Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most frequesntly asked questions about Milwaukee Fence Finders and fence installation in general. Have a question not listed? Give us a call, we are happy to help answer any questions you may have.
What types of fences do you offer?
We offer a wide range of residential, commercial and agricultural fencing options, including wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum, and steel ornamental.
Can you provide a free estimate for my fence project?
Yes, we provide free estimates for all of our fencing projects. Simply contact us to schedule a consultation or do it online.
Do you offer warranties on your fencing work?
Yes, we offer a lifetime craftmanship warranties on all of our fencing work to ensure your satisfaction with our services. Additionally, all of the material we source is backed by industry leading manufactuer warranties
Can you provide references from previous fence projects?
We are happy to provide references from previous fence projects upon request.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, we are fully insured with liability insurance for your protection. A copy of our Certificate of Insurance is available upon request.
Can you accommodate custom fence designs?
Yes, we can accommodate custom fence designs and work with you to create a unique solution for your property.
What is the process for installing a fence?
The process for installing a fence typically includes an initial consultation to discuss your needs and design preferences, followed by measurements and a quote. Once the design and price are agreed upon, we will schedule the installation and carry out the work according to your specifications.
How long does it typically take to install a fence?
The length of time it takes to install a fence will vary depending on the size and complexity of the project. On average, a standard residential fence installation can be completed within a one to three days.
Do you offer maintenance and repair services for fences?
Yes, we offer maintenance and repair services for fences to ensure they remain in top condition over time. If you have any issues with your fence, please don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Do you offer any financing options for fence installations?
Yes, we offer financing options for fence installations to make it easier for our customers to afford the fencing they need.
Can you install a fence on a slope or uneven terrain?
Yes, we have experience installing fences on sloped or uneven terrain and can create a custom solution for your property. However, some styles of fencing are better suited for even terrain and may not provide the desired security and aesthetics when installed on sloped terrain.
Do you have experience working with HOA requirements and regulations?
Yes, we are familiar with HOA requirements and regulations and will work with you and your HOA to ensure your fence meets all necessary standards.
Can you provide gates or access points as part of the fence installation?
Yes, we can provide gates and access points as part of your fence installation. Simply let us know your specific needs and we will work with you to create a solution.
Can you remove and dispose of an existing fence?
Yes, we can remove and dispose of your existing fence as part of the installation process.
Can you provide maintenance and repair services for fences not originally installed by your company?
Yes, we can provide maintenance and repair services for fences not originally installed by our company.
Q: Can I install my fence myself, or should I hire a professional?
A: While it’s possible to install a fence yourself, we highly recommend hiring a professional for several reasons. Fence installation requires specific tools, expertise, and knowledge of local regulations. Our team of skilled installers ensures proper alignment, sturdiness, and compliance with local codes. Additionally, we take care of obtaining necessary permits, saving you time and hassle.
Q: How long does the installation process take?
A: The installation duration depends on various factors, including the fence type, terrain, and size of the project. Generally, smaller residential fences take a day or two, while larger projects might require a week or more. Our experienced team will provide an accurate timeline during the initial consultation, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the project’s timeline.
Q: Do you offer warranties on fence installation?
A: Yes, we stand behind the quality of our work. We provide a comprehensive warranty on our installation services, covering any defects or issues that may arise from the installation process. If you encounter any problems within the warranty period, simply reach out to us, and we’ll promptly address and resolve the matter.
Q: Will the installation process disrupt my property?
A: Our team takes great care to minimize disruptions during the installation process. We use specialized equipment to minimize damage to your landscape and property. However, some temporary disruption may occur, but we’ll do our best to restore your property to its original condition once the project is completed.
Q: What fence materials do you install?
A: We offer a wide range of fence materials, including wood, vinyl, aluminum, chain-link, and more. Each material has its own advantages and suits different preferences and budgets. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your needs and help you choose the best material for your specific requirements.
Q: Do I need to be present during the installation?
A: While your presence is not mandatory, we encourage homeowners to be available during the installation. This allows us to address any questions or concerns you may have, ensuring the final product meets your expectations.
Q: Are there any post-installation care requirements?
A: Proper post-installation care can extend the life of your fence. We will provide you with detailed care instructions after the installation. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and occasional inspections, will help keep your fence in excellent condition.
Q: What if I encounter any issues after the installation is complete?
A: Our customer support team is available to assist you with any issues or concerns you may have after the installation. Simply contact us, and we’ll promptly address and resolve the matter to your satisfaction.
Q: How do I know if my fence needs repairs or replacement?
A: Signs that indicate your fence might need repairs include loose or leaning posts, broken or missing panels, rust on metal fences, wood rot, or visible damage from weather or accidents. Our experienced technicians can assess the condition of your fence and recommend the most appropriate repair solutions.
Q: Can I attempt to repair my fence myself?
A: While some minor repairs can be DIY-friendly, such as replacing a picket, major repairs should be left to professionals. Attempting complex repairs without the necessary tools and expertise may worsen the damage or compromise the fence’s structural integrity.
Q: What types of fence damage can be repaired?
A: We can repair a wide range of fence damages, including broken pickets or rails, leaning posts, damaged mesh or chain-link, and more. Whether your fence is made of wood, vinyl, aluminum, or other materials, our skilled technicians can handle the necessary repairs.
Q: How quickly can you address fence repair issues?
A: Our team understands the importance of prompt fence repairs, especially for security and aesthetics. Once you report a repair request, we’ll schedule an inspection at the earliest possible time, and depending on the complexity, most repairs are completed within a few days.
Q: Do you offer emergency fence repair services?
A: Yes, we understand that unexpected damage or accidents can occur at any time. We offer emergency fence repair services to address urgent repair needs promptly. Contact us immediately, and we’ll dispatch a team to assess and secure your fence as soon as possible.
Q: What if my fence is beyond repair?
A: If your fence is extensively damaged or has reached the end of its lifespan, we’ll discuss replacement options with you. We offer a wide range of fence styles and materials to choose from, ensuring you find the perfect fence to suit your needs and preferences.
Q: How often should I inspect my fence for potential issues?
A: Regular fence inspections are essential to identify early signs of damage or wear. We recommend inspecting your fence at least once every six months. Look for loose components, rot, rust, or any visible issues that might require attention.
Q: Can you help with insurance claims for fence repairs?
A: Yes, we can assist you in documenting the damages and providing estimates for insurance purposes. Our team will work with you and your insurance company to ensure a smooth claims process.
Q: Is there anything I can do to prevent frequent fence repairs?
A: Regular maintenance is key to preventing frequent repairs. Keep your fence clean, perform minor fixes promptly, and protect it from overgrown vegetation. Additionally, consider applying a protective coating to wooden fences to enhance their durability and resistance to weathering.
Q: How often should I maintain my fence?
A: Regular fence maintenance is crucial for its longevity and appearance. We recommend inspecting and performing maintenance tasks at least twice a year – once in spring and once in fall. This allows you to address any issues before they worsen and prepare your fence for seasonal changes.
Q: What are the basic maintenance tasks I should perform on my fence?
A: Basic fence maintenance includes cleaning, checking for loose components, tightening screws or bolts, and inspecting for signs of damage. Depending on the fence material, you might also need to apply sealant, paint, or rust-resistant coatings.
Q: How can I clean my fence effectively?
A: Cleaning methods vary based on the fence material. For vinyl fences, a mixture of mild soap and water is usually sufficient. Wood fences can be cleaned with a pressure washer, but use caution not to damage the wood. Metal fences may require a rust remover. Avoid abrasive materials that could scratch the surface.
Q: Is it necessary to restain or repaint my wooden fence?
A: Restaining or repainting a wooden fence helps protect it from moisture and UV damage, extending its life. How often you should restain or repaint depends on the type of wood, climate, and exposure to sunlight. As a general rule, every 3-5 years is recommended.
Q: How can I prevent mold and mildew growth on my fence?
A: Mold and mildew are common issues, especially in humid climates. To prevent their growth, keep your fence clean and dry. Trim vegetation around the fence to ensure proper airflow. Applying a mold and mildew cleaner occasionally can also help.
Q: Can I pressure wash my fence?
A: Pressure washing can be used on certain fence materials, such as vinyl and metal, to remove dirt and grime effectively. However, for wooden fences, it’s essential to use a low-pressure setting and keep the nozzle at a safe distance to avoid damaging the wood.
Q: Should I hire professionals for fence maintenance?
A: While some maintenance tasks can be handled by homeowners, hiring professionals ensures thorough inspections and proper care. Our team has the expertise to identify potential issues and provide the appropriate maintenance solutions, saving you time and effort.
Q: How can I protect my fence from weather damage?
A: Weatherproofing your fence is vital to protect it from the elements. For wooden fences, apply a weather-resistant sealant or paint. Metal fences can benefit from rust-resistant coatings, while vinyl fences are naturally resistant to weather-related issues.
Q: Can you provide a maintenance schedule for my specific fence type?
A: Absolutely! During the installation process, we’ll provide you with a personalized maintenance schedule tailored to your specific fence material and local climate. This schedule will help you keep your fence in top condition year-round. You can also find it here: General Fence Upkeep
Q: What should I do if I notice significant damage during maintenance?
A: If you encounter significant damage or issues during maintenance, contact us immediately. Our technicians will assess the damage and provide you with the best repair or replacement options to restore your fence’s functionality and appearance.
Q: How do you determine the cost of a fence installation?
A: The cost of a fence installation depends on several factors, including the fence type, materials, length, height, terrain, and any additional features or customization. During the initial consultation, our team will assess your specific requirements and provide you with a detailed and transparent estimate.
Q: Are there any hidden fees in the pricing estimate?
A: Our pricing estimates are comprehensive and transparent, with no hidden fees. The estimate we provide includes all materials, labor, permits, and any necessary equipment. We believe in upfront pricing to ensure our customers have a clear understanding of the project’s cost from the beginning.
Q: Do you offer financing options for fence installations?
A: Yes, we understand that a fence installation is an investment, and we want to make it accessible to all our customers. We offer various financing options to help you manage the cost of your fence project comfortably. During the consultation, our team will discuss financing options available to you.
Q: Is the cost of fence maintenance included in the installation price?
A: The initial installation cost typically covers the labor and materials for setting up the fence. Maintenance costs are separate and depend on the type of fence and your chosen maintenance plan. We’ll provide you with a maintenance schedule and any associated costs during the consultation.
Q: Do you provide price matching with other fence companies?
A: We strive to offer competitive and fair pricing for our high-quality products and services. While we don’t guarantee price matching, we encourage you to discuss your budget with us during the consultation. We’ll do our best to work within your budget while delivering the best value and service.
Q: Can I get a discount for ordering multiple fences for my property?
A: We appreciate our customers’ loyalty and often have special promotions and discounts available for multiple fence installations or larger projects. Please inquire during the consultation, and we’ll provide you with any applicable discounts or offers.
Q: Are there any additional costs for fence customization?
A: Customization options, such as different styles, colors, and decorative elements, may incur additional costs, which will be included in the estimate. During the consultation, we’ll discuss the specific customization options you desire and provide you with a breakdown of any associated costs.
Q: How can I request a detailed pricing estimate for my fence project?
A: Requesting a detailed pricing estimate is easy. Simply contact our team through our website or phone, and we’ll schedule a consultation. During the consultation, we’ll discuss your needs, preferences, and budget to provide you with an accurate and detailed pricing estimate.
Q: Can you help me choose a fence that fits my budget and requirements?
A: Absolutely! Our team of experts is here to assist you in selecting the perfect fence that aligns with your budget and fulfills your specific requirements. We’ll present you with various options and guide you through the decision-making process, ensuring you make an informed choice.