Tips for Choosing the Best Fencing Contractor

by | Apr 27, 2017 | Fences and Gates

The decision to install a fence in your backyard can seem like an overwhelming task. You have a budget in mind, and you have started to look at supplies. However, you quickly realize this is not an easy job. What would take you days, if not weeks, a professional contractor can easily do. You have searched and found there are more than a few Chicago fence contractor companies, but how do you know that is the best? Installing a fence in your backyard is a big expense, and you want to make sure you are working with someone who will do a great job. Here are some great tips to help you hire only the best.

Get Three or More Estimates

The more estimates you get, the better. Research companies in your area, contact them, and request a visit from the contractor. They will come out to your home and take measurements, draft a plan, and provide you with an estimate. You should always work with a contractor that has an extensive portfolio. This is a great way to see the quality of the work they deliver, firsthand. There are many contractors working in the area and more than likely, you will receive a wide range of estimates. Make sure you choose the contractor with great pricing and great references. Before making a final decision and signing the contract, speak directly about the timeline. Always work with a contractor that provides you with a start and end date. No one wants to work with a company that will be coming and going over an extended period of time.

Ask About the Warranty

In most cases a contractor will offer a warranty on your new fence. Warranties will vary in length based on the type of fencing material you choose. If you are speaking with a company and it is not able to offer a warranty, then it is best to move on. A warranty is a promise to you that your new fence is well-built. Occasionally, an issue may arise but you can take comfort in the fact that you have a great warranty to protect your investment.

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