Wow. We have had a crazy busy installation season this year and have loved every minute of it. We were able to install high quality fences for so many amazing customers throughout the Edmonton area. Thank you for such a busy, productive season this year, Edmonton!
Our fall schedule is completely booked up and our team will be hustling to get all of the fences in the ground before the cold sets in. (Who knows when that will be.)
However, although we are full in terms of installations this fall, that doesn’t mean we can’t help with other steps in the journey to getting your dream fence installed on your property!
In today’s blog, we’re going to take you through six steps you can take throughout the fall and winter seasons to get ready for a spring fence installation. We hope that you find this blog valuable and that it helps you get ready for achieving your dream backyard in the future.
Let’s dive right in.
1. Discuss your fence installation with your neighbours
Honestly, this may be the most challenging step in this entire process. Even if you have great neighbours that drop off cookies on your doorstep and always wave hello, when it comes to discussing a new fence, things may get tricky.
Never fear, though! You’ve got this. Essentially, the reason this is the first step in the entire process is because without getting on the same page with the people who share the fenceline with you, you can’t move forward.
You’ll want to make sure that you and your neighbours have agreed on a type of fence, a fence colour and style, an installation timeline, a budget, and a payment arrangement. If you want a light coloured wood with a picket accent that’s extra tall and not expensive but your neighbour wants a normal height, white, lattice accented, premium vinyl fence, you’ll definitely need some more discussion time.
Once you’ve established that you and your neighbours have agreed on getting a new fence installed, it’s time to look into details.
2. Decide on what type of fence you’d like to have installed
Wood? Vinyl? Chainlink? There are lots of options. It’s important to consider how much privacy you want from the fence, how much maintenance you want to do on the fence, what you want the fence to look like, and how long you want the fence to last.
Vinyl fences are perfect if you’re ready to invest more upfront in order to get more privacy, less maintenance, a timeless look, and a fence that you won’t have to replace.
Wood fences will give you that classic look and save you a bit of money upfront, but they’ll require maintenance and painting and won’t last as long.
Chain link fencing will require the smallest investment upfront but won’t give you any privacy for your property.
You and your neighbours will need to determine what your biggest priorities are and then move forward with the fence style that aligns with these priorities. Then, you can do the fun part – you can take the time to review customization options for your desired fence choice. Colour, accents, privacy style, gate style, and more can then be discussed.
3. Conclude when you want the fence installation to be done
Are you looking for early spring? Late spring? Early, mid, or late summer?
The timeline may be dependent on when you and your neighbours are all around, when you would all like to make the investment in the fence, and other factors.
If the neighbours to the right of your home will be gone on a vacation for the month of June and would prefer to be there during installation, it might be best to schedule the installation for July. On the other hand, if your left-hand side neighbours want to get the fence installed before their kids are out of school, June may be your best option.
Once you’ve all come to a consensus on the best time to install the new fence, you can move on to the next step.
4. Research and decide on a local fencing company to hire
The next step (which is one of the most important) is deciding on which fencing company you want to have install your new fence in the spring.
We recently posted a blog titled 10 Things You Should Ask Your Fencing Contractor Before Fence Installation. If you ask these questions to companies that you’re interested in working with, you’ll be able to determine which one is the best option for you.
Beyond these questions, we also suggest checking out the fencing company’s online reviews, social media, and website to hear what previous customers think of them, see their options, and more.
5. Get a quote and discuss the price with your neighbours
The very last thing you can do during the fall and winter to prepare for getting your fence installed in the spring is getting a quote for your fence.
Here at Everlast Fencing, we provide free quotes to all of our customers for their fence projects even in the winter. No matter the temperature, our estimating team will come to your property, measure, and get you a free quote according to your exact needs and measurements.
Over the winter, give our team a call and book your free on-site estimate. That way, you’ll be able to discuss this price and payment options and arrangements with your neighbours prior to booking your installation date for spring.
Now you’re ready to go! You can then book your installation for spring time knowing that you did all the dirty work over the colder months.
Our team will come out and install the fence for you in the spring and you’ll be able to enjoy your backyard oasis all summer long (and for many years to come).
Thanks for reading! We’ll catch you next time for another Everlast Fencing blog.
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