Reasons to Hire a Fencing Contractor

Posted on: 1 June 2022

Fence installation is a common DIY home improvement hack. However, it is always wise to consult a professional or engage their services. Below is an excerpt detailing several reasons you need a fencing contractor when installing or repairing your fence. 

Design Insights

If asked to design a fence, most homeowners will likely copy a design they have seen before. Therefore, the fence lacks the allure and appeal required to improve the property's value. Conversely, a fencing contractor conducts rigorous research to determine a suitable fence design. While a homeowner's design primarily focuses on the fence's grandeur instead of its functionality. However, the contractor integrates beauty and functionality to ensure you can enjoy the fence for many years. For example, a chain-link fence could have gabions made from beautiful rocks. The gabions keep animals and pests away from your home and make the fence stand out. 

Installation Expertise 

Fencing work requires some technical expertise. As a novice fence installer, you could make minor errors such as spacing the posts incorrectly, using the wrong poles, installing gates awkwardly, failing to secure posts or damaging underground utilities. These errors significantly increase the fencing costs since they need urgent repairs. 

Fencing contractors give guarantees to their clients. Therefore, you do not incur extra expenses if the fence develops problems. Moreover, the contractor has general liability insurance that compensates you for damages caused by the installation works. For instance, an employee could damage your car while ferrying posts. If you opted for DIY fencing, you have to bear these costs.   

Access to Quality Materials

A challenge you will experience as a DIY fencer is that you might not have access to the required fencing material. For example, manufacturers could ask you to wait several weeks before delivering your preferred fencing material. Besides, local fabricators might not be available to customise the fence to your liking. The fencing contractor has working relationships with these service providers. For instance, since manufacturers know contractors bridge the gap between them and the market, they are likely to inform them about new products. Besides, since contractors purchase in bulk, manufacturers and suppliers offer discounts that allow the contractor to charge less for the installation. 

Time and Cost Savings  

DIY fence installation is time-intensive. In many cases, it takes a lot of man-hours to map out your landscape, choose a suitable fence, secure permits and install the fence. Contractors have the labour force required to reduce the time needed to install the fence. Besides, their expertise in the field enables them to plan for unforeseen events that could delay the installation.  

For more information about fence installation, contact a local contractor.