Depending on the type of fence you want, installation can be simple, or it could require some heavy lifting. It’s certainly a task some homeowners could do themselves. However, it’s not for everyone.
It’s OK to do it yourself if:
- You are installing a decorative garden fence or a temporary fence with “spike” posts that don’t require digging.
- You know how to prepare quick-mix concrete, if necessary.
- You’re able to dig postholes, and you have access to the appropriate tools.
- You’re fencing in a relatively small area, and you have someone to help you.
You should hire a pro if:
- You need to fence in a large area requiring multiple postholes.
- Soil or drainage conditions make proper post installation a challenge.
- You’re installing a large or heavy type of fence, like a tall wooden picket fence.
Installing decorative fencing in your garden or yard is a fairly basic project that most homeowners can accomplish in a weekend. However, if you’re considering a chain-link, picket or prefabricated vinyl fence with posts that must be securely anchored in the ground, hiring a professional is the best way to ensure that the job is done right.