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Unfortunately, not all properties lines are perfect rectangles. Even if your property line does form an angle, you may not want that look for your fence shape. This brings up an important question: Can you create a curved fence? In this guide, we will explain how we handle property curves during fence installations so you can get an idea of what’s to come.
Can the Fence Curve?
If you have curved areas along your property line, we can angle sections of your fencing to follow the curves. Tight curves may require us to cut the sections in half so we can create a tighter curve. With this in mind, we cannot bend the actual railings to create a true “curved fence” shape. This will compromise the structural integrity of the fencing, thereby defeating its purpose.
The curved fences we have installed in the past all look clean, proportional and professional. We have the experience and knowledge to deliver a great end result, so your satisfaction is guaranteed every step of the way.
Curved Fence over Hills and Slopes
If your property has a noticeable hill or slope, we can contour the fencing to suit the land. In most cases, we will use the raking or stepping approach. Each six foot section of fencing is dropped about one foot so the bottom of the fence posts remains close to the ground. This will highlight the natural curves of your property while still keeping the fence uniform throughout.
For extreme hills and slopes, we may have to customize the height of your fencing. For instance, if one side of your property is four feet lower than the other side, we may recommend taller fence posts on the lower portion. This will all depends on your needs and what will look best for your property. Your fence installer will discuss all these options during your free consultation.
Other Factors to Keep in Mind
With any fencing installation, it is important to check with the local zoning department to find out the rules regarding your fence installation. Is there a limit to how high your curved fence can be or where it can go on the property? Do you need to have a certain number of access gates in the fencing to meet local codes? These answers may influence the design of your fencing.
You also need to consider your homeowner’s association, if you have one. They may have rules about the color of fencing you can use or the type of fencing material you use. This is especially true for property fences that face the street. The HOA may want the neighborhood to look uniform, so your fencing designs will need to match their overall plans. Talk to your HOA before getting a quote for your fencing so you can narrow down your options and plan accordingly.