Installing a fence around your home isn’t something that you can dive into head-first. There are actually many things you have to do before you even start buying supplies. One of these things is measuring your yard, something that you’ll have to do as carefully as possible if you want to get the best results for your fence installation.
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Locate Your Property Lines
When building a fence, it’s important that you know exactly where your property ends. Otherwise, you might accidentally trespass into your neighbor’s property. If you need to confirm your property lines, don’t guess. Instead, obtain a plat to help you pinpoint the location of your property line to prevent accidentally building a fence on your neighbor’s property.
Account For Obstructions and Slopes
Does your property have trees or permanent features? If so, you’ll have to plan around them accordingly as you make your measurements. Slopes can also affect your fence’s measurement and installation so make sure to properly determine the percentage of a slope by using a string to measure the length and height. Divide the height by the length and multiply the result by 100 to get the percentage. If you’re uncertain about measuring the slope on your own, you can call a professional like roof replacement and fence installation pros Coxco GC Inc.
Once you’ve done the previous steps, it’s now time to start measuring. Start by marking your corner posts by placing a stake where the fence panels will be. Afterwards, measure the perimeter of the area in feet with the stakes as your guide. Once you’ve done that, look for the length of the panels you’ll be using and divide the area perimeter by the panel’s length to determine how many panels you’ll need.
Double- and Triple-Check
Since a fence is a significant investment, you’ll want to be as accurate as possible. Once you’ve finished your measurements, don’t assume that it is correct and always double-check your work by measuring everything once again. Afterwards, have your worked triple-checked by a family member, a friend, your spouse or even a professional just to be certain.
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