Neighborhood Regulations 2017-01-20T03:27:27+00:00

NEIGHBORHOOD REGULATIONS

To provide homeowners with quality fence systems capable of controlling pets and protecting children at an affordable cost, homeowner associations and regulators should consider one of the following two regulations.

PROPOSED REGULATION 1

The first regulation authorizes the use of high quality metallic-coated chain link fence and color-coated chain link fence throughout the property which is a necessity in neighborhoods with 1/2+ acre lots. The regulation requires the fence to meet the minimum residential standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to ensure its appearance and structural integrity is properly maintained. A regulation authorizing broader use of chain-link fence would read:

All fences should be constructed of metallic-coated or UV stable, color-coated chain link fence, wood, ornamental aluminum or iron, or vinyl and should include a minimum 15 year manufacturersÂ’ warranty and meet meet ASTM standards. Metal coated fence standards must meet the following standards:

METALLIC-COATED CHAIN LINK FENCE TABLE

Mettalic-Chain-Link-Table

O. D.= Outside Diameter

When using color-coated chain ink fence, the following standards must be met:

COLOR-COATED CHAIN LINK FENCE TABLE

color-coated-table

O. D.= Outside Diameter

Note to regulators: In writing regulations, choose between light, medium, and heavy duty specifications if a more substantial fence material is deemed more suitable for the neighborhood.Framing and support structures are to be on the inside of the fence, facing the interior of the homeowner’s property.

Concrete footings are required for all fence posts and all fence post footings must be on the homeowner’s property.

Fences over 4 ft. in height cannot be any closer to the street than the front corner of the dwelling.

This fence policy is to regulate aesthetic guidelines and establish quality standards for the use of chain link fence only. All fencing must conform to city/county codes and meet or exceed the minimum quality and strength standards of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, PA.

PROPOSED REGULATION 2

The second type of regulation prohibits the use of chain link fence in the front and side yards exposed to public streets and permits its use in the back yard. This regulation is particularly appropriate for small to medium sized lots in newly developed neighborhoods or very large backyards. This more restrictive approach would require language reading:

All fences facing a public street should be constructed of wood, ornamental aluminum or iron, or vinyl and should and should include a minimum 15 year manufacturers warranty. Fence installed on the back, sides or areas not facing a public street, may be constructed of black, brown or green UV stable, color-coated chain link fence material. All materials are to meet these standards for color-coated fence materials:

color-coated-table

O. D.= Outside Diameter

Framing and support structures are to be on the inside of the fence, facing the interior of the homeowners property. Concrete footings are required for all fence posts and all fence post footings must be on the homeowners property.

Fences over 4 ft. in height cannot be any closer to the street than the front corner of the dwelling.

This fence policy is to regulate aesthetic guidelines and establish quality standards for the use of chain link fence only. All fencing must conform to city/county codes and meet or exceed the minimum quality and strength standards of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, PA.