Fence Etiquette Tips Revealed

Fence Etiquette Tips Revealed

Apr 29, 2017 | North Carolina, Wood Fences

The spring and summer seasons are usually the time when people’s thoughts start turning to having privacy fences installed on their property. What many homeowners don’t realize is that this can easily cause problems with the neighbors that you were super friendly with, before you decided to put up a chain link or privacy fence. The biggest issue usually comes when you just choose a spot and have the fence installed. With that in mind, read on below for a few fence etiquette tips you might want to follow to keep the peace with your neighbors.

Remember that Boundaries Matter

One of the biggest issues happens when your neighbor thinks that you have put your fence up on their property. The best thing to do is have a survey company come out and figure out where your property ends and your neighbors begin. If you don’t and it comes to light that your fence is on your neighbor’s side of the yard, they can make you move it legally.

Remember to Check HOA Rules

One of the biggest problems homeowners run into is breaking HOA, or housing association, rules. Make sure that you check the rules of your local HOA to see if they have any when it comes to fencing. Some have rules about what kind, how high the fence can be, and some don’t even allow fences at all. Make sure to check with the HOA before you spend the money.

These are just a few of the etiquette tips that you might want to follow before you have a fence installed. For more information contact the experts at Sunrise Fence for help.


When is the best time of year to install a fence?

The best time in a year to install a fence is during the off-season if the ground is not frozen. Most people think of their fencing needs during spring or summer so the best time to get the full attention from your fence installers would be during other months.

Do I need to contact Home Owners Association before installing my new fence?

Probably yes, but better make sure you check the rules of your local HOA to see if they have any when it comes to fencing. Some have rules about what kind of, how high the fence can be, and some don’t even allow fences at all.

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