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5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard Before New Fence Installation

If you’ve scheduled to have a new fence installed on your property, you probably feel a strong sense of anticipation about getting the work done and being able to enjoy how the structure creates a natural extension of your home.

Between selecting a fence installation company for the project and getting the fence installed, however, there is still work to be done to help the process go smoothly and efficiently.

Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Fence Along the Front Range

Just as with other home improvement projects like remodeling and landscaping, there’s a lot that can go wrong with a fence installation if you jump in unprepared. While the budget needed for a fence installation is relatively modest compared with other home investments, nobody wants to spend more money and time than is necessary. Knowing these common mistakes will help you get it right the first time when building a fence for your Colorado property.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Fences?

Fences are a valuable, attractive and useful part of your property. Like other infrastructure, however, they are susceptible to damage and disrepair by both natural and human-made causes. General wear and tear is normal over time, which is why you should be diligent about upkeep and regular fence maintenance. 

DIY Fence Installation: How to Put Up Your Own Fence

There are several practical and aesthetic purposes for installing a fence on your residential property, such as creating a boundary for pets and kids, visibly separating your property from your neighbor’s, or enhancing the appearance of your yard.

Once you have decided to add a fence to your property in the Denver or Colorado Springs area, though, you must determine whether to undertake the project yourself or have a professional fence company handle the installation.

Are You Looking for Fence Installation in Colorado?

Our Service Areas

Split Rail Fence & Supply Company has showrooms located in Littleton and Dacono, but we serve clients in multiple locations all across Colorado’s front range. Our service areas span from Colorado Springs to the Wyoming border and from Deer Trail to Bailey. In between, we have clients in Monument, Larkspur, Elbert, Kiowa, Elizabeth, Lakewood, Pine Junction, Bennett, Morrison, Thornton, Boulder, Fort Lupton, Lyons, Greeley, Laporte, Nunn, Wellington, Colorado Springs, and many others.

Can Fences Be Installed All Year Round?

Because outdoor home improvements such as landscaping and repainting your home’s exterior require warm weather, there’s a common presupposition that fences can only be installed in late spring, summer, or early fall. In reality, however, in-demand fence contractors install year-round. In fact, there are multiple benefits for you as a homeowner when you install early. These include:

Why Homeowners Should Be On Premise During Fencing Estimates

Many of our customers ask us whether they need to be at home when we make our on-site visit to give a fencing estimate. The answer is you’ll want to be. Not only will you get a more accurate estimate if we can walk your grounds together and speak with you in person, but you’ll also be sure you’ve selected the fence you want, and you may even end up with extra benefits you didn’t foresee. Here’s why it’s smart to be on site during estimates. 

5 Tips for Hiring a Fence Contractor

1. Ascertain Whether They Carry Your Preferred Product

It may sound obvious, but the first question you should ask any potential fence contractor is whether or not they carry your preferred fencing material. Many fencing companies specialize in just one product type or just one service sector (commercial, residential, HOA, etc.).

7 Reasons to Build a Fence for Your Family

1. Child Safety

One of the top reasons homeowners choose to install fences is to keep their children safe. There’s no better feeling than allowing your children to explore the outdoors without having to worry about keeping them from running into a street, talking with strangers, etc. With a fence in your yard, you can create a controlled environment where your children can safely play while you have time to attend to your own to-do list.

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