Does Lee Fence and Outdoor locate property pins?
No. If you have you have concerns about the location of the property line or your fence, we recommend that you contact a local survey company to locate and clearly mark the pins to establish the property lines. Lee Fence and Outdoor will install the fence per your instructions. Lee Fence and Outdoor accepts no liability for survey disputes between property owners.
Will Lee Fence and Outdoor remove and dispose of my existing fence?
Yes. Lee Fence and Outdoor will remove and dispose of your existing fence for an additional fee. Please be advised that if there are any parts of your existing fence that you would like to keep, let the installation crew know. Lee Fence and Outdoor will not dispose of anything not related to the fence project.
Do I need to be home during the fence installation?
Feel free to follow your normal routine during the installation of your new fence. We ask that someone would be on-site when our crews arrive to go over the fence layout. Please be aware that our crews must build your fence according to their work order. Deviations from the original fence contract must be authorized by your Lee Fence and Outdoor salesman.
Does Lee Fence and Outdoor locate underground utilities?
Yes. Lee Fence and Outdoor will contact the appropriate utility locator concerning the excavation. Be advised that we are required to stay certain distances off of marked utilities. This can change the original fence layout. Please note that the utility locator DOES NOT locate wells, septic systems or underground gas/propane tanks.
Can Lee Fence and Outdoor locate my underground electric dog fence?
No. Since these underground electric fence are generally located close to the property line, you will need to contact your underground fence contractor and have them mark the line prior to your new fence installation. Lee Fence and Outdoor accepts no liability for damage caused to your underground electric dog fence.
Will Lee Fence and Outdoor locate any underground drainage pipes, irrigation systems, pool filter lines, electric to pool filters, sheds, landscape lighting, etc?
No. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to locate these lines and notify Lee Fence and Outdoor to the location of said lines.
Does the fence crew dig out all the old post and footers?
Typically all corner, gate and terminal posts will be dug up and reset in the exact same spot. It is standard practice and within AFA industry guidelines to cut line posts below the grade and re-space the new posts. The need is typically determined by the salesman. Each job is unique.
What type of equipment will be used in my yard during installation?
Generally, we use a small piece of equipment called a mini-track to excavate the post holes. The mini-track is approximately 3’ wide.
How long will it take until my fence can be installed?
It depends on our current backlog. This fluctuates at different times of the year, but generally during the spring/summer months, we can have a several week backlog. During the fall and winter months, we may have a 1 ½ week backlog. Your Lee Fence and Outdoor salesman would be able to provide you with an approximate lead time at the time of the site visit.
How long will the installation of my fence take?
It varies on the size of your job. Typically, most residential fence installations will take 1 to 2 days to complete. Larger fence installations can take 3 to 5 days.
Does the crew trim or remove tree limbs or bushes in the way of the fence?
We ask you to handle this prior to your fence being installed. Although Lee Fence and Outdoor crews are experts in fence installation, our crews have limited knowledge in proper trimming and pruning practices. Excessive trimming performed by Lee and Fence Outdoor will be subject to an additional charge. We would appreciate you cleaning up your shrubs as we do not want to damage your manicured yard.
Do I need to notify my neighbors that I am having a fence installed?
This is your choice. It may be beneficial to notify your neighbors so that no problems arise during the installation process with regards to property lines. If you are having an old fence replaced that is located on the property line, it is recommended that you notify your neighbor. Your neighbor may need to make arrangements concerning their pets and may also want to secure their backyard or remove items from their side of the fence. Please note that items attached to the fence may be unknowingly damaged or disposed of during removal.
Does my fence have to be installed a certain distance from the property line?
Generally your fence can be installed right up to, but not on the property line per municipality regulations. Some municipalities do suggest that you keep your fence off the property line 1’ to 3’ so that you are able to maintain your fence on both sides.
Will Lee Fence and Outdoor install the fence directly on the property line?
No. The fence will be installed just a few inches inside the property lines. Some homeowners may want the fence installed a couple feet inside the property line so that they can maintain the fence on both sides.
What is a property easement or “right-of-way”?
An easement grants other people or companies rights to specific types of access on your property. For newer developments, it is most likely a drainage easement. For older developments, it is typically a utility easement. Easements typically require that you keep any type of construction, including fence, off your property line 5’ to 10’ feet. An easement can be along just one of your property lines or along all property lines. An easement is usually indicated on your property plot plan. If your plot plan is not available your local municipality would be able to provide you with this information.
Are there restrictions for corner property lots?
Unfortunately yes. A corner lot is considered to have two front yards. Typically your municipality will only allow a 3’ or 4’ high fence in front yards. In addition, you are required to install the fence a certain distance from the edge or center of the street. This distance varies per municipality.
How high of a fence can I install?
Most municipalities will allow up to a 6’ high fence in the side and rear yard. Once you go past the front corner of your house towards the street, you are considered in your front yard. Allowable fence heights in the front yard vary per municipality. Typically the allowable height is between 3’ to 4’. In addition you are also required to stay back from the street a certain distance. This also varies per municipality. It is typically between 5’ to 35’ from the edge or center of the street.
What are the pool code requirements for fencing?
The pool code states that your fence must be at least 4’ high. However, there are certain criteria that need to be met for the 4’ high fence to meet this code. Typically, most pool code fences are installed at a height of 54” high. The Lee Fence and Outdoor salesman is very knowledgeable with your pool code requirements and can discuss your various options.
Should we be concerned with deeds and codes relating to our fence and gate(s)?
It is your responsibility to read your deed restrictions relating to your fence. HOA deeds and local building codes can restrict easements, fence heights, color preferences and even material types. Our experienced salespeople are familiar with most local codes and happy to discuss concerns with you. However, most deeds within HOA associations vary greatly, and it is your responsibility to read and comply with your subdivision requirements.
What types of services do you provide?
We furnish and install fencing and related perimeter security products such as gates, railings, guardrails and access control systems. We also furnish and install decks. We provide service to residential and commercial clients.
Do you install fences year round?
Yes. We generally only run into problem when the ground freezes too deep.
Which fence types are more maintenance free?
PVC/vinyl fence or aluminum fence are very durable and require less maintenance. PVC/vinyl fencing is virtually maintenance free. PVC/vinyl fences are durable, long lasting, easy to clean and environmentally friendly. You will never have to worry about staining, rotting, warping, termites, corrosion or rust. Chain link fences also require very little maintenance. Chain link is durable, economical and easy to install.
What colors are available for PVC/Vinyl Fence?
Currently we stock white, tan, adobe and grey. Colors can be mixed to create a two-tone or picture frame effect.
Are your PVC/Vinyl Fence sections and posts reinforced with aluminum?
All PVC/vinyl bottom fence rails and all gate posts are reinforced with an internal aluminum channel for added support.
Can the PVC/Vinyl fence sections be modified?
We are a custom PVC/Vinyl fence manufacturer, which give us the capability to modify fence height and picket spacing.
Is there a warranty on the fence?
Installation warranties are 1 year for PVC/vinyl, chain link and aluminum fences. There is no installation warranty for wood fences. Material warranties vary by material type. PVC/vinyl and aluminum fences both have Limited Lifetime Warranty for any material defects. Chain link and wood fences do not have a material warranty. Acts of God are not covered under any warranty.
When replacing my current fence, will Lee Fence and Outdoor remove and reinstall items I have attached?
You be responsible for removing your valuables from the fence/building site. If not, Lee Fence and Outdoor may unknowingly damage or dispose of these items during fence removal. Lee Fence and Outdoor is not responsible for damage to items attached to the fence and will not reinstall items after the new fence is installed.
Is the fence going to follow the grade or be stepped?
Most fence styles are designed to “rack” or follow the lay of the land. There are a few styles of PVC/vinyl and wood fence that need to be stepped. Your Lee Fence and Outdoor salesman will discuss your concerns regarding the rack-ability of your fence. We are able to step a fence at the homeowner’s request; however, this is more labor intensive and additional costs will apply.
Can a fence be installed on top of concrete or a retaining wall?
Yes. Please consult with your Lee Fence and Outdoor salesman regarding the various options for installing fence on top of concrete or retaining walls.
If you are sharing the cost of the fence, who collects from them?
You will be responsible for the full cost of the fence, and thus you will need to collect from applicable parties. The contract is between you and Lee Fence and Outdoor, LLC for the total dollar amount on the contract.
Are the fence posts set in concrete?
All PVC/vinyl, aluminum, chain link fence posts and wood gate posts are set in concrete. Typically, the posts are set in the dry concrete which will harden from ground moisture. On occasion, gate posts may be wet set depending on the size of the gate.
What territory do you serve?
Lee Fence is currently registered to perform work in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our primary service area is Central Pennsylvania, but we are willing to go almost anywhere and procure appropriate licensing. We proudly serve York, Shrewsbury, Glen Rock, Hanover, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Lebanon, Litiz, Ephrata, and Reading, Pennsylvania and beyond.