If your neighborhood has a homeowners’ association, or HOA, then there is a good chance you will need approval before adding a fence to your home. It’s important to seek this approval, along with any permits required in your town, before your fence installation begins in order to avoid delays and fines in the future. Dealing with an HOA isn’t always easy, but these tips will help you get your new fence approved quickly, so you can start enjoying it as soon as possible.
Consult the CC&Rs
Each HOA has a set of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, or CC&Rs. The CC&Rs set the rules for your community and may address everything from behavioral guidelines to rules for home additions. There is a good chance that your CC&Rs address guidelines that are specific to fence installation. The rules may dictate which materials are acceptable for fences, what colors your fence can be, and how high your fence can be. These rules should form the baseline of your fence design. If you want to install a fence that is not currently allowed according to your HOA guidelines, you may have to file an appeal with the board or face fines.
Present Your Plans
In some cases, HOAs don’t require direct approval of your fence installation as long as you attempt to follow the CC&Rs in good faith. However, other HOAs require approval before the installation can begin. File detailed plans with your HOA, including information about the fence materials, design, and height. Failing to provide complete information to your HOA could lead to a delay.
Give Yourself Ample Time
Some HOA boards have infrequent meetings and only look at proposals from residents at those times. Find out the typical approval time from your HOA and be sure to submit your plans far enough in advance so that there aren’t any delays in your fence installation plan.
Paramount Fence, Inc. offers high-quality fence installation in Chicagoland of chain link, wood, metal, and ornamental fences as well as repairs to existing fences. To find out more information, call (630) 406-8410.
Wood fences are beautiful and classic, but they require expert installation and maintenance. At Paramount Fence, we’re experienced in the installation of wood fences of all designs and sizes, and we will ensure your fence is built to last.
Our fence installation team works with spaced picket, shadowbox, and solid wood fences with a variety of post and picket top options, including French gothic, gothic, and lantern styles. We work with high-quality Western red cedar that is locally sourced and resistant to rot and decay without the need for chemical treatment. When it is left untreated, your wood fence will age to a silver gray color, or it can be stained to meet your design needs.
Are you ready to enjoy the beauty of a wood fence at your Chicagoland home? Call Paramount Fence, Inc. to find out how we can help you with the design and installation process. Dial (630) 406-8410 to talk to a team member today.
PVC fences are a great alternative to wood fences if you want the look of wood without the additional maintenance it requires. They are child-friendly, as they don’t splinter, and they are available in a variety of colors and design. After your fence installation is complete, PVC fences don’t require a great deal of attention and will stay looking their best for a long period of time with only minimal maintenance. Here is what you need to know.
Selecting Your Fence
PVC fences are designed to mimic wood fences, so when selecting them, you should look for the same design features you would want in a wood fence. If you’re looking for a decorative fence, scalloped pickets and split rails are popular options for PVC fences. If you want a privacy fence, solid and shadowbox designs are good choices. Semi-private fences are also an option. These fences have large pickets with minimal gaps, so your fence isn’t completely solid but still largely obscures the view of your yard.
White and tan PVC fences are popular, but they can also be painted in any color using 100% acrylic exterior paint. No primer is required, so painting can be completed quickly and easily. For this reason, prioritize the design of the fence over the color when you are making your selection.
Maintaining Your Fence
PVC fences require much less maintenance than their counterparts. The only thing that is required is removing stains that appear on the fence with a soft cloth, water, and dishwashing liquid. PVC fences are prone to algae and mold growth, so remove the stains when they appear to prevent from them spreading. Over time, the sun may make the paint on your fence fade. Repainting it will refresh the look.
Paramount Fence, Inc. can help you decide if a PVC fence is right for your home and then assist with fence installation and maintenance. Contact us today to learn more about our fences in Chicagoland by dialing (630) 406-8410.
After fence installation, you don’t have to stop enhancing your outdoor space. Growing roses along your fence adds beauty and privacy to your home. They can be grown along any kind of fence, from picket wooden fences to chain link fences and metal fences.
This video offers suggestions for how to grow roses along your fence. The key is to make sure you space the plants out far enough to allow them to spread and to weave the vines in and out of the fence if you choose vining roses.
If you’re interested in a new fence for your home, choose Paramount Fence. In addition to a wide variety of fence styles, we offer fence installation and repairs in Chicagoland. For more information, call (630) 406-8410.