The first initial step in choosing a contractor for your home can be a daunting task. You might feel overwhelmed with who to pick from a mix of reviews from friends, relatives, and even your colleagues.
You might feel torn between word of mouth reviews, the big company with ads on TV or the handyman van you see driving around town. But choosing a fencing contractor can be nailed down by a few key things.
A Fence That Will Stand The Test Of Time
Whatever your needs are, big or small it is vital to ensure that whoever is installing or upgrading your fence is first of all highly qualified and uses quality materials that will endure all weather conditions for a long period of time. Especially here in Adelaide, our winters are cold and long, then by the time January comes around, we are suffering in the dry heat. Your desired materials might affect the contractor you decide on as many specialize in certain fences e.g. Colourbond, brush fencing & heritage fencing.
It Looks Good!
Fences are all about keeping your family safe and protected but still add to the aesthetic of your home, increasing the overall value of your property. It is very beneficial that your contractor specializes in a custom fence for your home as this will ensure the fence is suited to your property. Customized style, color, length, and all other details play a very important role in how the end product is going to look at your property.
A design and quote service is the best way to decide on these options and what’s right for you.
A Good Relationship
When you decide on a fence contractor it is super important to ensure that you establish a good bond with this person. Look out for the red flags, if they keep trying to increase the price and make excuses as to why it can’t be done, walk away and find someone else!
Ah cost, we all wish money wouldn’t play a big part in who to choose but unfortunately, it sure does. The bottom line is, ensure you’re given a customized quote to your specific job that is fair for the work going in.
Remember it’s always better to pay a bit more for quality materials that will last, instead of skimming it as you will end up calling another fencing contractor in a couple of years.
There a few different ways you can check up on contractors to see if they are going to give you a quality installation, one key way is to look at the reviews and testimonials. Here is where word of mouth referral can be one of the best methods of finding a contractor. If you know they have done a good job on their property, it is highly likely that they will for you as well.
A few other things you can do is:
- Ask how long they have been operating for. Experience is key!
- Make sure they aren’t sub-contracting. This is when a company will sell you the product themselves and then hire another person to perform the installation process. You need to make sure that the person selling you the product is the person installing in themselves.
- Ask if there are any additional costs, make sure you only pay what’s quoted and there are zero hidden costs!
- Check out their previous installations, this can be as simple as looking at a website or social pages. If there are no photos of their fences on their page, that’s a bad sign!
- Search for a commercial business address
Make sure you receive a warranty for your fence – in writing as well!