Installing Your Fence by Yourself or Hiring a Fence Contractor

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Installing Your Fence by Yourself or Hiring a Fence Contractor

If you are like most homeowners, then the thought of saving as much money as possible when it comes to a renovation or addition to your home is an important one. For simpler projects, most homeowners insist that they could do all of the work on their own. While it is possible for a homeowner to do the work themselves, it is easier to hire a professional to do it for them.

If you’re thinking about installing your fence by yourself, then you need to make sure that you have all of the proper tools. You will need a long tape measurer, string, water level, hammer, post hole digger, spade shovel as well as an extra set of hands. If you already have all of this then the process of installing your fence is a simpler one. If you do not have them, then you will need to purchase these tools.

However, keep in mind that a fence contractor has all of these tools and more. Not only do they have a post hole digger, but they also have an auger which can dig the hole in only a few minutes. They no longer use water levels because they have laser levels that can level out the entire yard at one time. Rather than hammers, they use pneumatic nail guns which allow them to install your fence faster than you could ever do it on your own.

The fact is that while it may be possible to install your fence by yourself, a fence contractor can do the job much faster. They are the professionals and not only do they have the tools, but they also have the experience necessary to erect most fences in only a couple days. They are also licensed, insured and bonded which means that you are protected in the event of an accident.

The most important feature of hiring a fence contractor however is that the work being done is guaranteed. When you install your fence on your own, there is no guarantee that the fence will still be standing or looking as good a year from now. When you hire a fence contractor, the work is guaranteed which means that if the fence falls, or a part of it breaks shortly after installation, it will be repaired for free.

Sure, hiring a fence contractor cost more than installing your fence by yourself but it is a matter of convenience and liability. They do all of the work for you and even assume any liability. They are also experienced and know how to erect the fence right.
While it is entirely possible to install your fence by yourself, it is so much simpler to hire a reputable fence contractor.