Fence Done The Right Way.
Custom Fence Oviedo is a division of Paramount Fencing, Inc. who has been inspiring customers since 2004.
Since conception, our primary focus has been education and inspiration. It's through both that we hope that each custom fence designed tells your story and drives the narrative of your neighbors. We will help you separate fact from fiction and fiction from the facts, because it’s the difference between a beautiful long lasting fence and a short term disaster.
We also believe fence designs vary based on geographical location. Simply put, the fence styles and building methods that work in the urban sprawl of Orlando do not work in the rural setting of Oviedo, Black Hammock, or Geneva. This area is unique and filled with country farms, horse ranches, and quaint cottages communities nestled beneath the oaks. Yes. There are a few HOA as well.
At Custom Fence Oviedo, we understand creating that design is often the easy part for any fence company. Trying to figure out what product is right for our geographical area is another. So that is why we are here help with your fencing dreams.
Custom Fence Oviedo
From pasture fence to wood fence and aluminum fence to vinyl fence, Winter Springs and Oviedo Florida possess every fence style. Some of those fences look great. Others look like they belong in an abandon ghost town. The question is why. The answer is simple. Homeowners do not pay attention to the geological or man-made conditions of their property.
Unlike other areas in Central Florida, the Oviedo area consist of less permeable soil and higher than normal water tables. The soil is a combination of sand, pan dirt, and muck which is often visited by 43 plus inches of annual precipitation. Couple all of the above with the average land elevation, 5 feet – 55 feet above sea level, it’s not building the fence that becomes the problem. It is making that fence last.
Here are four helpful fence hints for planning your fence in the Oviedo, Winter Springs, Deland, and Geneva:
1. First, identify the soil conditions of the property. Do the 8” shovel test. Take a shovel and dig up one scoop and examine the soil. Ask yourself does the soil look sandy or dark? Does it look moist or dry? Is there standing water before or after a good rain?
2. Second, examine the vegetation in the area the fence is located. Consider the size and locations of the vegetation and if that vegetation touches the fence. Don’t forget the neighbor’s yard as well. Understand, vegetation can create ground contact like conditions.
3. Third, will the fence be exposed to direct sun or located in shaded areas. Will it be located on or near a body of water, creek, or wet lands? Is there salt or brackish water involved?
4. Forth, know you zoning information. Do you live in agriculture or residential zoned land. Do you live in a homeowner associations or deed restricted community.
The above four questions might seem silly, but knowing makes all the difference. Here is why: If that soil is dark and moist, it will be important use CA-C pressure treated lumber versus MCA treated lumber. If the soil is wet or located near water, ACQ treated posts are preferred over AC treated lumber. Not paying attention can result in premature rotting of post and wood.
If you live on salt or brackish water, that aluminum fence needs to be Marine Powder coated or equivalent. Otherwise, the salinity will eat the powder coating. If the fence is located in the direct sun light, the powder coating needs to be rated for 4000 hours of extreme weather conditions. Otherwise, that black fence will fade to gray within six months.
The above are just a few examples. For more information on selecting the correct fence of your Oviedo, Winter Springs, Deland, and Olsten home, contacts Paramount Fencing for a free on property fence consultation.
Question Of The Month " Do I Need A Fence Permit"
Yes. Yes! Yes!! If you want to build a fence or custom fence within the City Limits of Oviedo, Winter Springs, or Seminole County, that fence must be permitted. Yes. Permitted. Yes. Approved by the powers to be…Don’t let anyone or custom fence company convince you otherwise. In fact, if a fence company says you don’t need a permit, run. Run fast. Don’t look back. Chances are the fence company or individual is not licensed and insured. Chances are what is being requested will not meet local building codes.
Chances are the fence company or individual is not licensed and insured. Chances are what is being requested will not meet local building codes. For example, a local consumer contacted us and as for our assistance. A fence company said they obtain all the necessary permits, but the permit was denied the application process. Instead of doing the right thing, the company did not inform the customer and started installing the fence. Needless to say, the job site was shut down by the City. The customer was out $1000.00 because of front yard fence height restriction.
If you still thinking you don’t need a fence permit, think twice. Build that custom fence without a permit and more likely than not you will be cited and fined until you obtain one. Then when you try to pull that fence permit personally, and a city permit technician will utter words such as:
- Historical District
- Special District
- Signed and Stamped Architectural Drawing
- Planned Develop Agreement
- Pool Code
- Double Frontage Lot
- Front Yard Set Back
- Reverse Corner
- Maximize Height Limits
- Urban Design
- Department of Transportation
- Visibility Triangle
- Corner Clip
- Administrative Modification
- Variance and much more…..
So Yes!!! You need a fence permit! Visit the City of Orlando website and find out more: http://www.cityoforlando.net/permits/ When in doubt call Paramount Fencing or visit us the web at www.paramountfencing.com
P.S. ALL MUNICIPALITIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA REQUIRE FENCE PERMITS, even if you're replacing. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS UNINCORPORATED LAKE COUNTY.