Can I Install My Own Fence?

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Building your own fence can be a satisfying home improvement project that will enhance your property for years to come. Basic fence installation requires few tools or skills, so the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) option is appealing to handy homeowners and those looking to save some cash.

While AVO can connect you with many professional fence installers in your area, we also encourage and support customers choosing to install their own fence. We offer a number of resources online and our knowledgeable staff is ready to help advise and answer any questions you may have during your home fencing project.

Before your begin your first fence project consider the following:

What is the Value of Your Project?

Building your own fence may save you money, but you pay with your own time. For those new to DIY home improvement, it can be easy to underestimate the amount of time a project will take. Chances are you’ll encounter some unexpected challenges along the way. The less experienced you are with carpentry, digging, and other tasks involved in building a fence, the more time it is likely to take. For some, the value of getting that personal DIY touch will cancel out everything else. Consider your resources and what you personally value so you can make the best investment of your time and money.

What are Your Strengths & Weaknesses?

DIY doesn’t have to mean all in. Make sure the fence project matches your skill set. If you’re an experienced carpenter you can probably take on a more complex fence project. If you’re a first time DIY’er you’d be best off sticking with a simple and straightforward fence project. Talk to the staff at AVO about your vision and we can help guide you towards the fence materials and styles that are best suited to your level of experience.

How Intimately Do You Want to Know Your Yard?

Your soil is rockier than expected and therefore more difficult to dig into. You encounter cable wiring where you thought there was none. Installing your own fence is a great way to get extremely close to your yard, but addressing all of the unexpected challenges can add up. Professional fence installers are equipped to handle unexpected challenges efficiently. If you’re doing it yourself you’ll need some extra time and patience along the way!

Where Can I Find Resources to Help?

AVO Fence & Supply’s website offers a number of online resources for homeowners and contractors:

Call us at 781-473-0294 or visit us at any one of our 3 convenient locations. Whether you are a DIY homeowner or a new contractor looking to break into fence installation, AVO is here for you.

We look forward to working with you on your next project!


More than your local fence company. AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here, to help you grow your fencing business. Start planning your next fencing project today at AVO Fence & Supply.

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Andrew Knott
President and General Manager of AVO Fence and Supply