Do you offer free estimates?

We don’t provide complimentary estimates, but we’re pleased to offer a waiver or rebate of our estimation fee if you choose to hire us for the project.

How soon can you install my fence?

We cannot say as of now, but we have a rough estimate of about 5 weeks starting from the beginning of the production. Manufacturing takes quite some time because of our meticulous process to get the best possible result. Note that this time frame may still vary depending on the style, design, size, and material of your fence. However, we can guarantee you of our quick turnaround time. We have an efficient streamlined process to ensure that the projects are right on time. Prior to beginning a project, we set timelines for easier evaluation. As much as we can, we try to avoid any delays.

How long will my fence installation take?

Our systematic installation process will only take around a week or two depending on the circumstances. In an ideal situation, the fence installation can happen right away after coming out from production. In case that there are no interruptions, we can assure the 1 to 2-week timeframe. However, since weather can sometimes be truly unpredictable it might cause suspension of workdays which may lead to delay in the overall progress. We seek for your understanding in times when it is inevitable for us to cancel work. Even when we want to finish the job as soon as possible, we do not want to put at risk our installation team.

Will you obtain a fence permit for my project?

We can absolutely do it for you. In our years of serving in the business, we treat obtaining of fence permits as if a complementary service. We understand how some property owners feel the burden of having to do the paperwork and make countless trips to the issuing agency. If the fence permits are not obtained on time, it might lead to delay. To ensure the seamless progress in the overall project, we see to it to get it early on. However, we still need your assistance through providing the documents listed below:

  • Neighbor’s signature forms
  • Signature notarization
  • Neighborhood association approval
  • Mortgage survey

What types of fencing materials do you install?

We install almost every material that you can think of. Since property owners have different needs, we see to it that we get to provide for each need accordingly. Aside from that, we want to give them choices to keep them happy and satisfied. You can find the list of materials below.

  • Vinyl fences
  • Backstop fences
  • Simtek fences
  • Ornamental aluminum and steel fences
  • Wooden fences
  • Chain link fences

If you are having trouble choosing the material for your fence, we can certainly help you pick out the best one. We understand that picking out from these numerous choices can be tricky and challenging and we want to ease the process for you.

Are There Legal Restrictions on My Fence?

It depends on where your property is located. Normally, legal restrictions are implemented on a local level. If you are unaware of whether your area has legal restrictions, we strongly urge you to consult with the authorities first prior to purchasing fences. It will help you trim down the choices and make the picking of the fence an easier job. Aside from that, if you fail to consult these restrictions, you might end up getting inappropriate fences. If you can, try to seek for written rulebooks for complete information. Typically, the legal restrictions include the height, design, and style of the fences.

Do I Need to Consult My Neighbors?

Yes, it is best that you consult with your neighbors. While your fence is entirely up to you, it is best to consult still with your neighbor. After all, the fences will stand between you and them, affecting them as well. Some neighbors are generous enough to contribute with the project expenses. Aside from that, the installation of fences can be quite a significant project that may be bothersome for your neighbors. However, if your neighbors are aware of your project ahead of time, they can prepare early on. In this way, you can avoid getting into conflict with your neighbor.

How Deep Should My Fence Posts Be?

It depends on how tall your fences are. Fence posts are essential in ensuring that the fences remain stable and steady. To identify the ideal depth of fence posts, one must determine the exact fence measurements. As overview, average fences require 3 to 4 feet deep fence posts. If you have taller than average fences, you will be needing deeper fence posts. On the other hand, if your fences are shorter than average, you will need shallower fence posts. But no need to worry about fence posts, since our team will be taking care of the computations as well as the actual installation.

Should the Fence Touch the Ground?

It depends on the purpose of the fences. Most fences are not supposed to touch the ground because of the moisture. Metal fences especially are very sensitive to which. If the fence remains in contact with it for an extended period, it may cause rust on it, and may damage it in the long run. However, rust is preventable with sufficient material protection. Meanwhile, there are special fences which can touch the ground. These fences are allowed to touch the ground. Fences that can touch the ground are normally intended to keep insects and pests from entering the yard or the garden.

Does the Weather Affect the Installation?

Yes, definitely weather affects the installation. Since fences are typically outdoors, the team is most likely exposed to weather. It is certainly challenging to work under extreme weather conditions and might affect the overall quality of the work. Aside from that, it also affects the state of the materials and may cause it to either contract or swell depending on the circumstances. As much as we can, we avoid using materials in their unusual state as it may adversely affect the quality of the fences. We usually suspend work when the humidity is high, strong rains, high temperature, and too low temperature. 

What Material Should I Use for My Fence?

It depends on the purpose of the fence. We advise our clients to utilize use-appropriate materials to ensure the best performance. What most property owners fail to realize is the importance of doing so. Little do they know that this small adjustment makes an extremely huge difference. It is necessary to know the specific characteristics of each to determine how you can maximize it. However, there is no need to worry if you are not that familiar with the materials, since our team can guide you through the process. Whether you’re looking for durable, affordable, or ornamental fences, we certainly have something for you.

How Tall Should My Fence Be?

There is no requirement for fences unless there are fence regulations in your area. Otherwise, the height of your fences is entirely up to your preference. If you prefer complete privacy, you can opt for tall fences which are about 7 to 10 feet high. It can definitely keep intruders and trespassers off from your property. It can also help ensure better security. On the other hand, if you prefer less concealment and an unobstructed view, you can go for shorter fences. These fences are perfect in serving as an ornament as well as in keeping pets and children within the house perimeter.

How Long Will the Fence Last?

Our fences are very durable and dependable and can last up to 10 years. With proper care and maintenance, we can even guarantee that it can survive for longer than that. But of course, it still depends on the material used for your fences. There are specific materials, such as chain link, simtek, and vinyl, which does not require as much maintenance. However, if you are opting for wood, make sure that you monitor it closely and do regular check-ups on it. Here at The Pittsburgh Fence Company, we also offer maintenance to help you take care of your fences.