Finding A Twin Cities Fence Contractor You Can Trust

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

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Choosing The Right Twin Cities Fence Contractor – Pt. 2

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

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Choosing The Right Twin Cities Fence Contractor – Pt. 1

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

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Pros And Cons Of Chain Link Fencing

In our previous post we discussed the pros and cons of PVC vinyl fencing. In this post we will discuss chain link fencing.

Chain link fencing is certainly the most recognizable type of fencing in the U.S. Common on sports fields and parks, industrial and manufacturing facilities and many homes, chain link is an affordable solution to many problems that require fencing.

It remains a popular fence choice for a variety of reasons. Improvements have been made to chain link fencing over time to improve its durability, quality and appearance. Continue reading

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Pros And Cons Of PVC Fencing

In the early 1980s, fence manufacturers introduced PVC — or vinyl — for fencing, targeting farmers, ranchers and horse farm owners seeking a low maintenance, durable fencing material.

In addition to that durability, PVC fencing allowed manufacturers to offer lengthy warranties, prefabricated styles and a lightweight fencing material that is easy to install. As the fences increased in popularity, manufacturers improved performance of PVC as fence material.

Those improvements led to PVC being introduced as a material for residential fences and as homeowners consider various fence materials they likely examine the pros and cons of vinyl fencing. Continue reading

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