4 Steps to Getting the Best and Most Experienced Fence Contractor
With all the expert labor, available fence contractors seem to be frequent in numbers. That being said, qualified and skillful fence contractors who can get the job done right the first time are not as common. Do your homework and evaluate the following when selecting a fence contractor in your area to ensure a successful project and money well spent.
1. How Long Have They Been In Business. Although there are great and reputable companies who have been in business a relatively short period of time, this is typically the first indicator when evaluating fence companies. Typically, if a business has been around, specifically a fence company for a long time, they may be more reputable. There are, however, more items to consider.
2.) Installation and Labor Quality. The company may show you a fancy brochure but you don’t know the actual installers who will be coming to your home and completing the work. It could be someone’s first day or a trainee. When signing the contract, ensure you have an experienced contractor and installer working on your project so you are most happy with your project outcome.
3.) Company Licensing. There are licensing requirements to ensure both the company and workers are properly trained and licensed, thereby protecting you the consumer. You can also check out the Better Business Bureau for more information on a particular company. As you compare ratings, make sure you understand the reasons for the complaints and if they have been resolved or are still outstanding.
4.) Get Referrals. As with any project on your home, it is encouraged that you review your options and get references of others in your area who have had work completed by this company. When working with larger companies, you can get references of specific installers so you are happy with the company and the installers. Be sure you check out past completed projects whether they be wood, vinyl, or wrought Iron Fences with pictures. Doing extra homework in this area can save you a lot of money and heartache.
Doing your due diligence in the beginning will ensure a positive outcome for your home. Be sure you ask the tough questions regarding quality control and understand who specifically will be completing the work on your home. They should be hired by the company you do business with, and not locals from the street corner.