Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Fencing Research For An Upcoming Project

by Norman Beck

Research fence companies and materials before committing to hiring a contractor to install a border around your property. The following tips will help you acquire fencing that serves the purpose you have in mind, plus meets your budget criteria.


Measure the area that a new fence will ultimately enclose. Contact several local fencing contractors. Provide the measurements that you have acquired for the upcoming project. Each fencing contractor will provide you with pricing guidelines, timeframes, and other information that is pertinent to the new fencing project.

During each inquiry, find out what type of fencing each contractor specializes in. Be prepared to relay information about the properties that you would like your new fence to possess. You don't have to be completely certain of the exact fencing design that you will select, but you should be aware of the main ways that the fence will benefit you.

For instance, you may want to relay that the fence will be used to keep pets or kids safely contained. You may also want to relay that a fence is going to be used to increase privacy on your property. Your first conversation with each contractor will provide you with an overview of what you can expect if you decide to use a specific fencing company to perform the installation.


Once you have received some baseline information about the cost of installing a new fence, explore various fencing materials that are suited for residential use. Visit specialized fencing retailers and home centers during the research of materials. Visiting places in person will allow you to inspect the craftsmanship of various fencing products.

Some places of business may have a display area that showcases fencing panels, gates, locking mechanisms, lights, and other items that you may want to be added to the new enclosure that you are seeking. 

Price Points

While you are researching fencing materials, record information about the cost of various materials. Include prices for any fencing accessories that are of interest to you. Once you have compiled the list of prices, add up the amount of fencing materials that will be needed for the job. Add the cost of the materials to the installation costs that the contractors quoted you.

After you have chosen the fencing company that you would like to complete the installation of the fence, you will be provided with a formal proposal that will list all of the services that the fencing contractor will render and the total cost that they will charge you for the installation.

Contact local fence companies to learn more.


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!