Fence Installation in ME. – How do you Choose a Fencing Contractor?
You want a fence and have decided you would like to hire someone to install it for you. With so many fence contractors available it can seem overwhelming to know who to hire. Believe it or not, you are in a great position. It’s time to start calling and getting estimates on your project. While you are receiving prices from different contractors, it also gives you the opportunity to interview each contractor. Let’s face it, you have a job to offer, and you are looking to employ someone to complete it. You want the best person for the job.
What you will find is contractors have different ways of doing estimates and different ways of installing fences. There are also some things you will want to make sure a contractor has before hiring them. When you start calling to receive estimates, you will find there are different ways contractors give estimates. The two most common ways are on site or by phone or email. An on-site estimate is when a contractor comes to the property, measures it, talks with you about the project, and gives you a price to install it. A phone or email estimate is when you provide the length of the fence and the details, and the contractor gives you a price based on the information you provided. Both have pros and cons.
An on-site estimate gives you the opportunity to meet the contractor face to face. You can walk with the contractor while he measures your yard and ask questions and go over areas that may present problems, such as a large tree on the fence line or a drainage ditch. This will also give you an opportunity to see what kind of vibe you get about the contractor. A gut feeling can go a long way.
Why Install a Privacy Fence?
There are two types of fences that will keep a pet in your yard: a high frequency fence and an electric fence. Both fences are effective at keeping animals from roaming, and will not hurt the animal. Electric fences emit a small electric shock to the collar the animal wears when the they have stepped past the property boundary line.
Eventually, the pet learns where that boundary is and will not go beyond it, risking a pesky shock reminder. This type of electric fence is very popular and easy to install. Only animals wearing a special collar will be shocked. This means that people can walk through the fence and not be harmed in any way.They will not even know it is there.
Installing electric fences is easy. There are companies that will come to the house, inspect the yard, and give an estimate for electric fences. Usually an electric fence can be installed in a few hours. Many homeowners have them and other people do not even know it. The pet will have to wear a collar that will be activated if they cross the line and leave the area. Training a pet is easy and they will usually learn after a few tries. Having a fence is an extra security measure people take when protecting their pets.