What you need to before installing a new fence

There could be numerous reasons why you want to install a fence. Maybe it is for safety, privacy, or security purposes. Or maybe you know by installing one, this will increase the value of your home. When we get down to it, the reasons for installing a fence are varying.

But before you build your fence, you need to consider these key factors:

1. What is the purpose of the fence?
Before you begin working on a project, you must have your objectives and goals already outlined. When you decide that now you want to install a fence, you must ask yourself why you need one. Maybe you want to provide your family with some level of protection. Maybe you have children or pets and you want to make sure they are safe and protected. Or maybe you just want to make your backyard more visually appealing.

Whatever the reason, make sure you know exactly why you want to put up a fence. Because this can help you determine the best fence type for your needs. There are many types of fences and they all have different functions. For example, if you want to install a fence for privacy reasons, a chain link fence will not do. You would need a privacy wooden or vinyl fence.


Choose your fence materials
If you don’t know anything about fences or fencing materials it can be challenging picking out a fence. If you want, for example, to install a privacy fence, do you go with a wooden fence or a wrought iron fence?

It can be difficult to figure out which fence material will meet your needs and which will not. In such a circumstance, you can contact The Fence 4 Rent for assistance. We can provide you information about existing fence materials and recommend the most suitable fence to install based on your needs. We do, however, recommend going with low-maintenance materials like vinyl if you want to install a fence on a residential property.


What is your budget like for your fence installation project? What fence materials do you want to use? Does your landscape have a small or large slope? These are just some of the factors you need to consider when you estimating your total costs. Keep in mind that like with any other project, fence installation projects come with hidden costs. So put some extra cash aside to cover any unforeseen expenses.

You would want to put up a fence that requires low maintenance. You don’t want to spend a lot of your hard earned money on maintenance supplies and equipment. You also don’t want to install a fence that requires regular maintenance.

In as much as you want a decent fence, you don’t want construct one whose maintenance costs you cannot keep up with. You, therefore, want to ensure that the maintenance costs are as low as possible.



Is curb appeal a factor? If it is, you need to install a fence that offers an aesthetic appeal such as a wooden or vinyl fence. There is a wide variety of wooden and vinyl fences, so you have the option of choosing one that you feel will complement your landscape design and home style.


Do your research

Find out what are the legal requirements for installing a fence in your area. In San Jose, you need a permit to construct a fence that is over 7 feet high. You also need a permit to install a pool fence. If you live in an area where there is a homeowners association, inquire about the fence building requirements. What type of fence you can install in terms of height and size.


Be Neighborly

Don’t just go ahead and install a fence without informing your neighbors first. Be a good neighbor and let them know that you are planning on putting up a fence for this or that reason. You don’t want your neighbor thinking that you are installing a fence to keep them out. You want to be clear with them about why you are putting up a fence, to avoid strained relations between you and them.



Do you live in an area that experiences frequent rainfall? Or do you live in an area where it is hot all year round? Some fences may not last long in certain climatic conditions. Talk to a professional fence contractor and find out which type of fence would be most suitable to install in your area.


For all your fencing needs, please contact our team of professionals at The Fence 4 Rent. You can visit us in any of our branches across California or give us a call.