A Guide To Planning & Designing The Perfect Fence.
Have you been dreaming of new fencing but need help figuring out where to start? It’s best to lay the groundwork first to keep your project on track. Our introductory guide will lead you through the process so you can achieve the fence of your dreams for your Charlottesville home.
1. Determine Your Fencing Goals.
Why are you in the market for a new fence? Do you need a perimeter around your pool? Would you like to add privacy? Perhaps your garden needs protection from wildlife. Your goals will drive the direction of your design and project planning.
2. Do Your Homework.
Before you get too consumed with the fencing design, you have some homework to do. Start with the Charlottesville City Hall or your town office. They can offer advice about building restrictions, distance requirements, and permits. If you live in a community with a homeowners’ association, you’ll need to learn about neighborhood guidelines before you make any selections.
3. Check In With Your Charlottesville Neighbors.
Your fencing endeavor impacts more than just you. Discussing your plans with the neighbors is the most courteous way to approach the project, especially if you live in a community where your fence will edge property lines and affect the aesthetic of your neighbor’s yard. You never know—they may want to join forces and split the cost of the adjoining fence line!
4. Select Your Fencing.
Now that all your ducks are in a row, it’s time to get to the fun part—the design! With advancements in materials and styles, your options are virtually limitless. Dutch Way carries an extensive line of aluminum and vinyl fencing, which are some of the best materials available on the market. Both options are highly durable and customizable for your project’s parameters. Here’s how they compare:
Vinyl fencing is extremely popular among Charlottesville homeowners—and for good reason! Vinyl offers versatile design options, from traditional wood-look to polished contemporary styles, and the durability is unbeatable. A quality vinyl fence from Dutch Way is maintenance-free, apart from the occasional hose down, and is guaranteed to look great for decades. Vinyl fences are available in various colors, such as white and almond, and you can opt for elegant top accents and gates for a truly personalized fence design.
Inspired by traditional wrought iron, aluminum fencing is lightweight, sturdy, and offers unmatched security. It’s daintier in comparison to vinyl, therefore it tends to blend well with its surroundings. Dutch Way aluminum fencing is finished with a resilient state-of-the-art powder coating that is maintenance-free and guaranteed to outlast the elements. Available in black, bronze, or white with customizable finishing accents, you can create an aluminum fence to align with your design preferences.
If you’re having trouble choosing your fencing material, read about key comparison points between vinyl and aluminum in our blog, Which Is Better—Aluminum or Vinyl Fencing?
5. Consult With The Charlottesville Fencing Experts.
With so many steps involved in the process, it can feel like your to-do list is a mile long. Don’t let paperwork and red tape get in the way of your vision. Dutch Way has decades of experience planning and installing fences in Charlottesville, and we know what to expect regarding permits, restrictions, and HOAs. Having a professional on your side to guide you through your project will put your mind at ease so you can enjoy the process of designing your perfect fence. We supply only the highest quality products from Superior Plastic Products and Keylink Fencing & Railing, backed by industry-leading warranties, so you can rest assured your fence will withstand the test of time. Let’s get started on your Charlottesville fencing project today!
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Dutch Way came this morning to begin the process of our vinyl fence. They have been extremely polite and easy to work with, knowledgable, patient and professional as we changed our minds a few times about what we wanted. Our fence posts are just starting to be put in, but I would already highly recommend them! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
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