4 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Professional Fence Contractor Instead of Building a DIY Fence.
If you have a yard, there’s a pretty good chance that you need a fence. Whether you already have a privacy fence but it’s 60 years old and propped up with 2x4s, or you don’t currently have a fence and you end up having to walk your dogs into the backyard for bathroom breaks at 11:30 every night…it’s time to upgrade your property. Not only does a fence add curb appeal, but it also makes your home more secure, keeps pets and kids safe, and is great for obstructing the view of nosy neighbors (if you go with a privacy fence). Whether you are in need of a wood fence, an ornamental metal fence, or a vinyl fence, we can help!
While we know it’s tempting to try to save a few dollars and go the DIY route, we suggest (from experience) that you hire a professional for the job. Fencing may look straightforward but there are quite a few pitfalls you can run into that will cost you more money, cause your fence to turn out wonky, and take up way more time than you planned to invest. Here are 4 reasons why we would suggest letting a professional fence installer handle your next fence project:
1) We know the laws
While we may wish that there were no rules fences had to follow (hello, 10’ fences for every home!), there are actually pretty strict rules and regulations for both residential and commercial fences. In most areas, you will need to obtain a permit and possibly submit a site plan to your local city zoning department. Your city, neighborhood, and even HOA can dictate what materials you can and can’t use, how tall your fence can legally be, and even how far it must be set back from the sidewalk or alley. If you build outside of these codes, the city (or your HOA) can require you to take down or move your fence to fit within their guidelines. This one mistake can immediately start your project over from ground zero and astronomically increase your cost.
2) We know fencing
With years of experience in the fencing industry, we have learned a thing or two. We can tell you whether the style of fence you are looking at will work with your landscaping. We can help you decide which material and style of fence will be best for keeping your dogs (or horses, or goats, or chickens…) in your yard. We know how deep to set your posts to ensure that your fence is strong enough to withstand Colorado winds. We know how to help avoid sagging gates. We know how to make sure all your pickets are perfectly aligned. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. No matter the terrain, zoning codes, weather, material, or whatever else your project may throw your way, we know how to handle it.
3) We have the tools for the job
If you have ever done a DIY project, you know that new, expensive tools are the enemy of your budget. You start your project with “everything you need” and then end up taking 6 separate trips to home depot to get the stuff you didn’t realize you needed. Fencing is no different. We already have the special tools and equipment to get your job done right the first time without constantly adding to your budget.
4) We have the time
Let's say that you do have the tools and the knowledge to build your fence…great! But do you have the time? As a professional fence installation company, we schedule your job and dedicate 100% of that scheduled time to getting your fence built the right way. For a typical residential project, this is anywhere from 1 to 3 days. When you take on a fence project yourself, your free time becomes your fence time. Don’t end up losing all of your evenings and weekends for the foreseeable future—just give us a call!
When you hire First Rate Fence to install your fence, you can rest assured that your fence will be built right, your price will be fair, and your customer service will be exceptional. We take pride in our work and, judging by our reviews, it shows. If you’re ready to get the ball rolling on your fence project, contact us today…we can’t wait to hear from you!