How to Tear Down Your Old Houston Fence

Fences have a lifespan that varies depending on the type of material used. If your fence has seen better days and is no longer doing its job, you may want to remove and replace it. Tearing down an old Houston fence involves more than just physical labor. Before you proceed, you need to check into a few things that might affect if, when and how you can do it.

The best solution is to hire a Houston fence company to handle the job. Professionals know the rules, and they can tell you if there are any issues that need to be sorted out prior to removing it. Their knowledge can save you time that you would normally expend checking into local regulations and homeowner association covenants. The pros also know if you need to obtain a permit before removing the fence. Saving money by doing things yourself is great, but any money that you might save could be forfeited by fines. It just makes more sense to hire a company that has experience in your area.

Whose Fence Is It?

The first consideration is a matter of correct fence etiquette. You need to confirm with your neighbor that the fence is yours and is on your property. Once you have verified that the fence is within your property lines, you have the right to remove it.

Ask Questions Before You Get Started.

Before you tear down your Houston wood fence or any other kind of fence you should contact the local utility companies to find out what is buried underground. Remember that the fence posts are embedded a few feet beneath the surface. It has probably been in place for a long time, and the water, electric, telephone or cable companies may have installed new lines or pipes that are near it. You definitely do not want to inconvenience your neighborhood by cutting the power lines accidentally. That would earn you a fine and the disdain of your neighbors. If you contact them, the utility companies will send someone to show you where the lines are located. They do not want you to cut their lines either.

Summit Fence North has been serving Houston, Cypress, Conroe, Spring and The Woodlands for decades. We can remove and replace residential and commercial fences quickly and professionally. Give us a call at 281-895-9500. One of our technicians will come over and examine your fence to see if you really need a replacement. If you do, we will give you a binding estimate for the work.