Frequently Asked Questions

You might find some of the common responses useful.
What are the most durable materials for outdoor fencing?

Durability is key when choosing fencing materials, especially for outdoor use. Materials like vinyl, aluminum, and wrought iron are known for their longevity and resistance to elements like harsh weather and pests. Each material has unique benefits: vinyl offers low maintenance and comes in various styles; aluminum provides a classic wrought iron look without the rust; and wrought iron offers unmatched elegance and strength. The best choice depends on your specific needs and climate.

How do I choose the right fence for my property?

Selecting the perfect fence involves considering several factors. First, identify the primary purpose of the fence: privacy, security, aesthetics, or containment. Then, factor in the style of your home and landscape to ensure the fence complements your property's overall look. Don't forget to consider local zoning laws and homeowners association regulations. Finally, assess your budget and the maintenance level you're prepared to commit to.

Can you explain the process of installing a new fence?

Installing a new fence typically involves a few key steps. Initially, we conduct a property survey and mark the boundary lines. Next, we discuss your needs and preferences and help you select the right material and style. After planning and obtaining any necessary permits, our team will prepare the site, which includes clearing the fence line and setting the posts. The final step is the installation of the fencing material, followed by a thorough cleanup and final inspection to ensure your satisfaction.

How should I maintain my fence to ensure its longevity?

Regular maintenance can significantly extend the life of your fence. For wood fences, staining or sealing every two to three years is crucial to prevent rot and termite damage. Vinyl and aluminum fences require less upkeep but should be cleaned periodically with mild soap and water to remove dirt and mildew. Inspect your fence regularly for any signs of damage, such as loose boards or rust, and address repairs promptly to avoid further deterioration.

Are there eco-friendly fencing options available?

Absolutely! Eco-friendly fencing options are becoming increasingly popular. Materials like bamboo, composite (made from recycled wood and plastic), and even certain types of sustainably sourced wood are excellent choices for environmentally conscious homeowners. These materials not only reduce the impact on the environment but also offer durability and a unique aesthetic appeal.

What should I consider when installing a fence for pet containment?

When fencing for pet containment, ensure the fence is tall enough to prevent your pet from jumping over and secure enough to stop them from digging underneath. The spacing between bars or panels should be narrow to prevent your pet from squeezing through. For dig-prone pets, consider installing an underground barrier. Choose durable materials to withstand any potential chewing or scratching, and always ensure the gate's latching mechanism is secure.