When you’re buying a new fence, thinking about your neighbors can make a big difference. Practicing proper fence etiquette ensures a positive experience for all involved. In this guide, we’ll explore key fence etiquette aspects to consider before partnering with Texarkana Fence, the go-to expert Texas fence company. Want to know how to make this whole process a breeze? Stick around for some helpful tips!

Communication is Key

The foundation of top-notch fence etiquette is maintaining an open line of communication with your neighbors! Being a part of a neighborhood means being mindful of how changes to your property could impact those around you. While it’s not a must, a friendly heads-up to your neighbors about your plans is just good practice. This step helps sidestep any unexpected surprises or disagreements in the future. They might even chip in on the project costs—a win-win!  

Respect Property Lines

Another crucial aspect of good fence etiquette is ensuring your new fence stays within your property boundaries. Even if you’re confident about your property lines, it’s wise to double-check. If there’s any uncertainty, your local county recorder or assessor’s office can help—they often have online maps available to locate your property border. Considering a qualified land surveyor to mark your property boundary before installing the fence is also a great idea for added certainty.

Know the Rules

Understanding your neighborhood’s regulations and local zoning laws is key to good fence etiquette. If you’re in a homeowner’s association (HOA), they likely have specific regulations regarding fences, so it’s essential to review them carefully. Details such as fence height, permitted materials, and even color might have been set before you became a part of the neighborhood.


For those not in an HOA, local zoning laws can still play a role in your fence plans. This is especially important for corner lots, as a tall front yard fence might impact traffic visibility at intersections. While your fence contractor might have some knowledge about local laws, it’s not their responsibility to ensure your new fence aligns with every municipal ordinance or HOA regulation. 


Fence maintenance is another core component of fence etiquette. Just like any part of your home, your fence needs some love to stay safe and attractive. The materials you choose make a difference—wood fences might need more frequent cleaning and resealing, while vinyl or metal ones are a bit easier to maintain. It’s also your duty to maintain both sides of the fence. If your fence starts showing signs of wear or leans a little, it’s on you to get it fixed or replaced. Remember, keeping it in good shape adds to the charm of your property!

Consider a Good Neighbor Fence

The final aspect of fence etiquette is the placement of your fence. Depending on its style, one side may appear more appealing than the other. It’s common practice to face the finished side of the fence, also known as the “good” side, toward the street and your neighbor’s yard. Consider opting for the finest in Texas residential fence options, such as a Texas aluminum or vinyl fence that presents a fantastic look from every angle. Let the experts at Texarkana Fence introduce you to our best residential fence, each offering an exceptional look!

Texarkana Fence Offers Beautiful Fence Styles!

When deciding which fence types will meet your home and family’s needs, as well as keep you in good standing with your neighbors, Texarkana offers a variety of residential fence options to choose from, including wood fencing, chain link fence, vinyl, wrought iron, and aluminum fencing. 

Wood Fences

Our wood fences are made to last using great quality wood from nearby suppliers here in Texas. At Texarkana, we stand by our promise that our wood fence will stay strong and beautiful with our reliable warranty!

Pre-Stained Wood Fences

Take your wood fencing up a notch by opting for a pre-stained wood fence before installation! This process results in a more secure seal, coating every board thoroughly for complete and solid protection.

Chain Link Fences

Popular in many Texas residential areas, chain link fencing is available with several options, including classic galvanized, a variety of colorful PVC coatings, and even privacy chain link fencing! They’re budget-friendly, easy to maintain, and a practical choice for hassle-free fencing solutions.

Vinyl Fences

Our vinyl fencing comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer, ensuring the highest quality standards! It’s an excellent choice for homes, offering low maintenance with multiple styles and colors to suit any residential property.

Wrought Iron Fences

Our wrought iron fences offer a durable solution that’s both cost-effective and secure. We use steel that cuts out the maintenance of traditional wrought iron and is backed by a lifetime warranty from our manufacturer!

Aluminum Fences

Explore the durability and minimal upkeep of aluminum fencing—an excellent option for Texas residential fences! Backed by a manufacturer warranty, our aluminum fences are equipped with an exceptional internal locking system, effortlessly adjusting to any elevation changes within your property!

Ready to start your fence project with a reputable Texas Fence Company?

When it comes to your fence project, a trustworthy Texas fence company like Texarkana Fence has your back. Count on us to steer you clear of any bumps in the road, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Please reach out with any questions to talk to our fence professionals, or you can also call us at (903) 306-1358 or contact us online for fast, friendly service!