What to Expect During a Fence Replacement
A new fence can dramatically improve your property’s security and curb appeal. If you’ve been considering replacing yours, you may not know what to expect.
Here’s what you can anticipate if you’re getting a contractor to install your fence:
The estimator’s visit
The first step in the process is the estimator’s visit. At this stage, you’ll be able to get an idea of how much the project will cost and how long it’ll take to complete. He or she will then measure the length of the fence and discuss what features you’d like it to have. They’ll also ask questions about property lines and other technical aspects. After, they’ll either draw up a contract or mail you one.
Once you’ve been given an estimate, you’ll need to wait for the installation crew to show up. How long this takes will depend on a number of factors such as the contractor’s work schedule and the time of year. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and use the wait time to get the old fence removed or to prepare the terrain for the new fence.
It’s also a good idea to have a company come over and mark utility lines on your property. This will ensure that the workers can avoid them when they dig. If your fence is being modified or extended, it’s important to make sure this step is complete.
The fence post installation
Once the weather permits and the company is ready to install your fence, they’ll typically start by sending a small team to install the fence posts. This is because the posts are set in concrete, and concrete needs time to set properly before the fence itself can be installed.
The process of setting the fence posts doesn’t take long. It may seem at first like the posts are too tall, but this is normal: they’re usually cut down to size later in the installation process.
The fence installation
After the posts have been set, the crew will come back out to finish installing the fence. This usually occurs about a week after the posts are first installed. This is when gates and other features are added.
Reliable fence builders in the Toronto area
Whether you need a new fence, a gate or to get an enclosure repaired, City Fence can help. We provide a full range of professional fence installation, repair and maintenance services. Contact us today to get a free estimate.