Take a look at your landscape — does it look like you always pictured it? If not, there must be something you can do to improve the way your yard looks. You can plant a few trees, tend to the garden a little more, and perhaps mow a little more frequently. But even all that outdoor work won’t completely change the look of your property.

If you still feel like your backyard is missing something, what you really need is a nice wood fence installed on your lawn.

Residential fencing can turn an already nice-looking home into the best-looking property in your neighborhood. Though fencing isn’t exactly the most expensive and complicated outdoor project a homeowner can undertake, plenty of property owners neglect ever following through with their fencing plans.

Hopefully, this post will help you overcome some of your worries about fencing. Soon, you can start planning out your beautiful outdoor fencing. Here are some frequently asked questions when it comes to residential fencing:

  1. Are permits required for all fencing? — No. Permits are not required for fencing not higher than 7-feet. Typically, a residential fencing installation project won’t exceed 6-feet since no fencing taller than 6-feet height is allowed to be placed along the rear and side of your property line (at least in Durham, Connecticut). Keep in mind, a permit is required if that fencing is a barrier for a swimming pool.
  2. How much does a fencing project typically cost? — The pricing will vary based on the size of the yard and fencing material. However, the average minimum cost for a six-foot privacy fence is roughly $7 per linear foot of material.
  3. How long will my fencing last? — That depends on how well you take care of your fencing — and your property. As long as you are taking care of your fencing by painting, staining, and repairing damages, it will likely last a lifetime!
  4. How is the fencing industry doing as a whole? — It might not seem like it, but the fencing sector is doing quite well. In fact, from 2012 to 2017, the U.S. fencing market grew 6.2% annually; and is expected to reach $11.5 billion by 2024.

If you want to learn more about instilling fencing for your home or some of the various regulations surrounding fencing, contact fencing contractors near you. And if you’re looking for the best fencing Durham has to offer, then contact the Durham Fence Co today.