Are you in the market for a new fence? There are a lot of issues you’re going to need to consider with regard to your fence construction, including materials, size, aesthetics, needed privacy features and durability. But there are also even more basic issues to consider, such as which way you should make the fence face during the fence installation process in Carlsbad, NM.
While the fence you’re installing will be located on your property, it’s still important for you to be considerate of your neighbors—even if they’re part of the reason why you’re putting up the fence in the first place! Keep in mind that your neighbors will have to look at the fence every day, so you should do your best to make it aesthetically pleasing, and also consider the direction in which the fence will face. Here’s an overview of what you should know.
Being kind to your neighbors with your new fence
First and foremost, before you even begin with fence construction at your property, you should make sure you know exactly where your property lines are located. If you do not have a current survey for your house, or a house plat, you might be able to find one for free on record with your city or county in the records office. Otherwise, you may need to hire a land surveyor to come out and officially mark out the boundary lines. This will give you a clear indication of where your property line extends to and where you are allowed to place your new fence.
Once you’ve determined your property’s official boundaries, it’s important to plan out which direction your fence will face. This depends largely on the way the fence will be constructed. Some fences look essentially the same on both sides, which means this might wind up being a moot point.
But other types of fences have a clear “good” and “bad” side, if you want to call them that. (Or, perhaps more diplomatically, they have a more attractive and less attractive side.) In general, the polite thing to do is to face the finished side of the fence outward from your property.
There are a couple reasons for this. One, it is polite for your neighbors. They’re going to be spending a lot of time looking at that fence, so they may as well have something nice to look at. And two, it’s also beneficial for the general curb appeal of your property. If people walking by your house see the attractive, finished side of the fence, it’s going to boost your curb appeal and thus the value of your home.
Again, this only matters if you have a fence that has only one “finished” side, as there are also double-sided fences that will look the same from either direction.
Make sure you continue to maintain your fence on both sides to ensure its longevity and to be polite to your neighbors.
For more information about what you should consider when preparing for fence installation on your property in Carlsbad, NM, contact Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC today.