If you’re considering putting up a fence, there are a plethora of factors to take into considerations. What are my fencing needs? What kind of fences are in my neighborhood? What will the city and HOA allow? What type of material is best? Who has the skill to build it?
The answers to some of these questions come quickly to those who work for a custom fence and gate company. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the reasons people choose to hire a professional fence and gate company instead of doing it themselves, hiring a general contractor, or asking a friend or neighbor to do it. Here are some of them:
Licensed, bonded, and insured
One of the reasons to hire a professional is that you know they’re regulated. Bonding assures the completion of the job with financial backing. Licensing, while it doesn’t mean there will never be any problems, assures the homeowner that the company has some accountability through the registrar of contractors. The willingness to go these extra measures show they have the background of education and expertise.
Insurance is almost never required, but having insurance in the event something unthinkable happens is a crucial part of fencing. If someone gets hurt or damage incurred as the result of the build, insurance will cover it without involving the homeowner’s insurance.
Online reviews can be helpful since each one offers a snapshot of the interaction between company and customer. When reviews start to add up, it tells a story of interactions over time and the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of a string of customers. While this isn’t so important when a consumer is buying a burger, it’s essential when making a capital improvement such as a fence.
When fencing is a person’s sole occupation, they get to be pretty good at it. Years of experience provide a vast wealth of skills and the ability to apply those skills, so the fence and gates are completed quickly, look professional and will last for years.
Many people build their own fences. They know what they want, they have the tools and knowledge, get the permits, have the result successfully inspected, and it all works out great. But, sometimes it doesn’t work out. If the fence ends up in the wrong place, it won’t pass inspection. If it violates the rights of the neighbors, that can all be difficult to correct. Failure to take elevation into account can make a fence look wobbly or crooked.
There are also some situations which require drawing on the experience of past jobs to find the best way to handle a job, which makes a fence and gate company an even better option than a general contractor if a homeowner wants their fence and gate to be of the highest quality possible.
If you're considering a fence or gate project in the Phoenix area, Sereno Fence builds custom fencing, fence repair, custom gates, gate repair, RV gates, horse corrals, pool fence, pool gates, custom welding, and wood fences. For more information call (602) 481-1298 today!