Having a fence installed is an exciting step in protecting your home’s security and privacy, but before the first post is set in place, you have a little homework to do. To ensure your fence installation goes as smoothly as possible, complete the following items on our new fence checklist.
Step 1: Determine What’s Important
Before you set your heart on any particular fencing type, run through the fence qualities that are the most important to you. Consider aesthetics, security, and privacy as you explore the fence types available. For example, what style of fence would best complement your home’s exterior? Or what fence would work best with your small dogs and children? There is no one-size-fits-all option, so be sure to choose your fence based on your family’s needs.
Step 2: Finalize Your Budget
Hopefully, at this point, you have a few fencing options that would work well for your needs. You should then be able to reduce that shortlist based on your budget. As a general rule, wood privacy fences tend to be the most affordable, while an iron fence is on the more expensive end. Of course, the size of your property is also a large factor in your final budget. Visit Austex’s website to get a free and instant quote. Once you have this, you’re ready for the next step!
Step 3: Confirm Property Lines
If you are installing a new fence, you will need to confirm your property lines before you schedule your fence installation. Not only do you want to ensure that you’re building only on your property, but confirming property lines will give you the most accurate cost estimate. You can find your property lines by visiting your local county recorder’s website or office. Alternatively, you can pull out your home’s blueprints if you have them. If you already have an existing fence, no need to check the property lines unless you would like to confirm.
Step 4: Talk to Your Neighbors
Although the fence installation team will be working on your property, it’s always a good idea to let your neighbors know what will be happening. In some situations, your neighbor may even volunteer to share the costs if the fence will benefit them as well. Additionally, if your neighborhood has an HOA, you will need to confirm their regulations for fences. The last thing you want to happen is to build a fence that is deemed unacceptable by your HOA and then have to take it down.
Step 5: Call Austex
For homeowners in the Central Texas area, calling Austex is the last step on your checklist. We specialize in wood, vinyl, aluminum, iron, and custom fences and would be happy to provide a quote for your customized fence. Give us a call today to start your project!