After you have made the decision to have a fence installed around your home or business, there are some questions that you should ask the various fence companies. By asking a few important questions, you can distinguish who has the knowledge and materials to provide you with a high quality fence at a good price.
What are the materials used for fencing?
There are various types of fencing that can be used. While wood fencing is one of the most common, there are also wrought iron and PVC materials that can be used as well. Much of the decision will come from what you want your fence to look like and how much privacy you want. In some neighborhoods, there are also regulations in terms of what the fence must be built from.
What is the recommended height for my fence?
The fence height is going to vary based upon what it is going around. The front yard should have a fence of about three feet to avoid blocking view of the home while the backyard should receive a six foot high fence. Deer and security fences can be as high as eight feet while fencing around the pool should be around four feet.
Not all fence companies agree on this, so it is important to ask what they can do as some companies will not be able to provide you with the height you desire based upon the materials that they use and keep inventory of.
Does the fence come with a gate?
The fence that you have built is usually going to come with one kind of gate or another, but it depends on where it is being installed and what company you choose from. The gate can be small or it can be a barn-door style that will allow for vehicles to pass through. Regardless of whether you are fencing in a home or a business, it is advantageous to explore a gate – and one that is sizable enough to meet all of your needs.
What should I look for in a fence company?
It is always a good idea to contact the Better Business Bureau to learn about whether a fence company has a good reputation in town. They should be licensed and insured and also be able to provide you with references so that you can see their work elsewhere in town.
Is there some kind of warranty in place?
When you work with fence companies, it’s important to find out if there is a warranty in place for the work provided. You never want to get into a situation where there is an issue with your fence only to find out that there is no warranty. The warranty that is provided should be on labor and materials so that you can hold the company accountable.
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