Tips for Choosing the Right Company for Installing Chain Link Fence

Coated Fabric Frame and Chain Link Fence

There are many reasons you might decide to install a privacy fence or chain link fence around your home. Maybe you have a pool you want to keep neighborhood children from accidentally falling into, or perhaps, you want to enjoy breakfast on your deck without your neighbors watching. Whatever the reason, when you decide on installing chain link fence, you’re making an investment in your home and property. You want to make sure that you find a company to build and install your chain link fence that meets your exacting standards. When shopping around for companies, there are some things you should look for and keep in mind before making a final decision.


No matter how good a deal Fly By Night Fence Company offers you, you don’t want to hire a business that hung out their shingle six months ago. You want to find a company that has been doing business for a long time. This shows that they’ve enjoyed enough success to continue finding new customers. Also, an established company is more likely to stay in business to meet your long term needs, such as maintenance and honoring any warranty attached to the project. Asking the company how long they’ve been in business should be one of the first questions that you ask.

Free Estimates

You have a pretty good idea of the size of fence you need and where you want it to start and end. However, the cost of completing the project can vary depending on the type of material used, warranty and maintenance plans. You want to deal with a company that offers you a detailed free estimate that offers you a variety of options for materials and longevity of your fence. In some cases, the right company might offer you alternatives in materials and size that you haven’t thought of and actually work better for your budget and property.

Customer Service

It may seem like an odd question, but when you talked to a fencing company, did they pay attention to you and answer all of your questions to your satisfaction? You want to work with a company that takes the time to listen to all of your concerns and ideas. Also, the sales professional that you work with needs to answer all of your questions completely. Your first contacts with a company for a quote and to discuss plans set the tone for the rest of the job of installing chain link fencing. You want to know that you’re dealing with a firm that will take the time to deal with any problems that arise in a professional manner.

Ask for References

Of course, when you ask a company for a reference, they’re only going to give you the names and numbers of people that they know will rave about their services and final product. However, you want to make sure that they’re able to provide a handful of references. Also, speaking to others who used a particular company gives you insight into how the job will go, including such things as if the work crew shows up on time, if the company meets their time schedule and if they come in on budget. You can talk to their references about any maintenance plans they have in place or how they deal with upkeep. 

At Long Fence, we’ve been in business since 1945, and our name is well known in the fencing business. We’re dedicated to providing you excellent customer service by meeting and exceeding your expectations from the start of the project until the end. You can start by requesting a free quote and filling out the online form. Contact us and tell us about your exciting plans for a new privacy fence.