A backyard fence is a great way to add value to your property while enhancing your own privacy and beautifying your yard. However, in order to be a good neighbor, there are a few written and unwritten rules to abide by. So, while you may think that choosing the type of fence to install is the hard part, it’s actually only the first step in fence installation. Check out these three etiquette tips from your friends at DeFazio Company to make sure you don’t step on any neighborhood toes during your fence installation.
1. Check with Your HOA
When it comes to fence installation, every neighborhood is different and has different rules to follow. You may have limitations on the style, type, or even color of the fence that you can choose. Additionally, there will likely be height requirements and other rules that must be followed to avoid a fine from your HOA. If you don’t have an HOA in your area, you still need to check with city or town regulations before building a fence. The last thing you’d want is to complete the fence installation process only to have to take it down.
2. Talk with Your Neighbors
While it’s true that you can do what you want on your property without your neighbor’s permission, it can be considered rude to put up a fence without letting them know ahead of time. Not only is it polite to give your neighbors a heads up, you also might find that they were considering the same thing and you could collaborate on style and color. This step is optional, but it’s always a good idea to have a good relationship with those who live so close to you.
3. Choose a Quality Contractor
Finally, during the fence installation process, your neighbors will likely be slightly inconvenienced. So when choosing a contractor for the job, it’s important to find one that will complete the job in a timely and professional manner without disrespecting your neighbor’s space. You and your neighbors will benefit from a company that leaves you with fewer aggravations and mess for you to deal with.
Be a good neighbor with quality fence installation from DeFazio Company. Contact us today at (440) 652-6545 or request an estimate online for our fence installation services in the greater Cleveland area.