Fencing Frequently Asked Questions
Superior Fence of Georgia Answers All Your Fencing Questions
If you’re looking to install a new fence in your Cumming, GA home, Superior Fence of Georgia is the place for you. We have years of experience as a top fencing company, and we’ve even earned a Better Business Bureau A+ rating. Superior Fence of Georgia is here to help you whether you need your damaged fence replaced or you’re just looking for an upgrade. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions to get you started on choosing the best new fence for you.
How Long Can a Fence Be Expected to Last?
How long your fence will last, assuming regular maintenance, depends on the materials it’s made from. Wooden fences’ lifespans vary greatly based on the type of wood. Some, like cedar, last up to 30 years while others may max-out at seven years. Vinyl fencing can last 20 to 30 years with proper care, and metal fences typically last well over 20 years. Talk to your Superior Fence of Georgia fencing contractor to find out how long your ideal material will last.
Do I Need a Permit for Fence Installation?
To put up a fence in Cumming, GA, you will need a permit from the Forsyth County Department of Planning & Community Development. You’ll need to provide a permit details form that includes the property address, fencing contractor information, and project information. A site plan will also need to be submitted before you can get approval from the local government. When contacting the local government, you should also ask how far residential fencing should be from your property line. Typically, between two and eight inches is enough, but it’s best to be sure.
How Deep in the Ground Do You Set Posts?
In general, we set our fence posts into the ground at one-third of the height of the post. For example, if we’re installing wood fencing with six-foot posts, we’ll set the posts two feet into the ground. With this as our standard, it is less likely that your fence will wobble and come out of alignment. Before we begin setting posts, however, we’ll need to make sure there are no underground materials we could hit. Contact us to ask about our location services.
How Long Does Fence Installation Take?
When you choose Superior Fence of Georgia as your fencing company in Cumming, your fence will be installed within one to three business days. As long as all of your permits are in order, our fencing installers will arrive at your home ready to work quickly and efficiently.
What Types of Fencing Materials Do You Install?
For our commercial and residential fencing, our professional fence contractors only use the highest quality materials on the market. At Superior Fence of Georgia, we’ll install fences of several different materials. Here’s a quick overview of our selection:
Wood fencing: Our wood fence contractors have over 30 years of combined experience. We offer a wide variety of woods in all colors and densities. For a classic look that seamlessly blends with the rest of your property, a wood fence is the way to go. See our wood fencing gallery for inspiration.
Aluminum and steel fencing: If you’re going for a more personalized look at a low cost, Superior Fence of Georgia offers aluminum fence installation. Our selection of aluminum fencing includes ornamental fencing that will impress all your neighbors. Check out our gallery of residential aluminum fencing.
Vinyl/PVC fencing: Installing PVC or vinyl fencing has several benefits. Our vinyl fence contractors guarantee that your vinyl fence won’t rot or attract pests. Harsh weather doesn’t significantly affect a PVC fence, either. For some ideas for your PVC fence installation, take a look at our gallery.
Chain link fencing: Our chain link fence contractors can provide you with several types of chain link fencing: galvanized, barbed wire, and privacy. We’ll work with you to decide which type is best for your needs. Visit our chain link fence gallery to see how the finished product could look.
How Do I Maintain My Fence?
Maintaining your newly-installed fence is simple. For vinyl and metal fencing, washing the dirt off with soap and water is enough to have your fence looking fresh and new. However, cleaning wood fences is more complicated. To properly clean a wooden fence, you’ll want to use a power washer, then spray the fence with a solution of water and oxygen bleach. Though many homeowners put fence maintenance on the backburner, cleaning your fence frequently will ensure your fence’s function for years.
Do You Offer Warranties on Fencing Materials?
At Superior Fence of Georgia, we want our clients to have peace of mind that their fence will last for years to come. We offer an inclusive warranty on our installations that ensures your fence stays in top shape. Our professionals will fix any errors in workmanship you find within its first five years. No matter how the damage happened, we’ll replace 15% of pickets we’ve installed, as long as it’s less than five years past your installation. For more information, check out our warranties page.
How do I pay for my fence?
We have a variety of options. We accept all major credit cards, cash & checks.
What process does Superior Fence take to reinforce the structure of my fence?
Fence posts are the structural foundation of each fence. We set each post in 24″ deep wet concrete.
What preservatives are used and how long are they effective?
ProWood Micro is the next generation of pressure-treated wood. The preservative used to treat ProWood Micro contains copper that has been micronized to lessen corrosion. Pro Wood Micro differs from other copper-based preservatives in that its copper component uses micronizing technology which eliminates the solvent that is needed with ACQ and Copper Azole.
After my project is built, is any special maintenance necessary?
Left unfinished, treated wood ages gracefully, eventually softening to an attractive driftwood gray. On flat surfaces such as decks, however, leaves and other debris may collect and create unsightly stains. Even if your lumber has the locked-in protection of factory-applied water repellent, you’ll want to follow an annual maintenance program that includes a semi-transparent stain of a sealant which contains an ultraviolet stabilizer. If you stain your project, a quality penetrating latex or oil base stain is recommended.
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Are you ready to invest in a fence for your property? Superior Fence of Georgia is one of Cumming, GA’s most trusted names in residential and commercial fence installation. Contact us today for more information or to request a free estimate on your upcoming fencing project.
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