A privacy fence is always functional. Aside from improving how your home looks, it essentially adds value to your place. It also gives you privacy and prevents your dogs from getting out of your yard.
Putting up your fence panels is uncomplicated. Usually, it can be completed within a day. Of course, your task becomes easier once you have the right tools and the suitable fencing products. Here are some easy-to-follow instructions in setting up the perfect boundary for your yard:
- Prepare your gadgets. You should have some pliers, a drill, a saw, a sledgehammer, some spanners, a socket dolly, and a spirit level. You also need to have some screws and metal clips and fastenings. You should get some posts, post sockets, and post caps, too. Of course, get the suitable fence panels.
- Assess your actual space. The standard size for a fence post is 4 x 4 feet. Using that as a basis, find out how many fence posts you need.
- Check your fence posts. They should all have similar length. Their top part should be capped uniformly. Position them accurately and anchor them firmly. Ideally, they should be buried deeply into your concrete footing. You can use post sockets to prevent the parts buried under soil from rotting. If your fence is taller, you may want to get longer sockets for better strength. Your posts can be hammered vertically into the ground. This allows you to remove or replace them easily when the need arises.
- Put up your fence panel one at a time. Do things in sequence. Begin the process by working on first panel. Attach it directly to a wall or to your building. Then, get the next panel. Attach and align it according to your set identity.
- Secure the first panel. Mark the positions on the wall, or in the building, where you want to place the screw holes. You need two brackets to hold the first panel tightly. The first bracket should be positioned slightly below the top portion of your panel. Meanwhile, the second bracket should be right above the base of your panel.
- Dig the rest of the postholes. The job is simpler when your first panel has been structured. You may want to put some large rocks or some broken cement pieces in order to steady your posts. You may also tack a string in between posts to see if the lining is straight or consistent. Let the cement to dry. Give it 48 hours. Once cure, your next goal is to attach the fence panels.
You can easily attach your face panels to your posts. You have two options. You can nail them or you can screw them. To do it right, just make sure that the smooth side of your fence panels is facing your neighbors’ side. After installing the face panels, you may paint both sides if you wish. Of course, if you have opted to use wooden fence panels, painting them can improve their ability in withstanding the weather.