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FEATURES

FOR EVERY PROPERTY

By Susan Shelly
Hoffmann Publishing Group, Inc.

H

omeowners and businesses have
various fence options to choose
from and many things to consider
before building or installing a fence. Larry
Burt, sales manager of fencing and awnings
at Fehl's Pool, Patio & Stoves in Temple,
offered readers some advice to consider
before calling a fencing contractor.

Know Where Your
Property Lines Are

Understanding the location of your property lines is vital and should be the very
first step in a fence installation, Burt said.
If you can't locate pins or you're unsure
about where your lines are, you should
consult with a surveyor. Installing the
fence on property that is not your own will
not endear you to your neighbors, and will
result in additional labor costs if it has to
be taken out and moved.

Pick the Best
Fence for Your Needs

Consider your needs and the purpose of the fence before
ordering, Burt advised. You'll need a different type of fence for
defining a property line than you would for ensuring privacy
or enclosing a swimming pool. A good strategy is to ask yourself why you need a fence, and then choose accordingly.
People buy fencing to protect children and pets, provide privacy, protect property, enclose pools or simply to enhance the
look of their properties, Burt said. Choose the fence that best
meets your needs.

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Consider how much Maintenance
Your Fence will Require

Nearly all fences will require some maintenance, but some require more than others. Wooden fencing may require painting
or staining every few years. However, certain people like the
look of wood and are willing to maintain it, as needed. Also,
it's easy to replace sections of wooden fencing because they can
be painted or stained to match the rest of the fence.

Aluminum or vinyl fencing requires little ongoing upkeep, which
makes those fence options appealing to many home and business



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