How to Find a Fence Company
Shopping for a fence company shouldn’t require a ton of research, but these days it’s not hard to be taken advantage of. That’s where it can come in handy to have a few specific things in mind when getting a new fence. It’s also why the staff at America Fence decided to put this list together to be helpful. Before you even start “googling”, begin the search with the end in mind. Do you need a residential fence or commercial fence? What does your property look like- hilly, flat, both? There are more variables to choosing a fence company than a lot of people realize. So, here are some primary things to keep in mind when searching for a the right fence company for your needs.
How Long Has Your Fence Company Been In Business?
There’s no faking experience. America Fence has been helping business and homeowners with all their fencing needs since 1968. We’ve installed all types of fences on all types of terrain, and yes, terrain matters. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve seen amateur fencing companies quote a price and end up taking a bath because of all the extra materials they needed to use to keep the fence even. Or worse, they pass the costs along to the customer who ends up “having” to pay way more than initially quoted. That’s just not the way to do business.
Fence Contractors Who Are Insured
The last thing you need in life is more liability. Ask any insurance guy and he’ll tell you that if a contractor comes to your house who is not properly insured, licensed and bonded, and a member of their crew gets hurt, the homeowner could be responsible for paying. It’s always a good practice to ask if the fence company is insured and not a bad idea to ask for proof. It’s not offensive to the fence contractors and it covers your assets.
Not all fence companies are alike. Like any other profession, certain fence contractors like to work with certain materials. Just because one contractor likes putting up wood fences doesn’t mean they can effectively handle wrought iron fences, electric fences or other types of fences. It’s important to ask if your fence guy has experience working with your dream fence and even ask for referrals. It wouldn’t hurt to go by and see the fence just to get a feel for the quality and workmanship.
We hate to say it, but there are a lot of fence companies out there who mark up their prices considerably. That’s why it makes you wise to shop around, and get some quotes before you make your final decision. Obviously, a lot depends upon how local your fence company is along with how big the project is. Most fence companies want to do as little traveling as possible because this reduces overhead, but it can be hard sometimes to fine quality fence builders near you.
Fence Company Reviews
Finally, you always want to check out the reviews for any fence company that you use. When reading reviews, keep in mind, the longer the company has been in business, the more likely they’ve gotten a bad review. That’s why you always want to take a few negative reviews with a grain of salt. Look for patterns and time frames in order to get a feel for the fence company you’re considering.
When you want a fence, you need to get the best fence company you can for the budget. It’s always a great idea to contact America Fence first. We have everything you need for residential and commercial fences. We can show you our commercial fences all around Georgia like Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah and Valdosta. We have happy residential customers all around Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Dacula, Winder, Buford, Cumming, Flowery Branch, Braselton and more. We’re the fence company you can trust! Call us at (770) 931-4077.
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