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Fence Etiquette: A guide to getting a new fence with your neighbor

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what the proper etiquette is for getting a new fence with your neighbors? If you have already gotten them on board with splitting the cost of the installation, then you have already covered the most challenging part. The rest is straight forward. To avoid any disputes and stay on good terms, here is what is important to remember.


Be very clear on boundary lines

As a homeowner, you probably have a pretty good idea where your property begins and ends. But, going an inch or two over your property line can easily lead to neighborly disputes, or you even run the risk of having to tear it down if its not installed correctly. So, always make sure to be crystal clear on where your property lines are between you and your neighbor. Its these minor details that can often cause the most aggravation.


Review all restrictions before choosing a style of fence

You may be wondering how to go about choosing the right size and style of fence, and how it will coincide with your neighbor’s preference. To make the decision process easier, talk to a local fencing company like Titan Fence Co. for assistance. We will help you with the zoning regulations regarding the permitted height, along with any restrictive rules which will help narrow down your options. Understanding these restrictions before shopping for a fence is always a good idea.


Inform them of your plans well ahead of time

No one likes surprises. Before installing a fence, save yourself a dispute and have a conversation with your neighbors. Give them the courtesy of informing them of your plans well ahead of putting them into action. That way, they will not feel like they are being caught off guard or thrown into a decision. Just talk to them about your plans to erect a fence and see what they have to say.


Choose a “good neighbor” style fence

Usually, good fencing etiquette is to put the “good” side facing outwards. However, a good neighbor fence is identical on both sides. Therefore, there is no need to enter a debate on who gets the flush, attractive side of the fence.


When you are ready to place a fence along your property in Kelowna, trust our team of experts at Titan Fence Co. to get the job done right. We will help you determine the right one for your specific needs, terrain and restrictions.

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