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How To Build Your Dream Fence In Ottawa

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You’ve reached a point where you’re unsatisfied with the state of your fence and are looking for a change. Whether it’s falling apart or not modern enough for you; you’re in search for some answers. 

With so much information out there you don’t know where you would like to start. Look no further you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to help you figure out what kind of materials are best suited for your fencing needs.

This will become a repetitive theme throughout future blog posts – do your research!

What Are Your Fencing Needs?

Even though you may not know all the technical jargon when it comes to fences, you know what you want. It’s important to do your due diligence when taking on your new fencing project. What is your budget, type of fence you want, and what kind of contractor do you want to partner with? If you can take the time to answer these simple questions, you are already ahead of the game and have set up a structure for you to build your dream fence. 

Do Your Research!

Just like any new project you are considering doing, it’s important to do your own research.  You don’t want to complete a project only to find out that you’ve broken some laws. City regulations need to be considered, as they may interfere with your project.

It is important to inquire about any permits needed to build your fence if you look to do this project on your own.

If you don’t feel like doing this project by yourself, in that case, it’s important to contact multiple contractors to make sure you select the right one that aligns with your needs. 

While researching things like material, take into account where you live, as the climate will play a role in your selection. In places with harsh winters such as Ottawa, it’s suggested that fences are to be dug 36 inches deep to prevent cracking due to its extreme cold. 

During your research process, you will become more familiar with what exactly you want and what their costs may be. Based on this, you will be able to come up with a budget that you feel comfortable with allocating to this project. 

Fencing Materials.

Once you’ve done your research figuring out what permits you need and who you want to hire for the job, it’s time to pick the right material to build your fence. We hear stories about houses with a white picket fence, but choosing wood fences can have the same negative effects as your backyard deck if not maintained properly. Wood material requires a lot of care such as staining and/or sealing to keep out moisture and prevent rotting and warping. 

Red cedar wood tends to be amongst the most popular of choices when it comes to fencing material due to it’s quality and look. 

We understand that you may be extremely busy. Selecting materials that don’t require much maintenance may give you a better peace of mind.

A substitute we would recommend for wood would be PVC (polyvinyl chloride) fences. With the growing popularity of this material, you will be satisfied by the aesthetic. Furthermore, you will also gain peace of mind due to its longevity and durability. Although a little bit higher on price, PVC fencing is an investment well worth making

Ready To Build Your Fence?

Now, we are not suggesting you abandon nor are we deterring you away from your wood fence dreams. We’re simply providing you with an alternative to what you are accustomed to. Once  you’ve gone through your fence checklist:

  • Budget
  • Permits
  • Contractors
  • Materials

You will be ready to erect your dream fence. 

You’ve read this article and still having difficulties in deciding what direction you would like to take your fence in? We would be happy to provide you with a consultation to better understand your fencing needs.

With our expertise we wish to make this process easier for you.

Contact us today for a free quote and let’s make your fence dreams into a reality.

 

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