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5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Residential Fencing Company

Monday, December 7, 2020

Not all fences are created equal.

If you’re shopping around for great prices on an upcoming fencing project, it’s important to remember that the decision should revolve around more than the fence’s looks, durability, or security. Finding the right residential fencing company to install your fence can mean the difference between a lasting product you’ll enjoy for years and a faulty investment that will soon need replacing.

Here are the factors to consider well before construction begins.

1. References and Reviews

A good place to start when narrowing down your options is looking for online reviews. You may be able to find reviews on the company’s website, but you should also check with third-party sites like Google, Facebook, or Yelp. Don’t forget to also look up the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau.

If you still have questions that online reviews haven’t answered, ask the company in question if they can provide any recent references. Talking to other property owners about their experience with the company can help you feel more confident that you’re making the right decision.

2. Styles for Fences

Consider the fence styles the company offers. Some businesses will specialize in one or two types of fences, while others will offer a wider spectrum. If you have a specific design in mind, you may even want to reach out to a business with experience building custom fences as well.

The right company will also be able to help guide you as you make a decision on the materials offered, ensuring that you’ve picked the best fence for your property and needs.

3. Portfolio

Taking a look at a contractor’s past work can help you understand what their finished product could look like on your property. Check their site for images of past design, or reach out to the company in question for details. Look for high-quality work you can use as a reference for your own fencing project.

4. Fence-Building Experience

Installing a fence may look easy, but there’s a lot that goes into the process. If a professional team wants to ensure an effective and long-lasting fence, they’ll need to consider the fencing material, the slope of your yard, and other practical nuances.

When you’re doing your research, make sure you opt for a company that has been in the business for at least a few years.

5. Fencing Estimates

If you already have an idea of the fence design you’re considering, ask the contractor for a written estimate for their services. If the company won’t provide one, it should be an immediate red flag.

Gathering estimates can be a great way of comparing contractor fees, but you’ll also want to ask the contractor about their track record for staying within the estimated amount.

Choose the Right Residential Fencing Company

Though it may seem like each residential fencing company is like the next, it’s important to partner with the right business to tackle your project. Finding the right company can give you peace of mind as you move forward with this investment, allowing you to trust that you and your family will be able to enjoy a lasting fence for years to come.

If you’re ready to jump into your project with an experienced and reputable company, we’d love to help! Contact us to get started.

Montco Fence is the number one family owned and operated fencing contractor for Phoenixville, King of Prussia, Downington, Norristown, Douglassville, Pennsburg, and nearby East Pennsylvania communities. Our services include, but are not limited to: Wood fencing (custom red cedar), PVC/Vinyl fencing, Chain link fencing, Aluminum fencing. 

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