What to Look For When Hiring a Fence Company

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One of the most important things when making any purchase is your experience. Having a fence installed is more than just a purchase: you’re trusting someone to do work in your own yard! Plus, like with any purchase, you’re spending money and making an investment. That means you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect!

Asking the right questions about your fence company

When you work with the right fence company, getting your dream fence is easy!There are a few things to look for when you’re choosing a fence company. Specifically, you should ask yourself the following questions:

1. Are they friendly and helpful when you talk to them?

Whether you call on the phone or visiting the location in person, this is one of the first signs you’ll notice. Are they being attentive to your needs? Do they seem annoyed when you ask questions? These are things that might clue you in on how the rest of your experience will go.

2. Is the fence estimate scheduled in a timely manner?

  You have lots of things to do, and you don’t have time to wait around. The cost of the project may play a role in your decision, and it’ll also impact how you budget for the project. Therefore, “How much will it cost?” is one of the first things you’ll need to know. Going back to point #1, you’ll also want to pay attention to whether your estimator is helpful and polite.

3. Is the sales process efficient?

Again, you’re busy, so if the sales process is going to slowly and you’re itching to enjoy your brand new fence, that may mean it’s time to move on to another company. They need to be friendly, but it can’t be all talk—the job also needs to get done!

4. Is there financing available if you need it?

Don’t want to pay for your whole fence up front? Understandable! If this is the case, you’ll want to work with a company that has financing available—and just like getting an estimate, this is information you’ll need early on in order to make your decision.

5. Does the fence company use high quality materials?

If you’re investing in a fence, you should make sure it will last. See whether the company offers a good warranty. Most will warranty their fences for one year, but if they’re willing to go beyond that, this is a sign they stand behind the materials they use. It also allows you to feel confident that you’ll have their help even if something does go wrong. 

Weighing the cost against the quality

One of the most important steps in choosing a fence contractor is deciding just what you’re paying for. Is it worth it to spend a little extra on a company that’s easy to deal with, or would you rather spend less and have a less pleasant experience? The same goes for the quality of the materials. Maybe it seems like a good idea to save money now, but you could end up spending more later if the quality is poor. This is where having financing options available may allow you to make a better decision without the sacrifice of paying the full cost at once.

At The Fence Authority, we know all of the things that go into making someone’s shopping experience phenomenal when they’re looking for fence installation in West Chester, PA. Therefore, we know you should be asking all of these questions!  

Whatever you choose, you need to make sure it’s the right decision for you. If you don’t have a good feeling about the contractor, don’t work with them! Make sure you find a contractor who will give you a great experience as well as a fence that will last many, many years to come.

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29 Comments

  • Burt Silver says:

    I like that you mentioned that a good fence company will use the best materials. I want a fence that is going to look great and last a long time, and good materials will make that happen. My wife and I have been looking into putting a fence on our property ever since we got a new dog. We want to have someplace for her to run around safely. We will definitely be asking potential contractors about their materials.

  • Jade Brunet says:

    It is good to know that one should find if the fence company uses quality materials before hiring. I like what was said about deciding and knowing exactly what you are paying for. It would be wise to find the reason for your fence. If you are looking for privacy, vinyl is a good option.

  • My sister recently moved in to a brand new home recently. It has a beautiful yard, but she wants to have a fence installed because she has two huskies. I didn’t realize paying attention to how long it takes to get an estimate can tell you a lot about how a fence company operates. I’ll be sure to tell my sister about this tip.

  • John says:

    I’ve been wanting to get a dog for quite some time, but my neighborhood requires a fence to be installed if you have a dog. I thought these were all great tips that I could utilize to find a company that can install my fence correctly if I do decide to get a dog. I think the suggestion to verify if the company uses quality materials with a warranty is a good one. I think that would be especially important if I were to expect my investment on a fence to last a long time.

  • Ernest London says:

    Thanks for the tips for choosing a fencing company. I really want to have a fence put on my property so my dogs can have the freedom to run around safely. I like that you talked about looking into the warranty they offer. That can show confidence in their materials and their work. We will be sure to do this as we look for somebody to handle our fence.

  • Kyle Winters says:

    The article raises a good point by reminding readers that a fence is an investment. Because of that, you want to make sure that the fence contractors you hire will only use quality materials when building. After all, you want to make sure that the fence you’ve paid for will last quite a long time.

  • Finley Moreira says:

    I liked your suggestion to check and see if the fencing company you’re looking at hiring uses high quality materials. I feel like this would be important since better materials would last you a lot longer. I know I’d like to have a fence that would last me a long time, so I’ll be sure to do this.

  • Marcus Coons says:

    Thank you for talking about the importance of choosing a fence company that offers a warranty of their work. We are planning on getting a dog and want to make sure we find the right fence to keep it out of out garden area.The way I see it, taking the time to consider your options and compare several companies can help you find the right fence contractor that can provide the type of services you need within a reasonable time.

  • Thomas Pindall says:

    It great that you elaborated on a how a good fence contractor will should provide high quality materials. In my opinion, I think that it’s important for companies to trust their own products, and provide adequate warranties in case something does go wrong. If the fence contractor trusts their materials, then the customer can feel confident to trust the materials as well.

  • Ivy Baker says:

    I have been considering getting a fence installed in my yard soon. So, I liked that you talked about how you need to focus on materials and if the company you hire offers it. Personally, I wouldn’t want to have to go to different companies to get materials.

  • Brynne Jones says:

    I never took into account asking a contractor how long it will take to complete the project. It was helpful that you mentioned considering whether or not your estimator is polite and helpful. My brother and his wife recently built a new home for their family. They have been wanting to have a fence installed around their property. It could be beneficial for them to select a contractor who is able to complete the job in a fair timeframe.

  • Callum Palmer says:

    I think the article makes a really awesome point about finding the balance of what you’re paying for when choosing a fencing company to build your fence. For example, if you know you live in a windy or stormy area it might be best to pay a little more for a company that offers repair services as well. It really all comes down to deciding what you need out of the company and how much you are willing to pay when you need to get your fence built.

  • Zachary Tomlinson says:

    Wow, it’s a great article! I especially like how you talked that a professional company should offer a warranty. My friend has recently moved to the countryside house, and what he needs there is a good fence. So, I’ll definitely consider recommendations for my house.

  • Marcus says:

    I agree with you in that it is important to choose a fence contractor that is attentive to your needs. It is important to remember that taking the time to do some research and compare several companies can help you find the best type of fence for your needs. Personally, I would want to also read online reviews and ratings in order to find the best fence to keep my dog out of trouble.

  • Callum Palmer says:

    The article makes a pretty good point about making sure the contractor you choose builds their fences out of quality materials. You want to make sure that the fence you’re having installed will last for quite a while right? In order to ensure this you need to make sure that it is going to be built from high quality, durable materials.

  • Alexandria Martinez says:

    When I talked to my brother the other day, he mentioned wanting to get an elk exclusion fence. He understands that he needs to find a fence contractor before installing this and not to do it himself. While he is looking, he will make sure that the company only uses quality materials.

  • Jack Duff says:

    I like that you mentioned to look into the quality of materials chosen by a fencing company. That way, you can be sure that you are choosing somebody that cares about quality and building something that will last. I want to have fence put on my property, and I am looking for the best. I will keep this in mind as I search, thanks.

  • Anthony Wally says:

    My wife and I would love to get a fence installed around our home soon. I think your tip at the beginning could be really useful how you mentioned that paying attention to whether or not the contractor seems friendly and helpful could be a good indicator as to how the rest of our experience will go. This will definitely be something I’ll pay close attention to as we look for a fence contractor since I want our fence put up by someone who is qualified and experienced.

  • Hannah Neilson says:

    My sister is looking into installing an ornamental, wrought iron fence in her front yard. She lives in a neighborhood with some pretty nice fences already. Because of this, she would probably want to follow your advice on finding a fencing contractor who offers a warranty for longer than a year. This way, she will be able to know that she is getting a qualified professional to install it for her.

  • Persephone says:

    It was really nice how you mentioned that one way to determine if the fence company was good was to know if they were confident in the quality of the materials that they used via asking about the warranty. I will definitely take note of that because my mom has given me the task of looking for a fencing contractor to handle the chain link fence installation. Apparently, they saw that most of the neighbours have their yards fenced, so they also want to do the same thing for safety purposes. It’s good that I saw this helpful article. Thanks!

  • Laura Berney says:

    Fencing is a difficult “Do It Yourself” project, and therefore, hiring an expert is always advisable. I agree with what you’ve mentioned above. Experts provide good services at an affordable price and also suggest ideas based on their experience, which adds value to the property.

  • Hannah Neilson says:

    You make a great point when you say that you would want to consider how helpful and attentive a fence contractor is being. It would be smart to take into account how they personally treat you when you have an initial interview with them. I want to install a vinyl fence to help keep my new puppy in our yard, so I’ll have to find a contractor who treats me with kindness to help out.

  • Silas Knight says:

    You’ve got some great advice for finding a fencing company. I like how you said that they should use high quality materials for all of their fences. When we put up a vinyl fence, I want it to be sturdy and strong!

  • Ashley Turns says:

    I like your tip to find a residential fencing company that will be able to offer you financing options if you don’t want to pay for it all up front. My husband just got a new puppy, so we want to put up a barrier around our yard. Since we like to spread out our payments, we will definitely have to hire a residential fencing company that is able to offer us financing options.

  • Celestia Stratheimer says:

    It sure got my attention when you said that one way to determine whether the fence company offers quality materials was by knowing if they are willing to extend the warranty of their work. I will surely note that down because fence durability is the primary concern of my parents knowing that it’s a big investment. It was good that I came across this article because I learned a great way to determine the sturdiness of the fence materials to be used. Thank you for sharing!

  • Ashley Maxwell says:

    I appreciate your tip to hire a fence contractor that uses high-quality materials and equipment. Thanks for saying that they should also provide you with an estimate. My husband and I are looking into fence contacts to install an aluminum fence around our yard.

  • Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I need to build a fence for our dogs, so thanks for sharing this. I like your point about choosing a fencing company that gets the job done in a timely manner. We need somewhere for the dogs to stay during the day, so the sooner the project is done, the better.

  • Ellie Davis says:

    Thank you for suggesting that when you call or visit the location you need to make sure the company is friendly and helpful. I just bought a dog and need to get a fence installed so I can feel more comfortable letting her outside on her own. I’ll have to look into finding the best fencing contractor in my area.

  • Mark Murphy says:

    I really appreciate your tip to make sure that your price estimator is polite and friendly when they are consulting you. My wife and I have been thinking of getting a new house, and we are concerned that we won’t be able to let our dogs run around outside without a fenced yard. If we decide to get a fence, I will be sure to check with our estimator to see if they are polite and friendly!

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