Answers to your questions.
|What are the basic fencing materials I should consider?
Basic fence materials for residential use include tubular iron in square or round shapes, steel wire with steel or wood frames, wood for panel and rail fences, aluminum fence available with wire mesh, panel or glass insert, and the new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fences.
|How can I decide on a fence style?
We design many styles of PVC & wood fencing with unlimited combinations to fit every taste and space, large or small. Choose from a variety of combinations, matching gates, accents and arbors. All styles are available in white, and select styles are also available in almond and gray when selecting PVC fencing.
Fence Configurations- Below is a diagram of the many configurations available
1. Fence design is limited only by your imagination. The best way to start is to look at other fences in your area, and to look through books and home magazines.
2. There are many different types of fences: chain-link, panel, picket, ranch style, etc. And most of the installation techniques are very similar.
3. Contact your city or residential association to find out if there are any restrictions on fence construction.
4. Check your setbacks to see if you're allowed to build right up to the property line.
5. Check for buried cables or pipes. Most utilities will come and mark these with spray paint if you request it.
6. And make sure you know just where your property lines are. It's a good idea to have a surveyor stake the corners of your lot before you start.
7. Create a sketch of the area you wish to install your fence (use the sample below as a guide).
8. Establish all gate(s) and/or transition location
9. Determine number of sections; keep in mind that if a required section is less than 6', this will require the section to be trimmed. Example: 20' of fence will require 4 sections (4 sections x 6' = 24', 4' must be trimmed to accommodate installation).
10. Determine the number of posts. Note - all gates must be installed with left and right gate posts only.
11. Enhance your design as you like by adding accessories such as scrolls, finials, ball caps, etc.
| How many styles of fences are available?
There are many different styles of fences and they are called different names depending on the companies you talk to and the areas in which you live.
Chain link fences can be vinyl coated or galvanized and could have plastic slats inserted for adding privacy.
Wood fences come in a variety of styles, such as stockade, wyngates, flat board, estate, paddock, picket and split rail.
PVC fences are relatively new to the fence industry. PVC fences come in many of the same styles as wood fences. This product is very easy to maintain.
Aluminum fences can look much like the old wrought iron fences (which are still available). Both aluminum and wrought iron are often ornamental by design.
|How do I plan the layout for my fence?
1. Laying out your fence is pretty basic in theory. You stake out where your fence will go, and stretch a string between them. This will serve as your guideline for installing the posts.
2. If your fence starts at your house or at another fence, you'll usually want to come off of it at a right angle. You can calculate this right angle using what's called the 3-4-5 method:
- First stake the spot where your fence will start. Tie a string to the stake and stretch it out roughly perpendicular to the house (or whatever you're working from).
- Measure out 4 feet out on the string and mark it.
Mark a point on the house 3 feet away from the stake.
Hold a tape measure diagonally between the three foot mark on the house and the four foot mark on the string, and move the string until the distance between the marks is exactly 5 feet.
Tie down your string this spot. It is now exactly perpendicular to the house.
3. Mark the position of the first post. Then measure out on the line to mark the rest of the posts along your section of fence.
4. Your string should actually be the outside edge of the posts. So you'll have to measure in from the string for the center of the posts. Mark these with a stake, or a nail with a piece of ribbon so you can see them.
5. When a fence runs down a hill you have two options: you can have the tops of the sections follow the slope of the hill or you can keep the fence sections level and step the fence down at each post.
6. For a step-down fence, determine the height difference between the top of the hill and the bottom, and divide that number by the number of sections.
7. This will be the amount to step the fence down at each post.
Installation Techniques -Fencing can be installed using several different methods.
|What should I have prepared or know prior to contacting Liberty Fence Co.?
Once you have decided to install a fence, you should be prepared to discuss the following points:
• The purpose of the fence
• The exact location of the fence (rough idea of your property lines or copy of abstract)
• What type of design features you want (height, style, material)
• Approximate budget & range
• Desired completion date(s)
| How long will my fence last?
There are many factors that affect the life of a fence, including local climate, soil conditions, and the materials used. You can expect a properly installed fence to last a long time if properly maintained. Your Liberty fence professional should be able to help you decide which type of fence will serve your needs best.
| How can I make the construction / installation process run smoothly?
To make the construction process of your new fence progress smoothly, please be aware of several customer responsiblities:
1) Property lines need to be identified by customer or surveyor.
2) Customer should clear property lines or coordinate with Liberty Fence Co. to have done.
3) Customer, with coordination of Liberty Fence Co., needs to have fence lines staked, painted, or otherwise marked.
4) Payment is due upon completion of job unless other arrangements have been made.
5) Customer must notify Liberty Fence Co. in writing of any contract changes.
| Does Liberty Fence Co. have any installation recommendations?
Liberty Fence Co. wants your fence installed with minimum inconvenience and problems. We suggest the following:
* Talk with your neighbors about the fence. Most neighbors will allow you to tie-on to their fence if they know what you are doing. A new fence can create problems with neighbors if they are not aware of what is going on.
* Proper staking of fence line will allow you to see fence placement and alert you to potential problems like trees, shrubs, etc. in fence line.
* Liberty Fence Co. will place a call to One-Call to have all major underground utilities marked. Homeowner is responsible for any any underground lines that are not marked by one call. These include sprinkler lines, low voltage lighting, gas grills, lights, etc. Liberty Fence Co. will not be responsible for these lines if damaged.
* Be aware of subdivision covenants that will require prior approval for fence installation.
* We appreciate your cooperation and understanding concerning the scheduling and starting times of your fence dealing wtih weather related issues and special order materials.
| What payment options do I have?
Down payments will be required on most projects. We accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards, as well as personal checks, business checks, and cash.
| Does Liberty Fence Co. offer any warranty?
Workmanship- Oversight in workmanship will be corrected at no charge if requested within 90 days from date of contract.
Every product has a different warranty, please inquiry about your specific installation for more details. Contact Us