Our FAQ provides answers to the most frequent questions that we receive. If you do not find the answer to your question, please call us at 407-866-0490 or use our online contact form and one of our staff members will contact you within 24 hours.
Broken elements are replaced, leaning posts are repacked, gates are adjusted. We complete repairs for our installation customers as needed.
Most municipalities allow fence to be at, not on or over, the property line.
Most fence styles can be installed along the line of another fence. This practice is often avoided for aesthetic reasons.
To install fence in dirt, holes are necessary. Aluminum fence can be installed in a very level concrete pad using flanges and screws, but this is not the optimal installation method.
Aluminum fence typically requires very little maintenance. Aluminum gates are light and maintain functionality well.
Fence4U installs beautiful new fences year round. For the quickest turnaround time from order to installation, order your fence in December or January to avoid the spring rush.
All vinyl fences are not the same. Professional grade vinyl fence installed by We is warrantied for life against breaking without collision or misuse.
Vinyl and aluminum fence materials do not deteriorate so these fences can be functional for a very long time. Wood fences have a life expectancy of around fifteen years due deterioration of the wood.
We determine the price of a project by the number of posts and gates installed add to the price of materials.
Most of the residential fences that we provide are installed in one day.
Yes, we do offer financing and accept all major credit cards.
A fence increases home value by adding beauty and security to the property.
A fence can discourage rabbits (at the bottom) and deer (at the top) from munching on your plants, but we can never guarantee success in keeping animals out.
When the property line is obstructed by trees or other vegetation, the fence must be installed on the property owners side of the trees. Installing fence on property owned by neighbors is generally not allowed.
The contest for longest lasting fence material is a tie between vinyl fence and aluminum fence. Neither material deteriorates in the typical lifetime of a home.
Fence codes in our area are written by townships or boroughs. Most commonly, fences can be along property lines but not over. Some townships or boroughs require fences to be a certain distance from the property line, typically anywhere from from six inches to three feet.
We always prefer to mount your fence to a post because we know how that will perform and attaching to your house will have a less predictable outcome. Also, we don’t want to damage your house. There are, however, cases where attaching to the house is the best solution. We can often attach to a deck post without difficulty.
While not the best look for the owner of the shorter of the two fences, most fence styles can be installed against an existing fence.
Different materials have different capabilities. Wood and vinyl gates work best if they are 5’ wide or under. Aluminum and chain link gates can be much wider and still hold up.
A fence is not a retaining wall and will not work well as such.
There is no difference; the terms vinyl and PVC refer to the same material.
Vinyl fence offers the durability of composite fence with more style options at a fraction of the cost. We do not offer composite fence.
If we installed your fence, we will repair it whether it is under warranty or not. If we did not install your fence, we determine whether we can handle your repair depending on the time of year, the size of the job, and your proximity to our location.
A good place to start dog-proofing your split rail fence is by using picket gates rather than split rail gates. On a split rail fence the gate is the area most vulnerable to escape artists because the welded wire at bottom cannot touch the ground (or the gate would not open well) and its flexibility offers potential for your dog to push through. Picket gates are rigid at the bottom, solving this problem. They also look dress up a split rail fence a little. We can also add boards to the bottom of the fence at problem areas if needed.
Since cats are good climbers and jumpers, vinyl privacy fence is best because cat claws cannot penetrate vinyl fence materials.
Split rail fence is our most affordable fence and works well keeping most dogs safely enclosed.
On average our crews can install about 200 feet of fence per day.
Tax is included in the total on your installation contract.
The best option is to remove the tree (and the stump), otherwise, we can go around it with a subtle “V”, we can build a box around it, we can stop at the tree then start again on the other side and wrap welded wire around the tree. We just can’t go through it!
A few townships require a survey to issue a permit, but most don’t. A survey, however, is the only way to know exactly where your property line is, and is a good investment. We can recommend a surveyor.
It is not.
We can. For an additional fee our Permit Service will obtain your permit for you. Your township’s permit application fee is not included in our Permit Service fee and will be added to your total. Also, some townships require our Premium Permit Service.
Most townships and boroughs require a permit for fence installation, even if you are replacing an existing fence. Call you township to find out. Some even have their fence code available on their website.
No, you don’t have to be home the entire time that we are working at your property, but we do need you to meet the crew the morning that your fence work begins to go over the details of the job with your crew’s foreman.
We don’t install fence in the rain or snow, so the weather has a huge effect on our schedule, making it impossible to predict several weeks in advance exactly where your installation date will fall. We confirm installation dates three working days in advance, but we understand that some people need more notice, and we will work with you to set an installation date that works for you.
Your fence can be installed as close as possible to the ground, but this will affect the look of your fence, preventing a smoothly flowing fence line. It is best to strike a balance between closeness to the ground and the look of the overall installation, then fill in gaps with soil or stone after your installation is complete.
Vinyl and aluminum fence materials are guaranteed for life. With occasional adjustments and cleaning vinyl and aluminum fences can stand strong and look good for 30 years or more. Red cedar and post and board fences have a 15 to 20-year life expectancy, and spruce stockade fence has an expected lifespan of about 10 to 15 years.