After you install that long-awaited fence in your yard, you might just breathe a welcome sigh of relief. Fences create instant privacy for your backyard paradise. They help keep kids and pets safe and secure. A fence, too, can be an object of beauty on its own. And best of all, neighbors tend to get along better with a well-made fence. If you have wanted a privacy fence for years but have been hesitant about installing one, you might be surprised to learn that they are far simpler to construct than you might imagine.
With any boundary fence (a fence that is exactly on a line between two separate properties), it is always best if you can first have a friendly discussion and come to a consensus with your neighbor. Some places, like the State of California, even require that you obtain written permission from your neighbor prior to building the fence. Regulations about sharing the cost of the fence also varies between communities. Also, check to see whether a property easement lies in the area where you intend to build the fence.