Fencing Contracting Tips:
Security is generally an issue with home or business owners who require the services of a fencing contractor. A fencing contractor will help you plan, design and install fences around your home or business while working closely with you to ensure your needs are met.
What Must a Fencing Contractor Consider When Installing My Fence?
In order to install your fence properly, the fencing contractor must examine property lines to make sure the fence does not cross onto another owner’s land. For this reason, many states require fencing contractors to have a license. The fencing contractor must also consider the type of fencing you want because each type pros and cons and special instructions for installation.
What is Chain Link Fencing?
Chain link fences are made from galvanized steel to prevent rust. Posts are installed into the ground, and then secured with concrete. Once the fence post is set, chain link meshing is unrolled and attached to each post. The height is determined by your intended usage. For security a higher fence can be installed, some even with barbed wire at the top. For pet containment a four-foot fence is often requested.
What is Metal Fencing?
Aluminum has become a popular alternative to the costly iron fences that are usually used for security. Both metals are available in many home stores, but iron is expensive and heavy to work with during the installation process.
What is PVC Fencing?
PVC fences are crafted from vinyl and are extremely durable. They never need painting or staining. PVC fences can be used for decoration or for privacy and are installed just like a wood fence only the panels are screwed into place rather than nailed.
What is Wood Fencing?
Wood fences come in a variety of styles from picket to split rail. These tend to be used more for privacy from neighbors or to for a more pleasing look. Wood fences do need to be treated to ensure the wood does not rot over time. They are installed by driving the main post into the ground and then the wooden panels or rails are attached from one post to the next using hammers.
What Kind of Training Should My Fencing Contractor Have?
Some states require special licensing for fencing contractors, as they have to know how to properly read property lines. Most fencing contractors learn the job by working for a larger fencing business for a few years and then branching out to start their own businesses. Therefore, you should learn more about the contractor’s experience before hiring him or her to do the job.