Fences come in many shapes and sizes but before selecting one check zoning and homeowners association regulations about building on your property and in your neighborhood. They sometimes regulate style, size, and placement, or if enclosing a portion of the yard is even allowed in the area at all. Some towns require that a fence be set a couple of feet off the property line. Once you know all the regulations you will be on your way to selecting the style of fence for your house plans.
The purpose of the fence
As you consider the style of fence think about what you want fencing colorado springs co to do. Is the fence intended to keep pets and children in the yard, is it for privacy, or to secure a swimming pool, or is it simply to add style and texture to your yard? Once you know this you will be prepared to select your fence style: privacy, semi-privacy, or decorative.
Setting the posts in place for your fence is one of the most critical components of the project. If the posts are not set correctly or are set out an angle or offset slightly the end results will be very noticeable in the Esthetic of the fence. Be sure to double and triple check your measurements before committing to digging your post holes. You need to be sure that you have even spacing of the post holes in that you have accounted properly for any intrusions such as the gate on the fence. Also you must consider the length of material that you’ll be using for the rails or stringers in the fence. The rails of the fence are the horizontal pieces that you attach the fence boards themselves to. If you put the post holes too far apart the stringers will not be long enough to reach from one post to the next. This is one of the most major problems that you certainly want to avoid when installing your own fence. The spacing for your fence posts should be equal so that is a quick and easy way to double check your spacing but nothing is a substitution for proper measurement with the correct tools.
When it comes time to dig the post holes you have a few different options. There are hand tools that can do the job however these require fairly extensive physical effort and should only be considered for smaller jobs. There are gas powered tools which can make quick work of even large jobs requiring many post holes to be drilled however this powerful machinery can be dangerous to use and has a bad reputation as being something that has the potential to cause injury.
If you are placing your fence around your garden or pool, chances are you will not encounter a conflict with property lines. However, if you are installing a property line fence, MAKE SURE you know where the property lines really are located. Bushes, tree lines or stone walls are NOT a good and reliable indicator of property lines. You may have been mowing a section of lawn for years but that doesn’t make it your property. You may have just been being nice to your neighbor all those years.
I have heard over and over how someone is sure that is where their line absolutely is only to find out after they install the fence that their neighbor sues them and has it removed. Survey maps will show the shape of the property and location of adjacent streets. Most will show accurate locations of corner pins.