There are many different materials that we can build fences out of: plastic, wood, aluminum, steel, stone (walls). What you choose to use, should be a decision left between you and your fencing contractor. Only you know what is right for your yard and the contractor can tell you the good, the bad and the pricing of each material. You must weigh the pros and cons of each choice. Most contractors have one material that they consider practically ideal while others that they may feel are not all that great. To get an idea of whether you and the contractor are on the same page ask the following questions:
- How eco-conscious is the material you are recommending?
- Would you use this material at your own home?
- How many times have you installed this material? Any bad experiences with it?
- What makes this material better than others?
Remember, hardwoods come from trees that are difficult if not impossible to replace. Using wood look, synthetics is a good choice as is using bamboo which is a sustainable, renewable resource for a lot of different uses. (They even make clothing and linen from bamboo).
Finding the perfect material will be hard to do because not only do you need to be green, you need to make sure that it is budget friendly as well as durable and attractive. Proper installation can also make or break a fence- a bad installation can destroy the value of a fence before its very first year. This is the exact reason it is very important that your fencing installer be:
- A professional, licensed contractor with the right to build in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
- Knowledgeable of all of the latest techniques and practices.
- Professionally recognized and respected.
- Able to work with a variety of materials including greener choices
- Know how to treat and protect your new fence once it is installed.
- Willing to give free, written estimates for the cost of the project
- Willing to give a written warranty on his labor
Do not think you can hire just anybody to install a fence for you, no matter what the material is. If a fence is not properly anchored and installed it can blow over and cause property or bodily damages. Insurance may not cover damages caused by improperly installed fences or other structures so you would be the one on the hook for these costs. Save yourself the time and trouble by hiring a professional fencing contractor.