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.
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Vinyl fencing is a great alternative to wood fencing. Although it is more complicated to install; it lasts longer, doesn't require painting, and often comes with a warranty. The first versions of vinyl fences were poorly made and didn't last very long when out in the elements. The newer versions are made through a process called co-extrusion. This process slows the breakdown process on the plastic, as well as offers UV protection. Because of this complicated process the prices will often be double what wooden fencing prices are, but again, there are benefits which make the cost worth it.
In terms of vinyl fencing, all warranties are not created equal. Before you make a final decision, make sure that your fencing has a good warranty. Not all of them are lifetime. Not all of them are transferrable. Make sure that you know the details of your warranty before making a purchase. Sometimes it is worth paying a little more for a great warranty.