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Understanding the Law Regarding New Fence Installation

After you choose a design for your wooden, cedar, or wrought iron fence, it’s time for installation. When designating a location for your new fence, it’s imperative to ensure you are complying with the law.

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When installing a fence, it’s possible to leave yourself vulnerable to legal action. Here are a few tips you should know before you start a fencing project:

  • State-Specific Privacy Laws

Although fencing laws are quite similar across the nation, they differ slightly from state to state. Be sure to head online and investigate specific fencing regulations in your state; for example, businesses and residents in Chicago will require building permits for fences taller than five feet.

  • Shared and Privacy Fences

Some neighbors choose to share a fence; though this can be a great idea, some issues may arise if you want to rebuild. If you would like to alter a shared fence, then you will need to receive permission from your neighbor. Additionally, if you wish to build a privacy fence, most states and cities will require the fence be built at least half of a foot away from the border line.

  • Permits and Regulations

One invaluable resource to turn to before building a fence is your homeowner’s association. Be sure to ask them what kind of permit you need to receive before you initiate the project. If you hire a contractor, then he or she will likely take care of this process for you. Before digging, it’s also important to know the layout of gas, water, and electric lines.

Do you want to install a wood, aluminum, vinyl, wrought iron, or cedar fence around your home or business? Paramount Fence is happy to help. Our fencing company proudly serves all of Chicagoland, including the Aurora, Naperville, and Geneva areas. For more information about our services and products, visit us online or call us at (630) 406-8410.

3 Reasons to Consider Wrought Iron When it Comes to Your New Fence

No two fences are exactly the same—they may vary in material, style, and height. When customizing a fence for your home or business, make sure it serves its function optimally and is appealing.


Wood, aluminum, vinyl, and a few other materials are commonly used for fences, but wrought iron is perhaps the most popular choice. Here are three reasons to consider wrought iron for your next fence:

1.      Aesthetics

Wrought iron fences are beautiful all on their own, with no need for paint or stain. Wrought iron fences are typically installed in front of the property, which adds some curb appeal to your home. This style of fence often features beautiful curves, scrolls, and an ornamental design. The metal’s natural qualities will make the home look classic or charmingly rustic. Homeowners will be proud of their home and gardens when framed by a wrought iron fence. Like all fences, wrought iron offers security and privacy with the added benefit of allowing just enough vision for your neighbors and passersby to enjoy your landscaping.

2.      Durability

There are many older buildings that feature wrought iron fences, and for good reason. Wrought iron fences have a lifespan of over a hundred years and have been used since the Middle Ages. Iron is strong, sturdy, and resistant to rust when galvanized. A simple finish is usually all the maintenance a wrought iron fence requires.

3.      Pricing

Although wrought iron fences may not be the most inexpensive option, the value they offer is very attractive. A wrought iron fence offers tremendous curb appeal, uncontested durability, and a very unique look.

For more information about wood, cedar, vinyl, and wrought iron fences, contact Paramount Fence. Proudly serving home and business owners in the Naperville, Elgin and surrounding Chicagoland area, we offer the perfect fencing options for any home. If you’d like to learn more about our fences, then call us at (630) 406-8410.

Red Cedar: Using Only the Best to Make Wood Fences

Western red cedar wood has been used for fencing around Chicago for many years. Over the course of time, western red cedar has proven itself as the best wood for fences in the Chicagoland area. One of the greatest benefits of western red cedar is its natural resistance to rotting and decay. This alleviates the need for any sort of chemical treatment to the wood.

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When it comes to making your wood fence durable for the long haul though, staining or painting is a great way to add to the lifetime of your fence. While it is not necessarily needed with western red cedar, utilizing a wood stain will certainly extend the life of your fence. Something to also keep in mind is that only western red cedar wood fences have the distinct aging quality that allows them to weather over time to a desirable silver gray color.

To learn more about why and how we utilize red cedar in fencing, contact Paramount Fence. At Paramount Fence, not only do we use the best materials available, we continually strive to provide top of the line service to the Chicagoland area. Call (630) 406-8410 to speak with a representative about your fencing needs today.

Resources for Decorating & Maintaining Your Wood Fence

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Your fence can be the most beautiful addition to your Chicago home. Use these resources to keep your fence looking and performing its best. Call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410 for more great fencing tips.

  • Learn how wood staining can improve the look of your fence on this eHow page.
  • Find out why it’s so important to have your wood fence stained, and call Paramount Fence to take care of it for you.
  • Wood fences are a great choice for any home, especially if the fencing is stained. Find out more in this article from Southern Living.
  • Do you need some inspiration for creative ways to decorate your fence? Visit this page!
  • Use these interesting ideas to decorate your wood fence so your backyard has a style all its own.

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