Fence Company Denton TX
Frequently Asked Questions
hOW TO FIND A FENCE CONTRACTOR
When looking for local fence companies you might want to start with friends and family or maybe your neighbors if you see someone who recently got a fence or some fence work completed. If that's not an option the next place to go would be the internet. Most people who have invested significant time and money into their business will have a website and most will be on page one or two of Google. These people have a vested interest in taking care of their customers. If they have Google reviews this is something you can look at to see the good and bad of some companies. We don't recommend the Better Business Bureau it is a paid for resource that is paid for annually and can be dropped if the business loses it's status. We also do not recommend the use of contractors recommended by home warranty companies. Not all but many companies try to take advantage of the fact that the work is being partially or totally paid by an insurance company. Search this subject on Google for more information.
wHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A FENCE CONTRACTOR
Once you find a few contractors to interview you want to gauge their interest in helping you and their attitude towards doing so. It usually ends the way that it starts so find someone that is helpful and willing to take the time you need. This starts at the initial contact to them. If you call them do they answer the phone or call you back? If you fill out a webform do they respond to your inquiry. When they contact you do they sound like someone you want to do business with? You should feel free to ask them about their experience, pricing, warranty, and any other questions you might have without them responding with an attitude. Ask them if they have insurance, ask them if they have a standard agreement they use if you want to read it beforehand. The agreement should state clearly the contractors responsibilities and the customers responsibilities. Discuss your project with the contractor and if is something they can work with they will more than likely be willing to give you an estimate. You may not always get to meet with the owner of the company and the only real guarantees you get are what is written in your agreement so make sure your questions are are addressed in the agreement. Nothing here is legal advise but you may want an attorney to review the agreement if you have any remaining questions.
hOW TO HIRE A FENCE CONTRACTOR
Once you have chosen the company you want to work with you need to finalize things. Can the contractor start and complete your project in the timeframe needed. Many contractors are very busy so you need to address this in your agreement. You will need to make sure the agreement specifies the materials to be used on the project as well as the design and what is included. You will want to verify the contractors insurance. There are various things that need to be taken care of like property lines and a survey if one is needed. There needs to be a utility check which most contractors will take care of and you will need to mark any sprinklers that you have. If you have any questions about the construction of your fence you will need to contact your HOA and/or your city. This is something the homeowner should not take for granted as you will be the one responsible if something is not correct. The contractor will probably take care of any permits, bonding, registration, licensing, and such but you will probably be charged for the time and cost of these items. You will want to discuss where to put the materials and the contract should address and damage to landscaping and clean up. Most contractors will require an upfront deposit to cover materials. This should all be address in your agreement. You will want to plan ahead for animals and neighbors as your fence may take a few days depending on the weather.
hOW TO PROTECT A NEW WOOD FENCE
Fence staining, sealing, and/or painting is important to the life of your fence. If you intend to sell your house in the next few years, maybe not so much. If you just had a new fence installed it can take months to dry to a point that it can be stained properly. Cedar fence pickets and cedar fence posts will dry much faster than a pressure treated wood fence. Although the fence may discolor slightly while drying, a little pressure washing will bring it back to new again. Staining a fence is simply protection and a means to give your fence a long life span. It's not necessary and many people will skip this process and enjoy their fence for a very long time. If you have an aged fence that needs some rejuvenation you can bring your fence back to life with some pressure washing, staining, and repairs if needed. Fence painting is an option and maybe something you may or may not want to consider. If your fence is so old that it is just plain ugly even after pressure washing then maybe you might consider painting. Unlike staining which fades over time, paint will start to peel and can be much more difficult to refinish once painted. Fence stain comes in various colors and is available in semi transparent and non transparent solid colors.
HOW MUCH IS denton tx FENCE INSTALLATION COST PER FOOT
The cost of installing a fence by the foot will depend on a few variables. You can visit our fence cost calculator to get a ballpark figure of what a fence might cost by the foot. Your fence cost per foot will depend on the type of materials your fence is constructed of like wood, metal, or vinyl, and the materials used for pickets, runners, posts, trim, and protection. Your fence cost per foot will also take into consideration the height of your fence, and any gates you require. If you need to remove an old fence this is another expense to consider. If you have steel posts some of them may be able to be re-used. When building a cedar fence you can achieve some savings by combining cedar fence pickets with pressure treated fence boards and runners.
iS IT CHEAPER TO BUILD OR BUY A FENCE
If you compare apples to apples, are capable, and don't make any major mistakes, building your own fence will cost less than hiring a contractor. We can tell you from experience it is not easy and it takes some know how. Fence construction is very physical work and you will need some tools. If you have to remove an existing fence, removing posts might not be as fun for you as it is for us. If you are physically able and have some mechanical abilities you can do it yourself just plan on it taking some time especially if you are by yourself and you will spend money on tools. Please give us a call if you have better things to do!
NEW FENCE GATE COST
Gates have various options to consider including material and desired strength, size, and purpose. Is this a gate that needs to be motorized and made of steel or is this a small wood gate. is there an existing gate that needs to be replaced? If you have a wood fence, do you want a steel framed gate that will last and function as intended for the life of the gate? There are many variables but generally gate replacement starts at eight hundred dollars.
HOW MUCH SHOULD A NEW FENCE COST
You can visit our fence cost calculator or give us a call if you have any questions.
HOW TO BUY A FENCE WITHOUT CASH
Many contractors will have finance sources available for people need home repair loans. There are various options available such as a home equity line of credit, credit cards, credit unions, home improvement loans, and such. They are available and they will take your credit score into consideration. Rates run anywhere from 5% to 35%. The more secure the loan and the higher your credit score the lower the interest rate will be. Some sources to consider will be your local bank for a home equity line of credit, Wells Fargo, enhancify.com, gethearth.com, Sofi, Discover, Upgrade, Rocket loans, Navy Federal Credit Union.
QUESTIONs you should ASK FENCE INSTALLERS
You want to ask your fence builder about their experience, do they use a contract and can you see it, do they have a warranty, what are the terms of payment, any recommendations they may have for your new fence or any repairs needed, do they have an references, does your potential contractor have any pictures of current work, and when can they start and complete your project.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO HIRE A FENCE CONTRACTOR
Common knowledge tells people that the best time to get a fence built is during the warmer months of the year. Here in Texas that is basically the entire year. In other states that might be six months of the year only. Fences can be built in the winter time in the colder climates it just takes a little longer. These contractors in the colder climates are forced to provide their customers an entire year of work in six months most of the time. If you give them a call in the colder months you may get a noticeable discount because they are so very busy during the warmer months. Here in Texas people still assume the warmer months are the best time but this keeps contractors so busy during those months it can be difficult to fit everyone in and you could end up on a waiting list for months. You can easily have a fence built year round here in Texas. Give your contractor a call in the colder months they will appreciate your understanding and you too may seen a noticeable difference. Winter months are definitely the best months of the year to have repairs done. Contractors are trying to keep up with full fence jobs during the warmer months, you will have a much easier time in the winter to have a fence post replaced. We try to do repairs year round so give us a call we are happy to look at any project you have.
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