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 consider the mixture of fence designs in and around your community. Whether you want a privacy, picket or boundary fence, there are multiple appealing choices in a wide array of prices.

Many towns and cities have zoning laws and your community might have a neighborhood code in relation to fence materials and heights. Check with your local Rhode Island code enforcement office and neighborhood association in reference to colors, types, and styles of fences permitted to be installed Rhode Island . You will be confident making a smart decision, and avoid the aggravation of removing your fence if it doesn't meet with local codes.

A little planning ahead will aid you in selecting the right type of fence. Think realistically on the subject of amount of work involved in digging postholes and setting the posts. Several people prefer to hire a professional to make certain the job is done well. Compare the fee for leasing the equipment, arranging for the delivery of materials, and the time needed to build the fence, to the price of hiring an expert. The price variable may be minimal when you take into account the amount of work required and the knowledge that the job will be accomplished properly.

Things to consider when developing your fence design:

What style of fence complements your home and community? Observe the fences in your neighborhood and observe which styles you find the most striking.

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

How much can you afford?

What is the object of the fence? Do you desire privacy? Should it be high enough to contain a child or a pet? Is the fence for security?

Are you ready to put the time in to regularly maintain a wood fence, or is metal a better option?

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

Would the fence block your neighbor's view or enjoyment of their yard? Will the fence match the fences of your neighbors?

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

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

Think about the pricing of various fences while considering your budget.

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

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