Finding the right fencing contractor for the job can be tough, and many home and business owners do not know which questions to ask. Choosing a team to work with can be particularly challenging if you have never had a fence installed before. While the task may seem daunting, it is crucial to stay calm and be thorough in your research. If you have a shortlist of fencing contractors in mind for your next project, be sure to ask the following questions to help you decide on a builder.
What Does the Fence Installation or Repair Process Entail?
This question is particularly important for clients who are unfamiliar with fence installation and repair. Ask your fencing contractor what you can expect from the process. Will you have to limit traffic on certain parts of your property? Do you need to get permits from the local government? What are the different stages of the project? Learning as much as possible upfront can help the process go smoothly later on. You should also ask about anything that the fencing contractor will need from you in terms of property access.
What Will the Work Cost?
Next, ask the question that is on everyone’s minds: how much will it cost? Bear in mind that cheaper quotes are not always the best. Pay attention to where funds are allocated in the fencing contractor’s estimate or proposed budget, and make sure that you are investing where it counts. Using high-quality materials will ensure that your structure lasts, and paying your fence installation or repair team fairly for their work is vital. A company that offers low estimates may be underpaying their staff, and unhappy workers may not build the best fences.
What is the Timeline?
Finally, see what the expected timeline for the project is. Like the estimated cost, a proposed schedule that projects a quick completion date might not always be accurate, realistic, or well-thought-out. A fencing contractor that provides stellar work may quote you a later completion date than a cut-rate contractor who is keen on cutting corners and turning a profit. Look at all estimates within the proper context, and understand that high-quality work often takes time.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.