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3 Things to Consider When Fencing Your New Home


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Are you a first-time homeowner and thinking about putting up a fence around your new home? Whether you want to mark your property line, block out noise, create privacy or keep out would-be intruders, here are three things to consider.


  1. Verify your local regulations Before starting your fencing project, hire an Alberta Land Surveyor (ALS) to determine your property lines. This will ensure you don’t encroach on your neighbour’s land and won’t run into any liability issues down the line. Before breaking ground, it’s also a good idea to call Alberta One-Call. Hitting an underground utility has serious consequences and is completely preventable. Finally, check your local bylaws to determine how high you can build your fence and whether you need a building permit. For example, in the City of Edmonton, you don’t need a building permit to erect a residential fence with a maximum height of 1.2 metres in the front or flanking side yard and 1.85 metres in the backyard.

  2. Choose a trustworthy fencing company A fence is no small investment. That’s why it’s important to choose a fencing company you can trust to supply high-quality materials and provide professional installation. Duraguard Fence Ltd. has been Alberta’s go-to commercial and residential fence supplier since 1987. We’re COR certified, and all our installation foremen have Industrial First Aid, WHMIS, CSIS and H2S qualifications. You can trust us to get the job done right.

  3. Pick the right materials It’s important to choose a material that suits your budget, style and needs. For example, wood fences provide enhanced privacy and noise control. Vinyl fences are durable, require minimal upkeep and come in a variety of colours and styles. Chain link fences are cost-effective, repair easily and can be retrofitted with privacy slats to keep prying eyes at bay. Ornamental iron fences offer the ultimate curb appeal and can withstand Alberta’s harsh weather conditions.


Duraguard Fence Ltd. offers fences and fencing products in various materials, including vinyl, chain link, ornamental iron and wood. We also carry easy-to-assemble DIY fence kits that come with everything you need to secure your perimeter.


Trusted Fence Contractor in Alberta

If you’re considering installing a fence around your brand-new home, look no further than Duraguard Fence Ltd. We carry a variety of fencing products and offer professional installation, repair and maintenance services. Whether you want a wood, vinyl or chain link fence, our team can help you find the perfect fit.


Duraguard Fence Ltd. serves customers in Edmonton, Bonnyville, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Red Deer and the surrounding communities. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.


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