Fences are important for any home or business for a variety of different reasons. Many homeowners opt to install a fence in order to heighten security and privacy around their home or backyard. Others prefer to use a fence for decorative purposes, as a good fence harkens an old-fashioned feeling towards the property. Whatever your reason for installing a fence might be, the addition of one will have immense benefits.
Fence installation can feel like a hassle. There are a plethora of different options to consider such as fence types and installation methods. Thankfully, Michels Screen and Fence are here to streamline the process.
One way you can help us on our end is having an idea of how large your yard is beforehand. Like many home improvement projects, installing a fence requires research and planning. Perhaps the most crucial is to read up on your local ordinances to see the requirements needed for installation. According to Section 62-2109 of the Code of Ordinances of Brevard County, Florida Volume 2, fences and other obstructions may not pass six feet in residential zoning.
It is also important to measure your yard. This is because this provides the proper dimensions needed for installation. You certainly do not want your fence accidentally seeping into your neighbor’s lawn! Take into account any obstructions, such as utility lines and trees, that might provide some complicated measurements as well. Make sure to mark these spots, along with the corners of your yard, as you measure. Finally, it is important to make sure your measurements are correct. Double, or even triple check your measurements in order to determine any potential miscalculations.
Does all this sound like too much hassle? Not a problem. We can handle the measuring and making sure it meets code requirements on our own! We just know that some of you are big on being proactive.
Types of Fences
There are many different types of fences to choose from. Perhaps the most common type is the wooden fence. Made from the highest grade of wood possible, these fences are adaptable to many types of weather and other natural occurrences. Southern Pine is recommended the most for Florida’s hot and often unpredictable weather.
If wooden fences are not your forte, there are other fences to choose from. Vinyl fences, made from resilient plastic, are durable enough to withstand the extremities of Florida weather and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This type of fence is great for the typical family, but would probably be out of place at a park or high-security business.
Chain link fences are also available for those who are prioritizing security over accessibility. They are also very simple and fast to install, so we can install it and have it ready to go in no time. However, its specific nature and usage makes it less desirable for families.
Whichever fence you decide to install, know that Michels Screen and Fence will help you get the job done. We offer quality local service throughout the Melbourne-Palm Bay area using the top equipment available. We can install wooden, vinyl, and chain link aluminum fences for any yard you desire. Just sit back, decide, and we will handle it all for you.
Tips for Preparing Your Yard
It is important for your yard to not only be accurately measured, but also prepared for the installation as well. Here are some that will help the installation process go by smoother and easier:
- Identify your property line
- Let neighbors know about your installation
- Make sure all pets and objects in the yard are inside
- Clear some space for equipment
- Double-check your utilities
Painting Your Fence
So, your fence has been installed. Now what? In order to prevent wood rot and other natural damages, your fence is going to need a bit of protection. This is where finish, stain, and paint come in. A good finish will be able to form a protective layering over the wood. Although this will not be able to prevent all damages, it greatly reduces the risk.
Staining and painting, however, poses new challenges. This is because staining and painting can either prevent moisture or let it in. This is why it is important for homeowners to paint their fences around every two to three years; make sure to check your fence for cracks or chips to make sure moisture is not seeping in.
Which is better: stain, or paint? The answer lies in your personal preferences. Would you prefer a more natural look or a more colorful look? Would you like to have a little transparency on your fence? These are just some of the many questions to consider when choosing between stain or paint.
As you can see, there are a lot of steps in choosing and installing the fence of your dreams. However, Michels Screen and Fence is more than ready to take on your job. We will help guide you through this process, from choosing which fence is right for you to setting it up in your backyard. Visit our website for a free quote today!
Why Hire Us?
30 Years Of Experience Serving Customers
Although some items throughout your property can get repaired or installed by yourself, screen enclosures should get left up to the professionals. Every step must get done correctly, or else you’ll only see problems form fast.
Whether you fail to measure the site correctly, or the surface doesn’t get pulled taut enough, it allows the material to pull away from where it should remain secured. And when that happens, you wind up paying for the same job several times over.
From inexperienced installation teams to cheap screen materials, there are too many things that can go wrong with your job. Instead, our team offers more than 30 years of screen enclosure installation and repairs, providing you with the best contractors possible each time.
Why risk a poor-quality installation again when we can save you more on every project? Choose us for your household’s needs and enjoy lasting quality today.
Why Choose Us?
We Would Love to have you as a Customer!
When area homeowners need help securing their household, they turn to us for better results. No matter the area you need enclosed or its dimensions, we can best assist you with added privacy and security that lasts.
No one else provides the level of skill or experience that our team has, giving you the superior quality of service that you deserve. Hiring our contractors means never having to worry about what happens once we leave, and you can still rely on us for better results.
If you need to know that your home remains in the best hands around, you need our contractors today. Call Michels Screen & Fence for the trusted screen enclosure installers when you’re trying to find “screen enclosures near me”.
Areas We Gladly Serve
We always utilize the qualities of treated and safe materials to create a high quality product for those we are serving.
- Palm Bay
- Melbourne Beach
- Palm Shores
- Melbourne Village
Indian River County
- Vero Beach
- Indian River Shores
- Winter Beach
- South Beach
Reviews from our previous client's
Doug Michels and his crew were great! Doug personally measured and estimated the screen, made the building permit application and managed the project. That's personal service! His price was fair and very competitive. His workmanship is superb and we love our screened lanai! We could not be happier.
— Henry Singer
Michels power-washed our pool cage and then completed a full rescreening in less than 2 days. It looks fantastic! I would highly recommend Michels for their value and quality of work, responsiveness and professionalism. Outstanding job!!
— Liz Lenza
Fantastic Fence installer Tony does an amazing job, if you're in need of a fence-ask for him. This is an amazing team, one stop shop for all your enclosure needs. Whether it's your porch, yard or both these guys can do it - and it looks PHENOMENAL. Doesn't get much better than a family business with quality employees!
— Christy A
Excellent service and I’d highly recommend this company to anyone needing a fence or screening.
I cannot remember the last time I received such honest and genuine customer service.
This is an amazing team, a one-stop-shop for all your enclosure needs.