Building a fence on your property requires planning and preparation. One important part of the pre-fence installation process is measuring your yard. Here are four tips to help you measure your property for a fence installation project.

Determine Property Lines

Confirm the property lines. You have to know where your property ends and where your neighbor’s begins. If your fence goes up on your neighbor’s side of the line, it may have to be removed. This is quite an expensive mistake so make sure you get the property lines right. You can have a land surveyor check this for you, or you can look at county records.

Take Obstructions and Utility Lines Into Account

If your fence will run near trees and other permanent features, you should take these into consideration. Also, find out if there are underground utilities, such as electric, gas and cable lines.

Review Local Zoning Codes and Restrictions

Familiarize yourself with these rules before digging. Some cities and neighborhoods may have strict guidelines on fencing, which could limit the height, placement or style of your fence.

Consider Hiring a Professional

If you don’t feel confident in measuring your yard by yourself, feel free to opt for professional fence services. Apart from their expert knowledge, these companies also have the right tools to measure accurately. There can be varying challenges in measuring for a fence, such as a hilly yard, so it’s best to consult with a professional.

Other Tips

For the actual task of measuring your yard, you can follow these simple tips:

  1. Mark the corners with stakes.

  2. Use the stakes as a guide when measuring the perimeter of the area.

  3. Divide the perimeter by the size of the fence panels you’re planning to buy. The resulting number will give you the number of units you have to install. For custom or chain link fences, the perimeter total is all you need to know.

Guarantee Fence Company always aims to provide exceptional craftsmanship. Whether you need help with remote fence installation or commercial fence installation, you can count on our services to satisfy your requirements. Call us at (812) 650-5750, or fill out our contact form to request a quote.