Thinking about installing a fence, but not sure if you have the knowledge and proper materials to start a DIY project? Hulme Fence is here to help! We have the knowledge and professional fence materials that you can get directly from us so that you can successfully install your own fence! Read on to find out how.

Determine Your Needs

The first step before you install Massachusetts residential fencing is to ask yourself what your reason is for installing it. If it’s strictly utilitarian like keeping your kids or dog in the yard or adding a secure pool fence, you can get by with a basic chain-link fence. If you’re looking to increase privacy or lessen noise, you will want something tall and solid like a vinyl fence. Chances are your needs are complex: You want to protect your family and pets, but you also want to add a decorative element to your home’s exterior, In this case, an aluminum fence will fit the bill. Whatever its purpose, a fence can function in many ways, but the first step is deciding what you’re looking for to choose one that works for you.

Measure and Design

You’ll want to ensure that you have finished all of your pre-installation steps before you order your product and begin the installation of your Massachusetts residential fence. Here are some very important items to keep in mind:

  • In order to get accurate measurements, you need to mark and measure your yard. (You’ll want to make sure that you reference your property survey to identify the boundaries of your property and mark them clearly)
  • Locate underground utilities by calling 811 to submit a request. Underground utility lines will affect where your fence posts can be placed. 
  • Research local zoning codes and restrictions. Some cities and neighborhoods have restrictions on fencing.
  • Check for obstructions on your property that may encroach on your fence line.
  • Check where the frost line is in your area so that your fence posts are set at the proper depth.

Choose Professional Grade Materials

As a professional Massachusetts residential fencing company, Hulme Fence only uses professional-grade vinyl and aluminum materials from the most respected manufacturer in the industry: ActiveYards. That means that you can also be sure to use the best, professional-grade materials for your own DIY fence installation by purchasing your materials from us!  No need to use second-rate materials from the big box stores. Considering the time and effort you’ll spend installing your own fence, you’ll want it to be as durable and long-lasting as possible!

We can order any of the ActiveYards’ lines of vinyl and aluminum products for your DIY project and we often have the more popular styles already on hand. Just be sure to check with us to make sure the style you choose is readily available as some styles take longer than others to receive.

Vinyl Fencing Materials

A great place to start when choosing the style of vinyl fencing for your DIY project is on our vinyl fence page. If you want a great privacy fence for your Methuen area home, a classic picket-style look, or a semi-private fence, then Activeyards’ vinyl fencing is the perfect solution! There are so many benefits to using vinyl for your fence including:

Low maintenance:  Vinyl fencing doesn’t require any routine maintenance like staining, painting, or sealing and can be quickly cleaned up with a rinse from the hose. A sudsy bucket of water and a sponge can clean off any tougher areas.

Strong and Long-lasting: Vinyl fencing lasts much longer than wood and withstands the harsh weather of the Methuen, Massachusetts area very well.

Durability: ActiveYards’ vinyl fencing will not rot, fade, or warp, and it’s also impervious to insect damage.

Security: Vinyl fencing is a great option to deter would-be trespassers and it’s hard to climb the smooth surface of a solid vinyl privacy fence so a burglar is sure to move on before trying.

For a look at the complete line of ActiveYards’ superior, professional-grade vinyl fencing styles click here. 

Aluminum Fencing Materials

The distinctly elegant look of aluminum Massachusetts residential fencing makes it another popular choice for fencing for the DIYer.  Visit our aluminum fence page for a look at what you can achieve with a gorgeous aluminum fence from ActiveYards. Aluminum fencing is a top choice for residential fencing for a variety of reasons:

Curb Appeal: An aluminum fence will complement a property’s architecture and landscape design and provide a beautiful look to any home.

Low-maintenance: Aluminum fencing is also a very low-maintenance material that requires no sealing or painting and can be easily cleaned with a garden hose.

Strength and Durability: Aluminum fence panels are lightweight for easy installation but are very durable and stand up to Massachusetts weather conditions.

Take a look at the brochure of ActiveYards’ elegant and strong aluminum fencing options by clicking here.

Tools Needed and Installation Guidance

Installing your own fence can be a fun and rewarding experience. Before you get started, let the pros at Hulme Fence provide you with the expert support you need to succeed by contacting us about best practices and installation tips. 

Tools You’ll Need

  • Torpedo Level
  • Circular Saw
  • Ready Mix Concrete (1½ Bags per Post)
  • Post Hole Digger
  • Digging/Tamping Bar
  • Stakes and String
  • Tape Measure

Certain styles require additional tools (please consult with a Hulme Fence expert or call the ActiveYards Support Center at 888.549.7350)

Material Pick Up and Delivery

When you order your professional-grade ActiveYards fencing from Hulme Fence, you can pick it up at our location in Methuem, Massachusetts, or we can deliver it directly to you. Check with us to determine the delivery fee to your area.

Hulme Fence is Here to Get You Started on Your DIY Fence Project!

You can count on a reliable Massachusetts fence company like Hulme Fence to help you with self-installing your fence. Stop by our showroom to talk to our fence professionals. We are happy to help you with any questions you may have and you can also call us at (978)258-3915 or contact us online for fast, friendly service!