Affect My Installation Appointment?
Yes, of course the installation of your fence might be adversely affected by inclement weather in a number of different ways. If it is raining or the humidity is high, we may have trouble getting the concrete to set while installing fence posts. Temperatures that are either too high or too low can not only cause problems with the concrete, but they can also cause your fence materials to swell or contract. If it is raining or the humidity is high, you may have trouble getting the concrete to set while installing fence posts. We will make every effort to build your fence on a sunny day when there is no chance of precipitation for the following few days.
How High Should the Walls of My Fencing Be?
It all depends on what you’re putting the fence up for. A fence that is intended to contain small-breed dogs, other small pets, and children may only require a height of 4 feet, but a fence that is intended to provide privacy or that is intended to hold large-breed dogs may require a height of six feet, eight feet, or more. The height of a security fence may range anywhere from 5 to 7 feet, whereas the height of a decorative fence is often between 3 and 4 feet. If you are unclear about how to go with this choice, call us for a free consultation.
How Long Does A Fence Last?
The material that a fence is made of, as well as any preventative maintenance that is performed on it after it is built, will determine how long it will last once it is in place. Wood fences may require annual painting or sealing and may require repairs before 10 years have gone, however vinyl and aluminum fences can survive for decades with minimum maintenance required on their part. Even while using treated timber can extend the life of wooden fences, they will still need regular care to avoid damage from animals, insects, and the elements.
Who Owns the Fence Between Properties in Texas?
Generally speaking, the person who’s property has the fence on it would be the owner, but things aren’t that simple. This is a fairly common dispute and can make fence replacement complicated. Texas state law does not have a specific law that focuses on this subject, so generally the property owner is in charge. The best way to avoid these situations is to speak with your neighbors if possible.
Should I Face the Fence Toward My Yard Or the Neighbors?
Fences have 2 sides: the finished side and the side with the posts. Generally speaking, you want to point the finished side to your neighbors. This is common for two reasons: First, it’s polite. Secondly, if you point the post side towards the neighbor, it will look like your fence is backwards. This isn’t always the case however. As with a lot of things fence-related, it all depends on the specific yard.
Do I Have To Set My Fence WIth Concrete?
Absolutely! Those springtime straight-line winds are no joke. If you don’t dig the fence posts deep enough, and set the with concrete, your new fence will be on the ground in no time. This also holds true for mailboxes and basketball hoops. Call Longview Fence Company today for a free consultation.