Fencing Etiquette 101: How to Avoid Disputes with Your Neighbors

FencingYou’re ready to install new fencing in your yard, and you’re excited about the way it will turn out. There’s just one problem – you’re not sure if your neighbors will love the new fencing as much as you do. To prevent potential problems with those who live near you, consider these etiquette guidelines:

  • Observe your property boundaries—Don’t risk having to take out your fencing after it’s been installed by even going an inch over your property line. Before you start the installation, review exactly where your property ends and your neighbor’s begins.
  • Follow the rules of your homeowners’ association—Your neighborhood’s homeowners’ association may have rules about the style and/or height of the fencing you’re allowed to put in. Make sure you educate yourself regarding these guidelines before putting in a new fence.
  • Share your plans—Although you don’t need your neighbor’s permission to put up a new fence, it is still courteous to inform them of your plans before you start the installation process. Keep in mind that you don’t have to go over your design plans with them, but just give them a brief indication that a fence will be going up in the near future. Doing this will also give you the opportunity to resolve any existing property line issues.
  • Maintain your fencing—Maintaining your fence properly is the best way to ensure your fencing enhances the overall appearance of your property and that your neighbors don’t have anything to get angry over.

If you’ve already reviewed your property boundaries, homeowners’ association guidelines, and let your neighbors know about your new fence, but haven’t found the right fencing, check out our selection. At World Class Fence Distributors, we’re confident that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for!