Because my association would not consider white vinyl fencing I was forced to go with a wood board on board. I was very impressed with the removal of the old wood fence and how quickly the new fence went up. Also with the steel backed large swing gates that the other guys don't offer . Job well done .
4010 SE 46th StOcala, FL 34480
From Business: Ed has been in the construction industry over 40 years & takes good old fashioned pride for all your property needs in one call. Ed's Handyman & Property Maintena…
5345 N Us Highway 441Ocala, FL 34475
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2131 N Magnolia AveOcala, FL 34475
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I called for a estimate and they set a appointment for the next day at noon. By 2 pm I gave up and started to get ready for work. While I was getting ready they came to the door and my wife answered. She reminded him he was two hours late. He blurted out that he was busy and couldn't get here by noon......I guess he never heard of a phone......the next thing that came out of his mouth was. I guess you don't need our services then..so then he just turned around and worked back to his truck and left. If this is how they are trying to get a job image how they are after they get your money. All I can say is run far far away from this company. Don't take any chances unless you like drama and issues in your life.
Jeff and Ryan Ball,As you are aware . . . I have a useless/dangerous rolling gate in my primate enclosure that was built by your company in July 2016. It was discussed in December 2016, with Jeff in person that after the first of the year he could remedy this problematic issue.I have been patient and courteous but there is just no excuse for your lack of response to my many messages, emails and texts. I have also spoken and explained the situation to June quite a few times. Finally yesterday after being put on hold I was informed that Jeff would call me later that afternoon.I still have had no response!This is so much more than unprofessionalism.
Top notch company. Lydia in the office was prompt to schedule my appointment. Several of our neighbors have DogWatch and Chris and Evan came highly recommended. I had seen other dogs in our neighborhood successfully contained, so they were the ones I knew could do the job well. The installation was to my satisfaction and the training professional. As it was explained to me, my dog took about a week to adapt to the new boundaries. My dog has been safe in the yard ever since. I highly recommend trusting this team with your pet.
Big waste of $630. We called this company because we wanted to be able to contain one medium sized dog within two doorways. Chris came to our home immediately after my call. He suggested a system I said fine ,paid him in full and scheduled the appointment for installation five days later(Monday) between noon and one. Monday morning at 9:20 an employee from this company arrived. I met him at the door and said our appt is at noon. He told me they had left a message asking if they could come earlier. I explained that I had taken the dog to the groomers and scheduled my day around that appt. He said he didn't "need " the dog for the installation, it only takes 30 minutes and pretty much walked in uninvited. He was wrong. At 10:50 I said I had to pick up one dog and drop one dog off. He said fine he'ld wait until I was back. When I got home he started working with the dog. He spent less than 10 minutes, he explained how I would have to continue working with the dog on the leash as he had. I did three more times that afternoon. When my husband came home from work the dog ran right thru the doorway. He paused midway thru the doorway to do a cartoonish looking jerk/jolt and continued to explore the entire neighborhood. When we finally got him we couldn't put a leash on him. He's scared of the leash, not the doorways. My husband is furious,as I am. The man that did the installation had to use a drill, which we expected. We assumed he would move the DVD recorder and clean up after he was finished. He did neither. Now me need a new DVD player/recorder and we cleaned up after him. We would not recommend this company or this product. We had used the actual invisible fence before with great results, we were trying to avoid putting the wire under ground. Now we wish we had, they did a great job and it worked without scaring the dog about the leash.
The decision to build a pool was made easier knowing that our little ones will be well protected by a barrier fence. Affordable Child-Safe Fence, Inc. of Ocala was highly recommended by many of our friends and neighbors. They are also the preferred company used by our pool builder. I met with Leo to learn more about the fence. He was super nice and extremely helpful in answering all of my many concerns and questions. I was shown the fence materials and a picture book of different fence designs and color options. He listened to my thoughts and worked with me to design a fence that fit beautifully with our pool and landscape He was also very patient with the constant interruptions and curious questions from my toddlers. As an extra safety measure, Leo decided to install our fence as soon as there was water in the pool as opposed to waiting till after the deck was sealed -which, as a mother of three little ones i appreciated so much! The installation was both fast and professional. The fence is sturdy, easy to keep clean, easy to use and looks great. Leo and Sandy came back a third time after all the construction was finished to make sure that the fence was put back correctly and to answer any final questions that I had. What fantastic customer service!! I have had the fence for more than five months now and have taken the fence down twice for big parties with no issues; it was super easy to put back in place. I get lots of compliments on the fence. And the extra peace of mind is priceless. This is a wonderful company, doing excellent work with a superior product.
DNA did about 2000 foot of fence around my yeard back in may and all I can say about them is quality. And the paint that thay use is non toxic so that is a big plus as well.
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.