While there are disadvantages to a wrought iron fence, including the high cost, maintenance and lack of privacy, the advantage of an ornamental iron fence are traits sought by many homeowners.
The traits that make wrought iron fences desired begin with its appearance. An iron fence running the perimeter of a yard provides an elegant, traditional look to a home.
The wrought iron fence can be as elegant and formal as simple pickets and rails with a basic speared top, or as decorative and ornamental as having patterned rails, intricate pointed tops or curved, decorated elements layered over the iron fence pickets.
In addition to being decorative, the pickets and sharp tops also provide security to an iron fence by making it difficult for anyone to scale. Properly installed ornamental wrought iron fences are also the most sturdy of fence types, making them difficult to tear down or break through. Continue reading
In previous posts we have discussed how to prepare to hire a fence contractor, tips for interviewing them and how to find prospective fence contractors to contact.
In this post we will discuss how important experience and reputation is when hiring a Twin Cities fence contractor.
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A fence is both a financial investment in your property — affecting curb appeal and practical use of your property — as well as a functional and safety extension of your home.
That combination makes the decision an important one for any homeowner.
While there are reputable fence contractors who have been working for only a few years, there are also a bevy of ‘fly by night’ fence contractors who work from a pickup truck and job-to-job.
The third kind is fence contractors who have a long history in a community, building up experience and a reputation that ensures they will stand behind the job.
While there are a handful of long-standing Twin Cities fence contractors, only one has been installing and standing behind fences in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area since 1947 and that is Midwest Fence.
In addition, Midwest Fence has been a family-owned company since its inception, overseen by the same owners as it has grown into the largest residential fence company in Minnesota.
The nearly 70 years of fence installation experience allows Midwest Fence to be licensed, bonded and insures as well as offering an exclusive material and labor warranty on all of its installed fences.
Midwest Fence has nearly 70 years of fence-building experience in the Twin Cities and has an unmatched reputation for quality and integrity. Call 651-451-2222 for a free estimate and consultation.
In our recent blog posts we have discussed how to best prepare to choosing the right fence contractor that is right for you and for your job.
We discussed how to prepare for interviewing prospective contractors, how to evaluate prospective fence contractors and how to identify red flags when meeting with the prospective contractors.
In this blog post we will discuss how to begin finding fence contractors for you to interview. By this point you should know the material and style of fence you prefer — wood fence, chain link fence, PVC fence, Composite fencing — mapped out how the fence will lay on your property and developed a preliminary budget. Continue reading
After selecting a fence contractor to interview for the job, and you are talking with them or a salesperson, how the conversation plays out can also provide hints on whether they are the right contractor for you job:
— Pressure to make an immediate
— or even quick — decision should make you wary.
— Pressuring to pay in cash only is another reason to be concerned. While many legitimate contractors will offer a discount if you pay in cash, asking customers to pay only in cash is likely a red flag. Continue reading
Your home is both a major life investment and one of your most personal items. This means any decision you make related to your house — particularly anything affecting the exterior curbside appeal — has an impact both personal and financial, making the decision doubly important.
This includes installing a fence on your property, for safety and protection, appearance or both. The decision carries more weight because it can also be a significant investment.
All the factors wrapped together mean finding the fence contractor to install the correct fence in the right way is of utmost importance.
There are some basic steps the you can take to ensure you find the right fence contractor for your job, starting with researching: Continue reading