Q. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
Call your local building department and speak with a representative.
Q. Do I need a property survey?
If you are installing a fence on the property line, yes. You will spend more money to re-install the fence than the cost of hiring the surveyor.
Q. What is the highest fence I can install?
Call your local building department and speak with a representative. Example: Corner lots have different regulations than standard lots.
Q. How close to the property line can I install the fence?
Normally 6" is standard. Call your local building department to make sure of the regulations.
Q. What style of fence is best for a pool enclosure.
You should choose a fence that you can see through easily in the event someone gets into the enclosure.
Q. What side of the fence should face my neighbor?
The good (finished) side of the fence should always face your neighbor. We offer many styles that are the same on both sides.
Q. Why should I have a wrought iron railing?
We use solid steel to construct our railings, which is much stronger than aluminum or vinyl.
Q. What is galvanizing and why should I galvanize my wrought iron railing fence or gate?
Galvanizing is a process which prevents the steel from rusting. With a paint or powder-coated finish, you will have a maintenance free product.
Q. Why should I stain my wood fence instead of painting?
Staining will extend the life expectency of a wood product and does not chip and peel like paint. Left to age naturally, you can expect at least 15-20 years from a cedar fence. You can extend the life of the fence by as much as 10 years by protecting it with stain.
Q. Why should all the posts be cemented?
This will keep the fence true and straight and prevent the posts from moving.
Q. Why should I use Salem Fence?