“Etiquette.” It isn’t the first thing you think of when you think of a fence, is it? But when you build a fence your home isn’t the only thing you’re changing. Unless you live way out in the country, you’re changing your neighborhood, too. Neighborhoods mean people, and people mean etiquette. Fail #1: You didn’t talk to your neighbors first. You’re building the fence on your property. With your money.So it might rankle to think you might have to talk to anyone else.But think of all the annoyances that fence could bring. You could block a view your neighbor likes.
We recently attended the spring NARI home show, like we do every year. One of the questions we found ourselves answering a great deal was whether or not a fence would help homeowners improve property values when it was time to sell. May, the month realtors suggest is the very best month to put a house on the market, is fast approaching, and so selling is on a lot of minds. We aren’t sure it would be accurate to say that a fence adds anything to the dollar value of the home. If you’re..
Many customers ask whether we install fences in winter. The answer is yes, we do, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. And believe it or not, the colder months are often an ideal time to install–especially during the month of November. During November, we’re still mostly looking at flurries, but the leaves on the trees are more or less gone. This means we have a little less work to do if there are trees on the fence line which need to be trimmed. No foliage in our way means the installation goes that much faster. Another advantage..