Fence Installation: Important Tips to Know Before You Begin

Fences serve a practical purpose for most homeowners and small businesses. They help to define boundaries and keep a space protected from criminals and vandals that could do you or your property harm.

However, installing a fence isn’t something most people can do by themselves. In fact, most people don’t really know that much about fence installation and it can be a somewhat tricky process for the average home or small business owner.

Fence Installation Tips

Use these tips to help you learn as much as you can about fence installation before you get the process going. You’ll save money and get better results.

Know What Your Needs Are Before Installing a Fence

When you’re going to have a fence installed the most important thing to take into account is your needs. Do you simply need a fence for decorative purposes to make your home or place of business look a little better, or do you need a fence to keep intruders out and protect valuables from being stolen?

In most cases, decorative fences can be low and made from materials like wood or MDF. However, if you need a sturdy fence, you may want to get a chain link fence estimate to help protect what is important to you.

Determine Your Budget by Getting a Fence Estimate

You can get a chain link fence estimate from one of many companies in your area, and for the most part, they’re all likely qualified to do the work for you.

That doesn’t mean that you don’t need to determine a budget before you begin. If you don’t you could end up spending more money than you can afford for the fence that you need to protect your home or business.

Here’s what you should know before installing a fence:

How long does fence installation take?

It depends on the project size; however, fence installation process usually takes 1-3 days. It should be completed without any day gap. There should not be any gap between the day the posts were installed and the day when the rail, gates, or rest of the work is done.

Do you need a permit to build a fence?

It depends on a number of factors that include where you live, the height of the fence, or the type of materials used. The fencing laws in most of the cities make fence permits necessary when fences in the back of your home are over 6 feet, and fences in the front are over 3.5 or 4 feet.

What is the most cost-effective fence?

The most cost-effective fences are:
  • Chain link fences
  • Barbed wire fences
  • Ornamental metal fences
It’s recommended to hire a certified fencing contractor so that the fence installation can be done easily and efficiently. See Also: Expert Tips to Repair and Maintain Your Fences

Fence Contractor


Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.