Stay away, any problem will become yours to deal with. Although the fence looks good,Bottom line is my gate was significantly warped after only 12 days. After 24 attempts to contact him and two months of argument, he flatly refused to fix it stating that the materials were faulty which HE supplied! He wanted me to pay another 10% of job to fix it.
Horrible work, horrible business practices. Nothing good at all about this company. They have had numerous complaints filed against them. You can do better with a generic fencer from Craigslist then from this company which really is two people from their home, illegally hiring and firing veteran…
The owners and staff are great at what they do! I have a beautiful fence that I'm sure will be there for years to come! I was kept informed and updated every step of the way while they were building my fence! The owners were always available whenever I had a question and were onsite several time…
1885 County Road 182Purmela, TX 76566
From Business: Welcome to R & M Fencing. We are a full-service fencing contractor that can handle any job you can imagine. We specialize in residential and commercial in security and privacy fences, picket fences, farm and ranch fences, animal containment fences, pool enclosures, electric fences, and solar gate openers. Call today for a …
406 Cheyenne TrlHarker Heights, TX 76548
From Business: Serving Killeen, TX. Copperas Cove, TX. Belton, TX. Temple, TX. Custom cedar privacy fence and fence staining services. iron ornamental fence. Custom gates fabrications and designs, pergolas, Arbors, gazebos, Pavilions, custom decks, stone and brick columns and concrete patios, concrete driveways constructions.
Anytime I am looking to complete a project, Righteous Home Improvement is my first, and only, call! Mr. Rodriguez and his team are the consumate professionals. In addition to completing tasks on time, if not earlier, they take pride in their work and they clean-up after themselves! I have alway…
23. MT Fences
1621 S Fort Hood StKilleen, TX 76542
From Business: MT Fences may be a new company but not new to the fence business. MT Fences has experience to design and build your wooden, metal, chainlink, iron, vinyl, PVC, or any other fence you can think of. After 14 years working as head foreman for a well know fence company our founder created his own company with the same strong w…
3610 Driftwood DrKilleen, TX 76549
From Business: 1st Choice Staining and Fence Repair LLC, specializes in Wood Restoration. We want to help save Central Texas save on costly fence repairs or even worse, replacement. We have a simple Wood Renewal process that could help your Wooden Privacy Fence and Wooden Structures last a lifetime. We stain and seal Decks, Porches, Play…
Three sections of my fence blew down in a windstorm Monday afternoon late. I called several companies and only 1 came to look at it and told me a price that he admitted was way too much for the job. Looked again and found Hogan Fence, called midafternoon Tuesday, he was there in about a half hou…
Ryan James, owner of Affordable Fencing, took on my job which was not a typical fence installation in the month of August. Need I say more? A lot of fencers will nod yes to your requests and then just do whatever they are used to doing. I needed someone I could trust to install something different - a two-sided fence, wood on the side facing my neighbor with the two 100 lbs.+ Pitbull dogs (who want to eat my dogs), and a chain-link fence on my side. I specified a two-piece CCA treated rot board at the bottom, 2x6" in the back and a 2x4" in front of that with the wood sitting on top of the 2x4". You may have seen this in Temple, the original fence in my yard with this install has lasted 20+ YEARS and is still plumb, and in remarkably good shape. I also requested a 3-rail system and stainless steel or vinyl covered screws for the cedar pickets - a best practice in cedar fencing. For the chain-link fence, I needed the support bars at the top and the bottom, and Schedule 40 posts placed a minimum of 30 inches in the ground (not the standard 24"). If you go to this link: http: //www.homewyse. com/services/cost_to_install_picket_fence. html, and enter your zip code, you can get a general estimate of what it would cost to install a wood fence including old fence haul away. Ryan's final fee for my fence was VERY REASONABLE, falling in the mid-range of pricing. You will find that Ryan James will work to give you what you need at a fair price. He also guarantees his work. As with all bids, write down everything you specifically require to prevent any misunderstandings during the install. I am very happy with my "fortress fence" as Ryan calls it. I highly recommend Affordable Fencing to you. Try to hire him before or after the July/Aug/September inferno. He and his crew will deeply appreciate it. He also does other construction work - check it out. Bri A, Temple, TX. 2016.
Horrible work, horrible business practices. Nothing good at all about this company. They have had numerous complaints filed against them. You can do better with a generic fencer from Craigslist then from this company which really is two people from their home, illegally hiring and firing veterans after promises of huge pay that never materialize.
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.
Types of Fences
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.
How to Know if a Fence Works for Your Yard
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.
Choosing a Service
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.