FAQs About Having A Fence Installed

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Putting up a fence is not always easy. It requires specialized skills and tools. As such, most people will hire a fencing company to install their fences for them. Here are some questions you might have about this process.

Who decides where the property lines are?

If you're hiring a fence company, you'll need to determine where the property lines are before the fence company arrives. If you are not sure where the property lines are, you can look at your deed and talk to the neighbors to make this determination. If worst comes to worst and you can't agree on the property line location, you may need to have a surveyor come out and locate them for you. This can take a few weeks, so make sure you plan ahead if you know you need a survey prior to fence installation.

Will you get to choose where the gates are?

Yes. If you want a couple of gates, your fence installer should be able to do that, too. However, you will need to let them know what kinds of gates you want and how many you want prior to the installation date. This way, they can order the gates and parts.

How long will the installation take?

This depends on how large your fence is and what kind of fence you choose. However, most fences can be installed in a day. The installers will dig first, pour concrete to set the posts, and then assemble the rest of the fence. Most installers bring a team of workers so they can work pretty quickly. If your fence installation will take more than one day, the fence company should let you know.

Do you need to be home when the installers are working?

In most cases, you should not have to be home while the fence is being installed. Your installer will talk to you and make sure everything is set once they arrive. If you have to leave, you can, but you should be reachable in case they have any questions. So, if you're away from home, keep your phone handy and be ready to answer it.

With these questions answered, you should be better prepared to have a fence installed. Each fence installation company is a little different, so reach out to your company about any specifics. They may have some printed guides and pamphlets for you to review.