Find Trusted Fence Contractors
Finding a trusted fence contractor can be as tedious as finding a vehicle repair shop
- Tips to helping you find the right fence or stain contractor for your fence job.
- Just because someone is a carpenter or painter does not make them a fence builder or staining professional.
- This is true in any profession. For example, you would not go to an orthopedic surgeon to have your teeth cleaned. Although, they are doctors and have a medical degree this does not make them a professional in all areas of medicine. The same is true with carpenters, wood workers, or painters. Be sure you are talking with a true fence or stain contractor and not just a “jack of all trades” that says they can build or stain a fence.
- Next, request that they show you some work that they have done, provide you with reference contacts, insurance, and a business card with contact information for you to check them out. Companies with a website for you to review their work and information are always a safer bet than the average weekend warrior with a magnet on their truck that says “Fence Installation” or “A+ Painting”. Look for professional vehicles with qualified professionals that can quickly answer your questions and concerns while offering cost effective options.
- Lastly, check online to see what is out there about that company. The same is true about the internet as it is with TV. You cannot believe everything you read, hear, or see. However, if you see some of the same things repeatedly then you might have cause to put a red flag up. Moreover, if you cannot find them on the internet this means they are not as prominent and well-known as you would expect a seasoned professional company to be.
- Lastly, you get what you pay for most times. The cheapest bid is most times the worst bid. If they are excessively cheaper than the other quotes you have received there may be a reason. Consider, most companies have overhead such as insurance, rent, equipment repairs, etc. built into their cost. This is as much for your protection as it is theirs. It’s these things that enable a company to stay in business for the longevity and not just for a season. So be cautious when receiving low bids. We hear stories all the time from clients and how they made the mistake of hiring a carpenter or jack of all trades type contactor to perform fence work and how wrongly it often can go. F
- Ask yourself, will this company be around later if something needs corrected or problems arise.
- You are not a professional fence and staining contractor so it will be difficult to tell if someone is giving you the facts or the run around. We hope this information will be helpful in keeping your investment safe and your fence looking its best.