Building a Fence

 Whether you don’t have an existing fence or the one you have is damaged and in need or replacement, there are many benefits to building a fence. It provides security and privacy for your outdoor living space, boosts curb appeal and can make your home more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell your home. 

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Photo Credit: First Class Fencing

A fence contractor in Calgary will make sure your fence is built strongly and securely and that all building permits and codes have been obtain and met. You can learn how to build a wood fence yourself, but there many benefits of hiring a professional fence builder for this home improvement project.

They will take care of building permits:

Depending on where you live, you might need a building permit to build a fence. If not, your municipality might have a zoning bylaw that regulates things like materials, location and the height of your fence. When you hire a Calgary fence contractor, you don’t have to worry about obtaining these permits as they are familiar with local building codes and will make sure these permits are obtained for you.

They have the experience and expertise:

Building a fence is a big job and it can get a little complicated! From determining property lines, properly staking out where the fence will go to ensuring it is built straight, square and at the right height, fence building can be a very daunting and time consuming process. Professional fence contractors are knowledgeable and have the experience to do it efficiently and right the first time so you can save yourself the time and headache.

Fence contractors have the right tools and materials:

When you build a fence you will need a power auger to dig each post hole. In Alberta’s climate, these holes have to be at least 3 feet deep to get below the frost line. You will also have to shovel gravel, mix and pour concrete for each post. Depending on how big your yard is, you will need a lot of material and will have to rent tools to do the job. A professional fence building company will have the right equipment and materials for your fencing project and will know how to use them properly and efficiently for the best results.

They will dispose of your old fence:

In most cases, demolition and disposal of your old fence will be included in your contract when you hire a fence contractor to do the job. This saves you the hassle of having to rent or borrow a truck to take that old fence to the dump or another disposal site.

Get help choosing fencing material:

When you work with a fence contractor in Calgary, they will help you choose a fencing material that best suits the amount of maintenance you want to commit too and your home style and design. The most popular fencing material is wood fencing, but you can also choose wrought-iron, aluminum, vinyl and other fencing materials. 


Kevin Lauzon
Kevin Lauzon
REALTOR®