Spring and summer in Southern Ontario means that we come out of our homes after months of being trapped inside like mole-people. This past year has been especially rough on all of us and we can’t wait to compete in our favorite summer sport: The summer bbq.
During the spring and summer, our backyards turn onto another room in our home. We spend our outside entertaining, working out, gardening or simply enjoying a good book under the warm Canadian sun. We love our backyards and we spend a lot of time, and money on them so they look great.
If you love your backyard like most of us do, you have spent a few dollars and many hours sprucing it up. However, if your fence is old, falling apart and generally in need of replacing, it is kind of like buying a brand new living room set and then putting it in a room with cracked and peeling stained wallpaper. If that is the case with your backyard, then maybe this is the season you make putting in a new fence your summer home renovation project.
A new fence has three key benefits, aside from simply looking good. A new fence locks in oxygen from trees and your lawn, which leads to a fresher smell and higher oxygen levels. It helps you breathe better, so if you have allergies, then a new fence will drastically improve the quality of your time that you spend outside.
It also increases the value of your property dramatically, so the moment your new fence is installed, and the work crew are pulling out of your driveway, you can expect a spike in the value of your home, which is especially great if you are planning on selling it in the near future.
It also has its privacy benefits because let’s face it, as the saying goes, fences make great neighbors.
When you remove your old fence, you will have a large amount of used and unwanted debris that will have to be taken to a local waste management recycling depot and disposed of according to the law. You can simply chop it up and burn it because of local bylaws, and you wouldn’t want to try it anyways, because your old fence has been treated with stain, paint and chemicals, so burning it would not only stank up the neighborhood, but potentially become a huge fire risk.
You can avoid all of that by hiring a roll-off disposal dumpster bin and have it placed in your driveway. That way your crew can simply tear down the old fence, and place everything safely into the bin and have it hauled away. This will help the project move forward quickly, and keep your costs down. Depending on the size of your fence, and if you have planned everything out, it should only take a day or two, so it is worth the small investment and have all of your material carted away in a dumpster bin.