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Fence Building Basics With Bill McAnally

Jim Bauer
Fences come in all shapes and sizes, offering privacy and aesthetic to yards

Some fences are utilitarian, some are purely aesthetic, and others are both. However, no matter what, if you’re going to put up a fence there are some important things you should know. Before building any fence, home improvement expert, Bill McAnally, recommends talking to your neighbors and researching any regulations in your city and county.

“You may want to talk about the fence with your neighbors before you start,” he said. “In many cases, if there is some benefit to your neighbor for putting this fence you want to, in some cases, they may be required to pay for half of it and maintain half of it.”

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with McAnally about the basics of fence building. McAnally also answers listener home-improvement questions.


  • Bill McAnally, home improvement expert 

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa