|Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding on Fence Type
What factors do I need to consider when planning a fence?
There are many things to consider when planning for a fence. A few of the major
•Maintenance •Budget •Purpose of Fence
•Quality of installation •Strength of the fence •Materials (Longevity, Quality, Warranty)
Is there one major factor that affects the price of a fence?
Besides the basics (price differences in fence type, materials, and accessories) the major
factor affecting the pricing of fencing is the length of the runs. Prices of fencing with many
short runs and multiple openings or gates can be in upwards of threefold the cost of a fence
with long runs.
Post Driving? Or Drilling?
For the most part, we drive our wood and steel posts. We use one of three different types of
post drives that pounds the posts securely into the ground. Drilling post holes involves extra
steps and can weaken the final product. Using concrete to fill post holes can still cause a
wooded pole to rot due to the moisture content of the wet concrete.
How important are the posts of a fence?
The posts are the frames of your fence. We always stress the importance of quality posts to
our customers. Posts need to be treated against the elements and pests. Plus, they need
to be properly dried and stored. Quality posts come with a long warranty. If you take a cheap
post just because it is less expensive, your fence could very well outlive your posts.
What does … mean? A short Glossary of fencing terms...
When planning and deciding on a fence, there are a few words in need of a definition:
Sight Rail— These are top rails for fences that differ in type from the rest of the fence.
For the most part, they are a wooden board or vinyl band that tops off a woven wire fence.
On Center— This term describes the post spacing for your fence. They range from up to
8ft on center for wood fences and up to 30 ft on center for Hy-Tensile Wire. The post spacing
can be reliant on other factors including the number and type of wires and the terrain.