Around the House: Installing a Fence

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Studies show that a fence is one of the first home improvement purchases made when people move into a house. They’re easy to install and come in a variety of materials. But what’s the best type of fence for your house? Home Depot’s Dave White shows you how fences can be quick and easy to put together, and has tips on what you need to do before you start your next home improvement project!

Fence Basics:
Keep something in (kids, pets)
Keep something out (people, animals)
Provide security
Provide privacy
Define property lines
Improve property value

Before Installing a Fence:
1. Check your local town codes to assure legal compliance
2. Call local utility company to have them check/mark underground lines & cables
3. Know your property lines & install your fence within your own boundaries

Different Types of Fences:
• Costs about $70-$140 per section. It naturally blends in with surrounding if left in its natural state. Wood is easy to install. You can attach prefabricated panel to the post and you can paint it to match the house and/or trim.
• Example: Eastern White Cedar Lattice Top Semi-Privacy traditional lattice top designs

• Costs about $40-$70 per section. It’s manufactured from low-maintenance materials. Comes in a variety of styles that fit a wide array of consumer preferences — picket, post rail and privacy model
• Example: Windham Privacy Panel is a good neighbor fences that looks great from any angle because there is no “back-side”

Chain Link
• Costs about $3.50-$8.50 per section. This can come in either galvanized or colored (based on preference)
• This type of fence material is easy to install and is economical

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