Fence Installation Process
We understand the importance of adhering to local regulations and obtaining the necessary permits for your fence installation. Our team will handle all the paperwork and ensure that your project complies with the local requirements, giving you peace of mind.
To make the process as convenient as possible, we offer a remote option for the initial estimate. You can easily request an estimate through our website or contact us by phone. Additionally, we provide a self-scheduling option or assist you in scheduling an in-person measurement, depending on your preference.
Estimate and Design
Within 24 hours of your request, we will deliver a detailed estimate that includes a landscape drawing specifically tailored to your installation. This allows you to visualize how the fence will enhance your property and make an informed decision.
Contract and Deposit
Once you approve the estimate, we will proceed with the contract and require a deposit to secure your installation slot. Our transparent contract clearly outlines all the terms and conditions, ensuring that both parties are on the same page.
We understand that your time is valuable, so we strive to complete your fence installation promptly. In most cases, installations are scheduled within 2 weeks of contract execution, ensuring minimal wait time.
Day of the Installation
Our skilled installation team will arrive at your property fully equipped to complete the job efficiently. For 95% of residential installations, we can typically finish the project within 1-3 days. We only require access to exterior water for concrete, and apart from that, we take care of everything, leaving you with no additional tasks.
You can expect timely updates from your dedicated project manager regarding the delivery of materials. We ensure that all necessary components are available before commencing the installation, so you can have confidence in our efficient workflow.
Upon completion of the installation, we will provide you with a final invoice detailing the project’s cost. We also value your feedback and will send you a review request to ensure that we have met or exceeded your expectations. Your satisfaction is our priority.
Enjoy Your Fence!
Now that your new fence is installed, it’s time to enjoy the benefits it brings. Whether it’s enhanced security, privacy, or aesthetic appeal, our high-quality craftsmanship will provide long-lasting value for your property.
We take pride in our comprehensive fence installation process, designed to simplify the journey for our customers. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to transform your vision into reality. Contact us today to get started and experience the difference our fence installation services can make for your property.
Frequently Asked Fence Installation Questions
Why don't wood fences use concrete footings?
- Natural Movement
Wood is a natural material that can expand, contract, and shift over time due to changes in moisture levels and temperature. Unlike other fence materials, such as vinyl or metal, wood needs a certain degree of flexibility to accommodate these natural movements. Concrete footings, being rigid and immovable, can restrict the wood’s ability to adjust, leading to potential issues like warping, cracking, or even fence failure.
- Drainage and Rot Prevention
Wood is susceptible to moisture absorption, which can lead to rot and decay. Concrete footings can create a barrier that prevents water from draining away properly, trapping moisture against the wood posts. This trapped moisture increases the risk of rot and compromises the longevity of the fence. To mitigate this, alternative installation methods, such as using gravel or tamped soil around the base of the posts, allow for better drainage and reduce the chances of moisture-related issues.
- Cost and Time
Installing wood fences with concrete footings can be more time-consuming and expensive compared to alternative methods. Concrete footings require digging deeper holes, pouring and leveling the concrete, and allowing sufficient time for curing. This additional labor and material cost can make the overall project more expensive, especially for longer fence lines.
- Maintenance and Replacement
Wood fences may require periodic maintenance, such as staining, sealing, or painting, to protect the wood from weathering and extend its lifespan. Without concrete footings, if the fence needs repairs or replacement, it can be easier to dismantle and remove the old posts without the added complexity of breaking apart concrete footings.
However, it is worth noting that wood fences still require a sturdy foundation to maintain stability. Alternative methods, such as using pressure-treated wood posts, setting them in gravel or tamped soil, and ensuring proper anchoring and bracing techniques, can provide sufficient support and longevity for wood fences.
Professional fence installers understand the best practices for wood fence installation and employ techniques that balance stability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness. By utilizing appropriate installation methods, wood fences can be installed securely and provide the desired functionality and aesthetic appeal while allowing for the natural characteristics of the wood material.
Do vinyl fences require concrete footings?
During the installation process, the fence posts are set into the ground, and concrete is poured around them to create the footings. The concrete footings not only anchor the posts but also provide additional support, especially in areas with heavy wind loads or soil conditions that may shift over time.
The use of concrete footings is essential for vinyl fences because they are relatively lightweight compared to other materials like wood or masonry. While vinyl itself is a sturdy material, ensuring proper installation with concrete footings adds an extra layer of stability, preventing the fence from leaning or sagging.
Professional fence installers have the expertise to determine the appropriate depth and size of the concrete footings based on factors such as the fence height, soil conditions, and local building codes. By following these industry best practices, we ensure that your vinyl fence is installed securely and will stand the test of time.
What is the maintenance level required for different fence styles?
On the other hand, wood fences may require more maintenance compared to vinyl. Wood is a natural material that is susceptible to weathering, rot, and insect infestation over time. To ensure the longevity and aesthetic appeal of a wood fence, regular maintenance tasks such as staining, sealing, and painting may be necessary. Additionally, periodic inspections for damage, loose boards, or splintering are recommended to address any issues promptly and maintain the fence’s integrity.
Metal fences, including aluminum or steel, typically have a powder-coated finish that provides durability and resistance to rust and corrosion. While metal fences require less maintenance than wood, occasional cleaning with mild detergent and water can help preserve their appearance and prevent the build-up of dirt or debris.
The level of maintenance required for your fence depends on the material chosen. If you prefer a fence with minimal maintenance needs, vinyl would be an excellent option. However, if you appreciate the natural beauty of wood, be prepared to invest some time and effort into regular maintenance to ensure its longevity and visual appeal. Metal fences offer a balance between durability and low maintenance, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.
How can I determine the right fence style for my needs?
Choosing the right fence style involves considering various factors to meet your specific needs and preferences. Here are a few considerations to help you make an informed decision:
Purpose and Function
Determine the primary purpose of your fence. Are you looking to enhance privacy, increase security, define property boundaries, or enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property? Identifying the primary function of your fence will guide you in selecting an appropriate style.
Materials and Maintenance
Evaluate the maintenance requirements and durability of different fence materials. As mentioned earlier, vinyl fences require minimal maintenance, while wood fences may need more upkeep. Consider the longevity, appearance, and overall maintenance commitment associated with each material option.
Local Regulations and HOA Guidelines
Research any local regulations, building codes, or homeowner association (HOA) guidelines that may affect your fence style options. Some communities have specific height restrictions, style limitations, or material requirements that you need to adhere to when selecting your fence.
Aesthetics and Landscape Compatibility
Consider how the fence style will complement the architectural style of your home and the overall landscape design. You may want to choose a fence that harmonizes with the existing features, such as the color scheme, textures, or surrounding vegetation.
Determine your budget for the fence installation, including materials, labor, and any additional features or customization you desire. Different fence styles and materials vary in cost, so it’s essential to find a balance between your needs and budget.
Consultation and Expert Advice
If you’re unsure about the best fence style for your needs, don’t hesitate to seek professional guidance. Fence installation experts can provide insights based on their experience and help you choose a style that aligns with your goals.
By considering these factors and consulting with professionals, you can select a fence style that not only meets your functional requirements but also enhances the overall aesthetics of your property. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you in finding the perfect fence style that will add value, security, and beauty to your home.