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Neighborly Tips for your Tampa, FL Residential Fence

Communication is Key

The first and most important neighborly fence tip is to keep the lines of communication open with your neighbors! As a member of a neighborhood community, it is important to consider the impact that changes to your property might have on the surrounding homeowners. Although you are not required to notify them, it is a simple courtesy to discuss your plans with neighbors and allows you to avoid any potential disputes in the future. Taking on any type of home improvement project can be challenging, so making the effort to reduce stress by clearly communicating your intentions will benefit you both. Neighbors might even be willing to share the cost of your new Tampa, FL residential fence. 

Know the Rules

The next fence etiquette tip is to understand your neighborhood rules and local zoning laws. If your neighborhood has a homeowner’s association (HOA), you will need to read the fine print. Become familiar with their fence regulations, such as fence height, materials, and even color choices, before making any decisions about constructing your Tampa, Florida residential fence.

Even if you don’t live in an area governed by an HOA, there are likely some local zoning laws that may influence the construction of your new fence. For example, a house on a corner lot may be limited from having a tall fence in the front yard because it could interfere with the view of traffic approaching the intersection. Although your fence contractor may be familiar with local regulations, it is not their obligation to ensure that your new fence complies with every municipal ordinance or HOA rule. 

Be Aware of Property Lines

Another important neighborly fence tip to remember is to make certain that your new Tampa, Florida residential fence is built within your property boundaries. Although you could hire a qualified land surveyor to stake out your property boundary before installation, that’s probably unnecessary, as most counties now offer online maps that you may use to locate your property border. If you are unsure about where your property begins or ends, you should contact your local county recorder or assessor’s office. Even if you’re certain of your property lines, it’s always respectful to double-check with your neighbors. By doing so, you can ward off any future disputes on that topic. 

Consider a Good Neighbor Fence

Another core component of fence etiquette involves the placement of your fence. One side may appear more attractive than the other, depending on the type of fence you decide to build. Facing the finished side of the fence, also known as the “good” side, toward the street and your neighbor’s yard is usually common practice. 

However, another option to consider would be to install a neighbor-friendly fence that appears finished and attractive on both sides of the property line. Elite Fence, one of the top-rated fence companies in Florida, can help you decide if a good neighbor fence might be right for you. You can check out the many Tampa, Florida residential fencing options that look great from either side on our website. 

Maintenance is Your Responsibility

The final neighborly fence tip we have involves maintenance. A fence, like any other part of your home, requires regular upkeep to remain both safe and appealing. Various materials can impact your fence’s maintenance requirements in different ways. A wood fence will require regular cleaning, painting, or re-sealing, whereas a vinyl or aluminum fence will require far less care and attention. Remember that you are accountable for the maintenance of both sides of the fence you install. It is also your responsibility to have the fence repaired or replaced if it begins to lean or deteriorate.

Types of Florida Residential Fencing

When deciding which fence types will meet the needs of your home and family, as well as keep you in good standing with your neighbors, Elite Fence offers a variety of residential fence options to choose from. 

An aluminum fence offers durability and elegance as well as being a low-maintenance, worry-free option. Vinyl fencing is another Florida favorite and can be styled in a variety of ways. Check out our classic, customizable wood fencing options that are sure to equally please both you and your neighbors, as well as our chain link fencing options that are both affordable and dependable and come in many new decorative styles that are great for Florida residential properties. Feel free to check out the Photo Gallery on our website to see some of our project photos or for some inspiration!

Ready to Get Started With one of the Top-Rated Fence Companies in Florida?

You can count on Elite Fence and Outdoor to expertly design and install your Tampa, Florida residential fence. We’re here to help answer any questions about all the ways you can be a good fence neighbor! Please reach out to our fence professionals with any questions at (813) 817-0392 or use our free online instant pricing tool for fast, friendly service!

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