When it’s time to have a fence installed, there are a lot of choices you have to make. It’s easy to spend your time deciding on where to place the fence, what style you like best, or what color looks best with your home. But one of the most important items to consider is the quality of the fence itself.
A cheap, unattractive fence will lose its function and negatively impact your home’s value. All fences eventually show signs of wear, but a strong, well-built fence will stay functional and beautiful for a long time and will increase the value of your home.
It’s important to choose a fence contractor who uses high quality materials. If you’re unsure of your contractor’s reputation, you may want to do some detective work to make sure your fence will be a good, long-lasting investment.
Here are some steps you can take to investigate:
- Ask for the brand name of any manufactured products (steel, aluminum, PVC) and then check the web for reviews of the product. You can also look into the manufacturer’s warranty and reputation.
- Ask for the name of the contractor’s distributor (the company that provides the fence materials) and check online reviews of the distributor’s warranty and reputation.
- If the fence is wood, ask about the grade of wood used and find out where the contractor is buying the wood. DO NO TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT. Verify everything they tell you. If you find they are not truthful on anything you check into, scratch them off your list.
In the end, you probably won’t be able to check everything. That’s why the most important thing you can do is find a fence contractor you trust and move forward. Make sure you feel good about the contractor’s knowledge, presentation and follow-up. If you’re not impressed with those things, you probably won’t be impressed with the quality of their materials or workmanship either.
Accent Fence is committed to quality. We use only high-quality fence materials and nails in every job we do, and we take pride in educating customers about our fence products. We’ll help you make the best choice for your home or business and we’ll build a fence you’ll be proud of.
Call us at 770-995-7463 to request your estimate or submit an online request at accentfence.net.