FAQs About Residential Fencing
Fences play an important role in our homes. They provide privacy and security. They also add to the curb appeal of your home. There are many types of fences that homeowners can choose from such as wood, vinyl, and wrought iron fencing. You may think that fences are simple and there is not much to know about them, but that is far from the truth. Fencing products are often complex and this results in many questions from homeowners. Below, you will find some of the frequently asked questions that we get from our clients and their respective answers:
- What is a shadow box fence?
A shadow box fence is a type of privacy fence that has two sides. Its name comes from the shadows that these fences often cast.
- How often do you have to stain wood fences?
Wood fences should be stained every 2 to 3 years. Staining your fence helps it maintain its appearance and prevent it from becoming damaged by the elements.
- Which fence requires the least amount of maintenance?
PVC and vinyl fences require the least amount of maintenance. They are almost maintenance-free, requiring only the occasional wash.
- How much does it cost to install a new fence?
The cost of a new fence will depend on the type of fence you want, how long your fence line is, the cost of any necessary permits, and the terrain of your property. Our fence contractors would happily provide you with a free estimate for a fence installation.
- Do chain link fences have to have a concrete post?
Yes, all chain link fences should have concrete around their fence posts. This provides them with the strength and stability to withstand heavy loads and keep wildlife out of your property.
- How far apart should posts be for chain link fences?
Chain link fences should be 10 feet apart. Anything further would compromise the integrity of your fence.