10 Steps for a Great Vinyl Privacy Fence

10 Steps for a Great Vinyl Privacy Fence

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Vinyl privacy fences offer property owners a sense of security and offer an attractive way to signify property ownership. Prior to investing in a fence, you should engage in some advance planning to ensure that you are satisfied with your privacy fence. Below are 10 steps to take before you invest in a privacy fence.  

1) Clarify your purpose for wanting a vinyl privacy fence. There are many types of privacy fences available so it is important to outline your main reason for wanting a privacy fence. For instance, if you only need a fence to help keep a small dog in the yard, then a lattice-top fence will suffice. But if you seek noise reduction, then a fence that is more solid will be required.

2) Outline your budgetary parameters in advance. There is a lot of variance in pricing among vinyl privacy fence options. For instance, taller fences are generally more costly than shorter fences. In some cases, a person’s budget will be the determining factor for selecting a particular type of fence.

3) Determine the color that you would like to use for your fence. Vinyl privacy fences are available in a variety of colors, including white and beige. Look at your property and figure out what color would work best.

4) Consider what kind of gate your want on your vinyl privacy fence. The gate can make a big difference in the look of your fence. You'd do well to look at a few options before making a choice.

5) Look at fences in your neighborhood to help narrow your choices. If you see a fence that you like, ask the homeowner for the fence provider’s information. Also ask about ease of maintenance and durability of the fence.

6) Remember the impact of climate and precipitation as you choose your materials. For instance, if you live in a humid region that is prone to rainfall, you may wish to consider using a material other than wood because of wood’s tendency to rot. Vinyl is a popular choice among residents of areas that receive regular rainfall.

7) Carefully plan the entrances for your privacy fence. Ideally, you should plan to have two entrances built into your fence. One should be wide enough to use to move large yard care equipment in and out of the entrance with ease.

8) Consider customizing your fence with hardscapes and plants. You can give your fence a softer, more unique appearance by incorporating greenery and hardscapes into the design. Consult with an experienced fencing company about ways to customize your privacy fence.

9) Consult with your local neighborhood association before building your fence. Some neighborhoods and small cities have restrictions on the types of fences that you can build. Request approval in writing for the fence that you wish to build before moving ahead with your project.

10) Choose a trusted vinyl privacy fence provider. Carefully evaluate a variety of fence providers in your area before you hand over a deposit. Check references for each company and seek a fence provider with proven industry experience. Long® Fence is a BBB accredited fence provider that has been a leader in the privacy fence industry since 1945. Their privacy fence experts have the experience and tools required to design and install a fence that meets your specific needs.  

Please contact us to learn how a privacy fence can improve the appearance and security of your property. Our team of fence specialists looks forward to working with you!

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Brett Crouse