For the safety of your children or pets, you have decided to install a fence. Maybe you need to have one because you have a pool and are legally obligated to fence off the yard. Maybe you just can’t take the crazy neighbor who wanders to your back patio door and presses his face on the glass every morning. Regardless of why you need or want it, hiring a professional to install your aluminum or steel fencing is as simple as one, two, three.
- Gather referrals from trusted area professionals
- Have an idea of what you would like before you call
- Do your research and know what the going price for each type of fencing is and in what units it is sold. (by the foot, yard, section, etc.)
- Have a rough estimate of the size of your yard or portion of yard you want fenced off.
- Know what your full budget amount is.
- Call for estimates and consultations. Only set up appointments with fencing Installers who offer this service for free.
- Get estimates completed and then compare these.
- From your narrowed down list, choose the two with the most competitive estimates.
- Ask more in depth questions.
- Ask for references, time frames and other pertinent questions
- After some consideration make your final choice.
During Step number three, you will need to ask questions such as:
- Are you a licensed fencing contractor in Grand Rapids, Michigan?
- Are you trained and experienced?
- Do you have insurance against damages and injuries?
In addition to checking the references of your final choices, you will also need to check several things. These include:
- The zoning laws for Grand Rapids, Michigan to see if there are restrictions to the size type or installation method of new fencing.
- If there is any dispute about where the property line is you may have to have a survey done as well.
- If either zoning or property dispute does arise you may have to postpone the installation. However, it might be wise for you to consider paying for materials now if the price is lower than usual or waiting if it is higher.
An aluminum or steel fence can be a great way to block off your yard from unwanted intruders, or to allow your children and pets a safe, contained play area.