Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fence Project - Day 1

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I have been waiting for this day ever since we bought our new house last August.  The new house is on a nice sized corner lot and the backyard was fenced in.  As soon as I looked at our house I had this vision of expanding the fence out into my side yard to capture more space in my backyard.

There were a few issues with the existing fence, it was crooked as can be, it was leaning all over, and had a  wobbly feeling to it.  Yes, those are all technical fence terms.  Not to mention the off white vinyl just stood out too much next to our house.

So I started last fall getting fence quotes from all the "name brand" local fence companies in my town.  I don't mean any disrespect, but most of them sounded like used cars salesmen.  I found that it was going to cost more money to add an extension to the existing fence and have them correct the issue, than to just replace the whole thing and start over.

So fast forward to this Spring, and I got a flyer in the mail from a local handyman business.  They specialized in fences, concrete, and decks.  I normally throw these things right in the trash, but this one looked nice.  They had a website and the guy was really friendly when I called them.  After many back and forth communications and questions I decided to give this guy a shot.

Before he could get started, I had to take the existing fence down and figure out what to do with it.  I decided to post it on Craigslist and believe it or not I had someone buy it.  Taking the 250 feet of vinyl fence down took about four nights of solid work after getting home from my job.  Luckily not one of the posts were set in concrete so pulling it down was pretty easy. Gee, now I know why it was crooked and wobbly.

So, with all that, the fence contractor is here today and I decided it was time to blog about it.

Here is a shot of the existing fence from Google Maps
Looks pretty good from space, it was junk.

Side yard where new fence will extend off house.

Another pic of side yard

Opposite view of side yard toward driveway

Side yard looking toward shed

Opposite side looking toward street

View from neighbors looking down on my house

View toward garden

The new fence will have a gate for access to my garden.


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Larry Cohen said...

So what are you planning to do now? There are lots of fencing idea you can choose. The most conventional is the wood, but you can also try something different that would fit with the appearance of your home.