Our Most Common Fencing FAQs

Installing a new fence is a complicated process. Not only must you determine the design and placement, but there are many local regulations and HOA hoops to jump through in order to get the fence you want. Because of the complexity of this type of home improvement project, we always recommend working with a professional to get the job done. If you’re wondering how to get started or what you need to know, below are some of our most frequently asked questions from new FloriFence customers: 

How do I get started with a new fence installation? 

When working with FloriFence, the first step is a consultation. Our team will consult with you on the phone or onsite to determine what fence is right for your property, as well as give you an estimate for the time and cost of construction. Once we iron out the details, we can schedule a day to begin the project and start choosing materials for your new fence!

What do I need to know before installing a new fence? 

Once you’ve contacted FloriFence for a consultation, you’ll need three key pieces of information to get started:

  • Location of utility lines 
  • Exact property boundary lines
  • Your HOA’s fence requirements, if any

With this information, your FloriFence contractors can build a fence that is within regulation and pleasing to the whole family. 

How wide should my gate be? 

The standard is four feet with the exception of split rail or double door fences that are typically much wider. However, FloriFence can build custom gate options for your home to meet your specific needs. If you are building a commercial fence, we also have automatic options and sliding gates for ease of use. 

What specifications does my pool fence have to meet? 

Pool fences in the Tampa area must be at least 48 inches tall, with a maximum clearance of four inches between it and the ground or between fence posts. Your FloriFence contractor can go through other design specifications with you, or you can visit this website for more information. 

Are there types of fencing I’m not allowed to have in Tampa?

Tampa residents are not allowed to have fences composed of broken glass (such as decorative DIY fencing), electrical fences, or barbed wire. Some agricultural and industrial facilities are allowed to have electrical or barbed wire fencing but commercial property owners should check with the local district to determine whether they meet requirements for these types of security fencing. 
If you have other questions not covered here, visit our resource center or give the FLoriFence team a call today!

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