Fence Design Considerations
- Make sure you tell us your objectives for the fence. Are you trying to keep something in or keep something out? Is this for aesthetics only?
- Gates: What will you bring into the fenced area that will need to come through a gate? Please let us know if you have a specialty lawnmower or other equipment or toys that need to be brought through the gates.
- Materials: Does your Homeowners Association have specifications on the types of fencing materials that are allowable in your subdivision? The selection of fence materials often varies based on the purpose of your fence.
- Do you have private, underground cabling or pipes? Always let us know if you have private cabling or piping systems, such as an irrigation system. While we will verify public utilities prior to digging, we are unable to identify private networks.
- Property lines need to be properly identified by a surveyor. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to identify property lines. If, after installation, it is discovered that your fence was installed outside of your property lines, moving the fence will be at the homeowner’s expense.
Do you install the posts in concrete?
Yes. Our fence posts are set in concrete. We premix our concrete to ensure the most secure installation. There are a few, specific applications where the posts should not be set in concrete, but those situations would always be discussed before installation.
Should a fence installer have a contractor’s license?
Yes. While a contractor’s license is only required by law for fence installations over $25,000, the license demonstrates not only the company’s industry and technical knowledge and financial stability, but also the company’s commitment to remaining in the industry.
Should I ask for proof of insurance? What type of insurance should an installer have?
They should have liability, vehicle and workers compensation insurances. These insurances protect the homeowner. If a crew is on your property and a worker is injured, without workers compensation insurance, the homeowner could be held liable for the injury. Liability insurance protects the homeowner from any accidents to your property by the crew. To be sure a company has the appropriate insurances, ask for a contact person at their insurance company, and contact them directly for a Certificate of Insurance.
Another company quoted me a much lower price. How is that possible?
While there is always some variance in pricing, quotes that are vastly different are typically due to differences in the quality of product or installation being quoted. Always ask for material specifications. Don’t assume that companies are quoting the same quality of product.
Does the warranty really matter on fencing?
Yes. It is important to select a company with a proven history in the industry. If your installer is no longer in business, their warranty is no longer valid. Warranties vary based on the type of materials being installed.
Do I need a 6’ fence to keep my dog from jumping?
The height of a fence for securing pets varies by the pet. There is no standard answer. While most dogs will not try to climb or jump a four foot fence, and certainly a five foot fence, there are dogs that can and will attempt to escape from a fenced yard. The height of your fence depends completely on your pet and your pet’s demeanor.
What forms of payment to you accept?
For our customer’s convenience, we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards. Financing options are also available.
Are there special requirements for pool fences?
Yes. City and county codes define pool fence specifications. State law requires a fence to secure a pool area.
Why should I chose Clarksville Fencing?
After 41 years in business, Clarksville Fencing is a active in our community. Licensed and fully insured, we’ve helped design and install more fences in Clarksville and the surrounding area than any other company. The majority of our customers are either repeat customers or referrals from our customers, which we believe is the greatest compliment to our products and services. With Clarksville Fencing, you’re guaranteed quality products and installation, with timely and honest service. We understand that Fences Make Good Neighbors.