Choosing the right fencing company can be difficult. However, you should put the time and effort into it because it can save you thousands of dollars and lots of headaches. The right company for you will make life easier and less stressful. Here are six ways to choose the right fencing company.
Look at a company’s history
When trying to choose a reputable fencing company, you should look at their record. Explore other projects they have done and look up photos. Seek out reviews on Google and Facebook about their services. Give them a call and see how their customer service treats you. Are you viewed as just another client? Do workers treat customer’s property with respect or do they view it as just another job? Ask questions like:
- How do you keep up with multiple projects?
- How long have you been in business?
- Can I see any photos of your work?
In addition to this, you should also get some personal recommendations from friends and family. Ask others who they would recommend for your residential or commercial fencing. Word of mouth is still king for finding the best businesses so don’t hesitate to ask multiple people.
They have the right selection of materials
Most fencing companies have multiple styles and designs of fencing materials. Having multiple options can help you choose the right fence. More importantly, you want to look for high-quality materials that last a long time. Whether it’s a wood fence or chain-link fence, you need something that will stand the test of time. A fencing company needs to give you multiple options to choose from and help you pick the right fence for your yard. They can also help you plan how to upkeep your new fence over the years.
The price point with any reputable fencing company is going to be competitive. You’ll want to get multiple bids on your project, especially if it is commercial. Don’t let yourself be swayed by one company, only to be stuck with hidden fees you didn’t know about. On the other hand, don’t go with the company that comes in with the lowest bid. Sometimes, those companies have poor quality in terms of materials and supplies. Do your research on whether or not a company has a good reputation. Quality work is going to cost more, but that doesn’t mean you are getting a bad deal. That quality work and materials will pay for itself over time.
Establish a clear schedule
The right fencing contractor will work with you to set up a schedule. A clear and concise schedule is critical for staying on time and on budget. Stretching out a project could mean that you end up paying more in the long run. This may mean that your fencing company can’t get started right away, but may schedule you later because of other commitments. This is a good thing. It means you won’t have to worry about your job being interrupted due to other job sites going wrong.
They have general liability insurance
A fencing company should have general liability insurance to cover both you and their workers should they damage your property. This helps you not be liable for accidental damage like if a pipe bursts in your yard. The most basic reason to have this is so you aren’t stuck with the bill should someone else make a mistake. Instead, you’ll be protected from any mayhem that can occur.
Maintenance and Warranty
When investing in a fencing company, choose one that gives you a warranty on your fence. Should anything happen (like a natural disaster), that warranty will help save your fence. Also, the right fencing company will help give you advice on how to maintain your fence over the years. They can give you advice on the best cleaning methods and what lacquers you can apply for upkeep. It’s a holistic approach to fence maintenance.
Thinking about buying a new fence for your home or commercial property? Astro Fencing has your back. Not only do we have the experience, but also the quality materials to help you as well. Our reputation speaks for itself. Contact us today and let’s get started on your new fence!