Should You Hire a Fence Contractor or DIY?

Fences are a very worthy investment for your home. They can do everything from add beauty to your yard and your neighborhood, give you privacy, provide a sound barrier, and give your children and your pets a safe place to play. After you have decided that you want to add one to your property, you may have the burning question in your mind of whether you should hire a fence contractor or DIY. Below are a few things that you should address before you make any decisions.

Type of Fence 

The type of fence you want can make a big difference in the level of difficulty that it will take to construct it. You need to take a good look at if you think you can safely assemble and build it on your own. Keep in mind that a contractor is skilled at constructing all types of fences, whether it’s a simple style or a more complicated one.

Extent of the Job

You will definitely need to know the extent of the job, meaning all of the supplies that you will need, where to find them, any measurements and cutting that’s needed, and so on. Pre-assembled fences are easier for a rookie to work with as opposed to a more extravagant design. Some jobs require an extensive tool list that could cost hundreds alone to gather.


Constructing a fence solely on your own can be very challenging and requires a lot of time, hard labor, and experience. When you hire a contractor, they come equipped with a team of skilled workers who are reliable and licensed.

The planning and the work that goes into building a fence is not something to underestimate. Contact us today at Anello Fence, LLC for more information on how we can help you get the job done right.

Popular Home Improvement Ideas That Will Increase The Value of Your Home

Does your home seem worn and outdated? Making some simple updates can dramatically improve the look and value of your entire property today. Below are four easy home improvement projects that you should consider.

New Fencing

Here at Anello Fence we specialize in installing and repairing all types of fencing. We have seen the improvements a new fence can make on all types of properties. In fact, some of the biggest transformations we’ve seen have been when we tear down old fences and put up brand new ones. If you’re looking to update your yard, contact us for a new fence.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathrooms can get grimy and dirty yet many people don’t think about updating them. Remodeling your bathroom can bring a whole new look and feel to the inside of your home. Not only that, it can make you feel less stressed now that it’s not so gross any more!

Kitchen Remodeling

Your kitchen gets a lot of use. Many people spend the majority of their day in the kitchen. From cooking to cleaning, it gets a lot of wear. If your kitchen looks old and in need of an update, remodeling could be a great option. From new kitchen cabinets to new countertops, installing even something simple like a new refrigerator could make the kitchen feel like new.


Does your property look dull? If you’re not into gardening, proper landscaping can still help bring a new life to your property. You can work with a landscaper to install shrubs, plants, or even trees to make your property look like new. Here are some great landscaping ideas.

Renovate Your Basement

If you currently only use your basement for storage and washing clothes, you might want to think about converting it into a refinished basement. The whole process isn’t hard to do and can really increase the overall value of your home.

Add Solar Power

If your energy bills are high, you should probably look into solar power. Yes, the initial investment could be a lot of money but you will eventually start to save a lot of money. Many people think that installing solar power will make their home look ugly and choose not to do it. That’s false! First, solar panels are hard to see unless you’re above the house. Second, they increase the resale value of the home.


Split Rail Fence Repair

Split rail fences are one of the most susceptible fences to damage, and thus needing to be repaired. That is because, often times, split rail fences are most from untreated wood. Untreated wood can leave this fence open to damage from bugs, small animals, and general weather damage. We are big fans of split rail fences but if the posts are not set correctly, it could spell eventual doom for the fence.

Repairing this type of fence is similar to repairing a wood fence but can be a bit harder. We start by assessing the damage. Is the fence broken from wind/weather? Is it a problem with animals? Is there rot damage? Answering these questions gives us a better idea of what we’re dealing with and how we should proceed.

Once we’ve assessed the situation and found the cause of the damage, it’s time to figure out whether we should repair or replace the fence. Repairing is not always the cheapest option. Sometimes it is more effective to have that entire part of the split rail fence replaced. This is much easier for us because we are one of the largest suppliers of fence materials in the tri-state area. This allows us to have fencing materials on hand when you, the customer, needs them.

If we decide to repair the fence, the length of time the project should take us depends on what the damage is. If it’s rot, we have to inspect the fence posts to make sure the entire fence is not compromised (this can add a bit of time to the project).

Overall, repairing a split rail fence is a tedious task but done right it can help keep your fence looking great!