When it comes time to install or replace your fence, there are many decisions to make, not the least of which is choosing a qualified fencing contractor. Take the time to research and make sure you choose the right person for the job. Fence installation is not a job where you want to cut corners. Fences last for a long time when they’re installed correctly, so it is an investment that you want to make sure you get the most out of. To help you make this difficult decision, look into these attributes for each contractor you consider.
One of the first things that you should consider about any contractor is their reputation. There are many ways to approach this. First, look at how long they’ve been in business. If they’ve been able to stay open for a long time or expand into multiple regions, they likely have a good track record of satisfied clients. They also probably have experience with various clients and situations, gained over the years they’ve been in business. In addition to longevity, you should also check review sites. Reputable companies will provide references, and you should check them, but you should check independent reviews as well.
Look for a contractor who is knowledgeable about many different aspects of fencing. They should be able to answer your questions about materials, terrain, permits, design, fencing styles, and more. A company that has been in business for many years has likely seen all possible scenarios that they could run into for your project, so they should be able to discuss contingencies and what-ifs.
Prompt and Polite
You should be limiting your search to licensed professionals, but even that doesn’t guarantee that they will be prompt and polite. Both of these qualities show respect for you. If they have to arrive late to your meetings, they should call and let you know. When you ask questions, they should be polite when answering, not dismissive.
Quality of Materials
Not only should the contractor be knowledgeable about materials, but they should also be able to tell you about the quality of the materials they would use and what types of materials would be best for your fencing project (and why). Ideally, they will have relationships with wholesalers so that you can get quality for a reasonable price. The contractor should also ideally offer a warrantee that guarantees their work quality.
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.