A Few Installation Tips That Will Keep Your Fence Looking Great For Years

Having a fence around your yard provides protection. Stray dogs and cats can no longer use your yard as a bathroom, neighborhood kids cannot run through your neatly planted flowers, and your own pets and children can not go running into the street. However, if the fence is not properly installed it can become an eyesore in a few short years. The best way to ensure the fence is installed correctly is to hire fencing contractors to do the work. If you are going to be doing it yourself, here are a few tips to make sure it looks good for a long time.

Fence Posts

No matter what type of fence you are putting up it is going to have posts that go into the ground. If your yard is uneven you will need to adjust the depth for each post to keep the top line of the fence level. Do not assume that your yard is level because you don't notice any inclines or dips. After digging the holes place a post in each one. Using a level, tie a string around all the posts. If the string is not in the same place on each post you will need to make some hole adjustments. You need to use the lowest post as your guide and sink all the other posts to match it.


One of the hardest things to get right with any wire or chain fencing is the tautness. You pull and pull to get it nice and tight and then a few months later it is all loose and sagging. The only way to get these fences to stay nice and taut is with a tool. You can use a couple of 2 X 4s, some screws, and a come-along to do the pulling. Measure the distance between two posts on the fence and screw the wood to it at that spot vertically. Attach the come-along to the wood and start to crank. Keep cranking until the wood is beyond the fence post and it feels like the fence cannot stretch any further. Attach the fencing to the post where they meet, do not attach the measured spot as you have pulled it tauter.

If you have any problems with the installation you can call a fencing contractor for advice. It is also possible to have the professional do a portion of the installation, such as dig the post holes or have them pull the fencing taut after you have done the rest. While this may cost a bit of money, your fence will look great when it is level and taut. It will also save you a lot of time and frustration.

Contact a business like Clendaniel Fence Co to learn more.