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There are many factors to consider before choosing your fence and which material is right for you and your home. A few things to consider include whether you have kids, pets, want to increase your privacy, or just increase your property value. Roma fence has multiple styles and materials to choose from so that you can enjoy the fence you live between.

Maintenance and cost should be taken into consideration while choosing your fence. Make sure you hire the right fencing contractor to install your fence if you’re not comfortable installing one yourself. By-laws and neighborhood restrictions are other factors to consider. Don’t forget to check your municipal website for fence by-laws if you plan on installing yourself. By-laws include information on height restrictions, placement restrictions, and safety factors for fencing around pools!

Make sure the fence you’re choosing is one that you want for the long run before investing your time and money into this summer project. For example, are you choosing between an open and economical chain link fence system or upgrading to an elegant and ornamental iron fence.

Here are a few tips to help you make the best fence choice for your home and family:

1. Picking the right fence for your yard

Make your fence part of the key landscaping features that increase your property value. When installed properly a fence can provide your yard with so much more than you originally planned for. Ask yourself why you need a fence. Your answer will guide you through your decision in choosing the right fence and contractor. Prioritize your needs over your wants but make sure that your wants are also taken into consideration so that you are happy with your finished project.

Are you looking for privacy? Then wood or vinyl would be your best options. Vinyl and wood are the most popular options for residential projects as they provide the most privacy from your neighbors. These styles work best for subdivisions.

For clients who are less concerned with privacy, ornamental iron or chain link fence may be better options. Ornamental iron gives your yard a classy and elegant look. Chain link gives your yard an open and modern look. Both are great choices to help keep your children and pets in. Make sure that if you have a smaller pet that your fence choice compensates.

2. Consider fence maintenance

How much time do you want to spend maintaining your fence?

Of the most common types of residential fencing, wood, chain link, ornamental iron, wood fencing would require the most maintenance. Staining and painting every few keeps your wood fence looking fresh and new. Vinyl and Ornamental Iron fences require very little upkeep. This makes these fence styles more appealing to homeowners and property owners who are looking for low upkeep options.

Wood fencing is easier to repair than iron or vinyl fencing.

3. Check with your Homeowners Association

If a homeowner’s associate dictates your neighborhood, then you may not have control over whether you can choose your own fence style. Check with the HOA and your local By-Laws for regulations before starting your summer fence projects.

Follow community guidelines and procedures, or risk facing legally enforceable fines.

4. Pick the right fence contractor

Installing a fence on your own can be very hectic and stressful; the process can require special skills, tools and sometimes more intense labour than anticipated. Think about hiring a professional contractor. This takes some of the pressure off of you and gives you time to enjoy your summer instead of scheduling an installation and ensuring you have underground utility clearance.  

The Installation division at Roma Fence is sure to secure the underground utility clearances you may require. We also work with you to obtain any private locates on your project site. We will require a property survey to get started!

Lastly, don’t forget to inquire about product warranties and keep them on file for your future reference.

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