There are many reasons to put up a fence:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Esthetics
  • To stop your dog from playing in the neighbours’ yards

And with so many resources out there, it can seem like an easy project to tackle on your own (or with the help of an awesome friend).

However, having so many resources and opinions available online can make planning and research time-consuming!

We don’t want to be under prepared and have to make several trips to the hardware store. We also don’t want to buy the wrong materials for the job or miss an important one!

Let Fence It do the planning and research for you!

All you need to know is which type of fence you would like to build the length and height you’d like your fence to be, and whether or not you’d like to include lattice at the top of your fence.

Using the information you put into the app, Fence It will let you know which materials you need and how much of those materials are needed to complete your project. 

What types of fence work with Fence It?

We kept it simple with three common types of fence: Stockade, Board on Board, and Shadow Box.

Stockade fences are made up of wood boards that have small gaps between them. These fences have a “front” and a “back” (i.e. one side looks better than the other), and they offer a lot of privacy.

Board on Board fences are exactly how they sound. A layer of boards is put down, and then another layer of boards is added to cover the gaps. This style uses more material, but if you’re looking for an extreme amount of privacy it’s the fence style for you!

Shadow Box fences allow some privacy. Boards are placed in a staggered fashion on the front and back of the fence to allow light and airflow through into your yard. They also look the same on both sides, making it more “neighbour friendly”.

Are the calculations accurate?

To ensure we got things right, the formula under the hood of the app was created by a long-time industry professional, therefore they are very accurate. That being said, site conditions, terrain variations, and local municipal regulations may cause the need for additional materials.

How does it work?

To get started, users can add a project to their project board by clicking the button in the top right corner. Each project added to the board will have a name and the date it was created. This way projects can be easily found and referred to later.

As project specs are entered, the preview at the top of the page will change accordingly, to reflect your fence.

Once all specs are entered, pressing the calculate button will generate a list of required materials immediately! Within the app, the list will include a checklist to check items off as they’re acquired. Additionally, users can export the list as a printable PDF to their email address (or someone else’s).

What other resources are available?

If users run into trouble while building their fence or don’t know where to begin – we’ve got them covered! Fence It offers step-by-step guides on a variety of fence building topics that were curated and made available through our app.

Looking to build a fence with less planning? Fence it is available on Google Play and the App Store.


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