Colorbond fences are a favourite for homeowners who need a durable and appealing fence. Compared to other types of fences, Colorbond fences are resistant to rotting and rusting and require minimal maintenance. This article details some of the factors you should consider when buying and installing a Colorbond fence around your home. 

Choose An Appropriate Design 

What is your favourite design? Although you may have a design in mind, it is always wise to conduct some internet research and consult with builders to establish a suitable fence design. Although this might be a bit overwhelming, you will know the latest fence designs and understand how to improve the fence's functionality. For example, if you want to enclose your pets, the panels should not have any gaps. Besides, you could increase the appeal of the fence by installing lattices, combining several colours or considering a Colorbond gate. 

Choosing A Dealer

You will find many Colorbond fence dealers, each with a competitive pricing strategy. Ask yourself the following questions: 

  • Does the fence have a warranty? Typically, you will spend more if the fence warranty lasts several decades. However, this should not be a concern since the fence could outlive you.
  • Does the dealer offer personalised services? For example, they could inspect your property and take measurements if you need a personalised fence.
  • Do they offer after-sale services? The dealer should be ready to provide free after-sales services such as shipping and installation.
  • What fencing products do they offer? The dealer should have a wide range of fencing products. Remember, it is cheaper to buy from a single supplier. 

Check The Fencing Regulations

Check fencing regulations to prevent penalties from the body corporate, resident associations, and the local council. For example, you should check if you are allowed to conduct a DIY installation. Some local councils require you to get a permit. Besides, you must hire a registered contractor or builder to install the fence. Additionally, check if there are restrictions regarding the height of the fence, its material and colours.  

Consider Professional Installation 

The rule of thumb is that you should always opt for professional installation. Professionals will prevent you from making expensive mistakes as you install the fence. For example, you might have to move the fence if you did not examine the property map accurately. Besides, you could puncture an underground water pipe as you dig the holes. When hiring a professional, vet them to ensure they have installed Colorbond fences in the past. 

When buying and installing Colorbond fencing, choose an appropriate design, select a suitable dealer, check fencing regulations and consider professional installation.