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Aluminum Fence Vs Wood Fence

When deciding which type of fencing is the best choice for your outdoor project, it’s important to research the pros and cons associated with all of your options. Here, we’ll discuss the key differences between aluminum fence versus wood fencing and which type of projects are ideal for each material.

Aluminum Fencing 411

Chances are, you’re familiar with aluminum fence whether you’re aware of it or not. Many fences that you may have always assumed were steel or wrought iron are actually made of aluminum. Aluminum fences are typically made up of a combination of horizontal rails and vertical pickets. Standard styles are either a smooth top rail or exposed or pressed spear top, but many variations of styles exist or can be custom made by the manufacturer.

Aluminum fence can be used in nearly any setting, from residential landscape projects to commercial or industrial railing projects. Some of the key attributes of aluminum fencing include:

  • Aluminum fencing is typically powder coated black, but many manufacturers offer a variety of powder coating color options like white and bronze. You can also find raw aluminum fencing which would look similar to stainless steel.
  • One of the most attractive attributes of aluminum fence is its aversion to rust. Unlike steel or wrought iron, aluminum fence does not rust over time and requires almost no maintenance. This makes it an ideal choice for use in wet climates or for projects in close proximity to large bodies of water.
  • Aluminum fencing is light weight. This makes it ideal for DIY-ers who are not necessarily well versed in fence installation and aren’t eager to maneuver heavy fence materials. A typical fence panel weighs anywhere between 5 and 10 pounds and can be delivered assembled or unassembled. Its light weight also makes it ideal for use on driveway and estate gates.
  • Many aluminum fence manufacturers design their aluminum fence panels to be rackable. This means that the fence can slope up to a certain degree to follow the grade of the ground. Why is this advantageous for the customer? This eliminates gaps that would otherwise be created at the bottom of the fence while still maintaining an even fence line at the top.
  • Aluminum fencing comes in a variety of styles, from simple to ornate. Most aluminum fence manufacturers or wholesale retailers will create custom styles as well.

Wood Fencing 411

You’re probably a little more familiar with wood fencing, as it’s one of the most commonly used fence materials around. Many enjoy wood fencing for its classic, natural look, relatively low cost and variety of style options. The most common types of wood fencing include wood privacy fence, wood picket fence, and post and rail wood fence. You’ll commonly find wood fencing in residential and agricultural settings, and less commonly in commercial or industrial settings. Wood fencing is typically composed of some combination of 2x4s, 4x4s, 6x6s, 1x6s or 1x4s.

Key attributes for wood fencing include:

  • Wood fencing is a general term that covers a variety of materials – there are many types of wood one could use in the construction of a fence. However, the most commonly used would be Pressure Treated Pine and Cedar, depending upon your location. In many areas, it’s important to use only Pressure Treated Pine for posts that are sitting in the ground, as they tend to hold up better over time.
  • Wood fencing can be built to fit almost any residential purpose, from keeping dogs or children safely contained, to fencing for privacy, to picket fences designed to enhance the look of the property.
  • Wood fencing should be painted or stained/sealed about a month after installation to protect it from the elements. This is important to include in your wood fence cost estimate for your wood fence project, as many fence installation companies won’t include this service. Staining/painting will typically add $7 – $12/foot to your overall wood fence cost.
  • Although it’s generally considered one of the more cost effective fencing options available up front, wood fencing does require quite a bit of maintenance in the long run. It’s important to know that wood fencing will warp over time and require repairs. Furthermore, it’s important to seal or stain your fence to slow the rotting process and protect it from the elements. These are all added costs that you should consider before moving forward with a wood fence.

If you’re located in the Atlanta, GA area and are in need of wood fence repair, contact Fence Workshop for a quick quote!

Aluminum Fence vs Wood Fence – Which Is Better?

As you’ve read above, aluminum and wood both have their strengths and weaknesses and it may be obvious that one material is more appropriate than another depending on the project. However, it is in our opinion that aluminum fencing tends to be the better option in most cases. Here’s why:

  • Aluminum fence requires little to no maintenance – an invaluable trait to most customers. Although aluminum fence cost will typically be higher than wood fence up front, you should consider the upkeep and future costs involved in maintaining a structurally sound and good looking wood fence.
  • Aluminum fence is perfect for pool enclosures and fencing near bodies of water. By contrast, wood fencing is particularly effected by the air and elements.
  • Aluminum fence is powder coated, meaning you’ll never have to worry about painting your fence. Wood fences will need to be stained or sealed about a month after installation to protect them from the elements. This is another “hidden” cost you’ll need to consider with wood fencing.
  • Aluminum fence is particularly easy to install. Aluminum fence panels come pre-assembled, and posts come pre-notched. It’s light weight make it easy for almost anyone to handle and move from place to place. Wood fence pieces can be quite heavy and cumbersome to handle and building wood fence requires much more planning, measuring and grunt work.
  • Need privacy? While aluminum fence doesn’t typically bode well for those in need of privacy, don’t be afraid to get creative! Remember that landscaping can be used in conjunction with aluminum fence to gain privacy where you need it, without creating a barricade around your property.

Ready to buy aluminum fence materials online? You’re in luck! Fence Workshop provides a wide variety of American made aluminum fence products in their easy-to-use online store, including pre-packaged fence kits. They’ll deliver nationwide to customer’s doorsteps – start shopping today!

How To Install Aluminum Fencing


At Fence Workshop we’ve helped countless satisfied customers plan out, order, and build their aluminum fence projects. While we don’t do the installation, we will help you order exactly what you need. In this article, we’ll go over the process of installing your aluminum fence yourself. Depending on the scope of your aluminum fence project, you may want to enlist the help of either a general contractor or just a few friendly faces. But, rest assured, if you start your aluminum fence project with Fence Workshop, you will quickly discover that your aluminum fence can be installed very easily yourself. Before starting a fence installation, always call 811 to notify your underground utilities!

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I’ve Received My Fence Workshop Aluminum Fence Material – Now What?

You’ve successfully planned, ordered and received your Fence Workshop aluminum fence materials. All that’s left to do now is to get it installed. If you’re a DIY-er, this will be your go-to guide to ensure your installation is up to professional standards. You’ll need to have the following tools and materials to complete your aluminum fence installation:

Aluminum Fences Atlanta

  • Tape Measure
  • String
  • Post Hole Digger or Auger
  • Drill
  • Level
  • Hacksaw/Reciprocating Saw
  • Rock Bar
  • Snips
  • Wheel Barrow
  • Marking Spray Paint
  • Quickrete

Step One

To begin your aluminum fence installation, you’ll first want to determine the placement of your corner posts and end posts. These posts will serve as “anchors” of your fence layout, so it’s important you are precise with their positions. You’ll also need to determine the location of your gate(s) and mark where the posts will be placed. It will be helpful to use wooden stakes to mark these locations. Use your string and tape measure to mark the fence line around these stakes. You can also go ahead and mark your line post placements with your marking spray paint, measuring every 72 1/2″ between posts starting at your end post. This way, you can plan whether you’ll need to cut panels down at the end of a fence line.

Step Two

Now it’s time to start digging! Use your post hole diggers to dig 24″ deep x 18″ wide holes where you’ve pre-marked with your marking spray paint and wooden stakes. Gate, corner and end posts should be done first. You can then dig your line post holes at this point as well.

Step Three

Place your gate posts, end posts, and corner posts into their respective holes – be sure you have the right type of posts in the right places! Be sure to leave enough room between the bottom notched hole in your post and the ground if your aluminum fence style has pickets protruding through the bottom rail – typically around 7 or 8 inches. If you have a flush bottom rail, leave roughly 2 inches between the bottom notch and the ground. Once you place a post into its post hole, fill the hole with wet or dry Quickrete. Insert your panel into your post and connect with next post using the provided self tapping screws. Continue down your line repeating the same process. Be sure to make sure the fence line is level which can be done using another line of string at the top of the posts.

Step Four

Finally, you’ll need to install your gate. First screw the provided hinges onto the gate. Have a partner hold the gate to line the rails up to the surrounding panels. Once aligned, screw hinges onto gate post. Attach the provided gravity latch to the gate and gate catch post.

Tips To Remember

As mentioned before, you may need to cut panels down if your fence line length isn’t compatible with 6′ wide panels. The panels can be cut using any saw that cuts metal. When cutting panels, be sure you leave enough rail to be inserted into the post. You also may find it more aesthetically pleasing to cut several panels down to even sizes at the end of a run rather than having one very small panel at the end.


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FAQ Aluminum Fence Swimming Pool Projects

Because Fence Workshop™ is a premier supplier of fence posts, hitches, gates, and segments, we get asked a lot of questions by both general contractors and residential home owners. In this section, we’ll address some of the most commonly asked questions about aluminum fence projects.

Q: Why should I build a fence around my pool?

A: For both commercial and residential swimming areas, a sturdy aluminum fence can decrease your liability of unwanted guests in your pool and is also a legal requirement in most jurisdictions. If you plan out your aluminum fence project with Fence Workshop™, you can get all the materials you need to ensure only the proper people have access to your commercial or residential swimming area — a relief for you and your clients.

Q: Why is aluminum an ideal material to build a swimming pool fence?

A: A swimming area is subject to a lot of water and humidity. While it’s possible to design a fence for a swimming area comprised of wood and other materials, aluminum is a very ideal material due to its rust and corrosion resistant properties. More importantly, aluminum segments are easy to install and maintain — ensuring your swimming area remains secured and looking good for a long time to come.

Q: Is an aluminum fence ideal for privacy around the pool?

A: Because we work with a wide variety of aluminum fence segments, we’re able to help you design an aluminum fence perfect for guarding your pool area. Some customers request aluminum fence for their pool because it allows them to closely monitor who is using their pool. For commercial applications such as an apartment complex swimming pool, an aluminum fence is ideal for keeping unwanted visitors out and keeping a close watch on who is using it.

Different aluminum fence projects will require different designs. Check with your local codes to ensure you’re not limited in the height of a possible pool fence. We recommend designing a fence that uses a mixture of natural foliage as well as the sturdy reinforced aluminum bar so you’re able to retain a fairly decent degree of privacy while still being able to monitor the pool area for visitors.

Q: Should I build my pool fence so it touches the concrete or give it some breathing room?

A: At Fence Workshop™, we’re able to supply fence posts and anchors that will work with both a concrete platform as well as regular ground installation. Fences that hug the concrete platform are more easily reinforced. Drilling individual fence posts into the soil will require basic concrete to ensure the fence structure is sturdy.

Q: Should I install an aluminum fence directly into the concrete platform of the swimming pool area?

A: In general, we always recommend that you do not install your aluminum fence directly on or into the concrete platform of the pool area. It’s far easier to install at the perimeter of the concrete platform or at a stand-off distance.

Q: Do you also supply aluminum hitches, gates, and other aluminum fence accessories for developing my pool fence project?

A: Yes! We offer a wide range of both aluminum segments, hinges, latches, deck mounts, wall mounts, drop rods, and more. Fence Workshop™ is your one-stop shop for designing your complete aluminum privacy fence for your swimming area.

We recommend talking to one of our fence design specialists to work out a custom plan which will enable your commercial or residential property to have the very best placement of aluminum fence segments to allow for both controlled access and the right degree of monitoring.

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We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
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Aluminum Fence Supply Altamonte Springs, Fl – Delivered To Your Doorstep


American Made Aluminum Fences:

aluminum fence supply Altamonte Springs, FLLooking for aluminum fence supply in Altamonte Springs, Florida? Fence Workshop™ of Altamonte Springs, FL is an experienced distributor of Ameristar and other brands of aluminum fences. Our aluminum fences are beautiful, functional and long lasting. We service all parts of Altamonte Springs, Fl. From the downtown amusement parks and shopping areas, to the relaxing neighborhoods outside the city. An aluminum fence can be the perfect addition to your home or business offering security or an aesthetic facelift.

The Best Choice for Aluminum Fence Supply Altamonte Springs, FL:

Because we are wholesale distributors of aluminum fencing in Altamonte Springs, we are able to offer some of the most competitive prices supplying aluminum fences in and around Altamonte Springs, Florida. Furthermore, our relationships with American made aluminum producers allow material delivery to your doorstep. We offer a variety of styles and packages to fit almost any customer’s needs. You won’t believe how easy getting aluminum fence materials can be with Fence Workshop.

Why Choose Fence Workshop™ for Aluminum Fence Supply Altamonte Springs, FL?

  • We supply all styles of aluminum fencing for both residential and commercial customers.
  • We supply aluminum fence additions like scrolls, rings, ball caps, walk/pedestrian gates and driveway gates.
  • Because aluminum is so rust resistant, all of our aluminum fences come with a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
  • We offer aluminum fence kits in a variety of sizes and styles delivered anywhere in Altamonte Springs, FL.
  • We supply aluminum fences in Altamonte Springs, Florida and surrounding areas like Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Destin and more.

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Fence Workshop Also Supply These Other Types of Fencing in Altamonte Springs, FL:

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Chain Link Fence Supply Altamonte Springs FL – Delivered To Your Doorstep


High Quality Chain Link Fences Made in America:

Chain link fence suppliers in Altamonte Springs, FL

Fence Workshop™ of Altamonte Springs supplies quality chain link fencing for our great customers in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Altamonte Springs is a great large city, but it’s easy to escape to the more relaxed neighborhoods whenever you want. This diverse area has so many different fencing needs, and a chain link fence can do the trick. With it’s plethora of uses, you can easily close in a property, add athletic fencing or hundreds of other fencing options.

Altamonte Springs Chain Link Supplier Professionals:

If you’re a homeowner or contractor in or around Altamonte Springs, Florida looking to purchase a chain link fence for your home or commercial project, we want to be your go-to fence supply company. We make getting quotes simple for both large and small jobs alike. Contact us today to experience the Fence Workshop difference!

Why Choose Fence Workshop™ for Chain Link Fencing in Altamonte Springs, Florida?

  • We supply all styles of chain link.
  • We supply chain link additions like screens, barbed wire, razor wire and mini-mesh.
  • For residential jobs, we carry domestic chain link fencing that is up to 5 times stronger than many competitors’ imported chain link.
  • Because of an advanced galvanization process, our chain link is highly rust resistant and manufactured to last a lifetime.
  • Our colored chain link has an actual vinyl coating and not a painted coat.
  • All of our chain link fences come with a Limited Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty.

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We Also Supply These Other Types of Fencing in Altamonte Springs, FL:

Steel Fences In Altamonte Springs, FL. Aluminum Fences In Altamonte Springs, FL. Vinyl Fences In Altamonte Springs, FL.

Get Started – Shop Our Fences Now!

We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
Phone: 404-973-2911  Email: [email protected]  Schedule a quote: Online Quick Quote Form

Aluminum Fences Kissimmee

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Contractors, Companies, & Supply:

Beautiful aluminum fencing in Kissimmee, FLLooking for aluminum fencing in Orlando, Florida? Fence Workshop™ of Kissimmee, FL is a distributor of Ameristar and other brands of aluminum fences. Our aluminum fences are beautiful, functional and built to last a lifetime. Kissimmee is a spread out city, but we service every part of it. From downtown with its amusement parks and shopping areas, to the relaxing neighborhoods outside the city. An aluminum fence can be the perfect addition to your home of business offering security or an aesthetic facelift.

One Of The Best Choices for Aluminum Fencing in Kissimmee:

Because we are wholesale distributors of aluminum fencing in Kissimmee, we are able to offer some of the most competitive prices supplying aluminum fences in and around Kissimmee, Florida.

Why choose Fence Workshop™ for aluminum fencing in Kissimmee, Florida?

  • We supply all styles of aluminum fencing for both residential and commercial customers.
  • We supply aluminum fence additions like scrolls, rings, ball caps, walk/pedestrian gates and driveway gates.
  • Because aluminum is so rust resistant, all of our aluminum fences come with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
  • All aluminum fences are supplied by one of our Fence Supply Experts.
  • We supply aluminum fences in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas like Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Destin and more.

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We Also Supply These Other Types of Fencing in Kissimmee, FL:

 

Chain Link Fences In Kissimmee, FL

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Phone: 1-888-802-5252  Email: [email protected]  Schedule a quote: Online Quick Quote Form

Douglas County, GA Fence Building Regulations, Codes & Permit Requirements

Douglas County, GA Fence Building Codes & Permits


Douglas County GADouglas County does not always require a building permit when erecting a fence. A permit is always required if the site is located within “Conservation, Historic, Landmark, SPI districts or other districts requiring a Special Administrative Permit.

 

Fences and walls which conform to the provisions stated herein shall be permitted by the Department of Environment and Community Development. Fences erected for agricultural purposes in the AG-1 District shall be exempt from permit requirements.

 

Easements: No structure with the exception of fences may be located in, or otherwise obstruct any easement. Fences shall be permitted within easements subject to the receipt of written permission from the easement holder. Approval of the Zoning Administrator and applicable County Department shall be required for all fences proposed for placement in easements which are held by Douglas County.

 

Douglas County Fence and Wall Standards

Walls or fences shall be permitted in any zoning district and are not subject to setback requirements of this resolution, except that in a residential zoning district:

(1) A structure of wire, wood, stone or other materials, including invisible fencing, which is of sufficient height and strength to act as a barrier against the passage of the animal it is intended to enclose.
(1 A) A fence does not include an “invisible fence” if the fence is:
(1 b) Ineffective for any animal that has learned it can cross the fence line;
(1 e) An invisible fence is not an acceptable means of control for an animal that is classified as vicious, dangerous, potentially dangerous, or is in estrus/heat.
(2) Opaque fence: A fence through which one cannot see, constructed of uniform wood boards, plywood panels, chain link fence with vinyl slats or such other uniform material approved by the office of planning and zoning.
(3) Each outdoor flea market shall have placed on the portion of the property fronting on public roads an opaque fence at least eight (8) feet high, and on the remaining sides of the property a natural buffer area, hedge or shrubs, approved by the office of planning and zoning, or an opaque fence at least eight (8) feet high.
(4) An owner of a domesticated animal, whether vaccinated or not vaccinated, shall confine such domesticated animal within an adequate fence or enclosure or within a house, garage or other building to prevent the animal from running at large. No animal shall be tied or tethered as a permanent measure of restraint. No animal shall be left unattended on a chain, lead, runner, cable, rope, leash or similar tethering device.
(5) Material change in appearance. A change that will affect either the exterior architectural or environmental features of a historic property or any building, structure, site, object, or landscape feature within a historic district, such as: The erection, alteration, restoration or removal of any buildings or other structure within a historic property or district, including walls, fences, steps and pavements, or other appurtenant features.
(6) Pools must be enclosed by a fence or wall at least 4 feet in height with a self locking gate.
(7) Fences and freestanding walls, subject to the setback and height restrictions in the Lot and Building Standards Article of this Code (but no fence shall contain any barbed wire unless used to confine one or more horses or similar animals and no wooden fences are allowed except on an individual single-family lot as an accessory to a single-family home). (Amended 1/06/2009 – TXT2009-01, § 5)
(8) The owner of a private use heliport shall erect a safety barrier around the peripheral area surrounding the takeoff and landing area. The safety barrier shall be a fence, wall or hedge no less than three feet in height and fully enclosed with a self-locking gate.
(9) Any multi-family housing, commercial, office, wholesale, distribution, storage and industrial use within the Quality Growth Development (O-QGD) district, in addition to meeting all requirements and standards of this Development Code and of the district within which it is located, shall also comply with the minimum standards and restrictions of this Section.
(9-5 a) Decorative fences & walls: Any fences or walls not otherwise required for screening under this Subsection shall be of imitation-wood vinyl, stone, decorative iron, stucco on block, or decorative block. If located along a street, these fences or walls shall comply with the requirements for street-side screening in the Landscaping, Buffers and Tree Protection Article of this Development Code.
(9-5 b) Chain link, unfinished concrete or cinderblock, plastic or fiberglass, barbed or razor wire, and wood fences are prohibited for any purpose. Paint shall not be considered a finish material. However, a security fence may use the above prohibited materials if located inside an approved screening fence, wall, or other screening element as defined in Sec. 804 (c)(1)b.

 

Fences & Walls Cont.

(Revised September 2009) The Zoning Resolution (Section 700) and the Property Maintenance Ordinance (Section 14-301) contain requirements about the location, height, material, and maintenance of fences and walls on residential lots. In addition, the Development Regulations (Subsection 7.4.6) contain restrictions about the construction of fences and walls in a drainage easement. All of these requirements are applicable in the unincorporated areas of the county.

 

Fences proposed to be located in the rear yard must not exceed the maximum allowable height of 8 feet. Fences proposed to be located in the front yard must not exceed a maximum height of 4 feet. Materials used for fences in the front yard must be ornamental in design and constructed with materials such as brick, masonry, picket or split rail. Chain link or other woven wire fences are prohibited in a front yard. Corner lots have two (2) front yards and the same regulations and restrictions on fences in the front yard apply to the yard areas adjacent to both streets. Fences and walls are not allowed to be located in the street right-of-way. Although only a professional survey can determine the actual right-of-way boundary line, in most cases it is the area approximately 11 feet from the back of the curb toward the lot.

 

Fences and walls constructed after 27 April 1999 are not allowed in a drainage easement unless written permission from the county is given. For further information about fences and walls in drainage easements, please contact the Stormwater Plan Review Section of the Department of Planning & Development at 779.920.7260 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Drainage easements are indicated on Final Plats of subdivisions that are kept on file in the Real Estate Records Office of the Clerk of Superior Court.

 

Fences may be placed adjacent to or on side or rear property lines. However, it is recommended that adequate room be provided between the fence and the property line for maintenance purposes without having to access someone else’s property without their permission. Barbed wire and electric fences are prohibited on residential lots less than 3 acres in size. All damaged or missing portions of a fence need to be replaced with comparable materials and shall be attached to the existing portion of the fence. Fences cannot be externally braced by a means of support other than the intended posts or other structural members. Building permits are required for fences greater than 8 feet in height (and provided a height variance is granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals at a public hearing) and for walls that are greater than 4 feet in height.

Violations of fence and wall regulations may be reported by calling the Police Services Quality of Life Unit Complaint Hot Line at 770.920.7372

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I install a fence on my residential property? How tall can I build the fence? Is a permit required?

A. Each lot has a front, side and rear setback from the property line. Review the final plat of the subdivision to find the locations of these setbacks on the property. Although fences in the rear and side yards may be built up to the property line, it is highly recommended to offset the fence internally from the property line to allow room for maintenance to avoid crossing over to the adjacent property. Fences are allowed to be up to eight (8) feet in height in the side and rear setbacks. Each corner lot has two front yard setbacks, one from each right of way. Fences in the front yard setback are not allowed to exceed four (4) feet in height. A building permit is not required to install a fence 8 feet or less in height except a building permit is required for masonry and concrete walls which exceed 4 feet in height and function as a fence, screen, or barrier.

Q. Am I allowed to install a fence within a drainage easement on my property?

A. Possibly, although obstructions of any type including permanent structures are generally not permitted within drainage easements. Installation of fencing within a drainage easement requires approval by the Stormwater Plan Review Section.

Q. Is the homeowner required to be present at his/her residence during a scheduled inspection by a building inspector?

A. Either the homeowner or an adult representative must be present before an inspector can enter an occupied residence or fenced property. For inspection of an outside structure such as a deck, pool, or storage shed, the homeowner may place a note on the permit card granting the inspector permission to enter the property if he/she cannot be present during the inspection.


Fence Workshop™ supplies the following fence styles in Douglas County, GA.

  • Wood Privacy, Picket , Split Rail & Board
  • Vinyl Privacy, Picket, Post & Rail
  • Ornamental Metal, Steel, Aluminum & Wrought Iron
  • Chain Link, Galvanized, Black Vinyl Coated, Temporary Panels
  • Driveway Gates, Gate Openers, Access Control Systems, Entry Gates, Entry Systems
  • Residential Fences, Commercial Fences, Security Fences, Dog Fences, Horse Fences
  • Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Fence Rental, Contractors, Companies, Installers, Builders

(Fence Workshop™ is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. Visit Celebratedouglascounty.com and Municode.com for the most up-to-date information on Douglas County fence building codes and permit requirements.)


We Service the Following Cities in Douglas County, GA:

  • Lithia Springs, Ga
  • Winston, Ga
 

Get Started – Shop Our Fences Now!

We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
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Cherokee County, GA Fence Building Permit and Codes

Cherokee County, GA Fence Building Codes & Permits


Cherokee County GACherokee County does not always require a building permit when erecting a fence. A permit is always required if the site is located within “Conservation, Historic, Landmark, SPI districts or other districts requiring a Special Administrative Permit.

Fences and walls which conform to the provisions stated herein shall be permitted by the Department of Environment and Community Development. Fences erected for agricultural purposes in the AG-1 District shall be exempt from permit requirements.

Easements: No structure with the exception of fences may be located in, or otherwise obstruct any easement. Fences shall be permitted within easements subject to the receipt of written permission from the easement holder. Approval of the Zoning Administrator and applicable County Department shall be required for all fences proposed for placement in easements which are held by Cherokee County.

Cherokee County Fence and Wall Standards

Walls or fences shall be permitted in any zoning district and are not subject to setback requirements of this resolution, except that in a residential zoning district:

(1a) All new occupancies built after May 1, 1999 and served by Cherokee Fire/EMA Districts Suppression System, having a connection to a central monitoring station facility, shall be provided with a key lock box, approved by the county fire/EMA. Exception: Those facilities which provide 24 hour services. Included are convenient stores, hospitals and 24 hour mercantile occupancies, etc.
(1e) Box contents: The box shall contain the keys for the following. The keys shall be labeled so as to be easily identified in the field.
(1e 5) Keys to any fence or secured areas.
(2b)  No person shall own, possess, keep, harbor, or have custody or control of a dangerous dog or potentially dangerous dog except in compliance with all of the following requirements:
(2b 1) In addition to the requirements for a proper enclosure set forth in subsection 10-29(b)(1), owners, possessors, guardians or custodians who maintain their dangerous or potentially dangerous dog out-of-doors shall fence a portion of their property with a second perimeter or area fence. Within this perimeter or area fence, the dangerous or potentially dangerous dog must be humanely confined inside a pen or kennel of adequate size. The pen or kennel may not share common fencing with the area or perimeter fence. The kennel or pen must have secure sides and a secure top attached to all sides. The sides must either be buried two feet into the ground or sunken into a concrete pad. The gate to the kennel shall be inward-opening and shall be kept locked, except when tending to the animal’s needs such as cleaning the kennel or providing food and water.

Fences & Walls Cont.

Fences proposed to be located in the rear yard must not exceed the maximum allowable height of 8 feet. Fences proposed to be located in the front yard must not exceed a maximum height of 4 feet. Materials used for fences in the front yard must be ornamental in design and constructed with materials such as brick, masonry, picket or split rail. Chain link or other woven wire fences are prohibited in a front yard. Corner lots have two (2) front yards and the same regulations and restrictions on fences in the front yard apply to the yard areas adjacent to both streets. Fences and walls are not allowed to be located in the street right-of-way. Although only a professional survey can determine the actual right-of-way boundary line, in most cases it is the area approximately 11 feet from the back of the curb toward the lot.

Fences and walls constructed after 27 April 1999 are not allowed in a drainage easement unless written permission from the county is given. For further information about fences and walls in drainage easements, please contact the Stormwater Plan Review Section of the Department of Planning & Development at 678.493.6101 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Drainage easements are indicated on Final Plats of subdivisions that are kept on file in the Real Estate Records Office of the Clerk of Superior Court.

Fences may be placed adjacent to or on side or rear property lines. However, it is recommended that adequate room be provided between the fence and the property line for maintenance purposes without having to access someone else’s property without their permission. Barbed wire and electric fences are prohibited on residential lots less than 3 acres in size. All damaged or missing portions of a fence need to be replaced with comparable materials and shall be attached to the existing portion of the fence. Fences cannot be externally braced by a means of support other than the intended posts or other structural members. Building permits are required for fences greater than 8 feet in height (and provided a height variance is granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals at a public hearing) and for walls that are greater than 4 feet in height.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I install a fence on my residential property? How tall can I build the fence? Is a permit required?

A. Each lot has a front, side and rear setback from the property line. Review the final plat of the subdivision to find the locations of these setbacks on the property. Although fences in the rear and side yards may be built up to the property line, it is highly recommended to offset the fence internally from the property line to allow room for maintenance to avoid crossing over to the adjacent property. Fences are allowed to be up to eight (8) feet in height in the side and rear setbacks. Each corner lot has two front yard setbacks, one from each right of way. Fences in the front yard setback are not allowed to exceed four (4) feet in height. A building permit is not required to install a fence 8 feet or less in height except a building permit is required for masonry and concrete walls which exceed 4 feet in height and function as a fence, screen, or barrier.

Q. Am I allowed to install a fence within a drainage easement on my property?

A. Possibly, although obstructions of any type including permanent structures are generally not permitted within drainage easements. Installation of fencing within a drainage easement requires approval by the Stormwater Plan Review Section.

Q. Is the homeowner required to be present at his/her residence during a scheduled inspection by a building inspector?

A. Either the homeowner or an adult representative must be present before an inspector can enter an occupied residence or fenced property. For inspection of an outside structure such as a deck, pool, or storage shed, the homeowner may place a note on the permit card granting the inspector permission to enter the property if he/she cannot be present during the inspection.


Fence Workshop™ supplies the following fence styles in Cherokee County, GA.

  • Wood Privacy, Picket , Split Rail & Board
  • Vinyl Privacy, Picket, Post & Rail
  • Ornamental Metal, Steel, Aluminum & Wrought Iron
  • Chain Link, Galvanized, Black Vinyl Coated, Temporary Panels
  • Driveway Gates, Gate Openers, Access Control Systems, Entry Gates, Entry Systems
  • Residential Fences, Commercial Fences, Security Fences, Dog Fences, Horse Fences
  • Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Fence Rental, Contractors, Companies, Installers, Builders

(Fence Workshop™ is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. Visit Cherokeega.com and Municode.com for the most up-to-date information on Cherokee County fence building codes and permit requirements.)


We Service the Following Cities in Cherokee County, GA:


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Spalding County, GA Fence Building Regulations, Codes & Permit Requirements

Spalding County, GA Fence Building Codes & Permits


Spalding County GA

Spalding County does not always require a building permit when erecting a fence. A permit is always required if the site is located within “Conservation, Historic, Landmark, SPI districts or other districts requiring a Special Administrative Permit.

 

Fences and walls which conform to the provisions stated herein shall be permitted by the Department of Environment and Community Development. Fences erected for agricultural purposes in the AG-1 District shall be exempt from permit requirements.

 

Easements: No structure with the exception of fences may be located in, or otherwise obstruct any easement. Fences shall be permitted within easements subject to the receipt of written permission from the easement holder. Approval of the Zoning Administrator and applicable County Department shall be required for all fences proposed for placement in easements which are held by Spalding County.

 

Spalding County Fence and Wall Standards

Walls or fences shall be permitted in any zoning district and are not subject to setback requirements of this resolution, except that in a residential zoning district:

(1) No fence shall exceed six (6) feet in height above the adjoining ground level. No fence located in a front yard (as defined in section 202.VVV) shall exceed four (4) feet in height above the ground level on property.
(2) No fence shall encroach into the public right-of-way.
(3) Private tennis court and/or basketball facilities; if lighted, lights must be designed so that they do not intrude upon adjacent lots. Such a court may be surrounded by a fence up to ten (10) feet high.
(4) Whenever screening is required by this ordinance, a durable masonry wall, or fence and hedge of sufficient opacity to provide a visual blind designed to be compatible with the character of adjoining properties, shall be provided. Such fences and/or walls shall be at least six (6) feet in height, but no greater than eight (8) feet in height, measured from the ground along the common lot lines of the adjoining properties.
(5) Barbed wire or other sharp, pointed fence material shall be allowed on property zoned C-1B, C-1C, C-2 and C-3.
(6) Barbed wire or other sharp, pointed fence material shall be allowed on property zoned AR-1 and AR-2 for purpose of livestock constraint.
(7) Screening. Single-family and two-family residential lots abutting in the rear, which do not have natural screening in place along the rear property line, shall plant trees/vegetation or install an opaque fence in order to provide an adequate visual screen. Should the layout of the terrain be such that enforcement of this requirement would not provide adequate screening, an administrative variance from this requirement may be granted by the administrative officer. Approval of the variance may be granted subject to a written request.

 

Fences & Walls Cont.

The Zoning Resolution  and the Property Maintenance Ordinance  contain requirements about the location, height, material, and maintenance of fences and walls on residential lots. In addition, the Development Regulations  contain restrictions about the construction of fences and walls in a drainage easement.

 

Fences proposed to be located in the rear yard must not exceed the maximum allowable height of 8 feet. Fences proposed to be located in the front yard must not exceed a maximum height of 4 feet. Materials used for fences in the front yard must be ornamental in design and constructed with materials such as brick, masonry, picket or split rail. Chain link or other woven wire fences are prohibited in a front yard. Corner lots have two (2) front yards and the same regulations and restrictions on fences in the front yard apply to the yard areas adjacent to both streets. Fences and walls are not allowed to be located in the street right-of-way. Although only a professional survey can determine the actual right-of-way boundary line, in most cases it is the area approximately 11 feet from the back of the curb toward the lot.

 

For further information about fences and walls in drainage easements, please contact the Community Development Department of the Department of Planning & Development at 770-467-4220 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Drainage easements are indicated on Final Plats of subdivisions that are kept on file in the Real Estate Records Office of the Clerk of Superior Court.

 

Fences may be placed adjacent to or on side or rear property lines. However, it is recommended that adequate room be provided between the fence and the property line for maintenance purposes without having to access someone else’s property without their permission. Barbed wire and electric fences are prohibited on residential lots less than 3 acres in size. All damaged or missing portions of a fence need to be replaced with comparable materials and shall be attached to the existing portion of the fence. Fences cannot be externally braced by a means of support other than the intended posts or other structural members. Building permits are required for fences greater than 8 feet in height (and provided a height variance is granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals at a public hearing) and for walls that are greater than 4 feet in height.

Violations of fence and wall regulations may be reported by calling the Spalding County Code Enforcement at 770.467.4209

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where can I install a fence on my residential property? How tall can I build the fence? Is a permit required?

A. Each lot has a front, side and rear setback from the property line. Review the final plat of the subdivision to find the locations of these setbacks on the property. Although fences in the rear and side yards may be built up to the property line, it is highly recommended to offset the fence internally from the property line to allow room for maintenance to avoid crossing over to the adjacent property. Fences are allowed to be up to eight (8) feet in height in the side and rear setbacks. Each corner lot has two front yard setbacks, one from each right of way. Fences in the front yard setback are not allowed to exceed four (4) feet in height. A building permit is not required to install a fence 8 feet or less in height except a building permit is required for masonry and concrete walls which exceed 4 feet in height and function as a fence, screen, or barrier.

Q. Am I allowed to install a fence within a drainage easement on my property?

A. Possibly, although obstructions of any type including permanent structures are generally not permitted within drainage easements. Installation of fencing within a drainage easement requires approval by the Stormwater Plan Review Section.

Q. Is the homeowner required to be present at his/her residence during a scheduled inspection by a building inspector?

A. Either the homeowner or an adult representative must be present before an inspector can enter an occupied residence or fenced property. For inspection of an outside structure such as a deck, pool, or storage shed, the homeowner may place a note on the permit card granting the inspector permission to enter the property if he/she cannot be present during the inspection.


Fence Workshop™ supplies the following fence styles in Spalding County, GA.

  • Wood Privacy, Picket , Split Rail & Board
  • Vinyl Privacy, Picket, Post & Rail
  • Ornamental Metal, Steel, Aluminum & Wrought Iron
  • Chain Link, Galvanized, Black Vinyl Coated, Temporary Panels
  • Driveway Gates, Gate Openers, Access Control Systems, Entry Gates, Entry Systems
  • Residential Fences, Commercial Fences, Security Fences, Dog Fences, Horse Fences
  • Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Fence Rental, Contractors, Companies, Installers, Builders

(Fence Workshop™ is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. Visit Spaldingcounty.com and Municode.com for the most up-to-date information on Spalding County fence building codes and permit requirements.)


We Service the Following Cities in Spalding County, GA:

  • East Griffin, Ga
  • Experiment, Ga
  • Sunny Side, Ga

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We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
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Forsyth County, GA

Forsyth County Fence Suppliers


We Service the Following Cities in Forsyth County, GA:

  • Big Creek, Ga
  • Brookwood, Ga
  • Chestatee, Ga
  • Coal Mountain, Ga
  • Cumming, Ga

Leaders in Forsyth Fence Supply

For those Atlantans who call Forsyth County home, you understand all that it has to offer, from nice homes and neighbors to the tranquility of Lake Lanier. Fence Workshop™ is proud to be a part of the Forsyth County community, as we’ve handled fence and automatic gate supply large and small in Cumming, Gainesville, Lake Lanier, as well as the smaller and more rural areas of the beautiful county. Our Fence Workshop™ employees love enjoying the outdoors in Forsyth County because of the abundance of natural scenery. In addition to the water activities on Lake Lanier, there’s the Sawnee Mountain Preserve, and Pool’s Mill Covered Bridge, which is actually on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. We know why you call Forsyth County your home, and we are happy to be your go-to fence company when you’re looking for quality craftsmanship and precision. So if you’re looking for a Forsyth fence supply company, Fence Workshop™ is here for you.

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Endless Options

At Fence Workshop™, we supply one of the largest selections of residential and commercial fences and gates in Georgia. We provide easy to purchase bundle pricing for our styles of aluminum fences and gates to eliminate guess work and make the planning of your fence project stress-free.  

  • Vinyl Privacy, Picket, Post & Rail
  • Ornamental Metal, Steel, Aluminum & Wrought Iron
  • Chain Link, Galvanized, Black Vinyl Coated, Temporary Panels
  • Driveway Gates, Gate Openers, Access Control Systems, Entry Gates, Entry Systems
  • Fence Installation, Fence Repair, Fence Rental

Get Started – Shop Our Fences Now!

We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
Phone: 1-888-802-5252  Email: [email protected]  Schedule a quote: Online Quick Quote Form

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