Installing a new fence for your home can be challenging. How much can I spend on a new fence? What kind of fence is right for my needs? What is going to happen to the value of my home if I install a new fence? These are all great questions to ask yourself. At All Over Fence, we are here to help you answer those questions.
- What questions should I ask a fence contractor?
This is a great question as it can help you determine the right fence contractor for your property and bank. Here are just a few to help you get started.
- Are you Licensed? Always make sure you ask a fence contractor if they are property licensed to install fences. Some businesses may claim to be able to build and install fences but not have any expertise. A licensed contractor guarantees that your fence is going to be properly installed without any issues.
- Are you insured? This is another great question to ask. Liability insurance covers any potential damages to your property and workers compensation protects you if a worker is injured on your property. Make sure your contractor has insurance, you don’t want to end up paying for any damages or accidents that could happen on your property.
- Do you handle permits? When installing a new fence, most people don’t realize that your property might require a permit for installation. Getting a permit can be a hassle, so ask your contractor if they handle the permits for you.
- Will you contact my utilities? Since installing a fence requires digging holes on your property, it’s best to make sure that your contractor is able to contact your utility companies. You don’t want them to hit any water pipes, or electric cables.
- Is there a Warranty? You can always ask about your fence contractors warranty. At least a year of warranty coverage for your new fence is ideal. This is so that you as a customer can be protected from any damages to your fence, even after installation.
- How far off the ground should a fence be installed?
In most installations for wood fences, they should be installed at least two inches off the ground. Your posts and rot boards should be the only fence components that contact the ground. Wood pickets should never touch it.
- Should I get a survey before installing a fence?
Yes, this will save you from potential boundary issues in the future. Make sure you get this done first to be certain the fence is built inside your property line. It will also make real estate attorneys happy.
- Is cost or quality more important?
This is another great question to ask yourself before starting your installation date. Is it worth it to pay for better material or a lower price? This one is ultimately up to you. Write down your pros and cons to a fence with better material and one with a lower price. Compare your results and it should help you to better determine which route to go.
If you have any further questions on fence installation, contact All Over Fence in Magna, UT today!