ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
We have no qualms about giving estimates for free, so you can count on this for sure! Despite being free of charge, we still take care to make sure that everything is followed accordingly and calculated as accurately as possible. There are many things that we need to consider in making an estimate so we will surely need your cooperation. In this way, we can ensure that we can input accurate costs for materials, labor, equipment, and any other expense that needs to be accounted for in your fence project. guaranteed every estimate is painstakingly accomplished well.
As much as we can, we will make sure that we can complete your project the soonest that we can. There are also many factors that need to be considered. From the time that you booked the project with us to the time that all is completed, the time frame will be around 14 to 30 days. This may be a lot less if there are less projects in queue and if there are readily available materials that we can use for your project. If your fence will take more time for fabrication, then you can expect that you may need to wait for a few more weeks.
The fence installation itself will take less time than the preparations as stated earlier. In our average work, an project would take about one week to be completed. But not all the seven days in the week will be used up. Most of the time, there are days that are just for curing and the work resumes a day or two later. Hence, you can expect abut 4 out of 7 days as working days on site and 3 days for letting it all set, dispersed in between. Remember that these are average numbers so larger projects take somewhat longer.
Of course, the local rules and regulation requires us to get permits when installing a fence. Hence, as a licensed fence company, we make sure that we adhere to the requirements and rules that are expected from us. This is part of your protection as our client, and this could also save you and us from any legal problems in the future. We need your full cooperation as we secure the permits as often, the requirements would come form you. But do not worry as we will handle the administrative work that comes with applying for the permit for the fence.
There are many fence materials that we use for our projects. We believe that our company offers a very comprehensive line that will make sure that your priorities for the function and look for the fence can be answered. To give you a rundown of the materials we offer, we have vinyl, simtek, cedar, steel, aluminum, chain link, and a whole lot more. All of the se can be modified to meet your needs especially your budget considerations. All these materials are sourced from reputable manufacturers to make sure that nothing is compromised when it comes to the fence quality.
Depending on where you are specifically, there may be certain laws and local rules and regulations that we must comply with to install a fence. Hence, this is case by case basis since regulations like zoning ordinances which can dictate how a fence is built and installed can exist in very localized areas. Some provisions of the ordinance may involve the material, color, and the height that our fence can have. It is important to be aware of this during the planning phase so that modifications can be made accordingly to fit the fence better as set by these rules.
In our experience, there is usually no strict written rule that obliges people to consult their neighbors whenever they will have a fence installation started. However, there are times when you need to discuss with your neighbor especially when you share a fence with them. Another thing that might be of concern is that the commotion of the installation can cause some disturbance that they many not be happy about. Hence, having them informed can at least prepare them for this. Moreover, it is common courtesy to do so and this may help avoid any further future conflicts with them as the case may be.
In most of the fences that we have installed, we have placed the fence post at around 3 feet deep. This is not absolute though as there are certain considerations that are accounted for. For example, if you have a taller fence, a deeper post is needed to better support it. The rule is that the fence post should be about one half to two thirds deep relative to the length if the entire fence above ground. It follows that a fence that goes higher should have a deeper root. This should be accounted for well to avoid fence instability.
In an ideal world, no the fence should not, and should never touch the ground. You may think that you are increasing your privacy and security by making sure the fence meets the ground but this is not the case. The ground contains moisture, and when the fence is in contact with the ground, it is also in contact with moisture. This can predispose your fence to earlier than expected damages. To be safe, it is our practice to keep the fence about 2 to 5 inches up from the ground. There is no hard and fast rule but this is generally what we follow.
Yes, actually, it is possible for the weather condition to affect the process of having the fence installed. In our scheduling, we note of any significant weather disturbance that may necessitate rescheduling the project to a later date when there is less environmental disturbance. As much as we can we try to schedule this based on forecasts, but these are not perfect. In case of unforeseen adverse weather situations, the site manager at the installation site can decide when to pause the project to prevent furthering of any possible damage that heavy rain, snow, or other weather conditions may cause.
There are many materials that can be sued for your fence. The best material that you should be using will depend on your setting, the priorities that you have, your aesthetic considerations, and last but not the least, the budget that you are willing to spend for your fence. In a residential setting, you are free to choose from chain link, vinyl simtek, wood, steel, aluminum, and other to create a unique and secure fence for your home. Each of these can further be customized according to your needs. Each will also have their sets of pros and cons to consider.
You can have a fence as tall as you want as long as you have the budget for it and as long as the local regulations allow it. On the average, the fences we install are at about the height of 6 feet. This is usually enough since this height can already provide good security and privacy, plus it can readily be stable with deep enough fence posts. Moreover, a lot of the manufacturers of premade fences usually set the height to 6 feet. Eight feet is also a good height to use in most cases and three feet for lawn fences.
It is difficult to assign a number to this very broad question, considering that a lot of factors and modifications can affect the lifetime of a fence. For one, the nature of the material can really dictate the length of time that a fence can last. This is because some materials are just more durable than others. Moreover, a fence that has been maintained well will also have better chances of incurring many more years in great condition. Hence, think of the material you will use, the maintenance you are willing to carry out, and all those factors for this case.