Fence Etiquette: Sharing A Fence With Your Neighbor

It’s standard practice in many Texas neighborhoods for neighbors to share fences. In almost every situation you will be sharing your fence with at least one neighbor, but often you’re sharing a fence on both sides of your yard and sometimes you’re even sharing your back fence. No matter how many fence sides you’re sharing with your neighbors, you’ll want to be respectful and make your fence installation experience a positive one for all parties involved. Below we will go over some common fence etiquette tips when it comes to shared fences and why they’re important – let’s dive in!

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Fences?

Although your fence isn’t part of your home, it is on your property, which means it could be covered by your homeowners insurance if it becomes damaged. Your fence is usually going to be covered under the “Other Structures” provision of your insurance policy, but you’ll need to read the fine print to double check your coverage.

A good rule of thumb for the amount of coverage your policy has in its “Other Structures” provision is 10% of your total policy. So if you have $400,000 of homeowners insurance coverage, the “Other Structures” coverage will be capped at $40k. While that would be plenty to cover any damages that may affect your fence, there are unfortunately a lot of situations where your fence wouldn’t be covered by insurance. Below we will dive into the main causes of fence damage and whether or not they would be covered by insurance!

Best Fences for Large Dogs

People are consistently discussing the best fencing options to keep their small dogs protected and secure, but large dogs need to be protected and contained as well. Large dogs are frequently left out of the fencing conversation because they’re not considered as vulnerable as small pets, but they do face the same risks. When selecting a fence for a large dog, you have to take into account different considerations than you would with a small animal. We will dive into the traits of large dogs that will impact your backyard fencing choice below!

Three Steps to Pool Safety

As refreshing and fun as a swimming pool can be, it can be equally as dangerous for unsuspecting and unprepared children. It’s important to note that one in five people who die from drowning are children. That’s why it’s essential to prepare your children and your backyard for the summer’s swimming season as soon as possible. Total pool safety comes from three areas: education, prevention and monitoring. We will go over these three steps to pool safety below!

Is a Vinyl Fence Right for Your Home?

Choosing a fence for your home can be overwhelming. With so many options to choose from, and the pros and cons that come with each option, it can be difficult to know what fencing is right for you. In this blog post we will be focusing on one of our favorite fencing types: vinyl fences.

Vinyl fences are made of a high-quality PVC resin that is shaped and formed to create pickets. These pickets are placed next to each other, locked together and installed in your backyard accordingly, leaving no gaps. Vinyl fences are extremely durable and are weather and UV resistant. Is a vinyl fence right for your home? Find out below!

Different Types of Wood Fences

If you think that a wood fence is boring or plain, you haven’t seen the wide selection of wood fencing types we offer! Wood fences are popular because of the privacy they provide, but there are so many styles and variations of wood fences that they can be used to add character and style to your home and backyard as well. Below we will go over some of our most popular wood fencing types – there will sure to be one (or multiple) that will suit your needs!

Choosing a Fence to Match Your Home Style

You’ve designed your home to be uniquely your own, don’t ruin the look with an outdated or damaged fence! You can bring your home’s design full-circle by choosing a fence that complements your home. Paying attention to extra details like your fence will ensure that your home has a unified look and that nothing detracts from the beauty of your home.

There are a variety of fencing styles that will complement any sort of home design. Below we will dive into some of our favorite fence types to match your home’s style.