A fence company best suited for one’s new enclosure or maintenance shouldn’t be a choice one makes lightly. There is more than one of fly-by-night fency company out there who might vanish when a problem pops up or even in the middle of job. This means money lost on the original job and even more when the better team shows up to finish the job. To get a good idea of what’s out there it’s all about homework and patience. Take time to really look at what kinds of jobs they specialize in. There’s no reason to rush into a contract with a fence company.
1) What kind of warranty they offer?
2) How long have they been in business?
3) Are the workers insured?
4) What kinds of projects do they specialize in?
5) What is the timeframe they offer for a particular job?
6) Do they live in the area to come back fast to fix damaged areas?
7) Where do they get their materials and which manufacturers do they depend on?
A fence company chosen to work around one’s home and family should pass a check list of basic things such as:
1) Do they provide references or is there a list of satisfied customer testimonials on their web page to prove they deliver on their promises?
2) Are they a true contractor with an office or do they work out of their house with a few friends?
3) Call or otherwise get information from the Better Business Bureau on each fence company to see if there are dissatisfied customers who logged complaints that don’t make it on a reference list.
4) Ask for and see copies of the licensing a fence company has to complete work.
5) Ask specifically about insurance the fence company has so that if there’s an accident any medical bills related to it aren’t placed on the shoulders of a homeowner.
6) A background check is an excellent idea as these are people that will be working for a potentially long period time around one’s home, spouse or/and kids.
7) It says a great deal about a fence company if the contractor will provide the cost and deadline on paper. Have the representative sign the paperwork to have something to stand behind in case either changes after the work is done.
8) Ask if the fence company hires their own workers or sub-contracts with other teams/individuals. Chances are if a fence company uses their own team the people will be better trained, more dependable, and most of all – more trustworthy.
Choosing a fence company deserves the time involved with doing homework and asking important questions while speaking to each one. It’s hard-earned money going into this project and those that do it should be honest, hard working, and affordable. These are a few ideas on how to pick the best fence company.