Dumpster enclosures range tremendously in size. The 3 or 4 sided enclosure will range from 10 ft. wide by 8' ft. deep by 6 ft. tall or 8 ft. wide to 30’ w by 12’ deep x 6’ and include one double swin gate.
Municipalities typically dictate the need for a dumpster enclosure. Extensive coverage and property line limitations must also be considered and approved per local code requirements.
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HOA APPROVAL FOR FENCES
The rise of Home Owner Associations inrecent years has seen exponential growth. Before you rush out to install the fence of your dreams, here are some tips of the trade from a Residential fence expert on the possible pitfalls of building that beautiful new fence installation.
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners can make when installing a fence is not checking to see what the by-laws of their Homeowners Association (HOA) require.
You can't assume that what your neighbors have previously done with their fence and yard complies with your particular HOA regulations.
Even though a neighbor might have an admirable fence enclosure or gate dows not mean doesn't mean that your HOA approved that particular fence installation.
We can recall a particular job where a customer scheduled an install for a chain link fence, and as it was in progress, the customer paniced as the HOA just informed her that absolutely no chain link was allowed in their community. Several adjacent yards that had previously used chain link enclosures prior to her request were ordered to remove them and seek other fence options. It turns out that residents were only approved to have wood, vinyl and ornamental aluminum fence in that neighborhood.
HOW TO AVOID COSTLY HOA FENCE INSTALL MISTAKES
Typically, a HOA can take anywhere from one week to six weeks to approve your fence project. Generally speaking, you have to to get the HOA's approval whenever you do anything to the exterior of your residence. This can even include painting and landscaping.
Many HOA ordinances and rules prevent you from constructing chain link, split rail, or wire containment fences because they are not aesthetically appealing. If you install a fence without HOA approval, you can almost be sure you will have to tear it down or face serious fines, as well as aggrevation and time consumption.
THE FOLLOWING ARE
1. Read the regulations provided by the HOA thoroughly. Make sure that you have the most updated version. Call the HOA president or another board member with all questions you have regarding the specific regulations. Document the date and time of call, the name of the person with whom you spoke with, as well as what was said during the conversation.
2. Make notes on what you want to communicate in your letter to the HOA. In your correspondence try to anticipate any questions the HOA board may have about your project. Always include possible solutions to any problem you think the board may have with your planned project.
3. Enclose blueprints, pictures and project drawings. Also, be sure to include the specific dimensions of your project and any other pertinent details in your letter. Include images or colors of the materials you will be using. Be clear and precise so your letter will be easily understood.
4. Make copies of your letter to keep for your records. Mail your request to the homeowners association. Be sure you have included the best ways for members to contact you, such as giving them both a home and work telephone number.
5. Follow up on your letter if you are not contacted within a week after mailing. Confirm your letter has been received and ask for a date by which the board will render a decision on the plans for your property.
6. Appeal for a variance if your request is denied and you still want to pursue your plans. An appeal hearing may then be scheduled during which you can present your case to the entire board. You can enlist the support of your neighbors to help bolster your argument.
Be sure to get the approval of the HOA first. It is not up to the fence contractor to find out the rules and regulations or to get approval of the HOA for your project. That being said, a longstanding and professional fence company will gladly help advise you in this process and should go out of their way to help you with your installation concerns.
They can also supply you with fence samples and pictures of existing installations to help you get the approval of the HOA before starting construction so you won't be on the fence with your Home Owners Association.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE AMERICAN HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION FOR RESOURCES ON REGIONAL AND LOCAL REGULATIONS FOR YOUR UPCOMING FENCE PROJECT
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Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Vinyl Chain Link Fence
Chain link fence popularity stems partially from chain link's moderately inexpensive cost. This specific fence material is exceptionally adaptable and the simplicity of establishment is a solid choice in a multitude of applications. Common color options for vinyl coated chain link fence are green, white, black and brown chain link fence.
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Wed, Mar 05, 2014
Vinyl Fence vs. Aluminum Fence
Deciding between vinyl (PVC) and Ornamental Aluminum Fence can be a bit daunting for the consumer. There are a couple factors you many want to take into consideration before making a well informed decision about how you choose to enclose your outdoor space. These fencing aspects are: privacy, security, maintenance, gate configuration, fence cost, and color selection.
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Fri, Jan 03, 2014
History & Psychology CH. 2: Where did the perimeter fence come from?
As the great English agriculturist Arthur Young said commenting on eighteenth century French peasants’ toil on their small patrimonies, “Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden. Give him a nine years' lease of a garden and he will convert it into a desert." Being instrumental in the culture of property, the fence fostered long-term thinking and constructive effort.
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How to Fix a Rotted Fence is explained below: By Denise Brown, eHow Contributor