Installing a quality fence is a great way to ensure your home and family are protected. In this blog, we will discuss nine tips that will help you choose the right fencing contractor for you and your property. Make sure that the entire process – from negotiations to installation to maintenance – is as painless as possible. Metric Fencing’s professional and experienced fence contractors do not cut corners and not only offer fencing services to the highest standard but only use the best quality materials. So what should you consider before choosing a fencing contractor?

Look At What They Specialise In

When it comes to selecting a fencing company, they must specialise in the type of fencing you want. Never assume that all fence contractors are the same and specialise in everything. From security fencing to pool pump enclosures to high-quality decorative wooden fences. Look for a company that has the capability of both supplying and installing the fence you desire.

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A quality fence contractor will provide a well-written, transparent quote for your job. Estimates and prices should be sent as a written guarantee in case you need repairs carried out on the fence. Warranty information should also be provided or readily available.

Check Labour Isn’t Outsourced

Ask if the fencing contractor will hire subcontractors to do some of the work, or if they have a dedicated team. This can affect how long it takes and the overall quality of your fence installation.

Good Customer Service

A professional fence contractor will be happy to answer your questions and offer solutions to your concerns. Be wary of how well you are treated in the enquiry stages as this gives an idea of how your services will be carried out. Be suspicious of fence operators who avoid questions or try to control the conversation. They may be attempting to guide you in a direction you haven’t asked to go in.

First Impressions

First impressions count. A fencing contractor should come to your home for the initial consultation for your fence. They should be ready to meet with you and have brochures & other information available. The consultation should also be timely and professional. Punctuality is also important as you don’t want to be dealing with a contractor who turns up late.

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Try Not to Let Price Limit You

Paying too little for a fence installation could result in poor workmanship and problems down the line. In most cases, a fencing contractor will provide financing options to help you pay conveniently.

Check Out Warranties

You want your fence to last a lifetime, so it’s important to hire fencing contractors offering good guarantees and warranties. Most have guarantees on their fences for at least a year, and a majority are willing to go beyond that. At Metric Fencing, we offer warranties on all our fencing products. We are here to help should anything go wrong with your fence. If you are looking at getting Colorbond fencing installed make sure that the fencing is covered by Bluescope’s 10-year warranty. This will ensure quality Australian Colorbond Steel is used to make the fence.

Do Your Research

Thorough research is especially important if you’re planning to spend a lot of money on a fence job. Make sure the fencing contractor is well-trained and has extensive knowledge of the various fence materials on the market. You want them to be up to date with the latest and best professional installation methods that suit your situation.

Check Out Reviews

Customer testimonials will help you identify the best fencing contractors. Only utilise companies where the majority of customer comments praise the company and their services. Also, look for reviews on the specific type of fencing application you are looking to get installed. If the company has provided that service to a high standard for other consumers you can rest assured they will do the same for you.

Choosing who to hire to install your fence will always be difficult. But if you remember these tips and suggestions you making the right choice will be easier. And fortunately for you, Metric Fencing fulfils all of the criteria that make them the perfect choice for your next fencing project. Check out our blog on questions to ask a fence supplier for further information.