Homeowners should work with a fencing contractor who is certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations, including American Fence Association or the North American Fence Contractors Association.
What is a red flag in picking a contractor?
If a contractor requires an immediate decision, asks you to pay cash or doesn't provide an estimate.
How do I choose a fencing contractor?
Ask for portfolio examples
What's their reputation?
Is the work guaranteed?
Is there a warranty?
How do you care for a wood fence?
With exposure to the sun and the elements, wood fences are prone to cracking, warping and cupping. homeowners are encouraged to clean, seal and stain their fence at least every three years. Clean the fence with a specially formulated cleaner. After 15 to 20 minutes, use a pressure washer to remove any mold, mildew and debris from the fence. Then seal and stain the fence to protect it. An oil stain is recommended, as it penetrates the material and can maintain its condition for years.
How do you clean a vinyl, aluminum or PVC fence?
Homeowners may use soap and water to clean off these materials, but they generally don't require much more than that. These options can be good for those that want a sturdy but low-touch fence.