Adding a fence to your home serves many purposes including curb appeal, as well as value. They effectively mark property lines and serve as a safety barrier for young children and pets. This is especially effective for homes with pools. Having a fence around your pool can reduce your liability and provide a safe environment for all to enjoy.
Online real estate sites have reported that installing a fence in urban areas; where fences are commonly erected usually increase the homes value. In order to insure the most value reached with your home improvement, it is best to obtain your fence contract through a professional.
Before you begin installing any fence you should consider the following steps:
1- Secure a copy of your property survey. A property survey is obtained when your home is purchased. This will have the precise property lines for the perfect installation. If you do not have a copy of your home’s survey, you will need to hire a professional to obtain one.
2- Check Homeowner’s Association rules. Most Homeowner’s associations require written approval by the association and/or neighbors before ANY changes are to be made to the property.
3- Permit. Many cities require permits before any type of construction it to be done within their boundaries. Your municipality or city building code office can properly guide you to what the laws are for obtaining a permit in your area. You or the Fence Contractor can do this.
Following these helpful steps can insure that you are within your local regulations for construction and will not be subject to costly removal and/or replacements.
Having the right Fence Contractor to give you a fair and competitive estimate is essential. Give us a call at Platinum Fence & Patio for all your fencing needs.