Categories
General Fencing

Fence Installation FAQs

Fence Installation FAQs: You Ask, We Answer

Q: Which type of fence is best?

A: This is a subjective question that only you can answer. What fence material is best for you will depend on why you want/need a fence, your tastes, and your budget. For example, if you want a privacy fence, a steel ornamental fence would not be a good choice.
We can give you an estimate for different types of fencing if you would like. We install several types, including:
• Cedar Fence
• Trex Fencing
• Vinyl Fence
• Steel Ornamental Fencing
• Chain Link Fence

RELATED READING
Is a Wood Fence Right for You?Trex Fencing vs Wood
Vinyl Fence 101
The Benefits of Steel Ornamental Fencing

Q: Do I need a permit for Denver fence installation?

A: In many cases, yes. It depends on how high the fence is. For a fence 4’ or shorter, you don’t need a permit. For a fence taller than that, you do, whether it’s in the front yard or the back yard. For a replacement fence, permit may not be required. Check out additional fence permit requirements.

Q: What are the Denver regulations regarding fence installation?

A: Visit the link above for full regulations regarding setback, permits, and fees. We are well-versed in the various rules and regulations, and can help you navigate the system. In addition, if you are part of a Homeowner’s Association (HOA) you will want to check out those requirements as well before spending any money on a fence.

Q: Do I need a survey?

A: If your fence is going anywhere near your property lines, yes, you need a survey. We can help arrange this, but you will be responsible for the fee. It is better to put the fence in the right place than have to tear it down because you built it on your neighbor’s property!

Q: How do you know where the utility lines are located?

A: We cannot build over existing utilities, so it’s best for you to call the Utility Notification Center of Colorado at 1-800-922-1987 or 811 to mark underground utilities for your project. It helps to have utility lines already marked before we come out for an estimate.

Q: Should I stain a wood fence?

A: This is up to you. Staining a pressure-treated wood fence can help prolong the life of the fence and improve the appearance. For a cedar fence, it will last just as long if you let it weather to a natural grey.

Q: Do you put the fence posts in concrete?

A: Yes. This is the best way to ensure stability and prevent rot when using wood fence posts.

Q: How long does fence installation take?

A: Depending on how large your project is and how busy we are, it may take 2-5 weeks before we can begin your project. We also have to allow time to order supplies. Once fence installation begins, we first set the posts in concrete.
Then we need to allow time for the concrete to cure before we come back and install the rest of your fence and the gate(s). We will include a time frame specific to your project when we give you your estimate.

Q: Do I need to be present when you’re installing my fence?

A: In most cases, you do not need to be home when we are installing your fence. However, if you would like to be, or have special concerns, please feel free to stay. We do ask that you keep pets and small children out of the area while we are working.

Q: Do you price match with other fence companies?

A. No, we do not. At Denver Fence Company, we pride ourselves on offering quality fence installation at competitive prices. We carefully craft each estimate to provide you with an up-front summary of costs, including materials and labor. We also include expected fees associated with permits as a line item in our estimates.

RELATED READING
How to Get the Fence Installation You Deserve
Schedule a Fence Installation Estimate

For the most accurate estimate, we require a site visit. Call (720) 418-8194 to schedule a free estimate. You can also fill out the contact form and we’ll get in touch by the next business day.
We serve homeowners and commercial clients throughout the Denver, CO area, including Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheatridge, and surrounding areas.