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Installing New Fencing

Hello, my name is Barry and this is my new fencing blog. Until a couple of years ago, I didn't think twice about fencing. I truly believed that there were only a couple of types of fence and that they all more or less did the same job. But boy was I wrong. When my brother-in-law Stan came to visit me, he explained that he had recently retrained as a fencing contractor and that he would be willing to do some work on my yard. I helped him to install a new glass fence around the pool and a lovely wooden picket around the exterior of my home. I hope you enjoy my blog.

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What Things Do Homeowners Need to Ponder Over Before Installing a New Fence?

If you're considering taking down your home's boundary fence so that you can install another one, you'll need to get the job done correctly the first time. Otherwise, you'll run the risk of having to remove the new fence sooner than you had expected.

Here are some important things you'll need to ponder over before installing a new fence around your residential property.

The purpose of your new fence.

What do you intend to achieve by removing the old fence and replacing it with a new one? Improved security, better visual appeal or both? There are many types of fencing products out there on the market, and each is designed to meet the specific requirements of different homeowners.

Whatever your reasons for wanting a new fence installation, you should make sure you choose a product that matches your exact fencing needs. If you want top security, fencing products such as high-grade steel fencing would be an ideal choice.

The durability of your new fence.

Every fencing product on the Australian construction market is expected to last for a certain number of years as long as it is installed and maintained the right way. However, the longevity of fencing products is usually affected by external variables such as the climatic conditions of a particular local area.

In wet climates, a vinyl fence can last for its entire expected lifespan because it is unaffected by rain and high humidity, while a wood fence with the same projected lifespan might not last as long, for example.

To ensure your new fence lasts for as long as you expect, it is important that you choose a product suited to withstand the elements it will be exposed to.

Fencing regulations in your local area.

Some local councils and/or house owners' associations have fencing regulations that must be followed by all homeowners living in their areas of jurisdiction. Before you can jump into choosing a new fencing product for your home, you should first find out what type of fence you can and can't install, as well as specific restrictions such as the maximum height of the fence.

If you erect a new fence without getting acquainted with your local fencing regulations, you might end up having to take down the entire fence due to violation of the regulations. That would be a complete waste of time and money.

The best way to ensure you install the right fence around your home is to consult a fencing contractor. They will guide you through every step of the project in order to ensure the job is done correctly.