Todays post is curtesy of Will at Halls Fence Company of NJ.

If you are upgrading areas on your home it is important to think of both the outside and the inside. For the inside of the home, most people know exactly what needs upgraded. Sometimes people forget to take care of their yards and replace things. However, a lot of homeowners realize that their backyards need to be taken care of and that includes the fence. If you are debating installing a new fence and need to remove your old fence you may need some tips on how to do it successfully.

Before removing anything it’s important to check a couple of things. One thing to make sure of is that the fence is actually on your property. New homeowners wanting to remove an old fence so that they can install a new one sometimes don’t realize the fence is not on their property. It is crucial to talk to the neighbors and make sure that it is not on their property before removing anything. If there is a property issue you should be willing to be open with your neighbors and try and come to an agreement on a fence that will work for both of you.

It is also crucial to find out if any city permits are required. Some areas do require that you contact the city and get permission to remove a fence. If this is the case you will need to likely purchase a permit so that you can do this. In addition, some fences are on utility lines and this can disrupt services to your neighborhood. You will need to contact utility companies before removing a fence so that you know where the lines are exactly so that they can be avoided.

Depending on the material of the fence there are a couple of methods that can be used. For wooden fences and concrete based fences the methods are likely going to be different and require specialized removal. Some are able to purchase wood fence removal kit that comes with a chain and other tools to assist. This might work for small areas or light materials. In cases where it is difficult to remove, it is best to hire a professional fence removal and installation company. They have direct experience in dealing with this and they will know exactly what to do to complete the project efficiently and correctly. Hiring a professional fence company is likely a great investment if you want everything done right and they can also assist you in choosing the type of replacement fencing you want and also with the installation.