An upgrade that you may be looking to make to your home is adding a new fence around your yard. Unfortunately, installing a fence can be more complicated than you think. With permits to pull and post holes to dig, you may find yourself relying on a contractor to do the work for you. Before they get started, it is normal to have questions about how the process will work. Here are three of those questions you should ask.
Will You Provide All of the Fencing Material?
The answer to this question may seem obvious, but several factors may affect what the answer will be. While some fencing contractors will provide all of the materials for the job, others will not.
If you are looking for common fencing material, like a chain-link fence, it's possible that the fencing contractor will have it ready. When you want a fencing material that is unique, it may be something that you have to purchase yourself since they do not have it in stock.
By knowing what kind of fencing material you want before you contact a fencing contractor, you can make sure they are able to supply it or make alternate plans to purchase it.
How Will Oxidation Be Prevented Due To Nails In A Wooden Fence?
If you want a wood fence, and your goal is to have the fencing material look pristine over the years, you should know about oxidation. If a wooden fence is not installed correctly, the nails could oxidize when they are exposed to the air. The rust could then run down your fencing during a storm and cause a red streak to occur on your wood fencing.
Ask your fencing contractor how they can prevent this from happening. The solution could be as simple as verifying what kind of nails they use, or applying a sealer over the exposed parts of the nail.
Who Is Responsible For Pulling All of The Necessary Permits?
Before a fence can be installed, you'll need to get the proper permit from your city. Depending on where you live, the process could be easy or very difficult. Your city may want you to do things such as:
- Obtain a land survey to verify the property lines
- Map out underground septic tanks
- Get approval from neighbors if connecting to their fence.
- Verify fencing material does not violate city regulation in terms of height.
If your fencing contractor doesn't get permits due to the complexity, you will be responsible. This process can take a while, so you shouldn't wait until the day of the installation to find out.
For more information, contact American Secured Fence or a similar company.