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5 Questions to Ask Your Fencing Contractor Before Hiring

Monday, June 14, 2021

You made the decision to have a fence installed on your property but that decision is the first step. 

With so many fencing companies out there, make sure you pick one that can do the job. You want a fencing contractor that will do great work, on time, and on budget.

So when hiring a fencing installation company there are key questions to ask before they get the job.

Hiring a Fencing Contractor Tips

When deciding to hire a fencing installation service you want to make sure you research. Pick multiple companies to do checks on them before the interviews.

Checks out sites like the Better Business Bureau or Angie's List. They will have reviews to help you narrow your choices before the interviews.

You also want to have a list of questions to ask each fencing installation company. 

Questions to Ask Fencing Contractor

Before you hire a fencing installation company, you'll need to do interviews. Make sure you interview a few different companies.

Here are some questions to ask the fencing contractor. 

1. Do They Have Insurance and Licensing?

You want to make sure they're insured and licensed. This will also help establish they are a credible fencing installation company. 

Injuries and accidents happen so you want to make sure they're covered.

2. Will They Be Hiring Subcontractors?

Many fencing companies hire subcontractors to help. This is something to be aware of since there are risks.

The background of the workers is unknown and they could inexperienced. They are often uninsured and not always covered under warranty.

3. Ask to See Previous Work

A decent fencing installation service will have no issues with showing previous work. If they refuse that is a red flag.

4. Ask About Costs and Time

Get an estimate and ask how often they stay within the estimate. Make sure the cost and terms are clear. 

Along with the cost, you'll want to know how long it will take to start and complete the fencing installation. Have them put the costs and times in a contract.

5. Ask About Warranty and Maintenance

Ask what type of maintenance the fence will need to make it last longer. Different types of fences need different maintenance so double-check with your fencing contractor.

You'll also want to see if they offer a warranty. Most good companies will offer at least a one-year warranty.

More Information to Know

When interviewing your fencing contractor there are other important things you should be aware of.

It's good to know how long they've been in business and how much experience they have. You'll want to hire a credible fencing installation company. 

You'll also have to see if you need to get the proper permits or if they will handle that. Verify the local permits needed for the job.

Talk to them about verifying where the utility lines are. Or, find out if that is something you're required to do or will they look into locating them. 

Hire a Fencing Contractor

With the information presented, you now have all the tools you need to hire the fencing contractor that will do the right job for you.

Contact Montoco Fence today for all your fencing needs and questions. 

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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