Since we’re in the middle of spring right now, many homeowners are considering the idea of installing a fence on their properties. Something many people wonder is whether you should try installing the fence yourself or if you should get a professional to carry out the fence installation for you. Both professional and DIY installations have their pros and cons, so it’s ultimately up to you to decide which choice would be better for you. To help you make a decision, we’ll compare the benefits of a DIY versus professional fence installation.
A fencing installation project has a lot of steps involved. You have to outline the perimeter of your fence, dig potholes, get all of the permits needed to do the installation, set posts, and install your rails and pickets. This can all be incredibly taxing. While you don’t have to spend money hiring a company to do the fence installation for you, you still have to pay for all of the materials, and you have to do all of the labor yourself.
There are DIY fence kits available that help make the installation process easier, but things aren’t always as easy as you may expect when installing a fence. Your soil could be rocky, which makes it harder to dig. Underground utilities could interfere with you planting your fence posts, and if anything goes wrong, it’s on you to get the problems fixed. When you do your fence installation on your own, you have the freedom to build your fence however you want, and you can avoid spending money hiring a fence contractor. However, you take on all of the responsibilities a fence contractor would have, such as getting materials and taking on the physical labor.
Professional Fence Installation
When people need a fence installation, many turn to a professional fence contractor to get the job done. While you do pay money upfront for their services, you get your money’s worth. You won’t have to pay for the materials needed for the job because professionals will bring their own materials. You’ll also have workers handling the installation on your behalf so you won’t have to lift a finger.
Most fence installation companies will also offer a warranty for their work. This means there’s no risk on your end. If you try installing a fence yourself and the installation goes wrong, you have to spend money fixing it. However, with a professional fencing company in your corner, they won’t consider the job done until the fence is completed to your satisfaction. This means you don’t run the risk of your money going to waste.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC, has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.