Questions to Ask a Fence Contractor
There might come a time when you need to upgrade the fence that is marking the border of your property line. You will then have several very big decisions to make. What kind of fence will you be buying? What material will it be made out of? How tall do you need it to be? Which contractor will you hire to handle the job of installing your new fence? You need to be very patient in this situation. This will allow you to make informed decisions that you will not regret later. Here are a few questions that you will need to pose to any fence contractor you are thinking about hiring.
1. How many years have you been working full-time as a fence contractor?
You will need to get a good idea of the amount of experience of the contractor you are speaking to. As you might imagine, it would not be a very good idea to agree to hire a contractor who has only installed a dozen fences in his career. You need to seek out a fence contractor Austin who has been in the business of fence installation for many years. This will help to reduce the chance that he might make a mistake that needs to be fixed later on.
2. Can you provide me with some references?
Every legitimate contractor will give you several references without any hesitation. This shows that the contractor is confident in the work he has performed in the past and has nothing to hide. You should be very suspicious of any contractor who refuses to give you any references. This is a person you should never do business with. If possible, ask the references you call if you can visit their home to see the contractor’s fence installation work with your own eyes. Austin’s Fence Company will always provide potential customers with several references when they are requested.
3. When will you be able to begin the installation of my fence?
There is a good chance that you have a certain window of time during which you need your fence installation to be completed. Therefore, you need to be sure that the contractor you hire will be able to do the job during that time frame. Fence contractors are usually booked up very far in advance. You might need to call multiple contractors before you find one who will be able to meet your deadline. It always helps if you can be flexible on the dates.
4. How much will you charge me?
Shop around to get the best deal. This is just good common sense. Talk to all of the fence contractors in your local area to find out who the cheapest is.