Although fencing, at first glance, may simply feel like yet another yard-improvement task like building a deck or installing a fountain, a fence can be more complicated. The main reason that fences get tricky is the fact that they often serve to define and delineate a border– specifically the border of your property and that of your neighbors’.
That’s why it’s important to understand the rules and regulations of fence-building in your area. Complications can cause conflict with your neighbors, difficulty in determining taxation and land use, and problems while you’re buying and selling the property. Even if there’s an existing fence already around your property, or that of your neighbors’, it’s important to carefully survey your property bounds before you embark on a fencing project.