Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes, we do offer free estimates. We give the costing quotation only after an initial consultation. This is to ensure that the quotation that we provide to you is as close as possible to your actual costing. During the free consultation, our experts will consider everything related to the project—type of installment, materials, style and design, customization options, among others. It would be helpful if you give our experts an accurate picture of your area so they could recommend the most appropriate options. If you wish to have a FREE consultation with our team, please book your slot with our admin by calling 415-877-8290. Hurry, we are quick to be fully booked!

How soon can you install my fence?

You will be scheduled as soon as possible. We book client schedules on a first come first served basis. You will know your possible schedule for installment during the initial consultation as well. How soon your schedule would be, depends greatly on a number of factors. Weather conditions, holidays, peak seasons, and other unprecedented events are some of these factors. We work rain or shine, but when the weather no longer allows for a safe working environment for our team, we do not dispatch them to the field. We do not service on holidays as well. Lastly, our peak seasons usually have us fully booked. We see a rise of bookings during the summer usually.

How long will my fence installation take?

This will depend on the type of fencing project that you chose for your property. Our offerings include simple to complex installations. Simple installations like vinyl fences, and other pre-made fences have a shorter work duration compared to more complex ones, say ornamental steel fences or a long and continuous handrail installations. If you opt for customization that would require special preparation of the material, it may also take longer than usual. During the initial consultation, our experts will be estimating the time of delivery as well to better pace your expectations. Get a free consultation with our team now, please contact our admin at 415-877-8290 for a consultation slot.

Will you obtain a fence permit for my project?

In San Francisco, fences that are built within the maximum height permitted do not need any permit. The maximum height allowed by zoning laws is 3-feet height for the front yard and 6-feet high on each side and rear areas of the yard. Any fence installation with heights beyond the allowable maximum must secure a permit. The fencing plan will be approved according to certain criteria which includes build type and materials. When homes and properties are along major roadways or airports, they are more likely to be allowed to install taller fences due to the nature of their location. For cases where a permit will be needed for the project, our team will be of full assistance to you.

What types of fencing materials do you install?

We have options of wood, steel, aluminum, vinyl, and many more. This will depend on your choice of material. Our materials are very durable. Our wood is of red cedar lumber species which is known to serve up to a decade when built for fences, if maintained appropriately. Vinyl is also very promising when it comes to durability as it is made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and is resistant to extreme weather conditions. Steel and aluminum are already very known in the avenue of strength and durability. We also have SimTek walls as the newest addition to our installation lineup. These are made of PVC as well and do not warp or deform under great weight or temperature.

Are there legal restrictions on my fence?

Yes, there are restrictions on your fence. There are different residential zoning laws per area that regulate fence height and material use. For the area of San Francisco, residential fences are only allowed to have 3-feet high fences for the front yard and 6 feet high fences for the sides and rear area of the yard. Any fence installation above these height requirements must secure a permit. Special zoning rules apply in San Francisco only to properties in the Cottage Row Historic District. Fences that are in bad condition are also seen to potentially violate zoning laws because not only are they labelled as an eyesore, but pose danger due to their bad condition.

Do I need to consult my neighbors?

Yes, this is important. Some home associations even require informing neighbors ahead of time. Even if it wasn’t required, we recommend informing surrounding neighbors prior to the installation. Aside from the fact that this is common decency, this is also because the construction will involve extra noise and the presence of our equipment around the neighborhood for an extended period of time. This may present danger in one way or another, especially for families with young children. Some zoning laws require fences on properties and neighbors had to share the installation cost. Cases like these surely require cooperation with the neighbors. It would be important to check with your local zoning regulations too.

How deep should my fence posts be?

This will depend on the type of project and type of fence installation. Following the general rule of the thumb, post holes should have a depth of a third to a half the actual above ground height of the post. Say your post is eight feet high, the post hole should be four feet deep. The diameter of the post should also be three times the diameter of the post. The depth of the post hole will be important in determining the strength of the posts which will hold much of the fence material. Other factors also play a key part. These factors include, soil quality, post weight and the area’s climate.

Should the fence touch the ground?

This is totally up to the client. Some clients prefer having their fence attached to the ground for maximum privacy. By doing so, sightlines are reduced. On the other hand, some clients prefer having their fence installed off of the ground, suspended by the help of secure posts, usually made of concrete. As soil can contain moisture and may be damp from time to time, it may age fence materials in a faster pace. Clients prefer having their fences suspended to enhance its performance and lifespan. This also allows for a lesser need for maintenance. Talk to our experts to confirm what type of installation would be best for your place.

Does the weather affect the installation?

Yes, and it does in many ways. Extreme weather does derail project durations. First, when the weather is no longer considered safe for our team, we will no longer dispatch them to the field. We prioritize the safety of our team at all costs. Second, extreme weather conditions affect the performance and wear and tear of our equipment. Extreme heat can reduce the efficacy of some of our materials and strong winds that increase the amount of dust clog and strain our equipment as well. We assure with great confidence however, to communicate with our clients and uphold our promise of quality work and time efficiency. Rest assured, our company is doing its best to build resilience and better planning in the event of extreme weather conditions and unpredicted weather changes.

What materials should I use for my fence?

This depends on your vision. What purpose should the fence serve? Is it for a specific one-time event? Is it for a customized enclosure? Should it serve some special security features? Are aesthetics and appeal your priority? Do you simply want to establish clear property lines? Answering these questions and knowing what you want and what you want it for will lead you to more specific choices and more specific material options. You can choose from wood material, to metal materials like steel and aluminum, to PVC material like vinyl pickets and SimTek walls. Our offerings range from budget friendly options to high end varieties as well.

How tall should my fence be?

Your fence can be as tall as it needs to be. Clients request for taller fences when they want security and privacy. Homeowners who live by highways and airports also go for taller fences due to the nature of their location. Others who request for shorter fences usually do for decorative purposes and for simply marking out the boundaries of their property. It is also important to consider the zoning regulations of your area. Some areas have regulated fence heights and exceeding said height requirements would need a permit. For San Francisco, the regulated maximum height is 3-feet height for the front yard and 6-feet high on the side and rear areas of the yard.

How long will the fence last?

This will depend greatly on a number of factors. Material is one important factor to consider. There are materials with longer performance durations than others especially because other materials are more susceptible to weathering. Owner’s handling is another factor. Some materials like wood or steel will require maintenance work done to some extent. While these materials are promising when it comes to serving durability and strength, if not maintained, it may age sooner than expected. If you admit to having no time for fence maintenance, it would be best to go with PVC materials that are virtually maintenance free. Area and location will also affect fence lifespan. Places with extreme and unpredictable weather conditions are more likely to age any type of structure faster.

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