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The Best Fence for Your Money

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Now that spring is finally here, some people may think about adding a fence to their yard.

In today's Angie's List report, some expert tips on how to get the best fence for your money.

Fences are a nice way to give you privacy and can look great in your yard, but if they're not done right, they can be an eyesore.  They can even cause problems with neighbors.

A lot of fences these days are made from vinyl, wrought iron, or aluminum because they don't need as much maintenance.

"That lasts without maintenance and also adds value to their property for an extended period of time, versus some of the other products--or older products, wood products that do require maintenance and do tend to break down and detract from the look of the property over the course of time," says Rod Smith, fencing contractor.

But before you put that fence in, make sure it's in the right place.

"Well, fences can make the best neighbors unless it's put on the wrong side of the property line," says Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List. "The first thing you want to do is have a survey of your property and check with your neighbors. It's not required to do that, but it's a nice courtesy."

Angie's List also reminds you to ask for references before you hire a company to install your fence.

Ask if you can drive by a house where they've put a fence in previously so you can see their work.

For more helpful hints and tips from Angie's List, click here.

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