Understanding Fencing Laws

House with metal fenceYou know how critical fences are in marking your territories and securing your property. While the idea of installing a fence is exciting, there are some things you should keep in mind before, during, and after the installation. First, your location affects your fencing intentions. If it’s permissible to put up a fence in your area, you can then jump right in.

However, you will find that the following laws are common, especially when installing a fence with aluminum estate gates>:

Regulation of the Appearance of the Fence

In some areas, you can’t install an unsightly fence. Typically, that touches on the material you will use. Most laws state that no one should put up demarcating structures with the intention of annoying their neighbors. If your fence has a unique appearance and design, you can ask for your neighbor’s opinion before putting it up.

Height Limit

In most states, fences have a height limit of four feet high in the front yard, while the backyard fence can be as high as six feet. That applies to all types of fences, both artificial and natural. You will want to ensure that you don’t exceed the height requirements. An aluminum fence is a good option, as it can be customized to meet your needs.

Maintenance of Boundary Fences

A boundary fence demarcates your property and that of your neighbors. It’s the responsibility of both property owners to maintain the fence unless there’s an agreement that only the other party will handle the maintenance. As much as possible, you should also share the repair and replacement costs equally.

Just because you want to put up a fence doesn’t mean you can go ahead and implement the project immediately. It’s important to note that fencing laws vary from state to state. Be sure to follow your local laws when installing your aluminum fence and choose the right gate and accessories to avoid penalties.