Cheap Fence Panels


Posted by Don | Posted in Cheap Fence Panels Information | Posted on 06-08-2011


Cheap Fence Panels For Budget Fencing


cheap fence panelsLet us say that you have a wonderful garden where you grow all the plants or vegetables you please.  There are, however, disadvantages to keeping your garden unfenced and unprotected.  There is the presence of animals such as rabbits and raccoons, and there might even be the possibility of burglars easily gaining access to your plants.  If you think putting up a fence would be too expensive, then you should consider resorting to cheap fence panels.  Since your fences would not need to be elaborate, cheap fence panels are the best option for keeping your garden well-protected.

Cheap fence panels do not mean fence panels which are not made from quality materials.  Putting up these fence panels is a good and convenient way to protect your garden.  These fence panels also come in the standard height of about 3 to 6 feet high and a width of six feet.  They are easier and faster to use since it would only require one to nail them to already erected wooden posts.

cheap fence panels picketThere are also cheap fence panels which come in picket fence type which measure about 4 to 6 feet long and are light to carry around.  These types of fence panels can also be used as decorative fences and can be placed around trees, flowerbeds, vegetable patches, flower bushes, and many more.

Aside from using these fence panels for keeping your garden protected, you can even put it around an area in your lawn which you can mark off as children’s play area.  Another good use for these cheap fence panels is that they can be used to create an outdoor kennel for pets such as dogs and cats.  These fence panels, although they come in cheaper prices, can still measure up to the same value as those of higher priced fence panels.

cheap fence panels woodWood panels are a little heavier and can prove to be a pain carrying around whenever you plan to change the way your garden or house is fenced.  Vinyl fences, on the other hand, can cost quite a lot but are cheaper to get install and to keep maintained.

Before deciding on purchasing those cheap fence panels you just saw at your local hardware, you should keep the following things in mind.

(1)   Know for what purpose you will be buying a fence.  Will you need to keep out intruders like animals or people?  Do you need the fence panels to just create a space for your pets to wander in?  The reason why this should be determined is because there are different kinds of fence panels, each with a different purpose.

(2)   Another thing is to determine if you will be using the fence for decorative purposes or to just use it for its primary purpose of protecting your property.  If aesthetics is not that important to you, choose the simplest cheap fence panels you can find.

(3)   Lastly, determine the topography of land on which you will be using these cheap fence panels on.  If the ground is sloping, then choose those which can easily follow the slopes.  This way, you will be assured that every edge of your land is well-fenced.


What Are The Requirements From Local Government To Build A Fence?


Posted by Don | Posted in Cheap Fence Panels Information | Posted on 13-02-2023


The following is a typical FAQ from a city or county in regards to what they require for installing a fence on your property.

Q: Do I need a permit to install a fence?
A: Yes. Permit applications are available online or at City Hall.

Q: What information do I need to submit to get a fence permit?
A: You will need to complete a Residential Building Permit Application. In addition, you will need to submit a plot plan showing property lines, where the fence will be located and the type of fence you wish to install. See sample plot plan below. plot plan for fence permit





Q: Who should pull the permit?
A: If the property owner is installing the fence, the property owner should pull the permit. If a contractor is installing the fence, the contractor should pull the permit.

Q: How long does it take to obtain a permit?
A: Once you’ve completed the Residential Building Permit Application and submitted all of the necessary information, it will take a couple of days for the Chief Building Official to review the permit application.

Q: Can I install the fence along the property line?
A. It depends on the type of fence you want to install. All fences on the property line or within five feet of the property line must have 25% uniform open airspace. Fences that are five feet or more from the property line are not required to have 25% uniform open airspace.

Q: What types of fences have 25% uniform open airspace?
A: Board on board fences, chain link fences, and split rail fences are the most common types of fences that have 25% uniform open airspace. Stockade fences do not have 25% uniform open airspace and must be at least five feet from any property line. See photos below.
FENCES WITH 25% UNIFORM OPEN AIRSPACE – Allowed on the Property Line include:

  • Board on Board
  • Chain Link
  • Picket
  • Split Rail

FENCES WITH 25% UNIFORM OPEN AIRSPACE – Allowed on the Property Line
FENCES WITHOUT 25% UNIFORM OPEN AIRSPACE – Not Allowed on the Property Line include:
StockadeFENCES WITHOUT 25% UNIFORM OPEN AIRSPACE – Not Allowed on the Property Line

Q: How high can my fence be?
A: Fences in front of the front building line cannot exceed four feet in height. Fences behind the front building line cannot exceed six feet in height. See diagram below.

Height of fence



Q: What if my house is on a corner lot?
A: A corner lot has two front yards and two side yards. The maximum height of a fence in the front yard is four feet. The maximum height of a fence in the side yard is six feet. See the diagram below.

House on corner lot



Q: What inspections do I need?
A: Fences require at least two inspections. A post hole inspection is required after the post holes are dug and before the posts are installed. A final inspection is required after the fence has been installed.

Please note that your municipality may have different requirements. This article is intended to give you an idea of what may be required. If you’re in an unincorporated area, you may not have any requirements at all!