Many people think that DIY projects are better than paying a trained professional who will perform a job. In this case, fence constructing isn’t something you can do for a couple of hours. This is a serious job that needs detailed analysis and planning, and you don’t have to spend the entire summer installing a fence around your property. It can be done in the matter of a day if you have skilled people working on your project. So, here are some tips on how to hire the best company or individual for your fence problem.
Get a couple of offers
This probably the classic advice for anything related to home remodeling or purchasing. In this case, it is desirable to get at least three estimates. On the other hand, you may think that this process is time-consuming, but you can find many companies that deal with outdoor work, which will gladly provide offers, considering how a market is competitive nowadays.
Just make an arrangement with them and ask them to check out your property and what needs to be done. In this way, they will have a clear picture and provide you an appropriate offer.
Make their job easier
You need to understand that, fence companies have a lot of clients and you are not the only one who is asking for help. Don’t take this matter too personally, but you are just a piece of land to them. So, instead of prolonging this process, you should facilitate them the access, by closing the dogs, if you have any, unlocking the gates, clear the area for fencing and stay out of the way when the estimator is doing his job.
The estimator will evaluate the obstacles, like trees, rocks which can affect the costs, look how the fence will look at your property, check the grading and determine which fence type you would like.
Ask the right questions?
Should estimator be in a hurry, then make sure to ask the following questions:
Will the fence company supply the permits, or should you get one? Will they contact the utility locator? If there is a grading involved, then ask how they will solve this problem. One of the important things to ask is about the warranty, will the company provide any, and what does it cover? Also, make sure to ask about their schedule and how much time it will take them to complete the project.