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The main purpose for any fence is to designate the perimeter of your property. Beyond that, a fence can also make your yard feel like an extension of your home, as it provides a safe place for children and pets to play and for family and friends to gather for special occasions or events. There’s also the value of installing a custom wood or vinyl fence . Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, there are some important steps you will need to take before getting a new fence. These steps include:

Check With Your Home Owner’s Association

Before you get your heart set on a new wood or vinyl fence, contact your home owner’s association to see if there are any rules or regulations concerning residential fencing. Some HOAs do not allow custom wood or vinyl fences in certain colors or above certain heights, so be sure to clear your plans with your HOA to be safe.

Talk to Your Neighbors

Once you clear it with your HOA, talk to your neighbors about your plans for a new fence . Even if only as a courtesy, talking with your neighbors about your new fence should prevent any disputes from arising during or after fence construction.

Confirm Your Property Limits

Confirming where your property ends can save you the time and cost of moving a fence that is installed beyond your property’s boundaries. Visit your local zoning office to find out where your property ends and get a copy of the property map to share with your fence company.

When you’re ready to build a new custom fence, contact Paramount Fence . With over 20 years of experience in the fence business, we are one of the most trusted full-service fence companies in the Chicagoland area. Visit our website to see examples of our work, or call us today at 630-239-2714 to speak with us directly about your new wood or vinyl fence.