A simple fence can do wonders for your yard. They can provide shade, protection, and privacy. A good fence, properly built, can also add value to your home and increase “curb appeal”. When a fence is improperly erected, it can spell headaches and unforeseen cost, as well as an unsightly mess that leaves neighbors shaking their heads. DIY projects are great for hobbyists and small projects, but sometimes projects like fences are better left to the professionals. Here is why.
1. Utility Lines
Utility lines must be clearly marked by your utility companies or licensed professionals before you start any project that requires digging. Sometimes these lines run in such a way that completely interfere with the vision you had for your new fenced yard. This is when you definitely want to call in a professional to build your fence. They have seen problems like unfortunately placed utility lines many times. They have the knowledge and expertise to build your fence without jeopardizing safety or sacrificing your vision. They will help you realize your dreams and build you a beautiful finished product.
2. Permits and Building Codes
Suppose you build a six foot tall perimeter fence with your own two hands. A day or two later, you receive notification that your fence violates some municipal building code or some by-law of the homeowner’s association. You are ordered to tear your fence down. All that money and material wasted, nevermind the hours and sweat you poured into the project! Fortunately, a professional can help you avoid these headaches right from the start. They know the codes and they know what channels to go through to get the necessary permission to build.
3. Timely Results
Even with the right tools, putting up a fence can be a fairly laborious job. Digging all those holes is tough work and setting all those posts can take a lot of time if you are doing the project yourself. Be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. A good professional fencing company can have you set up and enjoying your secluded yard in no time.
4. Cheaper in the Long Run
Most DIY enthusiasts pride themselves on how much money they save, but when you consider how much money you might waste in buying too much material, or the wrong material, or not doing the project correctly and needing to replace your fence every time a storm kicks up, you might just find out that sometimes it just makes more sense to have it done right the first time. That’s what professionals are there for.
These are just 4 quick reasons to think twice before you turn a DIY project into a DIY nightmare. So many other potential problems are likely to arise. There are so many fencing professionals in Knoxville, TN alone that I do not doubt you will find
the right person with the right price to make your fencing project a pain-free reality.