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-What types of fences do you install?

We install most all types and styles of fencing. We do residential, farm fence and commercial applications. We do post setting and we are experienced in fence repairs as well.

-What type of wood is used for fencing?

Wood fencing is built with Western Red Cedar. See information under Wood Fences and Life Expectancy of Cedar.

-Is treated wood used for fencing?

Wolmanized or treated wood is appropriate for some styles of fence. It is used for bracing posts on farm and ranch fencing. Post and dowel fencing uses treated wood. It is not recommended for residential wood fences. The treated wood tends to twist and warp in Colorado 's dry climate.

 -Are all fence posts set in concrete?


 -Can a fence be installed at any time of the year?

Yes, we install year-round.  We rarely encounter frozen ground, although occasionally we do get a frost line.  Fence posts can be set throughout the winter, weather permitting.

-Do you use nail or screws for wood fence?

Wood fences are installed with galvanized nails and corrosion resistant screws. Galvanized nails are used for pickets and help prevent streaking on the wood. Screws are used for framing and other applications, depending upon the fence style.  Stainless steel screws are available for an additional cost.

-I have a new home. Should I have the landscaping or fence installed first?

When given a choice, the fence should be installed first. This alleviates having to dig through and work around new landscaping. We can often coordinate our work with your landscaper so that they can have access as needed. We can leave open a section of fence and finish it when landscaping is completed.

-What if my yard is already landscaped?

Fences can be installed in established or newly landscaped yards. We take special care to minimize disruption to existing landscaping. There is an extra charge to haul the dirt from the posts holes if you don't have a place for it.

-Where should the fence be placed in relation to property lines?

Perimeter fencing is normally installed just inside of your property so as not to encroach over the property line. If the fence is shared between two neighbors, it can be placed right on the property line.

-Do I need to have my property surveyed in order to have a fence installed?

Survey pins and markings are used to locate property lines. If you don't have survey pins, an improvement location certificate (plot plan) of your property can help to determine where the property line is.  A licensed surveyor can provide physical survey pins if there are no clear indications of property line locations.  Placement of the fence in relation to property lines is the responsibility of the property owner.

-What approvals do I need to have my fence installed?

If you live in a covenant controlled area you may need approval from your homeowner's association. Most cities and towns require a building permit for a fence. Approval from neighbors is not required, but it is considerate to notify them of your plans.

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