A fence can be used for many purposes. It could be for security purposes, it could be for privacy purposes, one may want to keep children and pets in the yard. A fence could be used to keep people away from one’s property. The fence could be for the front yard, backyard or both. For a person, when it comes to putting up a fence in their home or building, they may not know where to begin. It is important that one looks for a reliable fencing contractor, who will be able to provide quality work.
Hiring a fencing contractor
Searching for a contractor
Talk to people who you know have done a fencing project. It could be neighbors, friends, family or coworkers. They can give one recommendation of contractors they used. Satisfied clients will readily provide information of a contractor who did a good job. An online search can also facilitate one with a list of contractors within there area whom they can consider. One needs to do some background check on this contractors.
One should be able to assess what level of expertise they are looking for in the fencing contractor. What type of fence does one want to put up and is the contractor experienced in the specific build? How long have they also been in operation? Customers trust companies that have been in existence for a couple of years, for there is an assurance of skill. Together with experience, one needs to look at the reputation of the company. Request for references of projects they have done. Let them show you before and after photos for you to see the quality of work.
The fencing contractor needs to have the proper license to operate. This is proof they have the legal requirements to provide the service. It also shows that they are trained and qualified as experts in the trade. Together with this one needs to ensure the contractor has the appropriate insurance. Building projects can have instances where workers are injured or property damaged as the work is being done. The contractor needs to have the proper insurance that will protect their clients and workers in the case such instances arise. Otherwise, as the client one will be liable.
Furthermore, one needs to find out if the contractor has the proper permits to carry out construction as required by the state. If they do not will they be the ones following up on getting them or is it the client? To note the contractors are the ones who do permit acquisition.
It is advisable that one gets estimates from at least three contractors. This will help one compare the costs. Costs should include labor, material costs and the duration the work will take. This should all be written. When making a decision do not just go for the lowest contractor, but consider other factors like the reputation of the contractor and the quality of work they deliver. Ensure to have a contract stipulating the terms of the project. This should be the materials being used, the estimated start date and expected completion date, the total cost of the project and the payment terms and schedule.…