How to Build a Fence for Privacy and Security

There are many different ways to set up a DIY Protection System in your home, from cameras to alarms, there is plenty to do. But while these sophisticated methods are often on our mind, maybe it’s time to step back and enlist the help of one of the oldest security methods still alive. The fence. Listed below is a quick guide to building a private, secure fence around the yard:

1. Determine The Height of The Fence  

One of the first steps to a successful fence is carefully and deliberately measuring the height. Short planks may leave one's yard exposed, while pieces cut too tall will end up being a waste of the budget.

2. Perfect The Spacing

When seeking to construct a private, secure fence, one must always be aware of the spacing of the fence posts. Once again, it is a matter of visibility vs practicality. In addition, unevenly spread fence posts serve as a detriment to the fortitude of the fence as a whole. According to DIY Vinyl Products, there are also many posts to choose from. Blank posts can be used on any fence project while corner posts can help provide a clean connection. So be sure to research these and fully incorporate their potential use in fencing your property.

3. Get Right With The Law  

Permits and regulations are an inescapable, bureaucratic aspect of everyday life. It would be not only counterproductive but downright disheartening to construct a breathtaking fence, only to have it taken down by a snooping neighbor or roving inspector. It is very important to settle up ones permits and learn the regulations, which include such things as fence height and style.

4. Locate the Property Stakes

Around the perimeter of each piece of property there are several metal property stakes. There is only one surefire way to accurately pinpoint these stakes, and that is through the use of a metal detector.

5. If Possible, Plan For Two Gates  

One door may seem sufficient for a fence, at least at first. After all, the average human being would only require the width of one door to enter a yard, would they not? Surprise, y'all. Any construction head worth his or her salt would do well to incorporate two doors, to allow passage for lawn equipment and other bulky loads.

6. Incorporate A Removable Panel  

No hinges are perfect. Add a section of the fence that can be easily removed, just in case the gate rusts or gets warped to the point of uselessness. Plus, you never know when you’re going to need a large access point into your yard or backyard.

7. Have A Back-Up Design Plan  

While everyone has their own vision of what a fence is supposed to look like, it is important to remember the importance of malleable aesthetics. Having a blueprint drawn, while solid in theory, is far from a guarantee that the execution will play out exactly how one wants it to. Flexibility is, ironically, the key to a solid fence.

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