FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Yes, The Cleveland Fence Company do offer free estimates. We understand that estimates are important for property owners in the decision-making process. Besides the quality and the kind of fence, the cost is among the defining factors for our clients. And with that, we decided to offer estimates for free. Rest assured that these are carefully computed to give an accurate estimate for our clients. But since these are mere approximations, please give some allowance for discrepancies with the actual cost. If you want to avail, please feel free to call us at (216) 238-3677 so we can assist you better.
We are following a timeframe for our projects. Although we don’t follow it strictly, it serves as a guide for our clients. Basically, the schedule of our installation greatly depends on the manufacturing time of our fences. Producing these fences typically takes about 5 weeks on average. But it still depends on a lot of factors. The period can be shorter or longer. But once the fences are out from production, rest assured that we can proceed with the installation of your fences right away. We will immediately send you an advice on the installation schedule once all is set.
On average, fence installation takes up about a week or two. In case the weather cooperates, it can be as quick as one week. But if there are unforeseen weather conditions, the installation period might extend for longer. As much as possible, we try to avoid bad weather as it may sacrifice the quality of our service. Just to be sure, we always suggest to our clients to allocate at least 2 weeks for the entire installation. It is important to note that within those two weeks, working days are nonconsecutive. It means that there are days allocated for curing.
Yes, our company can certainly secure your fence permit in your behalf. Through the 17 years of serving Cleveland as fence company, one of our greatest challenges is the delay in paperwork because it leads to the delay of the project as well. Because of that, we have come up with the solution of incorporating the paperwork with our services. Totally a win-win for us, and our clients. We are well aware that most clients find this part tedious. But for us to do this, we will need the following from you end:
- Neighbor’s signature forms
- Mortgage survey
- Neighborhood association approval
- Signature notarization
We offer great variety of fencing materials for our clients. Almost every property is unique, because of that, property owners tend to have different needs as well. Because we want to cater to every fencing needs of our clients, we made sure to have as much available materials to satisfy the requirements of our clients. Some of the materials that we have available include vinyl, aluminum, steel, chain link, wood, Simtek, and bricks. You can find out more about each type by browsing through our website. Having the right type information will help a lot in discovering which one suits your need best.
Legal restrictions are normally on a local level. So definitely, there are not national restrictions. If you are unaware whether there are restrictions in your place, the best thing that you can do is to ask. Once you find any leads, make sure to seek the help of authorities and find out the exact rules that you need to follow. We have had projects before where fences needed redoing because property owners failed to do their research prior. Having to overhaul your fences is the last thing you would want considering the time and money it takes to install these fences.
We highly recommend consulting with neighbors prior to getting fences. With our 17 years of experience as fence company in Cleveland, we experienced quite a lot of heated arguments between our clients and their neighbors. And the most common cause of which, is the lack of notice to the neighbor about the fences. With that, if you want to keep a good relationship with your neighbor, it will not hurt to consult with them. Even if they do not chip in with the expenses, it remains to be a good gesture of courtesy. They will surely appreciate if you do so.
The depth of fence posts is relative to the height of the fences. Because of that, there is no one answer to this question. But despite that, we can give a rough estimate, fences of average height would typically need fence posts which are 3 to 4 feet deep. Based on that, if your fences are above average, then your fence posts should be deeper than the values stated. On the other hand, if your fences are below average, you can have shallower fence posts. But nothing to worry about this since fence posts will be taken care of by the fence contractor.
Basically, it all depends on the main purpose of the fences. Types of fences that are designed to touch the ground would have nothing to worry about. The problem comes when fences not intended to touch the ground comes in contact. Often, the moisture on the ground may transfer on the fence material. It is quite common that moisture can bring adverse effects on different materials. For metal, it can cause rust. While for wood, it may cause rotting. If you want to find out more about this, please give us a call. We can help you with identify your needs.
Yes, weather plays a significant part in the installation process. It usually dictates whether the installation will push through for the day or not. It is no secret that extreme weather conditions can make the installation process more difficult. Some conditions that we try to avoid are heavy rain, too high temperature, too low temperature, and high humidity. In these conditions, the materials can either contract or swell. It can also fail the concrete setting. Since we do not want to compromise the quality of our service, we are more likely to suspend work than take risk ruining the quality.
The best material for your fence depends on the type of security you need. Do you want privacy, tight security, or durability? Depending on which is your priority, there is a material for you. We usually tell our clients to get metal materials if they are looking for heavy duty function. Meanwhile, Simtek and vinyl fences are ideal for those who are seeking privacy yet want a visually pleasing look. For those who want the classic look, we suggest getting wood since it looks timeless. If you have specific needs or wants, do not hesitate about reaching out to us.
It all depends on you, unless there are height restrictions in your area. Your needs will primarily dictate the height of fences that you need. For example, if the primary purpose of your fence is to keep your children and pests within your yard, then shorter fences would certainly do the job. Besides being cheaper, it will surely take less time to install. On the other hand, if you need fences for privacy, then you will want to get taller fences. To make sure that it can fully conceal, we suggest getting fences which are about 7 to 10 feet high.
It depends on the material used for your fence. But on average, fences should last at least about a decade. Considering that it is a major investment, fences should be able to last long. However, considering the fact that fences are often exposed to different harmful factors like changing weather conditions, impact, and extreme temperatures, these can all contribute in shortening the life of these fences. If you want to make sure that you will get fences that can last long, we are a fence company in Cleveland worth considering. For more information, please feel free to give us a call at (216) 238-3677.