FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Absolutely! Fence installation can be overwhelming and confusing especially for those who will aval of these services for the first time, so proper guidance through accurate estimates is important in decision-making. We offer a convenient estimation process which account for all the costs needed in your prospective project, like costs of materials, equipment, and labor. We will also include the estimated timeline of the project to give you better insight on the undertaking. Our staff may need to come to your site to get some measurements which will increase the accuracy of the estimate. All this for at no cost!
Your fence installation can start within 14 to 28 days since the project was approved. This is the average. Things may vary depending on the need to purchase, order, fabricate, and transport materials. The queued project schedules at our company may also shorten or prolong the waiting. Just remember that we will do our best to have your fence installed as soon as we can. However, remember that some things specific to your project may need more preparation that others. For larger projects, at least 6 weeks of preparation may be needed to prepare the materials especially if fabrication is needed.
The process of putting up the fences will consume less time than what will be necessary for the preparation phase. For our usual projects, the installation can be completed in a week or less. While we often tell our clients to prepare for a 7-day installation, not all of these days will be used up since the other days in between are intended for letting the concrete cure if needed. Therefore, the actual installation will only be for about 3 to 4 days, half a week or less. Expect longer time for installation if your project is bigger than average.
Yes, and we always do for every fence project that we handle. As a licensed fence company, it is our obligation to do so in observance of local laws and for the due protection of our clients. We try to keep the process simple and convenient for you. To ensure this, we will need your cooperation. The permits usually require papers and documents specific to the property which should come from the owners. When these has been completed, we can proceed with the fence installation. Call us at 801-876-1029 if you want to get a copy of the list of requirements needed to file for permits.
We know that it is important for every property owner to have many choices for their fences since their needs may vary, and their budget may differ as well. Hence, we offer all traditional and nontraditional fencing materials. This includes wood, metal, wrought iron, chain link, SimTek, vinyl, and many more. Each will be available in different configurations and specifications which may better cater to your needs. Most of these are applicable in any setting, whether residential or commercial. Our company sources the fencing materials we use from none other than the most reputable manufacturers to ensure that every product is of good quality.
We cannot say for sure. However, you should be prepared in case there are. Legal restrictions on fences can vary from locality to another, even in the same city. There may be some zoning ordinances applicable to your area, or some homeowners’ association rules and agreements that your fence will have to comply with. This can limit the kind of fence you may install. This is not to say that you are completely restricted since you will still have some level of freedom to customize. Prior to deciding on a fence to install, check for any possible legal restrictions in your area first.
In most cases, nobody requires you to formally talk and consult with your neighbors when you are going to install a fence. However, it will really be beneficial to do so. Since you share some spaces with your neighbors and you live in close proximity, it will always be nice to maintain a good relationship with them. Any activity that you may have can affect them, so it will be nice if they can be given a heads-up on your fence installation project. This will also be a good opportunity to ensure you are not overstepping on their property line.
Most fences are stable enough when the posts are installed at a depth or about three feet. While this is the usual, this is not the best in all settings. The personnel who will install your fence will be mindful of the total height of your fence above the ground. This is because to provide adequate support, the post depth must be about thirty to fifty percent of the total fence height. Therefore, the taller the fence, the deeper the fence post should be. Professional fence companies are adept in taking these into consideration, so you should not be concerned so much with this.
Absolutely not. No matter what kind of material has been used to make the fence, it is never ideal to have a fence that directly touches the ground. The ground contains most soil and vegetation. Constant exposure to this can cause gradual but consistent damage to your fence, and this will result in early deterioration. It is safest to put about 2 to 5 inches of space between the ground and the fence. Moreover, it will also be good if you can regularly cut the grass, mow the lawn, or clear the plants nearby, which can encroach on the fence.
Unfortunately, fence installation is not an all-weather type of activity. In cases of extreme weather conditions, our staff will know better that to continue the fence installation under circumstances like these. The project manager on duty can call for a temporary pause in the activities to prevent any damages on the fence and on our equipment. As much as possible, we try to schedule the fence installation guided by local weather forecasts. However, these are not 100% accurate, so sometimes, an unexpected downpour can occur. Should there be any delays, we will prioritize rescheduling the needed activities for your fence.
Your choice for a fencing material will depend on a lot of things. This may include your personal preferences, how much concerned you are about privacy and security, your aesthetic considerations, the type and location of your property, and the budget you have set. While materials like wood, wrought iron, vinyl, SimTek, and chain link are usually appropriate for any setting, you should still weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you can choose the best one for your setting. The important details about these different materials are available on our website if you want to know more.
In theory, you can have a fence of any height. However, this may be limited in case there are zoning ordinances or other regulations in the area. Ideally, a fence should be tall enough to provide you with enough security, but not too tall such that it already boxes you in within your lot. Practically speaking, a fence of six feet is great for most circumstances. To increase your privacy and security by a notch, this can be stretched up to eight feet. Three feet fences are also good options if you want an open lawn with an unobstructed view.
The main material used for the fence, the quality of the fence’s installation, and how well maintenance was done are among the most important factors that influence how long a fence will last. To give you a general overview, two decades will be a good number already. However, as mentioned, a lot of what you should expect for fences will vary depending on a lot of things. For example, wood is relatively high maintenance, as you must protect it from elements, insects, and the natural process of decay. If high quality lumber is used, and if the maintenance is conducted properly, it can last longer.