At Fencemasters, we know that choosing a fence isn’t always easy. Choosing the right fence can be a complicated, difficult decision.
So when you decide you want a fence, consider these initial questions: Who’s the best fence contractor you can choose? How much is it going to cost? What fence style do I like and how easy is it to install? How long is the installation process? What materials should I use? And what about my community – are there any deed restrictions within my community to be aware of? Of all of these, the most important is choosing the right contractor.
It’s important to know WHO to call, because they can help you with the rest of the questions. If you know what you want before you call, that’s great, but many people simply don’t. They need some help. And at Fencemasters, that’s what we provide. We help you decide what you need (because we’ve done this before) and it’ll probably save you some time and aggravation – and maybe even some money. We’ll help you make an informed decision and choose a product that best suits your needs.
Here are some other things to consider:
Why do you need/want a fence?
Will the fence serve a specific purpose? (Privacy, security, aaesthetics)
What are my tastes and those of my neighbors?
What is the time frame governing the installation?
Once you answer these questions, you’ll be able to effectively choose the fence that’s best for you.
Ideally, you should first choose a contractor who’s got plenty of fence installation experience. And while this advice would appear to be a given, sadly there are plenty of contractors who will SAY they can install a fence, but when it comes down to it, they just don’t do the job well, and sometimes, not at all.
And many people don’t realize that a fence poorly installed is a fence that’ll be replaced in a few short years. So if you’re going to do it, hire someone to do it well. Fencemasters has 30 years of experience installing fencing in Houston – you won’t be disappointed. So consider Fencemasters – but whoever you choose, choose carefully!
After you’ve decided on a contractor, you need to ask yourself what you need the fence for? If you want a privacy fence, you might choose cedar over wrought iron as cedar will block the view of passers by. If your concerns are primarily security, you might consider a taller fence, while ornamental fences can help to accent existing landscaping.
In addition to choices like these, you’ll need to consider the requirements of your homeowner’s association or if you live in a neighborhood with no deed restrictions, just take into account your neighbor’s .
Sometimes neighbors who are on good terms and who share the same goals with regard to fencing will split the cost of a fence between their properties – this is known as a “good neighbor” fence.
The options are quite varied, but the key to remember is that choosing the right contractor is the first step. At Fencemasters, we’ve been through this all before, with a variety of situations and we’ll help guide you through the process. We can’t make the decisions for you, but we can make your decisions easier.