To some people, whether you’re talking about installing a basic fence, privacy fence or security fence, this barrier is strictly utilitarian. It provides a clear demarcation between properties or it encloses pets or children in a yard. It serves its purpose, and nothing more. Aesthetics is not a main concern or one at all. That is completely acceptable, say if you’re looking into institutional fencing such as in schools, playgrounds or other large fields. In that case, you’ll probably want something affordable and functional like the basic chain link fencing.
In other instances, people put the appearance high on the priority list along with functionality. This is often the case in residential fencing. Homeowners tend to want a beautiful addition to their homes, or at the very minimum something that doesn’t drag down the look of their property. Here, we have many options to choose from, ranging in price, upkeep, features and durability. Examples are wood, metal, vinyl or composite fencing. We can also discuss with you the general upkeep of your fence to maintain its function and beauty.
Don’t forget, we also build and install structures that can be added to your home, business or special event such as gazebos, pergolas, arbors and trellises. These make a beautiful backdrop in photographs, but beautify the space wonderfully.
Our fence and deck builders are not only concerned about the beauty of the product, we care just as much about the quality of installation. We have many years of experience in our industry, backed by glowing accolades about how stable and durable our fences and decks are.
Let’s touch on a few things that make a great fence contractor. The best fence contractors should:
- Be organized: this is not usually on the forefront of our mind, but is definitely a quality a contractor in any industry should possess. We’re talking about things like showing up to appointments on time, having all the necessary equipment, not causing unnecessary delays, and not confusing your project with other clients’ projects (you’d be surprised how this actually happens!) Organized deck and fence installers simply respect their customers and their time and money. A lack of organizational skills can possibly be innate, but it also shows a lack of prioritization of the customers’ needs. Time is treated with disregard, and this can translate to sloppy craftsmanship. Now, in terms of project delays, this happens often, and sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. However, this brings us to the next point.
- Have good communication skills: from the first point of contact on the phone or email to the completion of the job, the fencing contractor should be able to relay specific pieces of information to the client regularly. Let’s take a typical scenario of where things can go wrong. You call around different fencing and decking companies, and decide on one and set up an appointment. The contractor forgets to show up because they thought they were supposed to go to another house at that time slot (shows lack of organization here!)...that’s fine, people make mistakes. You then discuss with your contractor your fencing needs and decide on a material. They arrive on the mutually agreed day, and they use the wrong material, and install the wrong colour. You tell them that’s not what you previously selected, and they rectify the situation. They install the proper fence, but the project is delayed and you’re about to go on vacation, so you’re anxious. They don’t tell you how long it will take, so you’re left guessing and with no clear answers to your inquiry. Finally, the fencing installation is complete. You’re given the invoice which is a lot higher than the previous quote. The fence installer surprises you with additional expenses, but this wasn’t clearly communicated to you in the beginning. You pay the bill, but you’re left disappointed with a bad taste in your mouth. You’re probably not going to give them any glowing reviews after this since you’ve been left with bad service with underlying bad communication. This scenario is not that uncommon and many home and business owners unfortunately have to deal with this. Our Guelph fence contractors pride ourselves in our great communication skills and know that this is the basis of establishing trust and confidence with our clients. This leads us to the next point.
- Good references: sometimes, you just don’t know what you’re getting with a contractor. If you’re looking for a fence builder to take on an important fence install project, your mind can be put at ease if you ask them for a couple of references, particularly in the type of job you’re seeking. For example, if you’re looking to install vinyl fencing around your yard, ask for references who have installed vinyl fencing as well. This way, you can get a second and third opinion about the contractor in question. By the way, our customers love our work, so we’re confident you’ll be pleased with our deck and fencing services as much as our past clients did.
We are so happy to be serving the beautiful City of Guelph, with a population of around 135,000 and growing every year. Situated close to neighbouring cities like Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, it’s a vibrant town rich in culture, attractions and annual festivals. Nicknamed the “royal city”, Guelph is a city many people are proud to call home, and one we are proud to serve. If you’re looking for the best Guelph fence companies, look no further, as we will install with precision and quality all types of residential and commercial fencing, ranging from the basic chain link fence to the most elaborate metal ornamental fencing, as well as all types of decks, from ground level decks to the more complex hillside decks. We do it all with care and quality. We're pleased to be partnered up with other contractors including our Home Builder Baltimore friends south of the border and a local fence company in UK. Call us today to get started on your ideal fence or deck.