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Whether you will install a residential or commercial fence on your home or property in Tennessee, choosing the right fence company is still essential. This is as important as choosing the right type of fence.

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Do you have a License and are you insured?

A Home Improvement license is required for remodeling projects in several counties, when the cost is $3,000 to $24,999. Consumers prefer to hire licensed professionals, especially when it comes to home remodeling. If you want to be known as a state licensed, insured and bonded contractor, the Home Improvement license is a good start (always list license ID number in advertisements).

Counties who have adopted the Home Improvement law pursuant T.C.A. 62-6-516 (formerly 62-37-126), are currently: Bradley, Davidson, Haywood, Hamilton, Knox, Marion, Robertson, Rutherford, and Shelby; and required for projects over $3,000 to less than $25,000. Note: A license is required regardless of whether a permit is needed.

You can view license info here http://tn.gov/regboards/contractors/

Does your company offer any warrenties?

Always ask if the company offers warranties for the fence installations! You don’t want to end up with a broken fence in a week!

Do you have any company references?

You still need to check on the company’s references. This way, you can be most satisfied with the service they will offer you with. You may visit their official website or ask some of their previous customers to know if there are some complaints regarding the company. You also need to determine how long the company is in the field of fencing services. This is just for you to know more about their expertise and professionalism in providing the service.

Who will be executing the work?

There are some fencing companies in Knoxville that are hiring sub-contractors. These will now be more responsible in installing all fences. You will be more satisfied in choosing a company with their experts and trained employees. These employees will be more reliable and skilled while your communication with them will be a lot easier.

How long has your company been in business?

When you’re getting into the process of hiring a fence contractor, you’ll want to dig deep to get an idea of the potential contractor’s business history. Ideally, you are going to want a fence company with a positive track record and a professional history.

When is payment required? Do you require a deposit?

Some contractors may require a deposit of a certain percentage (up to 10%), and some may even negotiate a payment schedule. The most important rule-of-thumb is two-fold: first, make sure that you are clear on the payment terms before work begins, and second, make sure that you are satisfied with the job before rendering the final payment.

How deep will your company set the posts? Will you use concrete?

The depth and diameter of any post hole depends greatly on the style of fence, the terrain, temperature zones and other variables such as wind load or digging conditions. Most fence companies recommend a standard formula of 1/3 below & 2/3 above. A 6-ft fence, therefore, would have 9-ft posts, 3 feet of which would be buried underground. Concrete should be used whenever a vinyl, aluminum, or chain link fence post is installed.

Lucky Fencing is licensed and insured! We take pride in assuring you that you will receive the best fence possible! Have additional questions? Contact us today!