Are you considering adding a fence to your home this year?
In today's Angie's List report, we have what you should know before making the addition.
Some common fence materials today include vinyl, wrought iron, aluminum and wood The first thing you want to do is have a survey of your property and check with your neighbors. It's not required to do that but it's a nice courtesy. And don't forget to check out your homeowner's association by-laws because they might have regulations about the type of fence.
According to Angie, "A fencing project should stand the test of time so be sure that you're checking everything out on the company you're hiring. Interesting enough a recent Angie's List poll found 46 percent of the respondents said they don't always ask for references and 43 percent said even if they do ask for references, they don't check them. Doing your homework is key, especially on an investment of this magnitude."
Interestingly, a fence can be installed any time of year as long as the ground is not frozen.
Also consider doing this project in the winter - when most companies are not as busy.