Fence Rules of Conduct

Practicing good fence etiquette will help avoid fence disputes between neighbors. Staying on good terms with your neighbors will help when you know where the property line is and are aware of the zoning regulations before you put your fence up.

Here are some helpful tips:


Study the property line of where you and your neighbor’s boundaries are and make sure you do not cross the line. If you can’t find a copy of your house line then order a new survey to be positive of where your property line ends and where your neighbor’s property begins.

Homeowner’s Association

If you live in a neighborhood where there are HOA rules and restrictions make sure you abide by those rules. You are responsible for knowing what those rules are, and if you do not know then contact your homeowner’s association to find out what they are. This should be one of the first things you do before you get too attached to a certain fence style because HOAs can restrict the height, style, and maintenance of your structure.


Talking to your neighbors about your plans could save you from an uncomfortable conversation later on. If you already have property line issues with your neighbor then sharing your plans with them could avoid confrontation after your fence is installed.


When you’re installing a fence the common practice is to show the best side of the fence facing outwards towards your neighboring yards and the street. Facing the nicer side to the outside world is polite and standard. If you don’t like the way the inside of your fence looks then you can install a double-sided privacy fence. This way you will get to see the smoother side of the fence and you will receive much more privacy in your backyard.

Check out Tripod Aluminum for aluminum fences in Melbourne, Florida. We have stylish, high quality, and durable fences that offer protection. Our fences are built to withstand harsh weather conditions and will add aesthetic appeal to your property. Once you know where your property line ends we would be honored to begin installing your new fence. Call us today for more information.

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