How do I select a fence company or fence contractor?

Here are a few questions to ask a prospective fence contractor/company.

  • Ask how long they have been in business. Are they well established?
  • Ask to see if they are members of the Better Business Bureau.
  • Ask if they use their own employees or a sub-contractor.
  • Ask how familiar are they with local building codes.
  • Ask if they have general liability and workers compensation insurance policies.
  • Ask for a signed estimate and shop it around.
  • Ask for at least two other customer references and take a look at their fence.
  • Ask for a time table on work completion.
  • Ask how much they charge up-front. It should be no more than 50%.
  • Ask for or inquire about their warranty on materials and installation.

Before you contact a fence contractor make sure you have this information.

  • Building permits if necessary
  • Property boundary information
  • Location of underground gas, water and power lines

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