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6 Essential Questions to Ask Your Local Fence Company About Fence Design and Installation

Due diligence applies to many of the investments you make. Among them are the essential questions to ask your local fence company about fence design and installation details.

Answers to those questions can help you make an informed decision about your fence investment, ensure that your installation is legal and efficient, and that your completed fence project provides the value and security you desire.

With those goals in mind, following are fair and recommended questions you should prepare to ask your local fencing professional about their fence design and installation process.

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Six essential questions to ask and have answered by a local fence contractor

1-What fencing options and design consultation do you provide?

There are a range of fencing options. And not all companies are equipped or experienced to design and install each one.

As you plan your fence design you’ll want to know about the types of materials that are available, the style of fencing that suits each material choice, and the benefits associated with each design.

Most local fence companies are prepared to offer a variety of material and design options.

Each type of fencing material has a specific function and design application. Clarify the fence company’s material options to begin your journey to an informed decision about your specific fence design.

A trusted fence company’s initial consultation process should cover the full scope of your fencing goals.

  • The features you desire from your fence such as security, aesthetics, durability, etc.
  • How the design of your fence aligns with your current property.

2-What examples and references are in your work portfolio?

A top local fence installer will be more than willing to showcase their work experience. Requesting references and examples of previous completed work enables you to evaluate their craftsmanship, project and installation efficiency, and the overall quality of their completed work.

You can avoid design and installation “headaches” and ensure that your fence design vision is achieved by assessing the track-record of a local fence company.

3-Are there required permits or regulations that must be followed for fence design and installation?

Your specific location and perhaps your homeowner’s association legalities can vary. Local regulations, zoning laws, and neighborhood guidelines often apply to fence design. 

It’s essential to seek answers relative to the appropriate fence height, approved fencing materials, and overall design features of your fence prior to installation.

A professional fence company should be well-informed about their local and regional fence construction guidelines. Make sure they have a good reputation for following all local requirements for fence design and installation before you contract with them.

4-What are your guarantees for the quality and durability of fencing materials and installation?

How a fence company installs your fence and the quality of their selected materials is an essential part of your decision to contract with them.

  • Ask about their installation process.
  • Discuss the estimated lifespan of the materials you’re interested in choosing including posts, anchoring, protective treatment, etc.

Transparency about these details is a good sign that you can trust that they’ll will back-up their work and provide you the best service and material warranties.

5-What is the estimated installation timeline?

Time factors are a vital agreement between you and a local fence installer. Delays create ongoing property disruptions, inconvenience, and reduced security.

A professional fence company will be able to provide you a relatively accurate timeline (based on their portfolio of experience) for your fence installation from start to finish. 

Of course, you should also expect them to inform you about unforeseen factors such as weather, material availability, and the scope of your project.

6-What is your cost and financial process?

Again, transparency applies here. You should expect an up-front, honest, and no-surprises conversation about your fencing costs.

Your detailed fencing quote should include:

  • Materials cost
  • Labor cost
  • Permits
  • Any additional, related fees

Also expect the fencing company to outline their payment and financing options. 

Due diligence should be expected by fencing professionals who desire to work with you on your fence installation.

From the initial consultation to bottom-line costs, clarity about each will lead to an informed decision and an overall exceptional fence installation experience.

Your local fence professionals in Tulsa are trained, experienced, and equipped to answer your questions and guide you through each step of your fence installation. 

The following resources will help you get acquainted with the fencing solutions available from your Tulsa area fence installers:

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Rely on the experience of professional fence installation in Tulsa

Radius Fence in Bixby and Tulsa is a leader in fence and gate consultations and installation. 

  • Experts are available to help with your decision, installation, and your ongoing questions about protecting your fence investment.
  • Upgrade your home’s security and appearance.

Contact Radius Fence in Tulsa about your fence questions.

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Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Easy To Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

A Good Neighbor Fence

Unlike most fence types that have a “good side” and a “bad side,” with your Trex fence, you will get the same beautiful finish on either side. No unsightly picket defects or exposed support railings. A Trex fence is beautiful no matter what side of the fence you are on. 

25 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

The power of the outdoors has met its match. Trex is engineered to endure decades of foul weather and foot traffic…with the warranty coverage to prove it. 

With our 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your backyard investment is well protected.

Low Maintenance

Trex fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose . If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Trex fences are very easy to clean and typically only require it semi-annually,  making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Eco-Friendly Fencing

 Trex eco-friendly composite fencing is made from an innovative blend of 96% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. Trex fencing led the way green fencing more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year.

Never Shrink, Warp or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Up To 112mph Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 112 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

You can feel confident in your investment as it comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.

No other wood fence post even comes close to the performance and longevity of this innovative fencing system.

Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

RADIUS metal fences have a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A metal fence from RADIUS serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Coated Galvanized Steel

All RADIUS metal fences are coated inside and out. Our galvanized steel framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash, followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

Seamless Design

Our metal fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. RADIUS welded steel construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Modern Design

FenceTrac’s revolutionary, innovative fence system features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. Not only are these fences long-lasting, but they are also highly customizable as well as fashionable.

Stronger Trac Channels

FenceTrac U-channels are manufactured from 18-ga. roll-formed galvanized steel for superior strength and durability. This system is built to be long-lasting and customizable to match any yard.

Versatile Infill

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a FenceTrac system you can pair their patented, durable U-channels with the infill that best fits your style. FenceTrac is designed to be used with nearly any type of rigid infill, so you can create the exact look you want.

Metal Frame

FenceTrac comes in with a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage process of industrial, weather-resistant finish. The sturdy metal frame creates a stronger, longer-lasting fence. FenceTrac’s metal frame is also compatible for fencing sloped grades with precision. 

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing RADIUS to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Top Rails For Structure

At RADIUS, we believe it’s important to go the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

At RADIUS, we pride ourselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.

Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, RADIUS takes care in building with rails without defect. Taking the time to use premium fence materials doesn’t cost less but it certainly helps ensure your family can enjoy security and privacy for years to come.

Better Fence Pickets

RADIUS builds with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. RADIUS has partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

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RADIUS understands that your fence is as strong as the posts that are used to build your fence. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts free of defect. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but also offer metal posts and PostMaster+ post options for an even stronger post.

All posts are installed to ASTM standards or higher to ensure that your posts last longer and your fence stands for years to come.

Decorative Details

RADIUS goes the extra mile in every detail of your fence project. Add decorative caps to posts, decorative trim, and custom railings to your wood fence project.