I own a landscape supply company and have done fairly well over the years. Until recently, security was never an issue, but then, I had two thefts occur. Someone had stolen mulch and gravel from my supplies. I knew that it was time for me to get serious about increasing security to prevent it from happening a third time. I talked with a fencing contractor about what type of fencing would help improve security without taking away from the pleasant appearance of the grounds. My blog will tell you how we accomplished the increased security using a beautiful new fence.
As a homeowner, it can seem like you're always paying for something, but that does comes with ownership. With this in mind, the opportunity to save money is likely music to your ears. Good news. If you're looking to have a new fence installed and you want to save money – this is a doable goal.
Research Community Guidelines
If you live in neighborhood that has a homeowners' association or community guidelines, always research their requirements before you install your fence. If you don't and your fence does not meet community guidelines, you may have to remove the fence and install a new one, which basically doubles your cost. From material, to height, to color, there are many guidelines these organizations can put in place.
Demo with Care
If your installation includes the replacement of an existing fence and you're going to self-demo the old fence, remove it with care, especially if you're planning to install the same type of fence. Take a chain-link fence, for instance. Provided they aren't damaged, you can use your existing posts for the new fence. Keeping these in place helps you save money and even shorten your installation time.
Trees, sheds and other obstructions can cause the cost of a fence installation to increase. Installing a fence around these types of obstructions adds to the level of difficulty. The more laborious the task, the more it will cost. Plan your fence in a way that it can be installed away from these obstructions. The same is true when it comes to electrical lines. The fewer considerations the contractor must make, the lower your cost.
Choose the Right Material
Choose your fence material wisely, as materials don't work well in all environments. Take a high-humidity climate that experiences frequent rain, for instance. If this sounds like your local climate, wood might not be the option you want. Should you choose this option, you will likely find that you're paying for considerable maintenance to protect the wood and it may even have a shorter lifespan, requiring a premature replacement, which means more installation cost.
When it comes to saving money on your new fence, research and careful planning is the name of the game. Be kind to your budget and plan with the idea of saving money in mind. An installation contractor can work with your needs and help you find the right option for your home.
Talk to a company like Hunt's Fence Inc for more information.