Many Utah homeowners work hard to maintain their yards to keep their property looking nice, but there are always some aspects of homeownership that can be challenging. With the changes in our culture and society due to COVID-19, we have seen a number of people flocking to the home improvement stores to do a lot of yard work. We have already had a number of phone calls from people needing help with a DIY fence installation project. While Youtube might make fence installation look easy, there is a lot that goes into correct fence installation.
Professional Fence Installation
When you hire a professional fence contractor to do the work, you can rest easy knowing they have the right tools, training, and equipment needed to do the job correctly. The labor of installing a fence is pretty exhausting, and most people do not realize how large of a project a new fence truly is. Here are just a few reasons why it pays to hire professionals:
- Save time
- Reduce hassle and headache
- Correct tools needed for correct installation
When it comes to fence installation, it is important to know that you will need experience with carpentry, digging, and post installation. Failure to install the posts correctly can lead to a fence that falls over the first time a windstorm hits or a heavy snowstorm knocks it down.
DIY Fence Installation
How are your carpentry skills? Many DIYers will find they do not have the tools and skills needed to install a fence, and often spend more money hiring professionals to come in and fix the fence they tried to install. If you do not have all of the right tools and training, you will have some roadblocks to overcome for DIY fence installation. Here are some tools you will need:
- Work Gloves
- Claw Hammer
- Tape Measure
- Post-Hole Digger
- Wire Cutters
- Crimping Tools
- Post Pounder
- Fence Pliers
- Circular Saw
- Tamping Tool
- Fence Tensioner
- Come Along
- Safety Goggles
While the amount of equipment is vast, one thing you need to be concerned about is the Utah soil. Thanks to Lake Bonneville, most of the soil here in Utah is pretty hard and rocky. There are some softer areas, but the majority of people find that its extremely difficult to dig by hand. Correct equipment is critical for post digging and correct installation.
Cable wiring in the yard is another concern. You will need to get in touch with the power, gas, and cabling companies to make sure you aren’t digging posts in areas that have lines. Mark your yard with the lines, and ensure you are installing the fence on the property line correctly. The last thing you want is to accidentally install a fence that is 3 inches in your neighbors yard! It needs to be exact, or your neighbors can require you to dig it back up and fix it.
Bronco Fence is your Utah fence contractor you can trust to do the job correctly! Our experts are here and ready to help with your DIY fencing repair needs or new fence installation! Give us a call today!