They say good fences make good neighbors, but we’d argue that’s probably not the only criteria. And being a good neighbor has benefits. The time and effort you put into making your neighborhood a better place can: Make your home safer, encouraging the neighbors to look out for you, and each other. Keep property values high. Help you make new friends with people who live on your street! Get you more invested in your neighborhood, which makes it a nicer, better place to live overall. But most of us have been trained to sort of live our lives and retreat.
On the fence about getting a fence? You’re not alone. Everyone wants to make sure they’re prioritizing their home improvement budgets correctly. Still, if you’ve been putting off this particular home improvement for years now this is a great time to take the plunge. Here are four reasons to get the fence you’ve been dreaming of this year, instead of putting it off to 2019. Be sure to share these with your spouse if he or she is the one who is “on the fence!” #1 You deserve a backyard oasis. Stressed? Worn out? A fence can help you create..
We mentioned in our Fence Building Checklist that you are going to have to work with your Homeowner’s Association on your fence project. If you don’t follow their guidelines, you may face fines and even be forced to remove your fence! It’s important to do your research before you begin your project or make any final decisions. Your HOA may have a surprising number of fence-related rules. They can dictate the style, height, and type of fence. They may also have standards for fence upkeep and maintenance. You can find your HOA rules, including those about fences, in a..