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If you are a homeowner or a contractor installing your new fence, you want to follow all the proper rules and guidelines to ensure that your fence is installed properly and that you are following the proper etiquette. Depending on the area that you live, there are certain laws and permits that you are required to be familiar with. Along with this, you’ll want to make sure you are respecting the install of your fence by making sure your neighbors, HOAs, and those on your property are okay with your installation. Of course, always verify the rules and regulations in your city before you begin the process of installing or renovating a fence. Every city is different and so are the rules. Use this as your guide on what to look for and what to expect during the process.

Property Borders

This is a big thing to make sure you respect and consider when installing your fence. Before you start installing any materials, you’ll want to verify where your property line falls. If you don’t do this and you install a fence over your property line, you can be fined and cause issues with your surrounding neighbors as well as most likely have to reinstall your fence. Check with your HOA or your city to have someone come out and mark the boundaries of your property.

Educate Yourself on Local Laws

It is vital that you do your research and you learn about the laws and regulations in your area. Some cities have specific guidelines that they require you to follow when installing fences. Other neighborhoods will have HOAS and sometimes they have requirements on the type of fencing you can have, the colors, and the height that the fence can be. Check with your HOA and your city because if you fail to follow any specific rules you can be seriously penalized.

Get Your Design Approved

Some cities are very particular about the materials that are used and the style of fencing that is installed. It is always a good idea to get your design approved before you start buying materials or installing. This way, if there are any issues they want to adjust you can do so without wasting money on materials or labor.

Share With Your Neighbor

If you are installing a fence and your neighbor doesn’t have one either you can share the design idea with them and see if they would be willing to split the cost of the fence. This will save you a huge amount of money and you will also win some brownie points with your neighbors.

Make Sure You Don’t Obstruct Views

When you are designing your fence you want to make sure that you don’t ruin anyone’s view around you or obstruct them from anything. Remember this is their neighborhood too so be cautious and think about everyone around you.

Buying From Cedar Fence Direct

Before you start the buying process at Cedar Fence Direct it is important that you think about your budget and have an idea of what you want your fence to look like. This way we can help you to the best of our ability to design a fence that is perfect for you and your family. If you also have a budget set aside we can help you find materials that are high quality and are within your budget so you can have the best of both worlds. We offer privacy fencing, split rail, ranch rail, and post and dowel fencing so everyone can find something that fits the needs and wants of their family. If you have any questions about any point in the process give us a call or come see us and we will sit down with you and discuss anything you need. We can give you some pointers and help you from beginning to end. We hope this helped give you some guidelines to follow when it comes to installing or renovating a fence! Happy building and good luck. 


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