Estimating Costs and Preparing for a Privacy Fence Installation, Part 1

If you’re a homeowner or business owner looking to seclude or close off part or all of your property, one of the top options available to you is a privacy fence. Available in several styles, most commonly wood or vinyl materials, privacy fences are usually at least six feet high and are meant to provide a barrier for protection from eyes, sounds and other elements.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re proud to offer a wide range of fencing options, including both vinyl and wood fence options for those considering a privacy fence. If you’re still in the planning phase here and are looking to estimate your total costs for a potential privacy fence installation, what are some of the important factors you should be keeping in mind? This two-part blog will dig into several of the top areas to consider, both in terms of potential costs and general preparation themes.

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Professional or DIY Installation?

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re flexible when it comes to installation. If you desire it, we can fully handle the installation process of your new fence from start to finish, leaving you free to perform other tasks with your time. But if you’re a handy, DIY home or business owner who wants to take part in the installation themselves, we also have a variety of installation tools available for use, from tape measures to trailers, templates and more.

Now, when it comes to estimating costs, this area is an important one to consider. Professional installation will cost a bit more, but many people find this additional charge well worth it. If your top priority is saving money however, a DIY installation can help.

Zoning Laws and HOA Restrictions

Before you purchase any fencing materials or get started on any part of the installation, it’s vital to ensure the fence will meet local requirements, including both your municipality and a homeowner’s association if you’re part of one. Zoning laws and property boundaries are important details that can derail your entire project if you don’t have them right, and they could bring boundary requirements or height limitations.

In addition, your HOA might have guidelines on fence types, styles, colors or other limitations. Before getting started, ensure you aren’t flying in the face of any of these requirements.

Utility Lines and Marking

Another important area for marking and observing is the utility lines on your property. The last thing you want while installing your new privacy fence is to accidentally drill into your pipes or underground wires during the process, costing you both time and money to repair. You also don’t want a fence directly on top of a utility line – anytime the line requires work from the county, they may have to tear up that section of the fence or even the entire fence itself.

For more on planning tips before installing a privacy fence, or to learn about any of our quality fence materials, speak to the staff at Utah Fence Warehouse today.