Q: Do I have to have a permit for my fence?
A: It depends on what your county requires.
In Highlands County, yes, you are required to have a permit for your new fence. As a licensed contractor, we will be happy
to complete the permit application and purchase your permit. The permit fee will be included in your total price. There is no
additional cost to you for this service. If your contractor tells you to get your permit, it is probably a good indication
that he is not registered with the building department and is working in the county illegally.
long does it take to install my fence?
A: For an average yard, it takes two half days. On the first day, we
will set your fence posts, and allow the concrete to harden over night. The following day we will come back, build your fence
and install your gates.
Q: How tall can my fence be?
A: In most areas, you can
have up to a 6' high fence in your back yard. Front and side yard fence heights vary by your location, as well as types of
privacy fences allowed in certain areas. We suggest that you check with your homeowners' association and/or city or county
zoning department for specifics in your neighborhood.
Q: There is an easement in my yard. Can I
still go to my property line?
A: It depends on the type of easement you have. If it is a utility easement,
you can have your new fence installed to the line; however, you must be aware that the utility companies have to have access
to their equipment. You may be asked to remove your fence if they ever need to access their equipment running through the
easement in your yard. If it is a drainage easement, we recommend that you not have your fence installed in the easement to
avoid blocking the flow of drainage water.
Q: Will you install the fence on the property line?
We will install your fence 3-4" from the property line, so that the entire installation is on your property. Fences installed
on the line are shared by your neighbor.
Q: Do I have to have my yard surveyed before you install
A: Not necessarily. If you know where your property markers are located, and can show us, you will
not have to have a survey done. If you don't know where they are, but have a survey of your property, we will attempt to locate
and expose the markers for you. This is done as a courtesy, after we are awarded the job. If we are unable to find
the markers, then you will need to contact a surveyor to locate and expose the corners. You don't have to have a full survey
done unless you want one. Your surveyor will probably charge to locate the property markers, but it is usually a lesser charge
than a complete survey fee.
Q: I have a very small dog, about 4 pounds. Will he be able to get
A: Probably. Get rid of him and get a real dog! Just kidding. There are several options for
a dog that will not stay in the fenced yard. We've learned by experience, being the owners of Buzz, our Jack Russell
Q: I want to put my fence up myself. Can I buy the materials from you?
Of course you can. We will even help you determine what you need and give you tips to make your installation easier, if you
need them. We will help you keep your waste down. For example, if you only need 260 feet of chain link fence, you won't have
to buy 300 feet. We would be happy to split a roll with you.
Q: I have an old, ratty fence in my
yard now. Will you remove it, or do I have to do that?
A: Either way. If you want us to remove it before we
install your new fence, we would be happy to do that. If you want to save a little money and remove it yourself, that's fine,
too. If you remove the old fence, but have no way of hauling it to the dump, we'll do it for you. Fees are based on footage.
I have a tree in the fence line. Will you cut it down?
A: No. We are not tree specialists, nor do we
have the equipment to remove trees. We can recommend someone for you. Depending on the style of fence and the location and
size of the tree, we may be able to go around the tree without you incurring the expense of tree removal.
My lawn is beautiful. How will it look when you are finished?
A: It will still be beautiful. We will
clean up after ourselves, and except for a little sand around the posts, it will look like your fence just sprung up overnight!
Q: Can chain link fence be installed to match the curves of my flower gardens or must it
be in a straight line?
A: Chain link fence can be curved around your flower beds to some extent,
depending on how tight the curve is. If it's a sweeping curve, it is very likely that the chain link will follow
the curve. If it changes directins, like an "S" curve, that may be more difficult. Also, curves will
sometimes require more posts to get the effect.
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