Whether you’re choosing a fence company to help enhance the aesthetics of your property, or you’re adding an additional layer of security. Just like any other home reno, this isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. You want to guarantee that you’ll get what you’re paying for, along with a high level of quality and communication between you and the company you ultimately choose to work with. Below, we’ll look at some things to take into consideration as you’re looking at the fence company that’s right for you.
1. Ask for Recommendations About Fence Companies
If you know family members, friends, or businesses who have recently had a new fence installed, it would be a good idea to talk to them first! This will help you get an idea of what they liked (or didn’t like) from working with that fencing company or individual fence contractor. Word of mouth testimony from people you trust can be invaluable for helping you make a decision moving forward.
If you don’t know anyone personally who has recently had a fence redone, you could put a post on social media asking what company people might recommend and why.
2. Conduct Research On The Fence Companies
Once you’ve got your list of potential companies to work with, start doing some research on those companies and their potential offerings. Depending on what type of fence you need, you may find during your research phase that a specific company only offers residential fences while another company may only work with businesses.
Another aspect to look at is the history of the company itself. How long has this specific fence company been around and could you look at any of their completed projects online? You might find that you begin to like one company’s fence styles over another one.
Lastly, as you’re doing your research you should check to make sure that the fence company will service your specific area. Simply because you got a referral from someone else in your same town doesn’t mean that all fence companies will cover the whole city. You may also want to see online who they source their materials from. If it’s a local shop, you might want to check out the materials in-person before the building of your fence begins.
3. Get A Quote From Several Companies
Once you’ve whittled down your list to three or four fence companies, you should call them to get a quote. You’ll want to discuss the scope of your project with each company to make sure they completely understand what will be involved. They might also have some questions for you about the layout of your property and might ask you to consider some options that you hadn’t thought of previously.
It’s also good to get a quote from the companies because the contractors will be able to provide you with a general idea of when they’ll be able to start your project and how long the project will take as a whole.
When you’re interviewing contractors, don’t shy away from asking as many questions as you have. It’s always best to get a true feel of the company before you commit to working with them. Goodluck!
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