Common Aluminum Fence Installation Mistakes


Are you a do-it-yourself expert anxious to get started on an aluminum fence installation? Calm down just a little. While you're likely great at what you do, it's important to proceed with caution when installing a new fence. Installing a new fence takes a great deal of skill and knowledge. If you aren't equipped, the fence could easily fail and introduce several other problems.

Property Line Errors

When a professional installer arrives, they don't simply get right to work installing the fence. Instead, they go over your property line designation to ensure the fence is compliant. When it comes to this problem, even being a few inches over your property line gives your neighbor the right to take legal action against you.

In addition to a fine, you will likely be required to remove the fence and pay to have it reinstalled. Only after the installer has verified this information with you will they begin installing the fence, while also paying attention to accuracy to ensure it does not go over the line.

Choosing The Wrong Posts

While an aluminum fence is highly durable, the posts that support the fence are also very important. When choosing posts you have to take into account the type of soil in your lawn, what type of slope (if any) on the ground, and even what type of wear and tear will be put on the fence, such as kids leaning on it.

If you fail to choose the right type of post, the fence won't be supported properly, which can lead to failure. In addition to the style of posts, you have to consider the fence's length and width, as well. A professional knows how to take all of this into account to ensure you're making the right selection.  

Overlooking Digging Restrictions

If you don't know what you're doing, it's also fairly easy to make a digging mistake. Water, gas, and electrical lines often run undetected below the surface of the ground. While many of these lines are marked, this is not always the case.

If you don't know how to test before you dig, you put your safety in danger. For instance, coming in contact with an electrical line can cause serious injuries. Even if you're able to escape injury, if you damage a line owned by a local utility company, you may be required to pay for the damages.

When you partner with a professional fence installer, these are concerns you don't have to worry about. An installer will set up your new aluminum fence worry free. Contact a company like Town & Country Fence to learn more.


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