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    Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Fence

    Fencing Tips | February 19, 2018

    While fencing can help add style, beauty, and functionality to your home and yard, some homeowners find choosing the right type of fencing a daunting task. At Innovation Fencing Inc., we want to help you make the best possible fencing choice for your specific wants and needs. That is why we have put together some tips for choosing the right type of fence.

    1. Know What You Want

    Before you determine what type of fence you want to have installed, it is important to ask yourself what the reason is for having the fence installed in the first place. If the fence is strictly for keeping animals or small children contained, chances are that you can choose a more basic style of fencing. If you are looking to block out noise and add more privacy to your outdoor space, the best option is probably fencing that is tall and solid.

    2. Choose Your Materials

    While wood fencing is one of the most common types of fencing bought and sold throughout British Columbia, cedar fencing requires regular staining or sealing and can seriously warp due to damp West Coast weather conditions. Try considering more low-maintenance materials, such as vinyl or composite, that look like wood without all of the needed upkeep.

    3. Do Your Research

    Before building a new fence, it is important to inquire about city and neighbourhood rules that may determine the look, height, and material of your new fence. It is also important to know how far back the fence has to be from sidewalks and property lines, and if your fence project will require a building permit.

    4. Hire a Professional

    Fence installation is much harder than it looks, so before you attempt to build your own fence, consider hiring a professional to take care of the installation process for you. Fence installation teams, such as the one from Innovation Fencing, can help ensure that your new fence is installed safely and securely the first time around.

    If you would like to learn more tips for choosing the right type of fence, or if you are interested in one of our products for homeowners, building/property managers, or developers, please contact Innovation Fencing at 604-744-1144 or by filling out a contact form on our website.