Rules and Regulations of Denver Residential Fences
Knowing that you want a fence is just the first step, but you’d be surprised at how many things there are to consider before you start to order materials. And even if you know for certain what type of fence you want, you now need to adhere to the many rules and regulations of putting up a fence around your Denver, Colorado home. Boundary Fence has been putting up fences all over Colorado, we can help you make the right decisions for your home.
Know your real reason for installing a fence
You really need to know why you are putting up a fence. If it’s just to keep the family dog in the yard, a basic chain-link may be sufficient, although not too attractive. This is a simple, functional solution to your neighbors giving you the stink eye as they’re pooper scooping their yard. If it’s to add privacy in neighborhoods where you live right up against each other, you’ll obviously want something tall and solid. But you also want it to be pleasing to the eye. Your neighbors may not be able to peak in through your windows, but now you have to look at the fence all the time. You don’t want it to be an eyesore. And neither does your neighbor.
Most fences are multi-purpose; a good mix of functionality and aesthetics. And the choices are almost never-ending. Wood is classic and beautiful but comes with its set of maintenance problems. A vinyl fence will eliminate the maintenance, but it will never look like real wood. Even the vinyl fences that are made to look like real wood. You may be able to fake out a few passersby, but you’ll always know its not real wood.
Mixing and matching materials is also a great way to cut back on installation costs and future maintenance work. Splurge on the classic wooden fence in the front of the house where everyone will see it, and then go for the chain link in the back where it’s not as noticeable. Some strategically placed garden shrubs, bushes, plants and trees can also help improve the look of a chain link fence. You’ll still have to put some time into maintaining the wooded part of the fence, but it’s only in the front, and not the entire perimeter of your property.
Rules and regulations for putting up a residential fence in Denver
Every county in Colorado has different building codes and fence rules that you need to consider before choosing a fence and Denver is no exceptions. If you want a fence that’s going to be 4ft or less, no permits are required, but if you’re looking for privacy or security fencing around your home and want to exceed 4ft, you’ll need to obtain a permit. If your backyard fence is going to be between 4-6ft, you’ll need a zoning permit, and anything higher than 6ft will need an “over-height” and a building permit.
Call Boundary Fence for your residential and commercial fencing in Colorado
Once you’ve done your research on materials and type of fence that you would like for your home, Boundary Fence will take care of the rest. We’re the best in the industry and have been providing Colorado homes and businesses with top of the line fences. Not only do we have a large selection of the best fences available in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, but we will also make sure that all building, zoning rules are taken care of, and that the right permits are obtained. Call (303) 744-3391 or write for a free estimate.