You’ve decided it’s time for a new fence and picked the right installer for the job—now what? Well, we’ll handle most of the details, but there are some things you can do, as the homeowner, to prepare for this process. Here are some insights from the pros that can help eliminate those last-minute surprises on installation day.
Clear the Space
In order for us to get a clear scope of the project, we need to be able to see everything. Grading, landscaping, and other fences will all impact the layout, so having a good view upfront is essential. If you’re able to remove any excess foliage or problem areas before we come out, we can take care of your project quickly and easily! Plus, while we love dogs, we know not all dogs love people. Additionally, they can be rather distracting when it comes time for the installation, so keep them in a safe, secured space for the duration. The same goes for your toys—adult and child alike. Any balls, bikes, heavy equipment, and/or tools that can be put away will help us move materials quicker and, thus, cut down your installation costs. So, help us help you with your new fence!
Don’t be Afraid to Ask Questions
Communication is key to a smooth installation day, so ask as many questions as you can beforehand. If you think you might have an easement, let us know so we can work around that as needed. If you believe you need a permit for your fence height, will you apply for those or will we? How will we handle any grading in your lawn? Depending on how much slope we’re dealing with, we may recommend a particular style to mask the “steps” associated with this type of installation. Though, we’re happy to work to achieve a particular look you have in mind.
Don’t forget to ask about the hardware we’re using and any warranties that may be put into place—just in case you need repairs down the road. It also doesn’t hurt to talk about your timeline. Find out how long the project will take and then what your maintenance schedule could look like in the future. Some materials require more upkeep than others, so be sure to ask about our low maintenance options while you’re at it.
This applies to both you and your property. While you don’t necessarily have to be onsite during the installation, some homeowners just prefer to be present. However, we do need access to your yard, so be sure to leave the gate unlocked when applicable. You may also want to keep your phone on just in case any unexpected surprises pop up while our installers are working. We’d rather consult with you first than make an unauthorized change that you don’t like. Plus, we want you to see the finished product! Part of the reward for a job well done is our clients’ satisfaction. While the online reviews are great, we want to be there firsthand to see your reaction to your new fence. So, if you’re able to be home on installation day, we look forward to this part above all else!
Now that you know what to expect, we look forward to working with you on your next fencing project! We do our best to give you the fence of your dreams and address any concerns you may have well before it’s time for installation. As far as we’re concerned, the job isn’t complete until you’re 100% satisfied. Let us install your next fence and see what a difference this preparation makes!