If you own any type of commercial or residential property, there will likely come a time when you need to either put up a new fence or replace an existing one. TNS Fence is here to provide you with Top-Rated Local® fence installation when that time comes, as we are your go-to source for all types of fencing in Galveston County. Of course, we understand that you might have some questions for our fence installers, and we are always happy to answer them for you. In today’s post, we’ll review six of the most frequently asked questions about fence installation projects. Let’s get started!
Fence Installation FAQs
Do I Need a Permit for Fence Installation?
Per the Galveston Building Division, a building permit is required when you are building or replacing a fence. Note that this is for the city of Galveston, and other cities within Galveston county may have different building permit requirements. To confirm whether or not you need a building permit, be sure to check with your city’s local building division.
Do I Need to Be Home When You Install My Fence?
It is important for you to meet with our fence installers prior to the work beginning to ensure we are all on the same page for your project. This will require you to be on-site before work begins. While it is not absolutely necessary, we recommend that you are home during your fence installation in the event that any issues arise. Seeing potential issues with your own eyes can help you make the right decision about how to move forward. Please be sure to secure all pets prior to our fence installation team arriving on your property.
How Long Will My Fence Last?
The answer to this question depends on what material your fence is constructed out of and how well your fence is maintained. For a general idea of how long a properly maintained fence can last, see below:
- Chain link fences: 15 to 20 years
- Wood fences: 15 to 30 years
- Vinyl fences: 20 to 30 years
- Wrought iron fences: 50 years or longer
How Should I Care for My Fence?
Similar to the previous question, this depends on what type of fence you have installed. All fences need to be cleaned from time to time and inspected for any signs of wear and tear or damage. Wood fences need to be re-sealed periodically, and repaired promptly if damaged. When our team is done installing your new fence, they will provide you with instructions on how to clean and maintain your fence to ensure its beauty and integrity last for years.
Can You Make Sure My Fence Is Level?
It is important to note that level and straight are not the same thing. Many property owners are surprised to learn that not all fences are level. Depending on the grade of your property and neighboring fence lines, it might be best for the fence to follow the natural contour of the land while keeping the fence as straight as possible. However, if you prefer that each panel is level, we can install the fence in “stepped” increments.
What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?
At TNS Fence, our goal is to provide you with the most beautiful, long-lasting fence without breaking the bank. We are happy to accept both Visa and Mastercard payments for your new fence. If you prefer to use another form of payment for our services, please contact us so we can work with you.
Top-Rated Local® Galveston County Fence Installation
Installing a new fence around your home or your business can be fun and exciting. The right type of fence can enhance your property in a multitude of ways, from increasing security and safety to adding stunning curb appeal. Here at TNS Fence, our fence installers have more than 25 years of experience putting in wood and vinyl privacy fencing, and we can also install chain link, split-rail, wrought iron, and picket fencing. We are also happy to be your first choice for custom entryway and metal gates.
Have a question that isn’t listed in today’s post? Ready to install a new fence or replace your existing one? Give us a call today at 281-503-1545 — we can’t wait to speak with you!