Sierra Structures—What You Need to Know Before Building a Fence
Posted August 2, 2022 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.
So, you’ve finally decided to build that fence around your property. Of course, at Sierra Structures, we think that’s awesome. But, before we get started, here are some key things you need to know before building a fence.
6 Things to Do Before Building a Fence in the Triangle:
Research and Verify Your Property Line. Are you positive of where your property line is? If not, take the time to research it before breaking ground. Make sure the fence is on your side of the line—or slightly inside of that. There’s nothing worse than having to uproot a fence and move it because it’s on a neighbor’s property.
Check Zoning Codes and HOA Regulations. Many folks live in a HOA neighborhood. If that’s the case, be sure to get HOA approval before starting. HOAs and zoning codes may also restrict the height and materials used. Make sure you research all of those.
Call Ahead for Utility Marking. This is the law. Before posts can be dug into a ground, it’s required to call the local 811 call center. Make sure all utility lines are marked properly because no one wants to hit an underground gas, power, or water line.
Think About the View. Of course, many fences are for privacy reasons, but remember that when people can’t see in, that also means you likely can’t see out. We can design privacy fences that vary in height or have portions that allow for a view, so that homeowners can see outside of the fence when they want.
Be a Good Neighbor. When planning a fence, consider those around you. Let your neighbors know when you are building it since it will affect them when their property adjoins to yours. This involves which direction the exterior of the fence faces.
Know the Costs Upfront. That’s another place where we come in to play. When you get a quote from Sierra Structures, you will be certain of how much you’ll need to budget for your fence.
For more tips, or to get a quote on your new fence, contact us at Sierra Structures today.