If you want to put up a new fence around your house, you should do your research before you hire a fence contractor. So, you’ll be sure to get the type of fence you want at a price that fits your budget. To help with this, we’ve made this handy guide with 5 questions that should be answered before any contracts are signed:
A block fence company can be of great help in choosing the design and style of enclosure as well as give you an estimate of the total cost.
Will the fencing contractor you select provide a contract?
1. The fencing contractor you select should provide a contract.
ii.The contract should not just be written in legal jargon, but in plain English as well.
iii.Before work starts, it’s important that both sides sign the contract.
2. Before you sign anything, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your agreement with your fence contractor.
Which types of fences will the contractor install – wood, vinyl, wrought iron, chain link and more?
The type of fence you want will be put up by fence contractors. But you should know that installing one type of fence may take more time and cost more money than installing another. For example, wood fences are usually much more expensive than chain link or vinyl fences because they take more work and materials to build.
Also, wooden fences need to be stained every few years to keep them looking nice. If this isn’t done regularly, the wood could crack and break over time from being exposed to the elements (e.g., rain).
On average it takes about two days for a professional fencing contractor to complete your project from start-to-finish depending on its size/complexity etc.
Who is responsible for hauling away debris, removing existing fencing and getting any necessary permits?
All of these things should be taken care of by the contractor. None of them should be up to the homeowner. If the contractor you hire doesn’t take care of these things, you might want to look for another fence company.
Is the fencing contractor licensed and insured?
It is important to hire a fence builder who has a license and insurance. A licensed contractor has gone through the process of getting a license from the state and has been approved by the local building department. An insurance policy protects your home, belongings, and money in case of an accident or injury on your property. It does this by covering things like:
i.Damage to property that leads to a person getting hurt
ii.Liability for personal injuries (injury caused by you)
iii.Liability for products (damage caused by faulty products)
What type of guarantees or warranties are offered?
Both the manufacturer and your fence contractor will offer warranties and guarantees. Warranties protect you from problems that come up with the materials or the way they were made that can’t be fixed after the product is installed. They usually come with a certain amount of time (between one and ten years) during which you can get the item replaced if it breaks or doesn’t work right.
On the other hand, a guarantee gives you peace of mind by saying that the installer will fix anything that goes wrong after he’s done his job. For example, if a gate won’t close properly or an area starts to rust within five years of installation, the installer will come back and fix it. But if your fence needs to be painted or stained in the future, it may not be covered by the warranty because these steps go beyond normal wear and tear. Ask questions like, “Will any future maintenance be included?” to find out if these services will be part of your quote.
Make sure to get answers to all 5 questions before you sign your contract.
There are five questions you should ask as you look for a contractor to build your fence. These questions will help you decide who to hire in a smart way. If you don’t like the answers or feel like something is off about a contractor, don’t be afraid to walk away and find someone else who can do what you need.
Hiring fencing contractors is a great way to give your property more style, security, and privacy. We hope that you’ve learned some good tips about what to look for in a fencing contractor so that you can choose the right one for you.