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What to Know Before Installing a Fence

Updated: Apr 19, 2018

This article will provide you with the knowledge that you will need before installing a fence. We hope that our tips will help you with your decision.

Know What You Want

Why do you want a fence? A fence may be standard or fancy, therefore depending upon what you need the fence for will help you decide what materials you will need. You need to know why you’re looking for one so that you can choose the one that works best for you, as a fence can function in many ways.

Choice of Materials

Have you ever thought about the commitment of a wooden fence? Wooden fences require sealing or staining and they can warp or rot over time. You might want to consider a lower maintenance material like vinyl, aluminum steel or ornamental. If you don't know what you want, we certainly can help!

Research, Research, Research

Check with your neighbors or your neighborhood association to see what the rules are for a fence. You’ll also want to check with the city to see what the municipal building code requires. They may dictate the height, look and material of your fence. You should ask how far a fence needs to be set back from the property as well. Finally, find out if your fence project will require a permit.

Hire Guardian Fencing

You’ll want a professional to install the fence because of their know-how and efficiency. Guardian Fencing will install your fence correctly and we have examples on our web site of residential fences we’ve done.

Talk to Your Neighbors

You should be up front with your neighbors about your fencing plans. Try not to block their views in their backyards unnecessarily. You may even be able to share a fence with your neighbor if they agree. However, if you do that, get all details in writing.

We're here to help! Give Guardian Fencing a call to help get the ball rolling.


Useful Links for Brandon Manitoba & Area:

http://brandonareaplanning.mb.ca/images/handouts/fence.pdf

http://www.brandon.ca/images/pdf/planning/Brochures/How_to_Build_a_Fence.pdf


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