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 some time to explore the series of fence designs in the region of your neighborhood. Whether you'd like a picket, privacy or boundary fence, there are many attractive choices in a extensive array of prices.

Many towns and cities have zoning laws and your community might have a neighborhood code related to fence heights and materials. Verify with your local Rhode Island code enforcement office and neighborhood association regarding the colors, types, and styles of fences permitted to be put in Rhode Island . You will secure in making an educated decision, and avoid the aggravation of removing your fence if it does not comply with neighborhood codes.

A modest amount of planning would aid you in selecting the right type of fence. Think sensibly about the extent of work involved in digging postholes and setting the posts. Many people prefer to hire a specialist to be sure the job is done accurately. Compare the fee for leasing the equipment, arranging for the delivery of supplies, and the time needed to install the fence, to the cost of hiring an expert. The price variable might be small when you consider the amount of work required and the knowledge that the job will be accomplished accurately.

Things to take into account when planning the design of your fence:

Which type of fence matches your community and home? Observe the fences in your neighborhood and distinguish which styles you find the most striking.

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

How much are you able to afford?

What is the reason for the fence? Do you want privacy? Must it be high enough to contain a child or a pet? Is the fence for security?

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

If you decide on a wood fence, will it need painting or staining? Selections for wood fencing include pressure-treated cedar, spruce, redwood and pine.

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

Do you feel confident building the fence by yourself, or should you hire a contractor?

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

Investigate pricing of various fences while considering your budget.

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

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