Fence Installation in Dallas, TX

There are lots of reasons why you might need to look up fence companies in Dallas, TX. Maybe you're looking to boost your home's curb appeal or property value. Perhaps your old fence has seen better days, or you want to keep casual trespassers off your property. Whatever your reasons might be, having the right fence installation in Dallas, TX, is critical.

When it comes to the top fence contractors, you can count on your local Dallas handyman to get the job done and done right. Here at Mr. Handyman, our team has access to the quality materials and provides the quality workmanship you've come to expect. Whether you need a handyman to tackle maintenance, repair, or installation, we've got you covered. We're behind countless fence installations in the Dallas area, so we're more than familiar with local regulations, and our fence experts are highly trained and qualified.

Experienced Experts in Fence Installation: Dallas and Area

Although fences might seem simple to install and maintain—and, indeed, they can be. But the process of actually installing a fence can actually be a lot more complicated than you expect. There's a lot to consider when it comes to installing a fence: from choosing the optimal fencing material to ensuring that your fence meets with local municipal regulations and even homeowners' association (HOA) standards.

Whatever your reasoning behind installing a fence in your outdoor space, you want to make sure that you're hiring the right handyman team for your fence project. We offer our years of experience and knowledge to help you navigate the tricky field of finding the right type of fencing for your project. Whether it's for your residence or commercial properties, we've got you covered.

During our initial visit, assess the scope of the project and take full, accurate measurements to ensure that we can anticipate any possible complications. When it comes time for your scheduled appointment, our fence experts will show up on time, in uniform, and driving a company vehicle. They'll come equipped with the wide range of tools and equipment that they'll need to get the job done—without cutting corners.

Whatever fencing option you've decided to go with, our experts will see the job done and done right. Once we've completed your fence installation, and you're satisfied with the results, our fence experts will clean up after themselves so you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that your yard is secure and beautiful.

Helping You Choose the Best Fencing Option

From the classic white picket fences that shout out that classic Americana aesthetic to more practical chain link fences, there's a wide range of fencing material for you to choose from. Whether you're looking for ornamental iron fencing, practical aluminum fencing, or classic wood fencing, there's no wrong choice.

The factors that go into choosing the right fence for your property go beyond just the aesthetic look of the fence. You also need to consider factors such as the size and shape of your property, the main purpose of the fence, and any local regulations and rules that govern the fence's height and material.

Each fencing option comes with its own pros and cons, so it can help to know a bit more about each option. Here are a few of the most common types of fencing that we install here in the Dallas area:

  • Wood Fence: Wood fencing is the classic choice for good reason: it's attractive and easy to work with while being incredibly versatile. There's an almost infinite amount of ways that a wooden fence can be built. However, these fences are prone to wood rot, and thus need regular maintenance to keep them in good condition.
  • Chain Link Fencing: The highly utilitarian option, chain link fencing is inexpensive, easy to install, and durable while also being virtually maintenance-free. However, its biggest downside is that it's not very visually appealing.
  • Vinyl Fences: Vinyl fencing is durable and low maintenance and has a lot going for it. With a wide array of styles and colors available, the options are near endless. It does, though, tend to fade when exposed to direct sunlight over time and the upfront installation costs are usually higher than for a comparable wooden fence.
  • Aluminum Fencing: Surprisingly, aluminum fences come with a classy, unobtrusive look to them. They're also durable and inexpensive, but aren't always the right choice if you're looking for a security or privacy fence.
  • Wrought Iron Fences: When it comes to luxury fencing, wrought iron fences deliver. They also come with a high upfront cost when it comes to their installation. However, they add a lot of character and are very attractive—increasing your home's property value and curb appeal. Wrought iron fences are also highly durable and relatively low maintenance: simply give them a coat of anti-rust paint every few years, and they can last for a century!

Mr. Handyman is Your Dallas Fence Installation Company

From the time you first book your appointment with a member of our service team to the initial consultation and installation, our custom fence handyman team is here for you. With a record of exceptional service, our handymen are committed to going above and beyond to ensure that you're happy with not only the results of our work but also the entire process involved in making it happen.

Whatever your fence project might be, Mr. Handyman is the fencing company you can rely on to get the job done and done right. In addition to our fence installation services, we also offer the following services: fence staining, painting, and fence repair.

Homeowners and business owners alike know to trust us as their expert fencing company here in the Dallas area. We're known for our quality fences and excellent service. We're the top choice not only for residential fencing, but for commercial fencing as well!

Get in touch with our customer service representatives today to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment today!

Commercial Fence Installation

When it comes to fencing projects, it's not just residential fences that we install. Business and commercial property owners also might need or want fencing on their property, for a variety of different reasons. We understand that commercial fencing needs are different from residential, and our fencing company has the experience and knowledge needed to tackle commercial fencing installations.

Not only do we handle fence installation, but we can tackle a laundry list of other much-needed handyman tasks that commercial property owners might have. Let our expert handymen take the burden of repair, maintenance, and installation off your shoulders, letting you get back to focusing on your business.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fence Installation in Dallas

What are the local regulations in Dallas for installing a fence?

The majority of cities and states have their own regulations that govern local building codes for fences and other "accessory structures." Dallas is no exception to this. Local fencing regulations laid out by the city of Dallas are relatively straightforward, but it's useful to be knowledgeable about them before you begin making any concrete fence installation plans.

There will be questions about where your fence will sit, how it will be, and many other factors that need to be considered. Not to mention, questions about fence material that come with such an outdoor project.

What are the regulations that pertain to fence installation in Dallas, TX? Here are some of the basics to keep in mind:

  • Fencing permits aren't required if your fence is less than four feet tall in a front yard and set back, or less than six feet tall when constructed elsewhere.
  • Permit requirements, however, might differ if you happen to live in a special zoning area, such as a historic district, conservation area, or a planned development district.
  • Barrier structures—which include fences—may not exceed four feet in height in a required front yard setback, or nine feet in height on the remainder of a lot.
  • Barriers are not allowed to be located in easements.
  • You need to have access points in both your side and backyard structures for firefighters.
  • Although barbed wire fences are allowed, the barbed wire must be, at minimum, six feet above grade and must not stick out past the property line.

How do I prepare for a new fence installation?

For any improvement project you undertake, including a fencing project, you should set aside the time to take care of a couple of preliminary steps. These will help your fencing project proceed smoothly and not cause you any further stress. Here are some steps to consider before you begin your project that will benefit you in the long run.

Have a Property Survey Done

You aren't required to conduct a property survey of your land before having a new fence installed. The borders between residential properties can move a fair distance away from where they're actually recorded as being, though, so having a survey done is often a good idea.

Unofficially, property boundaries have a tendency to shift over time due to a variety of factors, including landscaping changes, shifting soil, outbuildings, and the assumptions people make about where the property line is. The end result is that people often put a fence up without checking where the official property line actually is.

Having a property survey done can go a long way to helping avoid a difficult situation with your neighbors, should a dispute arise regarding the property line. With the official property records in hand, you'll know that your fence installation is within your borders and fully compliant.

Call 811 Before You Dig

While your backyard might look unspoiled and pristine, there's the likelihood that there's a lot going on below the soil, including electrical and plumbing lines. Working with our professionals ensures that we won't just take care of your fence installation in Dallas, but that we have all the information needed to dig the holes for your fence posts safely and without damaging any buried utility lines.

For those planning to go the DIY route—or planning on doing any kind of digging themselves—it's important that you call 811 at least two days before you dig, to ensure the peace of mind that comes with knowing you aren't going to hit an electrical cable or plumbing pipe a few feet down.

What are the signs that my fence needs replacing?

For those looking at replacing an existing fence, you might have questions about whether now is the right time or if your fence can hang on for a few more years. To assess the condition of your fence, walk along both sides of it (provided you have access to both sides), and examine it from multiple angles for signs that it's time to replace it. These signs include:

  • Rotten timbers that are soft, discolored, or crumbling.
  • Missing or broken pickets or boards.
  • Gray, weathered wood.
  • Strips of paint are peeling off.
  • Metal fencing is rusted or otherwise corroded.
  • Hard to open or close the gate.
  • Fence posts are leaning and/or shifting when you touch them.
  • Sagging chain link panels.
  • Parts of the structure, other than the posts, are making contact with the ground.
  • Concrete footings of the posts are exposed due to soil erosion.
  • Patches of vinyl show visible signs of sun damage.
  • Broken, creaking, or misaligned latches on your gate.

Can I just have my fence repaired rather than completely replacing it?

This is a reasonable question to ask. Especially before you dive into a large fence installation project, because if your structure is in reasonably good shape, there's not really a reason to replace it completely. However, there's no point to waste time, money, and effort on fences that have extensive damage—especially if replacement is more cost-effective.

If you're only noticing a little bit of damage here and there, or that the problem is relatively simple to solve—like a couple of missing pickets—then your local handyman can take care of it easily with the right repair strategy.

However, if there are a lot of small (or not-so-small) repairs needed that span the entirety of your fence, then repairing it would be expensive and time-consuming. Likely, the cost of replacing the entire fence would be cheaper than investing in repairs. In such a situation, a new fence installation is the way to go. Here are a few scenarios where replacing your fence is really the best option:

  • More than approximately 25% of the entire fence has been damaged or affected by damage, which can include storm damage, neglect, or general deterioration over time.
  • There's been sudden, extensive damage, from a falling tree or branch or even a vehicle crash.
  • Destructive insects, like carpenter ants or termites, have taken up residence in the structure.
  • You're looking to invest in increasing your property value or refresh your property with a new style of fence.

What's the best way to maintain my new fence?

Maintenance will, of course, depend on the fence material that you've chosen. With metal fences, there isn't much involved with maintenance. It's a good idea to monitor them for rust and, depending on the type of material, they might need an occasional coat of anti-rust paint.

With wooden fences, there's more maintenance involved. That's because they're more susceptible to wood rot. Given that your fence is exposed to the elements, it's prone to moisture incursion and rot only affects wood with a moisture content above around 20%. Therefore, if you want to avoid wood rot, you want to ensure that your fence boards are cleaned regularly and refinished with a wood stain to seal out moisture.

If you're not feeling up to the task of regular maintenance, then don't worry. Your local Dallas handyman is here to take care of that for you as well. Give them a call today!

How long will my Dallas fence installation service take?

Naturally, the time frame for your fence installation will vary due to various factors. These include the length of the fence, whether there's any challenging terrain or obstacles that need to be worked around, and the fencing material used. Typically, fence installation in Dallas takes between one and four days, but don't forget that important work must be done before installation can even begin.

For instance, if the previous fence needs to be torn down, then that has to happen. Additionally, measuring the length of the fence and calculating the materials needed will have to be done, too. Then, there's the matter of obtaining the materials and pulling any fence permits needed for the work to move forward. Plus, we need to ensure that the area is free of any buried utility lines or other obstacles that could present a problem for digging the holes for fence posts.

What type of gate would go best with my new fence?

Gates aren't always necessary. If your fence is meant to be a decorative or privacy fence, then you might choose to forgo a gate entirely in favor of a gap that's framed by two ornate fence posts. However, for those who need their fence to contain rambunctious kids or pets—or discourage trespassers—then a gate will be a key component in your fence's security.

Standard gates are swinging ones, with hinges attached to a single post. The latch is installed on the other side, aligning with the latch side of the post. However, there might not be enough room for a swinging gate, especially if we're talking about driveway gates.

In the case that you're having driveway gates installed, then it makes more sense to install a cantilever gate that folds in on itself when opened. Another option is to install a rolling gate that moves on tracks alongside the fence when open.

Trust the Experts for a Beautiful Fence Installation in Dallas

If you're in the local Dallas or surrounding area, including Balch Springs, Addison, or Lancaster, then you can count on your local handymen at Mr. Handyman to be there for you. We're proud to be one of the top choices when it comes to Dallas fence companies and provide the customer satisfaction and excellent service you've come to expect from Mr. Handyman.

Give us a call today or contact us online to chat with our customer service staff about the perfect fence for you or to schedule your Dallas fence installation appointment today!

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