Good fences make good neighbors, they say. Good laws make good neighbors and good fences.
A little slower?
If spring fix-up season has you picking up the tab for a new backyard
fence that keeps your dog and your brown spots on your side and the neighbor's
dog on his, you're being pretty darned considerate, you say.
The guy next door says you could be more neighborly if you
were to build the fence with the finished side facing his house. After all, he
has to look at it, too.
Several Minneapolis suburbs, such as Bloomington have addressed this controversy
about fences and views of them by enacting “pretty-side-out” ordinances. These
ensure that the neighbors and passersby on the street see the best side of your
For the best view on both sides of the fence, contractors promote
what they call “good-neighbor” fences, with two finished sides, posts hidden in
the center. “When money doesn't see to be a problem, I always suggest a Legacy Batten board,” which features vertical boards nailed alternately on both sides of
In general terms, a fence with two finished sides costs about 15
percent more than a similar fence with only one finished side, local fencing
While most homeowners are inclined to do the neighborly thing, others
are annoyed to learn — depending on the suburb — there are restrictions that can
affect their plans.
“Sometimes we have trouble explaining the rules to customers,” said
“Sometimes they think they can
specify exactly what they want because they're paying for it. But we can't
really break the law.”
Sterling Fence Inc. will carefully explain what you can do and what doesn't work. We will also explain the way we install Wood fencing or Chain link fencing to minimize neighborhood conflict
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The fencing contractors at Sterling Fence Inc. install chain link, wood panel, vinyl and ornamental fence. We are a full-service fencing company that provides service throughout the Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Hopkins, Edina, Richfield, Columbia Heights, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Excellsior, Wayzata, Orono, Maple Plain, Long Lake, Medina, Minnetrista, Mound, Waconia, Watertown, Delano, Cologne, Victoria, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, Jordan, Savage, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Farmington, Rosemount, Eagan, Elko, New Market, Maple Grove, Rogers, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Osseo, Ham Lake, Andover, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, New Brighton, Mounds View, Shoreview, St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, Little Canada, North St. Paul, South St. Paul, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, Dellwood, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Stillwater, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Hugo and Forest Lake, MN. We are insured and licensed to operate in the state of Minnesota.
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