Let a Fence Contractor Help Create Your Outdoor Living Space

Did you know that a fence contractor can help you create the outdoor living spaces you crave, for much less money than other alternatives?

Outdoor Living Space

The demand for outdoor living space is growing by leaps and bounds. The friendly climate and beautiful scenery of the Intermountain West are especially perfect for enjoying life outdoors.

With summer right around the corner, wouldn’t you like to enjoy life outdoors a little more often?

The Growing Demand for Outdoor Living Space

Today’s homeowner is spending a lot of time at home. Whether it’s cooking out with the family or having friends over for game night, entertaining space is what we all want right now.

And the more of that entertaining space we can take outside, the happier we are.

Home buyers want a seamless transition from indoors to outside. Where once stood a solitary barbecue grill, they want full outdoor kitchens. No more patio tables from the home warehouse. Instead, they want the full dining room experience, but outside. Courtyards, Zen gardens and reading nooks are also on everybody’s wish list this year.

Aren’t they on yours?

How Wood and Vinyl Fencing Can Create Outdoor Living Space

You could spend a ton of money with a contractor to build pavilions, pergolas or structures to create these outdoor living areas. Or, for a fraction of the cost, time and hassle, you could call on your local fence contractor to create those spaces for you.

Both wood and vinyl fencing can help you achieve your goals. Vinyl fencing is especially versatile for this purpose, as you have dozens of styles and configurations to choose from. From tall privacy fences to half-height view fence, you can create dazzling visual interest while defining your outdoor spaces.

If wood is your preference – as it is for many customers – your fence contractor can create custom wood fence options to achieve the same goals.

Ornamental Iron Fence Enhances the Beauty of Your Yard

Once you have defined the various living spaces, why not allow your fence contractor to add a few decorative elements?

Ornamental iron fencing provides the perfect option for accenting your outdoor living spaces without blocking the view. For example, you can use an ornamental fence to define and separate your outdoor kitchen from the dining area without losing the open-concept feel that you love.

For peaceful seating areas or reading nooks, iron fence can help you distance yourself from the world while still allowing you to see and enjoy it!

You can also use ornamental iron fences and gates to create off-limits areas. This can help you keep pets out of your garden or children within reach of your watchful eyes and ears.

Outback Fencing has all the ideas and options you need for creating your outdoor paradise this summer. We are located in West Jordan, but we serve commercial and residential customers throughout Utah and Wyoming.

Remember Outback Fencing whenever you need a premier, locally owned and operated fence contractor.

Wood Fencing, Good Neighbor? Today’s Fence Etiquette Tips

Whether it’s wood fencing, vinyl, chainlink or ornamental iron, the old adage holds that good fences make good neighbors.

Fencing Etiquette Tips

While that may still be true today, modern society has added a few rules to the game.

If you plan to add or replace the wood fencing along a property line you share with a neighbor, we offer a few helpful tips and tricks to keeping things neighborly.

Have a Conversation, Even If It Kills You

There’s nothing quite like going out for the morning paper only to discover your neighbor has torn down your shared wood fencing.

If you want to make an enemy of the folks next door, that’s how you do it. If you want to keep things a little friendlier, ask your neighbors over for a glass of lemonade in the back yard. It’s a perfect segue to a discussion about installing a new fence.

And, as hard as it may be for you, have the conversation about price if you expect them to contribute. Be prepared for a little pushback, as they may not have an interest in splitting the cost (or the ability to).

Whether or not your neighbors are willing to contribute financially, be sure to discuss the type of vinyl or wood fencing you plan to build. Full disclosure and agreement from both sides will prevent misunderstandings and bad feelings in the future.

Verify the Property Line and Other Relevant Details

Before you build any kind of shared fencing, hire a surveyor to locate the property line.

This is especially important if your home is older, or if it has had multiple owners over time. Property lines tend to shift over the years and failure to verify the exact location can lead to disputes and unexpected expenses.

If a new neighbor moves in later, only to find you’ve built your fence too far to their side, they may have legal grounds to make you relocate it. By the same token, you don’t want to give up any of your lot either.

Before you make any final decisions, determine whether you will need building permits or homeowners’ association approval for your fencing project. Failure to obtain the necessary permits or approvals can potentially get you and your neighbor into trouble.

If you do live in an HOA, consult the Association’s design guidelines and CC&Rs to be sure you understand what you are permitted to build.

Consider the Type of New Fencing You Plan to Use

Neighborly fence etiquette dictates that you replace existing wood fencing with new wood or a more preferable product, such as vinyl.

Likewise, if the existing shared fencing is a privacy fence, your neighbor probably won’t appreciate it if you replace it with chainlink or an ornamental iron view fence. And, as much as it may hurt, be considerate of your neighbor’s architectural style and exterior décor when making your selection.

Finally, let’s talk about quality. You may be an avid do-it-yourselfer, but a shared fence project is best left to the professionals. A poor quality wood fencing installation will not only look bad, but it may pose a security or safety risk for you and your neighbor.

Here at Outback Fencing, we consider all of our customers to be our neighbors. As a locally owned and operated fencing contractor, we serve commercial and residential customers throughout Utah and Wyoming.

Contact us today for assistance with all your fencing needs. We have lots of experience in helping neighbors with shared fence projects, and we can help guide you through the process of adding a new iron, vinyl or wood fence.