With many of us spending more time at home, we’re looking around our property and thinking about what additions we can make. Some of those jobs are something you can take care of on a relaxed weekend whereas others are best left to the pros. In the case of fence installation, it’s one job where the scale of the project and the nuances of regulations are likely best left to a professional installer. That said, when looking for a fencing installer, there are some questions you will want to ask them before the project is underway.
An experienced and reputable fencing installer is going to be able to do a better job than a novice or someone who has a reputation for doing lackluster work. Ideally, you should seek out someone who is experienced and can ensure that everything is done to code. That’s why it’s important to ask for a list of references that you can contact. These should be past customers who can speak to the fencing installer and their practices, performance, and overall experience.
You can alternatively check online for reviews. Some installers may post reviews on their own website, but there are plenty of resources out there to get a good feel for what a company’s reputation is, like Facebook or Google reviews. However, a trustworthy fencing installer should have no qualms with giving you some references so you can see for yourself just what their reputation is.
What’s the Timeline?
Fence installation isn’t the most lengthy home project in the world, but it is fairly involved and will require contractors to be in your yard. As such, it’s always good to have an agreement on how long installation will take. You should ask for a projected end date as well as continuous progress updates like when the posts will be up, when the panels will be attached, and when you can expect your fence to be stained and painted. It’s helpful not just for yourself to know, but it’s also a sign that a fencing installer knows what they’re doing if they’re able to provide a concrete timeline.
What Will it Cost?
As with any home project, fence installation can come down to the price tag. An estimate is always helpful, but it’s exactly that: an estimate. During the project, you should get an itemized and fully detailed cost sheet to prevent any unwanted surprises from popping up. Compare your estimate to this document and see if there are any discrepancies worth talking to the installer about.
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When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.