When hiring a fence contractor, it's important to ask relevant questions to ensure that you're hiring a qualified and reputable professional. Here are some questions you may want to ask a fence contractor:
Are you licensed and insured? Ask the contractor if they are licensed to perform fence installation work in your area, and if they carry proper liability insurance and worker's compensation insurance. This helps protect you from potential liabilities in case of accidents or damages during the project. Central Florida Fence Company is Licensed, and Insured to install fence in the state of Florida.
What types of fences do you specialize in? Different fence contractors may specialize in different types of fences, such as wood, vinyl, chain-link, or iron. Make sure the contractor has experience and expertise in the type of fence you want to install. Central Florida Fence Company specializes in all 4 fence materials, and even custom builds.
Can you provide references or examples of previous work? Ask the contractor for references from past clients or examples of their previous fence installations. This allows you to assess the quality of their work and get feedback from previous customers. Central Florida Fence Company has 100's of pictures of all material types to reference previous installs on our website and social media accounts.
What is the estimated timeline for the project? Ask the contractor about the expected timeline for completing the fence installation, including any potential delays or factors that may affect the timeline. Central Florida Fence Company strives for a 3-4 week turn around time from signed contract to installation date. Time of year will affect this timeline.
Do you guys use concrete around the posts? If so, how much? Some contractors try to save money and time by not adding concrete or the right amount of concrete to each post. Central Florida Fence Company uses 60-80lbs of concrete on every post, no matter the material type.
Do you obtain necessary permits? Inquire if the contractor will handle obtaining the necessary permits for the fence installation. It's important to ensure that the fence installation complies with local building codes and regulations. Central Florida Fence Company will look up what County or City your address falls under to ensure proper permitting.
Do you offer any warranties or guarantees? Ask the contractor about any warranties or guarantees they provide for their workmanship or the materials used in the fence installation. This helps ensure that you are protected in case of any issues after the project is completed. Central Florida Fence Company offers different warranties based on the material and project. Feel free to ask your local rep for details on your next project.
What is your payment schedule? Ask the contractor about their payment schedule, including the initial deposit, progress payments, and final payment. Clarify the terms and conditions of payment to avoid any misunderstandings. Central Florida Fence Company takes a 50% deposit up front, and final payment is due upon completion of installation.
Will you handle the cleanup and debris removal? Inquire if the contractor will handle the cleanup and removal of debris after the fence installation is completed. This helps ensure that your property is left in a clean and tidy condition. Central Florida Fence Company will always specify what debris we are removing from estimate to final contract, and we always do a clean sweep before we leave!
What is your process for handling any issues or disputes? Ask the contractor about their process for handling any issues or disputes that may arise during or after the fence installation project. Understanding their approach to resolving problems can provide you with peace of mind. Central Florida Fence Company realizes word of mouth marketing is our best friend, we will always be available to discuss any issues or changes that arise.
These are some important questions to ask a fence contractor when hiring them for a fence installation project. It's essential to thoroughly evaluate and communicate with potential contractors to ensure that you hire a qualified professional who can meet your needs and expectations.