Questions You Should Ask Your Fencing Contractor

Not only is a fence a significant investment, but it can also play a key role in protecting your home, business and family.

For these reasons, it's vital that you make sure the fencing contractor you select is the one that's going to do the best job possible, as well as offer you good value and quality.
In addition to price, there are also four other considerations that play a key role in helping you decide on the contractor that's going to meet your requirements.
Read on to discover what questions we recommend that you should ask a fencing contractor before you agree to let them install your new custom fencing in Wollongong.
What is the history of your business?

As a general rule, the longer a business has been established, the more likely it is that you will be dealing with a reliable, competent company that's able to complete the work you need. 

Other positive features in a company's history include:
  • being local to where the fencing is needed (this tends to result in the workforce being punctual and also makes it easier to maintain contact)
  • being a family operation (family workers are usually extremely dedicated)
  • and having a history of reviews that enables you to discover what others think of the service they've received.
Can I see some past examples of your work?

Having access to previous projects, as well as feedback from previous clients, can be a good way to establish whether the contractor's work is going to be a good fit for your needs.

For example, a contractor who can show you several examples of pool fencing they've erected is likely to have an excellent understanding of the techniques, regulations and materials needed to create a good-quality pool fence.
The same can be said for other styles of fences including house perimeter fences, custom decorative fences and security fences to name a few.
What insurance do you have?
A reputable company will be willing to show you their insurance documentation. It's helpful to check that the company has sufficient insurance to cover them should a future failure in the fencing lead to a costly accident.
Insurance also needs to be in place to cover you, your property and grounds and the public from accidental damage whilst the fencing work is taking place.
Do you provide a warranty for your work?
There are two types of warranty that may be offered: a warranty on labour and a warranty on materials.
A warranty on labour means that if a problem develops with the fence that's down to how it was installed, the fencing contractor will correct the issue under the warranty conditions.
A warranty on materials is usually issued by the manufacturer or supplier of the materials. If the fence fails due to a weakness or flaw in the materials, you should be covered for a repair or replacement under the terms of the materials warranty.
Get in touch with our experienced and reliable fencing contractors in Wollongong to find out more about our quality fencing options.
Our team of established and dedicated fencing professionals are ready to create the custom fencing you need.