Pittsburgh Fencing FAQS

FAQS

Can I grow vines on my vinyl fence?

Vinyl fences are strong, weather-resistant, and can last up to 30 years. Introducing a vine to your vinyl fence will cause little structural damage to your vinyl fence, though it can trap moisture which can bring about algae and bugs. Bugs can negatively affect your vine, but these two are removed relatively easily.

Does fencing installation require a permit?

Typically yes, unless you are replacing existing fencing. Permits are often obtained at the respective Township or Borough municipal building and it is through them that one can find all of the relevant ordinances and requirements pertaining to fencing installation for a residential or commercial property.

Does putting a fence on your property, increase the value?

Fencing is one of the best ways to increase your home’s value. In fact, a home without a fence has a bigger threat of a lower resale value.

How close to my Pittsburgh property line can I build a fence?

You need to check your state’s laws and requirements. Some things are state-specific but are still things you should look into before installing your fence.

For Pennslyvania, all fences need to be at least six inches from all side and rear property lines and at least twelve inches from all front
yard property lines and/or sidewalks. Additionally, all fences must be set back a minimum of six feet from any curb line.

Source: Boroughs.org (PDF)

Is fencing required around a pool area?

Pool fence or other enclosure a safety measure. Both ornamental and aluminum fences offer benefits. An aluminum fence requires little maintenance, is durable and will not rust – a must have for properties located near bodies of water. However, if you want strength and security as well as elegance and beauty, ornamental fencing can provide the perfect accent to your property.

Is vinyl fencing maintenance proof?

Vinyl fencing requires a very limited amount of maintenance. As with all exterior products, fencing can become dirty when exposed to the elements. Under normal conditions the only maintenance required is in the form of washing the fence with soap and water to keep it looking new.

Should I have my property surveyed before installing fencing?

As a property owner, it is always a good idea to know the boundaries of your own property. It is highly recommended that before fencing is installed, a property be properly surveyed by professionals. This precautionary measure ensures that your fencing will not have to be removed at any time due to a boundary or property line dispute.

What are the best types of fences for security?

Ornamental fencing is an excellent choice when security is important. A chain link fencing is also one of the best fences for security and value because it is less expensive and is very versatile. Chain link fencing is often preferred for many commercial fencing applications.