Adding a fence to your home is a major investment, and getting it wrong can mean needing expensive repairs or ending up with a fence that is more of a maintenance responsibility than you are ready for. One of the best ways to set yourself up for success is by working with an experienced fencing contractor. What are some of the things that you should consider when hiring a contractor for your project?
Get an Estimate
When you are going to be making a big investment around the house, it’s important that you have an idea of what you are going to be spending. Getting multiple estimates provides you with an opportunity to get a rough idea of what things cost around your area. However, it’s important to remember that the cheapest is not always the best for your fencing contractor. Price is just one factor in your fence installation.
Any reputable fencing contractor should be willing to answer any questions that you have and provide you with honest feedback on your goals. Anyone who is not willing to speak to your concerns or provide you with details is probably not a great fit for your project. We are always willing to answer questions you have throughout any step of the fence design or installation process.
Some of the questions that you should always ask include:
- What permits are needed? Will the fence company take care of getting them?
- Will the fencing contractor handle calling the local utility locator to avoid any problems?
- What zoning issues might arise in your neighborhood?
- If you have a yard with sloping in it, are they able to assist with grading the fence or your yard?
Does the fencing contractor offer a warranty that will ensure that certain repairs are covered if the boards are defective? Is there an installation warranty, or only a product warranty? What things are covered by the warranty, and how long will it last?
Get Your New Fence Installed This Winter from Hercules Fence
Hercules Fence takes pride in being experts in residential, commercial, and high-security fencing. We have been serving our clients since 1955, with only the most knowledgeable of staff. Our staff is ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland.