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I've watched this company put up fences around town for years. When the high winds blew down part of my wood fence last month I called them. I knew it would be expensive with the life warranty. My first surprise was the price wasn't that different from the cheap plastic stuff I see in stores. I was going to install it myself until I learned how much was involved in something I thought was so simple. Plus they are the distributor for the material, so I liked that it was installed by the dealer. Very knowledgeable sales guy. Office staff seemed sincerely interested in me. Installers were professional and thorough. I told the installers the only thing I wish they could have done better was give me specific times. I saw how busy they were and how hard they work so I felt a little picky when I brought it up. They actually finished when they said they would. But, I can picture really uptight people getting annoyed with not having an exact schedule. I would recommend sw vinyl without hesitation and I will be using them again for another property in the future.
I am very happy with Shear Connection. It's convenient to get to on San Pedro just north of Candelaria, but isn't at a busy shopping center with lookie-loos. Lots of services available besides hair cuts. I get my hair colored as well as facials, detoxes, manicures and pedicures. Their pedicure chair is to die for. Everything is really clean and they clean all the time so I know it stays that way. And the services are bargains compared to alot of the other salons. I also like that everyone speaks English. I'm glad I found them. They're the best.
Mayo is a very professional hair stylish. She gave a full make-over and made me look wonderful. I saw that she uses only high-end products for her clients. With her, I feel very secure because I know that she takes good care of my hair and I keep going because my hair is always shiny and healthy. Mayo is very honest and ethical when doing business with any of her clients. I will recommend Mayo a billion times. There is no place better than Capelli Hair Studio. Her website is http://capellihairstudioalbuquerque.com/services.html
I have a chain link fence that a vehical a (large vehical) went through this Christmas Eve. So far out of 8 or 9 companies called Acme was the only one that actually answered their phone. And get this not only actually answered his phone he came all the way up from the valley and fax'ed me a proposal before I was able still to reach any body else by phone. At this point even if proposal is a little high which I don't anticipate, I am going to push my organization to use Acme Fences, Inc. And they spoke English. Yea!
Andrew does fantastic work. He knows what he is doing and takes care to finish with perfection. He sees it as art and the finish product shows it. It is amazing to finally have your hair done by someone who takes pride in his work. The only complaint is that he is kind of rough, and the salon could use a little bit of a cleaning in some areas, but not so bad that I it would keep me from going back. His prices are very reasonable, and I would recommend Andrew with out hesitancy.
I found Roberto on the web. I recently lost my hairdresser of 20 years and was in a panic to find someone who could give me a great haircut. I found that person in Roberto Melo at Hair Goddess Salon. We spent a few minutes going over what I wanted and expected and I got exactly what I wanted. He listened to me and gave me a great hair cut. I will definely be returning to him. He is great. Thank you Roberto for listening to me and giving me a great haircut. See you in March.
we live on a very busy street in abq and our previous wood fence often got spraypainted by kids. we went for the high quality vinyl fence because we learned it was the easiest material to remove graffiti. not only did our fence turn out beautiful, we've only been tagged one time since we got it. we wiped off the paint so fast it was amazing. maybe that is why the vandals haven't done it again. it's probably not worth it to them if they just waste their money and time. :-)
Hi in response to Geraldine Kent when you purchased your groupon it was for a color ONLY so of course I charged you extra for highlights and you were happy with your hair until you realized you forgot your things. Which I shipped to you within the same week. Sometimes people are just looking for free services and in this case that was it I gave you excellent service and did everything you asked for in the very little amount of time you had due to your travel.
Salon Helena has top-notch hair stylists. Helena herself is a Master Hair artist who trains others and is from a family of professional world-renowned hair stylists. She is as nice as can be too! Her entire staff is as well! The salon offers manicures, pedicures and massages. A real treat if you want to spoil yourself or someone you love. Our entire family goes there and we highly recommend it!
I just wanted to say that I have been a client of Josh S. for over five years and I have always recieved exceptional customer service from Alchemy.As for the person who wrote the nasty comment about the salon I feel that it was childish and rude! You should have taken it up with the salon instead of writing a nasty review and bashing such a great place.
Homes are among the most expensive purchases you'll make in your lifetime, and it's important to make it your own, both inside and out. A fence can serve a number of purposes, including keeping a rambunctious pet or child from straying too far, creating privacy for your yard, improving the value of the house or simply making your home more secure.
More than 99,000 businesses offer fencing services and products in the United States, and the industry generates about $51 billion in revenue a year. With all of these options, homeowners can team up with a fencing contractor that meets their budget and requirements.
No fence is one-size-fits-all. Each home is different, with its own character and charm, and homeowners should expect their fence to reflect this aesthetic. Fortunately, there are a number of fence materials that you can choose from to add to the look and function of your home.
When people dream about a house with a picket fence, wood is often the material that comes to mind. Wood is the most popular fencing type in the U.S. because it provides privacy thanks to its build and height options, looks attractive, and will likely last for the lifetime of the home. The downside of this option is that the height and size can impact the price, and it can take time to install.
Aluminum may not provide the type of security that wood and other options might as it would need fill-in panels. It requires little maintenance and can be decorated any way you want. However, this type of fencing is not ideal for areas with severe weather.
If you like the look of a wood fence, but not the price, PVC could be a good option. PVC is much cheaper and can be used to replace wooden stakes and pickets. While it's not as sturdy as wood, it can significantly cut down on material costs and comes in a variety of heights and colors. A PVC fence can last for years and has a high resistance to the elements.
Vinyl is one of the cheapest and most durable fencing types on this list. A vinyl fence has four times the flexibility and five times the strength of comparable wood fences. Although it has a high upfront cost, it requires no maintenance and is overall less expensive than other options.
Homeowners that are looking to be green may find bamboo fencing to be an appealing option. Bamboo is grown naturally, rising up to a foot a year, and can be planted to create a fence. Rolled bamboo and bamboo cane options will be the sturdiest choices and are optimal for colder climates.
If you think that fences are an eyesore, an invisible electric fence might be the optimal choice. These are especially beneficial for homeowners with pets. A trench is dug along the fence's boundary, and a wire is buried within. A wireless transmitter can then interact with a pet's collar to warn the animal when it is near the edge. Pets will stay within your yard, and you won't have the bulky structure of a fence.
Now that you know what materials are available, you might have an idea of what type of fence you'd like. However, there are a few considerations you'll need to address to verify that a fence will work for your yard:
Check Your HOA Regulations
Before you can begin planning for a new fence, you'll want to double check the rules for your neighborhood. Some homeowners' associations have stipulations concerning fences including standards for what materials can be used, as well as height requirements. Using this information, homeowners can thoroughly assess their options and stay in line with HOA regulations. You'll want to refrain from building excessively tall structures unless permitted by the HOA and municipality ordinances. Without this allowance, your fence will end up costing more.
Draw the Lines
Now that you know what guidelines are in place for fences in your area, it's time to determine if a fence will work for your yard in particular. You'll need to confirm your property lines to ensure that you stay within your established boundaries. A fence consultant will need to come out and locate utilities and other obstructions that could interfere with construction. The slope and contour of the terrain can affect the measurement of your fence as well. Understanding these elements will help determine if your yard is a good candidate for a fence and make planning run more smoothly.
Lay out Your Reasons
Establishing a fence takes some time and investment, so it will be important to consider why you're installing a fence in the first place. If you have kids or pets, safety might be your main reason. You might put in a fence for privacy if your landscaping isn't enough to provide your desired level of seclusion. For those selling their home, a fence can add visual appeal and increase property value. These considerations may guide you on what type of fence will be best for your home.
To properly maintain your fence, you must first learn about what problems you may face:
Utility lines must be marked before fence installation to prevent any damages. A simple visit from a professional can save you a lot of headaches down the road.
If you build a fence that doesn't adhere to ordinances, it can cost you a lot to address. Be sure to check with your HOA and municipality for regulations concerning what is required to build a fence in your area.
If you don't maintain your fence properly, you can expect it to come down with a few problems. You may notice that your fence is leaning or sagging, and this can be a fairly expensive problem to fix. If you don't close the gate properly, your hinges might sag and prevent your gate from closing securely. Homeowners can prevent these situations by performing regular maintenance on their fences.
Fence installation often occurs in stages. First, the fence company will mark the utility lines in your yard. Then, a crew will dig posts and set them in concrete. About a week later, the company will come and install the stringers, gates, fencing material and everything else. The average installation cost is slightly more than $4,500, but it will largely depend on the materials used. It's inadvisable to try to make this a DIY project, as a high degree of skill is required, and many costly problems can result from a bad fence installation.
Aluminum, vinyl and PVC fences all require little to no maintenance. Homeowners may use soap and water to clean off these materials, but they generally don't require much more than that. These options can be good for those that want a sturdy but low-touch fence.
Wood fences, on the other hand, require a little bit more work. With exposure to the sun and the elements, wood fences are prone to cracking, warping and cupping. To prevent this, homeowners are encouraged to clean, seal and stain their fence at least every three years. Clean the fence with a specially formulated cleaner. After 15 to 20 minutes, use a pressure washer to remove any mold, mildew and debris from the fence. From there, you can seal and stain the fence to protect it and help the wood look good as new. An oil stain is recommended, as it penetrates the material and can maintain its condition for years.
With tens of thousands of fencing service companies to choose from, how do you know which one will be the best for your needs? Here are some considerations to help you make a decision:
Are There Portfolio Examples?
You'll need to do some homework on your potential contractors. First, see if they have a website and a portfolio of samples. These can indicate the provider's level of experience and highlight their capabilities.
What's Their Reputation Like?
You'll want to have a contractor that has a good reputation. Look at customer reviews as well as how long the provider has been in business. If a contractor requires an immediate decision, asks you to pay cash or doesn't provide an estimate, it should serve as a major red flag. A friend or family member may also be a good source for recommending a contractor.
Is the Work Guaranteed?
Some organizations may offer a variety of promises, such as time to completion and discounts, simply to get you in the door. It's important to question the validity of these guarantees and research whether the contractor has delivered on these commitments. If it's clear that the contractor constantly misses deadlines or doesn't meet obligations, you'll want to renew your search.
Is There a Warranty?
No matter how good a contractor is, there may be an issue with the fence a year or two down the road. You should ask about what type of warranty is offered. A warranty could help offset repair costs if you have a sagging fence, while enabling you to fix any warped or cracked panels that may occur after exposure to the elements.
Homeowners should work with a fencing contractor who is certified by or a member of one or more trade organizations. Some of the biggest associations in this industry include:
American Fence Association
Since 1962, the American Fence Association has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive resource in the industry. The group aims to benefit fence-industry professionals and customers by promoting professionalism, education and certification of its members while keeping up with the latest developments, materials, standards and tools.
The AFA has created a rigorous certification program and requires recertification every three years. Professionals must prove a history of service in the industry prior to taking the certification exam and complete the multiple-choice test.
North American Fence Contractors Association
The NAFCA is a group of fence professionals who look to bring contractors and vendors together for better affordability and accessibility to educational opportunities within the industry. It's run by a number of volunteers and encourages all contractors who want to develop their skills to join.