Knowing how much fencing your property needs can give you an idea about how much the installation will cost. A fence company can do that, but measuring will help you communicate better with your contractor.
Be Familiar With Your Plat
A plat refers to a map or plan of land that shows the actual or proposed features. Obtain a plat if you don’t have one. It would help you locate property lines to avoid building a fence on another person’s property. You may also review the plat of your neighboring properties before digging. This is important because you may be asked to remove the fence if you accidentally build them on a neighbor’s or public property.
Know Local Zoning Codes and Restrictions
Some areas have strict guidelines for fence installation. Make sure to research and review local codes before measuring as they may affect the placement, height and style of the fence. Here at Metal Warehouse Inc., our steel building experts make sure all our fence installation projects are up to code. We offer fencing in various sizes, fences with hinge joints and graded spacing that adjusts to weather conditions.
Obstructions & Utility Lines
Consider trees or other outdoor features when planning the placement of your fence. Find underground utilities, including gas, electric and cable lines.
Measuring Your Property
Mark the corner posts by placing a stake where the fence panels meet a 90-degree angle. Measure the perimeter of the area in feet, using stakes as a guide. Have someone help you to make sure that the tape is taut. Divide the perimeter by the size of the fence panels you wish to buy. Panel sizes usually range from six to eight feet. You’ll know how many units you’ll need from the result.
Metal Warehouse Inc. is your leading provider of fencing products and metal carports kits. Our building experts will help you measure the amount of fence you need and advise the best material for your building. Call us at