Orlando Fencing Contractor – Backyard Fence, Inc.

What to look for when choosing a contractor

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When you are in need of a fencing contractor for your home, always look for a contractor that has a great reputation in your area. Ask your neighbors that have a nice looking fence, who they hired and were they satisfied with the workmanship that was done. Drive around your area and paying attention to different fencing and how it blends in with the landscape and houses, it can give you an idea of what you like and don’t like. More than likely there is a small tag on that fence that says “installed by”. Liking what you see is important because once you install a fence you will be looking at it for years to come.

A good contractor should help you choose a fence that fits your needs and budget.   A fence should offer protection as well as add curb appeal to your home. You don’t want to install a fence that doesn’t blend in with the other fences in the neighborhood. Or install a wooden “country” split rail with an ultra modern home.  Fencing can be expensive so choose wisely. Keep to your budget, do your homework on the expense of the materials, how much you will need to complete the job and how much the labor will cost. Look for an itemized estimate from several contractors so you can make an informed decision.

Does your fencing contractor do other contracting work, or is fencing all they do?  Maybe you need some landscaping done to complement the new fence.  You maybe thinking of adding a sidewalk or a deck to your outdoor space, can the fence installer do it.?  Many contractors that specialize in outdoor work can take care of a multitude of jobs.  Paying one contractor to do the whole job is cheaper than hiring several different contractors.

Is the contractor licensed and insured?  A contractor that takes pride in his work will go the extra mile to keep their business license up to date, guarantee their work, and carry workers comp. insurance.  These are important issues to consider when comparing estimates from several contractors.  Some other important considerations:  Does the contractor know the local codes and regulations?  Will they be responsible for calling the utilities before they dig on your property? If you have a Home Owners Assoc. do you have approval for your plans?

Lastly check out the contractors rating on the Better Business Bureau, for your peace of mind.  How long have they been a member and do they have any judgements agains them? How many years have they been in business in the area?  Ask if you can drive by some of there recent installations to get an idea first hand of the work they have done. Or an older job that was done several years ago that is similar to what you want, to see how well it stands the test of time.

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