Having a fence on your property can be a great way to bring some privacy to your yard; keep your pets from escaping; and make your home feel more secure. If you want your fence to serve its intended purpose and avoid running into any trouble during the fence installation process , however, there are a handful of factors you should take into account before settling on materials and raising up a fence.

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Your Wishes
The fence you construct on your property is yours, and it should not only meet your functional needs but reflect your design preferences as well. Conduct some research to find out whether wood, aluminum, vinyl, or wrought iron is best equipped to serve your fencing purposes, and then choose colors and materials that please you.

Zoning Codes
From height and location on property to color and material, several aspects of fence construction are regulated by municipal building codes and neighborhood zoning laws. Before you start work on your fence, check the zoning codes that govern your area so that you will not invest time, money, and energy into building a fence only to be told by the authorities that it must be taken down.

Your Neighbors
To avoid creating any bad blood between you and your neighbors, check with them to ensure that your fence building plans will not obstruct their views or impinge on their quality of life.

Area Climate
Some fencing materials are better suited to warm climates than others. Additionally, special precautions must be taken when building a fence in a cold climate . Since Chicago is known for long, hard winters and hot, humid winters, weather conditions should be taken into account when choosing materials for your fence.

Professional Services
Building a fence can be done without the help of a professional, but it often proves more difficult and time-consuming than the ambitious DIYer anticipates. Spare yourself some hassle and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your fence has been properly installed by hiring a reputable fence builder to do your work for you.

At Paramount Fence in Batavia, we know that Chicago homeowners have several companies to choose from when looking to have a fence professionally installed. To set ourselves apart from the competition, we work closely with our clients from the initial brainstorming phase until the last link or board has been laid. To arrange a free in-home estimate, call (630) 406-8410.