Thinking about installing a fence, but not sure whether you should have it professionally installed or to take on a DIY project yourself?
Oftentimes, homeowners believe that setting up a fence is an easy job that they can simply do on their own. Those videos on the internet and TV sure make it look easy enough; however, putting a fence up isn’t only limited to digging holes, fastening posts, and meshing wires. As with most DIY projects, the entire process almost always takes longer than expected, especially for those who are doing it for the first time. Sure, installing your own fence as a DIY project potentially saves a lot of cash, but that’s in exchange for your own sweat and labor. Professionals also have the knowledge and expertise that most homeowners lack. Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.
First, one of the benefits of installing a fence by yourself is that you don’t have to pay a company for the labor costs. This typically ends up being the major reasons most people consider a DIY in the first place. While the money you spend on a team to install your fence may be more than doing it yourself, keep in mind that you’re also paying for their expertise. Central Fence has been providing homeowners quality fence installation for over 50 years! Not many homeowners, or other companies, can say they’ve done the same.
There’s also the amount of time that you’ll save by hiring a team. Typically, a fence can be installed in one to three days by professionals. So rather than spending time on research, preparation, and hours of hard labor on installing a fence yourself, you can relax and trust our experienced professionals to take care of it for you instead.
Again, as with most projects for the first time DIYer, installing a fence by yourself doesn’t come without problems that the video you watched may not depict. While you may save money on the labor costs, you’ll be spending your own valuable time to install the fence. And probably a lot more time and money fixing those problems you didn’t realize you’d have! Anything can go wrong when you take on a large task like this so it’s definitely better to consider professionals to put up that fence. It is important to keep in mind that most professional fence installers have teams of multiple people which helps make the process go faster. If it’s just you and a friend or two, you could be looking at some serious hours of hard work — and some serious (and costly!) mistakes!
If you’re completely new to DIY fence building, you’ll be doing a considerable amount of research beforehand. You’ll need to make sure you’re using the right materials, have all the right tools, check your local regulations, and double check your property lines. These things are just the beginning (literally). These must be completed before you even begin construction of the fence.
There’s also the chance that something could go wrong down the line if your installation isn’t perfect. The cost of having a professional repair or replace your DIY fence could make the final cost higher than if you had just hired an experienced team in the first place.
DIY fence kits can certainly help make the job easier, but in the end, nothing can really compare to decades of experience.
Affordability can certainly be an issue when hiring a team to install a fence for you. Take into account that you’re not just paying for the materials but for the intensive labor and knowledge, as well. It’s not necessary to let a professional installation cost deter you. We offer FREE estimates so you know up front the costs, and we will carefully consider your needs and budget when helping you choose which fence will be best option for you and your family.
If you’re inexperienced with fence construction, short on time, don’t have the necessary tools, and want to have a fence installed quickly by our team of professionals, call Central Fence at 800-221-6425 for your free estimate!