A fence can make a huge difference in your yard, but it’s important to know that professional fence installation involves much more than just buying materials and having someone put them up. In this article, we will outline the process of professional fence installation so you can better understand the process and ensure that your job gets done correctly.
Select a Fence Type
Before choosing a fence, it’s important to understand the many types of fences available. There are wood, vinyl, aluminum and chain link fences; there are also choices between privacy fences (which block views from the street) and security fences (which protect your home from intruders). Different materials also have different costs, and each material has its own advantages and disadvantages.
● How much does each type of fence cost?
● Which material is right for me?
Check Local Ordinances
Before you begin the process of professional fence installation, it’s important to ensure you’re following your city’s rules and regulations. This means checking local ordinances for a few things:
● How tall is the fence allowed to be?
● What materials are allowed for the fence?
● What are the requirements for installing a fence?
● Is there a particular time of year when fences can be installed without permission from your city government (i.e., winter)?
● Do I need a permit before starting work on my new fence?
Measure Your Yard and Calculate Your Fence Cost
You’ll need to take a few easy steps before you can start shopping around for a fence contractor. First, measure your yard and calculate the right size of fencing based on that measurement. Then, compare cost estimates for each type of fencing with local ordinances that limit height or length restrictions on fences in your area.
Next, consider the cost of materials such as wood or metal; you’ll also want to account for labour from professionals who can install it properly. Finally, check with local government agencies (city hall, county building department) so they can verify whether or not there are any restrictions on what kind of material is allowed in certain zones or areas within the city limits.
Contact a Few Contractors for Quotes
The next step is to contact a few contractors for quotes. Ask for at least three to five references and contact them to see how happy they are with the work done and whether any issues arose throughout the project. You’ll want to find out if there are any issues with their fence installation process, as well as how long it took from start to finish on each project.
Ask each contractor for a written quote so you can compare prices easily. Ensure all contractors’ prices include all materials and labour costs, including tax and permit fees (if applicable).
Choose the Right Contractor for the Job
● Every homeowner is looking for the right contractor to do a good job, offer quality service and be reasonably priced.
● Before shopping around, you must know what you’re looking for in a fence contractor. It’s also helpful to research what local contractors charge for their services to determine which ones offer a fair price.
● Keep in mind that some companies may require more time than others depending on the scope of their work and materials used, so you must understand this going into your project with them.