What You Need to Keep in Perspective When Setting Up Fencing

Decide on the Purpose

A fence enhances the security as well as the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Depending on its purpose, the material for fences needs to be chosen carefully. Whether it is just to add beauty to your property, to restrict entry to your front lawn, or to reinforce the safety levels of your home, cedar wood or aluminium fencing has always been the top choice. Cedar is one of the most durable woods around and it repels pests and termites making it durable and resistant to fungi and rotting that is associated with other types of wooden fences.  Adding to that the fact that it is most suitable for sawing and nailing, cedar wood is clearly the best choice for your fencing requirements.

Once you have decided on the material, you can look into secondary aspects such as the styling, the height, and the regulations involved in building a fence

Groundwork

stylish fenceOnce you have decided on the material, you can look into secondary aspects such as the styling, the height, and the regulations involved in building a fence. Make sure you look up the local rules of your area associated with building a fence since different states have different rules and restrictions when it comes to the height of a fence. This could keep you protected from legal hassles later on. Next, you need to ascertain the location of your fence posts. The depth of the holes for your posts will depend on area and purpose of your fencing. It is ideal to maintain a distance of not more than 6 feet between posts. Again, the depth of the holes is something you need to check out with local authorities, so that you don’t hit underground wiring or piping.

Putting it Up

Once you have set the groundwork, you can go ahead with putting in the posts and attaching the rails. Ensure the rails are level before you add the fence boards. The bottom board needs to stay at least 3 inches from the ground to prevent soil contact. This ensures longevity of your fence. Finally comes the cap, which is nailed to the posts as well as the top rail.

Though doing it yourself has its elements of fun, having somebody who has experience in carpentry or landscaping can prove to be a valuable asset when you are setting up your fence.

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