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Choose your fence style
Whether installing preassembled panels or building with components,there is a fence style right for you. Preassembled panels make installation easier and are perfect for long runs.Components leave you with more flexibility on short runs(less than 8′)and on sites that are not level.
Create your own look with:
Solid–Allows for complete privacy.Used to surround swimming pools,define property lines or cover unattractive areas.
Spaced Picket–Ideal for defining boundaries while maintaining decorative appeal.
Shadowbox–The ideal”good neighbor”fence features the same look on both sides. This style has the look of a privacy panel but allows for more air circulation.
Check with local ordinances and regulations before building fences in your area. Before construction,contact your local utility companies to mark any under- ground cables and pipelines.In addition, it’s a good idea to discuss plans with any neighbors along your proposed fence line.
Design and layout
1. Determine the number of posts, panels and gates needed to complete the job based on total linear footage. Take into consideration post, panel and gate width when determining the total number of each.
2. Adjust layout to accommodate as many full panels as possible. If you must use part of a panel,place in the farthest rear corner of the property.Some types of preassembled panels can be trimmed to fit odd-sized layouts,but other types are difficult or impossible to cut to size.
3. Locate property boundaries and drive stakes into the ground at corners and ends of fence line,6″inside property boundary.
4. Stretch twine or heavy string between stakes and pull tight to mark layout of fence line.
5. Be sure to measure your fence panels and gates prior to locating the postholes. Also take into consideration your chosen method of attaching the backer rails to posts(see Connecting Backer Rails to Posts section). Locate post placement in the following order along string line.
Installing fences on sloped landscapes
Fences are installed on slopes using one of two methods. Preassembled panels can only be installed using the step method.The fence gradually steps up the slope with the rails level,rather than parallel to the slope.With loose components,you have the option to use the parallel method. The rails are installed based on the degree of the slope.Since this method requires that the fence be constructed to conform to the slope,it cannot be accomplished using preassembled fence panels.