Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Fencing: Tips to Dressing up Your Old Fence

Over time, your fence may begin to look old and drab simply due to the exposure to the elements that it has endured on a daily basis. However, if the fence is still functional, then it would be wasteful to opt for fence replacement. Nevertheless, keeping a fence that is an eyesore can detract from the overall aesthetic of your property. This is why it is essential to consider ways of updating its appearance thus inadvertently keeping your landscape appealing. The following are some of the handy tips that you could employ in dressing up your old fencing.

Tip 1: Add a splash of colour to your fencing

Some people may assume that repainting their fence would be obvious. However, not many know how best to undertake this. Adding a splash of colour to your fencing is not simply about picking out the first can of paint you come across and painting the fence. There are a number of things that you should bear in mind to ensure that your fence is not sticking out like a sore thumb but is instead tying in with the overall appearance of your landscape. For instance, if you primarily have green hues in your yard, then you should pick a complementary colour such as yellow for your fence. This makes the fence stand out but still enables it to blend in with the landscape. On the other hand, if you would prefer a rustic appearance, then you should consider opting for staining the wood on the fence rather than have it painted a bold colour.

Tip 2: Create a pattern on your fencing

Another way that you can breathe life into the appearance of your old fencing is through patterns. There are a number of ways that you could use to achieve this. For instance, if your fence comprises planks, then you could opt to paint the different planks in colours that are alternating. Alternatively, if your fence comprises panels you could invest in some stencils that would help you create a myriad of patterns such as houndstooth, zigzags, circles and more.

Tip 3: Incorporate greenery into the fencing

To camouflage superficial damage on the fence, you could consider planting vines on your fencing. As these vines matures, you should train them to climb onto you fencing which would function to create a living fence. Some of the vines that would work well for this application include trumpet vines, wisteria vines and more.

About Me

Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Hi, my name is Mark, welcome to my blog! As a new home owner, I’m learning a lot about the responsibilities of owning a property. Recently, my neighbour popped around and told me he wanted to put up a new fence between our gardens. My first reaction was that he should just go for it, but then he told me that I had to share the costs as we share responsibility for the fence. Before I agreed to the work (and to pay for it), I did some research and talked to a guy I know who works for a fencing contractor. I learned a lot about shared responsibility and rights with adjoining fences, so I started this blog to pass on what I’ve learned to other people who might be faced with a fencing project with a neighbour for the first time.


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