How to Be a Good Neighbor When Installing a New Fence

Mar 10, 2016 | Fences

If you’ve decided to install a new fence, chances are it probably has at least a little bit to do with your neighbors. Whether you want a little bit more privacy for your backyard or you want to keep your kids and dogs from running through their yard, installing a new fence can be a neighborly thing to do. However, it’s important to remember that your fence installation will also affect your neighbors, so you should keep some etiquette tips in mind to ensure that it’s a positive experience for everyone involved.

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Installing a new fence can create tension between neighbors.

How to Be a Good Neighbor When Installing a New Fence

Be sure you know your property lines

One of the most common reasons that new fence installation causes bad blood between neighbors is because of a dispute over property lines. You may think you know where your property ends, but you should double check before moving ahead with the project. Even if you’re simply replacing an old fence, there’s a chance that it was installed improperly on neighboring land, so do your homework before the construction crew comes.

Find out what’s allowed

Your ideal dream fence may look perfect in your head, but if you install it without researching what’s allowed may mean you just have to tear it back down. Homeowner’s associations and local municipalities often have strict rules about what kinds of projects you’re allowed to take on, so it’s your responsibility to know the restrictions before you get started.

Give your neighbors some warning

While this is not completely necessary like the last two points, it’s definitely nice if you take some time to tell your neighbors what you have planned. The construction may interrupt their day and they will probably want to know about the fact that their views may soon change. Having a conversation before you get started is the nice and neighborly thing to do.

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