While a beautiful new vinyl or wood fence can be a great addition to your home, installing a fence is often more difficult than many homeowners anticipate. Choosing the right type of fence initially can help avoid a few different headaches. For example, your homeowners association may have restrictions on what types of fences you can use on your property. You will also want to research the zoning regulations and codes of your municipality before making your choice. Read on to learn about some other pitfalls that homeowners may face when attempting a DIY installation of a new fence:

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1.     Improperly Installing Fence Posts

One of the most important structures in your fence construction is the posts. It is vital that they are installed correctly, because they will affect the strength and lay of the finished product. A weakened fence post that is not properly anchored or installed can eventually cause catastrophic collapse. At best, it will compromise the integrity of your fence. At worst, it can lead to severe damage to your property.

2.     Building the Fence in the Wrong Place

One of the most important things homeowners need to consider when choosing to have a new fence installed is their property lines. It can be all too easy to build on your neighbor’s property without knowing it or to shortchange yourself and place the fence too close to your home.

3.     Ignoring the Lay of the Land

Plumbing and tree roots can affect your fence as well, as these can prevent your fence from being anchored properly. Building a fence on a slope is definitely something your fencing professional should handle as well.

By choosing professional fence installation services, homeowners can enjoy the right type of fence in the right place. Contact Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410 to learn about our selection of fencing materials and how we can install your fence the right way the first time. Visit our website to explore our selection today.