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Fence Installer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Fencing Installation And Repair Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Fence Installer, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Fence Installer commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Fence Installer? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Fencing Installation And Repair Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Fence Installer - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Fencing Installation And Repair Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Fence Installer Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Fencing Installation And Repair Service?Most Fencing Installation And Repair Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Fence Installer ranges from $48 to $71. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Fence Installer.
Do I need to use a licensed Fence Installer for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?You should use a licensed Fence Installer for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Fence Installer's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.
Should I use an insured Fence Installer for my project?Your Fence Installer should carry appropriate insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Fence Installer need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Fence Installer. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Fence Installer's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Fence Installer - Services

A Fence Installer can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Fencing Installation And Repair Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Fence Installer - Finding and Hiring

Not every Fence Installer has the same ability. Experience, skills, and sense of acceptable quality vary considerable. To get the results that you expect, it is essential that you put appropriate effort behind finding a Fence Installer matched to the specific requirements of your job - not simply someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence. Before starting, make sure that you completely understand the work you want the Fence Installer to perform and the job quality you expect. Then, begin the selection process outlined below:

Fence Installer - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Fence Installer. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Fence Installer. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Fence Installer's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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Fence Installer Hiring Guide

How to hire a Fence Installer

Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
  • Get fair, complete bids
  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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