Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

3 Things You Should Know Before Installing A Fence

by Norman Beck

If you are thinking about installing a new fence in your yard or adding a completely new one where there was no fence before, you should be sure that you are completely prepared for the task. This way, when you are ready to hire fencing contractors, you don't run into problems later on that can end up costing you more in time and money. Here are three things that you should know before you get started on the installation of your new fence:

The Reason for the Fence: 

First off, you should know in your head why you want to go about the project in the first place. Are you looking to add a fence because you are going to be a parent soon and want protection for your kids? If this is the case, then it's going to help you prioritize your fencing options. You definitely want a sturdy fence with a strong lock and also one that cannot hurt your children. For example, wood fences tend to cause splinters and sometimes have holes in them where your child's little fingers can become stuck. 

The Material of the Fence:

Once you know your reasons for installing a fence, this should help you narrow down your material options. For example, you probably aren't going to want a wood fence if the reason for installing the fence is to protect your children. On the other hand, if you are looking to install a fence to surround and enclose your landscaping, then you probably will want a wood fence since this is a natural material that can blend well with the landscaping. You also want to consider the cost since each type of material will have different prices. 

The Rules of Your Addition:

Before installing a fence in your yard, you want to be sure that it's approved by your HOA if you live in an HOA community. You have to be approved for the fencing material, color, and length. If you don't live in an HOA community, you still want to check for property lines. You don't want to run into problems later on where your fence is too far out into another person's property, therefore you must legally change it, which can cost a ton of money. 

When you know these three things before you install a fence in your yard, you can be prepared when it comes to hiring fencing contractors, like Hunt's Fencing, to get the job done. 


About Me

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

I have loved cats ever since I was a child. My parents let our cat roam around the yard without a fence when I was a child, but when I adopted my first cat as an adult, I was much too afraid that she would run off to let her outside. After keeping her as an "indoor cat" for a few years, I decided to look into backyard fencing options that she might not be able to climb or jump over. I put a lot of research into those options, so I decided to start sharing what I learned on a blog to help other cat owners and anyone else who is looking for a fence for a specific need. I have been very lucky and my cat hasn't jumped over my fence at all and she now loves her fenced in back yard!