RESIDENTIAL FENCING FAQS
Starting a new residential fencing project?
We know it can be confusing and the choices overwhelming, so we’ve answered the most frequent questions our clients ask us to help get you started on the right foot.
Which fence is best for me?
We design, install, and customize fences for all different properties and uses for residential and commercial applications. What is best for you depends on your design and functionality goals. We will talk about your project in-depth during our initial consultation to determine the perfect fence for you.
How do I know if my fence will meet our HOA regulations?
We’ve provided professional fence installations throughout North Georgia for over ten years. Our installers are experienced and knowledgeable in HOA and city regulations, so you can feel confident your project will be done right.
How long will my fence last?
The type of fence you install will dictate the length of its life. Other factors such as grade, coating material or finishes, and how routinely you maintain your newly installed fence will also play a role. With proper care, most fences will last anywhere between 15 to 20 years — sometimes longer.
Will staining my wood fence make it last longer?
Yes. Staining does wonders to revitalize your fence, restoring it to its like-new color and appearance. It also helps protect your wood fence from pests, water damage, and rot.
How much maintenance will my fence need?
The tradeoff for roofing materials that cost more is that you get performance and longevity in return. So, while shingles may be more cost effective upfront, you’re more likely to need maintenance and repairs during a shorter 20-year lifespan. When you cost average more expensive materials, you will find they cost less over time since they provide a longer lifespan with fewer maintenance requirements.
- Aluminum — A great material to work with because it won’t rot or oxidize, leading to rust. It doesn’t require loads of time inspecting or painting and may save you money in the long run as the years go on. It’s adaptable to most environments, and you can easily wipe the rails and posts clean.
- Wood — Possibly one of the more difficult and work-intensive options to maintain over the fence’s lifetime. It’s best to look out for mildew, rotting boards, termites, or other wood-boring pests with wood. Regular staining and cleaning are recommended preventative measures that will help keep your fence looking fresh and new.
- Vinyl — Simple and easy to keep looking nice, requiring almost no maintenance other than the occasional cleaning with a hose. In shaded areas, you may find mold growing on the edges of the fencing, but a little water can go a long way for any problem areas.
- Wrought Iron —This type of metal has a natural susceptibility to rust. It’s more resistant to rusting than pure iron but not unlikely altogether. To help prevent rusting, use a metal-grade wax to coat any areas more commonly exposed to water and clean the fence with soap and water to keep the paint intact.
Can you remove my old, existing fence before the installation of my new fence?
Absolutely! If you have a fence that needs professional removal prior to installation, we can add that into your estimate. Once we determine your needs in the initial consultation, we can give you an accurate quote for your fencing project.
How long will it take to complete my new fence installation?
This will vary based on the size and scope of the project. Many factors are considered, including site conditions, length of fence, and type of fencing. On average, the typical fencing project takes around 1 – 3 days to complete.
Will my dog be able to get out or go under the fence?
If your dog is an escape artist and you’re concerned about him or her digging underneath the fence to get out, a rackable fence is probably a good option for you. The fence posts stay flush with the ground no matter the terrain and often are made with materials like steel or aluminum, which won’t become dented or damaged by crafty animals. You could even opt for a puppy panel in a picket fence style to prevent your dog from escaping in between two posts.
What is the least expensive type of fence?
Chain link is the cheapest option, and vinyl is a similarly cost-effective option, however the upfront costs can be higher. Wood and wrought iron are some of the more expensive options for fencing materials. Wood requires frequent staining and upkeep to maintain. Because wrought iron is hand forged, the cost of manufacturing is much higher, and extra maintenance is needed to ensure it does not rust over time.
If you are looking for a professional fencing company,
give us a call at (770) 334-3434 or complete our online request form.