Many aspects of residential fencing can be a lot of fun—deciding what color to paint your new wooden fence, installing gorgeous hanging baskets of flowers along the length, or stringing fairy lights along the length for a beautiful nighttime scene. One of the less-than-glamorous parts is hiring the fence contractor. Here are some of our top tips for choosing the right fence contractor for your fence installation.
Do any of your neighbors have enviable fences? Ask them who installed the fence, how the installation process went, and if they are happy with the result. Depending on your comfort level, you can also ask them a ballpark of the final cost and how well the fence contractor stuck to the proposed budget. How was the cleanup process? Did their workers arrive on time and conduct themselves in a professional manner? Once you get a list, call around and ask about their pricing, warranties, qualifications, and insurance.
Get Some Estimates
Once you have between 3-5 fence contractors on your short list, get a detailed estimate from each one. Expect to schedule an appointment for them to visit your property, assess your land, take measurements, and discuss any particular concerns that you have. Is there sloping on your property? Will your fence be facing another neighbor’s fence? Do you need a high security or privacy fence? The right fence contractor will ask questions to make sure you get what you want.
Stay Above the Law
Some homeowners don’t realize that installing a fence means dealing with laws and regulations, but it does! Make sure that you or your fence contractor obtains the right permits from your municipality or homeowners’ association before you start the project. If you rush ahead, you might be in for a stack of hefty fines instead of a stack of lumber.
Choose Hercules Fence Richmond!
Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. 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.