How to Get the New Fence Installation You Deserve
At Denver Fence Company, we work hard to ensure you know exactly what to expect with your new fence installation. Whether you’re replacing an old fence or installing a fence for the first time, it pays to know what to watch out for. We specialize in installing cedar wood fence and steel ornamental fencing, but any fence installation will require you to follow some of the same steps.
• Hire a Professional Fence Company
If you want a beautiful fence that will last for years to come, hire a professional fence company. They have years of experience in the business, and can handle any unexpected problems that come up. At Denver Fence Company, we have all of the heavy equipment to dig post holes, grade your property, and more.
While you might save money with a DIY fence installation, chances are good you’ll make one or more mistakes – either with not setting your fence far enough from the property lines, not getting a timely building permit, not ensuring the posts are set properly before proceeding, or underestimating the backbreaking labor that installing a fence requires.
And when you hire a professional fence company, you’ll get a warranty on labor and materials. Some fence supply companies only warranty fence materials if they’re professionally installed.
• Interview More Than One Fence Company
When you’re hiring any service provider, it’s a good idea to get 3 or more quotes. Ask friends, neighbors, family, and coworkers what company they worked with, and were they happy with the outcome. You can also ask them if there is someone you should avoid.
Visit the company websites. Check to see how long they’ve been in business, and whether they’re licensed and insured. Check out their photo gallery to see if they install the type of fence you want. Read the online reviews on Google and Facebook.
Schedule your estimates, and take notes. Ask everyone the same questions. You should receive an estimate in writing with a sketch or detailed drawing of your fence installation. Decide who you want to work with based on installation cost, experience, and how well the fence company communicated with you.
• Ensure the Fence will Meet All Local Rules and Regulations
A reputable fence company will take care of getting the appropriate permits for your fence installation. They will also schedule any necessary inspections. But just because they are supposed to take care of it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check up on what the permitting process is.
Ultimately, if your fence violates building code, zoning or Homeowner’s Association (HOA) rules, you are responsible for any fees or adjustments (even tearing down) your new fence.
• Monitor the Installation
The first part of installation is placing the fence posts and setting them. This is a crucial step and will help ensure the rest of the installation goes smoothly. It’s very possible we (or another company) will set the posts one day, and come back the next day to put up the rest of the fence, whether that is fence panels or individual planks or pickets.
It’s a good idea if you can check in with the installation crew or foreman on site so you can get a clear update of what the next step is.
• Examine the Finished Fence
Much like you have a walk-through of a new home or other major installation, a reputable fence company should provide you the opportunity to review the finished product with them. Walk the fence line on both the interior and exterior of the fence to ensure the workmanship meets your expectations. If you see a potential problem, address it then. It’s easier to fix while a crew is still on your property.
• Enjoy Your New Fence
Whether you wanted a fence for privacy, security, or to just keep your dog and children in the yard, you can rest assured a new fence will add beauty to your home, and curb appeal to your commercial property.
Is a Wood Fence Right for You?
Schedule a FREE Fence Installation Quote! The fastest way to reach us to schedule a fence installation quote is to call us at (720) 418-8194.
You can also fill out the form and we’ll get back to you by the next business day. Building a fence that will last takes time and expertise. We have an abundance of both.
We serve both residential and commercial clients throughout the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Wheatridge, Arvada, Littleton, Golden, and surrounding areas.