Rhode Island Fence Building and Fencing

Installing a fence involves more than digging postholes and nailing boards together. Not only will a fence update the appearance of your Rhode Island home, a good fence design can add value and security.


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Fence Building and Fencing Introduction

Take a little time to study the mixture of fence designs inside your neighborhood. Whether you desire a boundary, privacy or picket fence, there are multiple attractive alternatives in a wide range of prices.

Many towns and cities have zoning laws and your community might have a neighborhood code in reference to fence heights and materials. Check with your local Rhode Island code enforcement office and neighborhood association about the styles, colors, and types of fences permitted to be installed Rhode Island . You will be certain in making an educated decision, and avert the hassle of removing your fence if it does not meet with neighborhood codes.

A little planning ahead will aid you in selecting the right kind of fencing. Think realistically regarding the quantity of work involved in digging postholes and setting the posts. Many people choose to employ a specialist to make certain the job is completed correctly. Compare the price of leasing the equipment, arranging for the delivery of supplies, and the time necessary to install the fence, to the price of hiring an expert. The price variable may be insignificant when you think about the extent of work required and the knowledge that the job will be completed properly.

Things to consider when planning the design of your fence:

Which style of fence complements your home and community? Consider the fences in your neighborhood and distinguish which styles you find the most appealing.

How close can the fence legally be to the property line?

How much can you afford?

What is the object of the fence? Is it privacy that you want? Is it required to be high enough to contain pets or children? Is the fence for security?

Are you willing to invest the time to regularly maintain a wood fence, or is metal a better choice?

If you opt for a wood fence, will it need staining or painting? Selections for wood fence consist of pressure-treated cedar, redwood, pine and spruce.

Will the fence impede your neighbor's view or enjoyment of their yard? Will the fence integrate with the fences of your neighbors?

Do you feel confident building the fence on your own, or should you hire a contractor?

If you employ a contractor, look at examples of his/her work, particularly if the work was completed in your neighborhood. Is the contractor licensed, and does he/she have references?

Investigate pricing of various fences while keeping your budget in mind.

If you are on a tight budget, consider having a contractor install the posts and attaching the rails and boards yourself.

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