Installing your own fence can be a fun and rewarding experience, but if you’re not sure if you have the knowledge and proper materials to start a DIY project, Mr. Fence is here to help! Before you get started, let the pros at Mr. Fence provide you with the expert support you need to succeed from the EZ Fence to Go solutions with ActiveYards® fence products! 

Determine Your Needs

The first step to installing your Indiana residential fencing is to determine your reason for installing it. Fences serve so many different purposes in an outdoor space and not only does a fence add a measure of safety but it can also add privacy to your property. Vinyl fencing is the perfect choice for privacy and security.

And, depending on the type of fence you choose and the other landscaping details you have in your yard, a fence can add some serious visual appeal to your backyard and curb appeal to your front yard. Aluminum fencing fits the bill here. 

Sometimes a fence can just be functional by keeping your furry friend in the yard. Whatever its purpose, a fence can function in many ways, but the first step is deciding what you’re looking for and choose the fencing material that works best for you.

Design and Measure

An easy way to start the process of designing your fence is to use our Instant Fence Estimator Tool. Our FREE online Fence Estimator Tool makes it easy to compare the pricing of different styles, configurations, and options. You can get an instant price quote to help you make the best decision for your budget and property needs. 

Our estimator utilizes Google Maps to give you the ability to find your specific property and provides you with an aerial, birdseye view. There is a drawing tool that allows you to easily design a fence right onto the map image of your property and you can also add gates during the design process. Just drag the fence perimeter lines onto the image, and it will draw your fence where you want it. Pick your material, and it will give you an estimate of how much your fence will cost.

Next, 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 Indiana 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.
  • Mark and measure your yard. Note: Where there are sections of the yard less than 8 feet in length, panels can be cut down.
  • Place a stake in each corner of your yard and every 8 feet.
  • Add up all your measurements and divide by 6 or 8, depending on the fence series/fence width you chose.
  • Determine where you will place your gates if you are going to have any.

Choose Professional Grade Materials

As a professional Indiana residential fencing company, Mr. 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 Evansville 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 Evansville, Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Indiana 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 Mr. 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 Mr. Fence expert by calling (812) 425-3550.

Material Pick Up and Delivery

When you order your professional-grade ActiveYards fencing from Mr. Fence, you can pick it up at our location in Evansville, Indiana, or it can be delivered directly to you. Check with us to determine if there is a delivery fee to your area.

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

You can count on a reliable Indiana fence company like Mr. Fence to help you with self-installing your fence. Stop by our showroom to talk to our fence professionals. For a load of additional information about our DIY program, visit our DIY webpage.  We are happy to help you with any questions you may have and you can also call us at (812) 425-3550 or contact us online for fast, friendly service!