A fence serves many purposes. It beautifies a property. It keeps intruders away. It keeps children and pets safe. When installing such an important item, it’s equally important that you hire a fence contractor who will get the job done right the first time. There are a lot of things to consider when searching for the right contractor. Here is a handy checklist that will help you choose the right contractor for the job.
Talking to someone about their experience with a contractor can be the most revealing way to get to know the contractor. Everyone says they’ll do a great job, but actions speak louder than words. Do you see a fence in your neighborhood that really wows you? Ask the owner about their experience with the company. Or, if you see a fence that you really love and want on your property, oftentimes there will be a sign attached to the fence to indicate which company installed the fence. Hercules Fence attaches a sign with our logo to our fences so that they’re easy to spot.
Okay, so you’ve narrowed it down to a few fence companies that have happy customers. The next thing to worry about is price. Have each company come to your property individually to measure the perimeter and discuss specific property issues with you. You may need to make some decisions ahead of time. For instance, if you have a sloping property, you’ll have to decide whether you want a fence that comes in contact with the ground or one that is stepped, meaning that it has spaces underneath. These sort of factors will affect the price. After your contractors have measured and discussed your property, they will be able to give you a cost estimate.
Write Your Contract
Congratulations, you’ve picked a winning fence contractor! That’s not the last step, though. Before the actual installation begins, you’ll want to double-check the regulations set by your local Neighborhood Association to make sure that your dream fence will follow all zoning requirements and other regulations. Next, you’ll want to sit down with your contractor to negotiate and sign a contract before installation begins. Your contract should specify the materials and hardware used, the project timeline, the total cost, and the payment schedule. Having the cost and timeline written down on paper makes it easier to stay in control of your project, ensuring that you are totally happy with the results.
Get In Touch With Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA Today
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a stunning honeysuckle natural fence to frame your yard, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. 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, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.