Inviting a few friends over to build a wood fence, followed by a few beers and some barbecue, sounds like a fun weekend project for many people. Also, much of the cost of a new wood fence is in the labor. So, if you can get a couple of buddies to do the work for the cost of a few burgers, you will be ahead of the game, right? But, will you really save yourself any money?
While some do-it-yourself homeowners have the expertise to tackle a wood fence installation, many will simply underestimate the work involved or the complexity of the project. Moreover, there are often unexpected issues encountered. So, unless you have the proper experience with carpentry, digging, and all the other tasks of installing a wood fence, the better option is hiring a professional contractor.
You must remember that a lot goes into building a wood fence. There is developing a design that works with the landscape, selecting the right materials, and then executing the project itself. Those who are new to these types of home projects will often make mistakes or become overwhelmed. So, the less experience you have with carpentry and construction, the better it is to use a wood fencing company. Don’t you agree?
Moreover, it is not uncommon for a do-it-yourself wood fence installation to seemingly go smoothing, only to have a catastrophic failure a short time later. Examples of common issues include not digging the post holes deep enough, not compensating for slopes and hills on the property, or choosing the wrong hardware and fasteners. Other issues to be concerned with are local ordinances, property lines, and ground composition. A do-it-yourself kit does not include instructions on how to correctly address every obstacle or problem.
Ultimately, hiring a professional can save you significant time and frustration. Additionally, a contractor will stand by their work, ensuring the wood fence is installed correctly. If you are considering a new wood fence, please contact us before making a final decision.