INSTALL YOUR FENCE YOURSELF

Calling All Weekend Warriors

DIY fence installation video

Are you a weekend warrior? Do you love saving money by getting your hands dirty? Then you are a great candidate to install your own fence. While a bit labor intensive, fence self-installation is pretty easy to do and will save you about 40% of your total fence cost. The good news is that when you buy your materials through FenceCenter, you gain unlimited support from our Fence Pros. They are on call and available to answer all your installation questions so don't think twice and just Dial-A-Pro.

Scroll down for an overview of the process and browse our video library to see what the job entails. Before you know it, you'll be a fence pro in no time!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

CONFIRM PROPERTY LINE

Reference your property survey to identify the boundaries of your property.

LOCATE UNDERGROUND UTILITIES

Call 811 which is the number you call before you dig to avoid hitting underground utility lines.

RESEARCH LOCAL ZONING CODES

Ensure compliance with your town's zoning regulations or any HOA guidelines.

CHECK FOR OBSTRUCTIONS

Identify any other underground obstructions that might be buried on your property.

IDENTIFY YOUR FROST LINE

If you live in a northern region, you may need to know the depth of your frost line.

HOW TO GET STARTED

DIY fence video - plan your fence

CREATE YOUR PLAN

DIY fence video - measure your yard

MEASURE YOUR YARD

DIY fence video - create your aluminum list DIY fence video - create your vinyl list

CREATE A MATERIAL LIST

Our DIY Project Planner and Worksheets Will Get You Started

DOWNLOAD GUIDE
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TOOLS YOU'LL NEED FOR INSTALLATION

torpedo level - tools to install a fence

torpedo level

circular saw - tools to install a fence

circular saw

ready mix concrete - tools to install a fence

ready mix concrete

(1 ½ Bags Per Post)

tape measure - tools to install a fence

tape measure

post hole digger - tools to install a fence

post hole digger

tamping bar - tools to install a fence

tamping bar

wood stakes - tools to install a fence

wood stakes

string - tools to install a fence

string

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