Need a new fence. How much is a reasonable price to pay a contractor?
The fence will be 80' on both sides of the house, 70' on the bottom and 11' to each side of the house on the front side. Need a vynil fence.
Question answered by onemelbgirl
This is an excellent question. The difference between the contractors can be shocking. You didn't mention where you are located, that could also make a difference. Most fence companies will charge per foot to install a fence, however, this may also vary depending on whether or not you purchase the fence from them.
Another question is whether or not you will require a permit to do the work. Many contractors like to "ditch" the permit process. That is not recommended at all. If they don't get a permit, they don't have to have a license or insurance. You will save long term headaches by using a licensed contractor. Make sure that it isn't just the "friends" license they work under either.
So to answer your question, you could probably get someone that is qualified for approximately $10 to $12 per foot to install the fence. It really can add up especially with the amount of footage that you need.
You can buy vynil fence on ebay to save money. I believe boardbound fence is a good company and they will ship it directly to you. When ordering, don't forget the gates, gate hardware, end posts, corner posts, and caps.
Hope that helps! Good luck!
Can you attach a reed fence to a chain-link fence that is shorter than it?
We have a chain link fence that is about 4 ft high and I would like to attach reed fencing that is about 6 ft high for more privacy. Is this doable?
Also, if anyone has reed fencing, please let me know how it's working for you!
so you answer a question with a question... I am worried about the height difference in the fences and the stability that the reed fencing would have if it were attached to something shorter than it.
Question answered by Jeanbug
We did this some 15 years ago to screen a swimming pool for the kids. Our natural reed fence was also attached to a four foot chainlink.
The reed fence was secured to the chain link with florists wire, which I spaced about 3 feet apart, securing the reed to the fence at the 2 foot level and the 4 foot level. As far as the upper two feet of reed, I didn't worry about that at all and never had any problems with stability. Thus said, I live in an area that doesn't have a lot of wind so bending over in the wind just wasn't an issue.
Our reed fence lasted about 6 years before the elements deteriorated the metal binding that hold a reed fence together. I left it up year round, and I imagine it would have lasted longer had I brought it indoors when the pool wasn't in use.
How do you know who owns the fence between two houses?
The fence post are on my neighbors side. Does that mean I own the fence and am responsible for all maintenance?
Question answered by MELANIE
Well possibly. Where is the property line? That indicates where exactly the fence is and who owns it.
But usually when one builds a fence, the nice part of the fence view is facing the people who own it. The post would face the neighbor (ugly part of fence).
You both can maintain it. You don't have to maintain the part that faces your neighbory but he may not care how it looks on his side ~ or he should ask you if he wants to paint it or something to be sure it's OK with you.
What precautions should I take before replacing the fence that separates my backyard from my neighbor's?
The fence is leaning as a result of their dogs ramming and digging under the fence a few years ago. They no longer have dogs, but never made any effort to repair or replace the fence. I'd like to replace it because it affects the appearance of my backyard. However, I don't want to encounter any problems with property line boundaries, nor do I want to void opportunities to recover damages if the fence is ruined again due to their neglience. Any suggestions?
Question answered by bad girl
Usually when a fence is on a property line the owners split the cost. Speak to your neighbors, they may want to split the cost or they may not want to take on the expense. When you put up a new fence just be sure the posts are properly placed and protected from contact with the soil, there is some clearance from the soil for the boards and it doesn't exceed code height limits, usually six feet. Check with your local Building Inspection Department, you may need a permit.
What is the cheapest fence to install to divide my backyard?
We want a DIY fencing project- We need to install about 25 feet of some kind of fence to divide our backyard as we are planting some grass for our kids and our dog digs everything up. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier (similar to a pit bull) so it has to be strong/tall enough for him but otherwise nothing fancy. If the answer is chain link, can you rent the tools that you need to install?
Question answered by Garden Inspire
I priced different types of fencing about one year ago. Cedar 4x4 posts, horse fence stapled to the cedar, cedar 2x4s across the top and bottom. It was the least expensive by far and I have received many complements on it. I bought everything at Home Depot and paid some installers I know to put it in although you could probably do it easily yourself.
im going to buy a fence for my dog. was wondering should i buy a regular or eletric fence?
my yard is not too big so it wouldnt hurt to put a fence up. however, what kind of fences are the best? i need some fence so i can let my dog out to do his buisness and not have to worry aobut him running away. electirc fences are ok but very expensive im not sure if it worth buying one for a ton or just a simple fence. i have to make sure what fences are good and which are not.
Question answered by *Sombra*
A conventional fence is much MUCH safer.
The cheapest, most effective fencing you can install for a dog is chain-link. A lot of people don't like the appearance of it, however. Privacy fencing (vertical slats close together) also works well. If your dog isn't big or destructive you might get away with split-rail, but with metal-mesh attached to the inside.
Electric fences work for some dogs (and some communities only allow this type) but they have several notable drawbacks.
For one, a dog has an inherent understanding of a barrier that is both physical (it's actually THERE) and visual (he can SEE it). Electric fencing works by "punishing" the dog if he oversteps his boundaries and by warning him when he gets too close. Some dogs will run through the boundary if something outside it catches their attention, ignoring the warning and subsequent "zap." The dog may, however, refuse to re-enter the fenced area if he fears a second shock.
Also, some dogs become fearful of the yard after an electric fence has been installed because they come to associate the area with the electric shock. This can be a setback to housetraining if the dog becomes unwilling to go outside because of fear issues.
An electric fence may keep your dog in but will do nothing to keep other animals OUT. Same for people. There will be nothing to stop someone from stealing your dog.
I'd strongly recommend conventional fencing. The type you choose will depend on the level of security you need, the size and nature of your dog, and, of course, your budget.
What kind of fence should I get for my toy fox terrier?
I have a toy fox terrier puppy and I would like to fence in my yard. My questions are:
How tall does the fence have to be to prevent this breed from being able to jump over?
Can they climb chain link?
What are the best ways to avoid digging under?
I would like solutions other than invisible fences and things like that. Whatever you can give me that is helpful, I appreciate.
Question answered by foxfire
You have come to the right place with this question!!! As a breeder of Toy Fox Terriers, I can attest to the fact that they can be quite industrious when it comes to 4 things: 1. digging, 2. climbing 3. chewing 4. getting into trouble!! Because I have so many TFTs (they plan their attacks better in groups) I have a well prepared prevention plan againt all of these problems, but I will only try to advise you on numbers 1 & 2...For my purposes, I have installed a 6' fence in my backyard which leads to their kennel area.price wise, it cost just as much to install a 6 footer as it did to install a 4 footer, so I figured, why not! (4 or 5 foot would do it, however) THE TRICK IS, to have the installers DIG A 1/2 TO A 1 FOOT TRENCH below the ground , all around where the fence is going to be placed & then replace the dirt back up over the bottom after the fencing & posts are in!! I anticipated ahead of time, that my guys would dig under the fence & before it was installed, I made sure the trenching part was in the written contract! As for climbing...it's just too high & they don't even try! I do not advise an invisible fence, not for these guys, anyway; it can be just as expensive as chain link, maybe more, & not as effective ( I couldn't sleep at night with one of these in place but...) Forget about a wooden or cedar fence...they're chewers, remember!! Also, some of the wood is treated with certain poisons to protect the wood, but would be lethal to a dog... Please don't underestimate this breed & what they can be capable of...you must use your best judgment when deciding about their safety & security...good luck & enjoy your lovely TFT!
Can a fence be erected in between adjacent homes which would impede access to a homeowners garage/property?
I live in cook county next to an unreasonable neighbor. He is planning to run a fence along his "property line", which once erected would impede me from having access to my garage in the rear of my home. The fence would run along the sides of our homes but due to the configurations of the properties, my vehicle actually crosses his property line about 2-3 feet while swinging my vehicle to the rear of my home. Is there an ordinance governing this type of fence erection?
Question answered by Landlord
Only if you have an easement to use his land, it is part of the title.
Generally speaking a fence is not unreasonable, as it will protect him from trespassing, which very well might be what you are doing.
Does the good side of a decorative fence have to face neighbors?
Chain link fence in place - ours - and good side facing neighbor. We put willow decorative fence on our side of fence that separates yards which adds privacy for both of us. Neighbors had agreed to the fence but don't like it because it looks better on our side. They can easily put the same on their side since it is not expensive but were we wrong to have good side on our side of yard? Thanks.
Question answered by bugear001
The neighbor is out of luck. It's your fence. You can do what you want with it. You can even take it down if you want to. No.........it is not common courtesy to do so!!!!!! I put up a fence two years ago. I wanted to look at the finished side. Didn't worry about what any of the neighbors thought....and none of them said anything.
How can I beautify a fence that is right outside my kitchen window?
My neighbors are building a 6 foot wooden fence 3 feet in front of my kitchen window. It used to be a shorter chain link fence with a vine all over it. I'm upset that my view will be this huge fence taking up more than half of my window. Any ideas to make it look better? Are there baskets for flowers that could hold onto the fence on my side or fast growing vines that grow in the shade? I live in Seattle.
Question answered by whyme
put some hanging baskets on the posts and use some plastic flowers change them now and again and you will have all year round colour.
the fence it self is a different matter as they are really thin unless they are substantial panels if they are you could screw some decorative panels on them or even wrought iron let your imagination run away . but don't overload the panels