Residential Fence Research: HOA, Codes, Utilities, Material

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most important areas of research you should be performing when looking into any kind of residential fence installation. From themes like your property line and any neighbor considerations to things like choosing the right fencing company and more, the right advanced research will put you on the pathway to a simple, affordable and high-quality fence installation. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence products and installation services for Layton and nearby Utah clients, including vinyl fences, wood fences, wrought iron fences and many other varieties. Today’s part two of our series will look at a few additional areas of research to cover before having a residential fence installed.

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Go Over Any HOA Restrictions or Regulations

If you live within the boundaries of a Homeowners’ Association, or HOA, you will need to take the time to check out any restrictions or regulations related to fence installation. Some HOAs might have strict rules on what kind of fencing is allowed, where it can be installed and its height/style.

Failure to comply with these regulations could lead to hefty fines or other penalties. For this reason, it is always a good idea to review the HOA documents prior to making any decisions.

Research Local Fencing Codes and Regulations

Down related lines, and depending on where you live, there could be restrictions in place regarding your fencing options. It’s important to research local fencing codes and regulations before investing in any kind of residential fence installation. There might be rules that limit fence height and other factors that could affect your final choice of fencing.

Check for any Utilities Underground

Another important area to research is the ground underneath your property. Locate any utilities such as gas, electric, water and sewer lines that may run through the area where you plan to install the fence. It’s essential that you avoid running into any of these lines while installing the fence. You can contact your local utility companies to learn more about where these lines are located, or you can hire a professional to come out and mark them for you.

Go Over Fence Material Options

While some clients already know exactly which type of fence they want to install, others may need help narrowing down their choices. With that in mind, it’s worth researching the different types of fencing materials available.

From vinyl to wood and wrought iron to aluminum, there are multiple options for residential fences that could fit your needs. Researching each material can help you decide which one is right for you.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we have experience installing all types of residential fencing, and our team is happy to help you make the best decision for your home. Contact us today or visit our website to learn more!