Are you planning to install a fence around your home or facility? You can save the hassles and risks of wastage of resources when you hire a good professional fence contractor, with the requisite knowledge, tools and experience, as well as the license and sufficient insurance. These are some tips to help you choose a good Fencing in Oxford contractor.
Talk to your neighbors
When you are choosing a fence contractor, it can be helpful to talk with your neighbors. If they have had fences installed by contractors in the past, ask them about their experiences. Ask them if they would recommend the contractor and whether or not they would use the same contractor again if needed. Also ask them whether or not the contractor was on time for appointments and finished when promised.
Do your homework
You should also do your research on Fencing in Oxford contractors before hiring one. Look for fencing contractors that have been in business for at least five years and are licensed by the state. Ask them to provide references from past jobs, or ask friends and family if they know anyone who uses a fencing contractor and would be willing to share their experience with you.
If you can, check out the company’s website, Facebook page, Google reviews, Yelp reviews and Better Business Bureau rating before you hire. Also make sure to ask whether they carry liability insurance in case someone gets hurt on their job site or if anything happens to your property while they’re working on it.
Check social media reviews
Just like any other kind of business, some Fencing in Oxford contractors will try to fake positive reviews online by paying people off or buying followers on Twitter and Facebook. Check to see if many of the positive reviews come from people who do not seem like fence installers (i.e., their profile picture is just a stock photo of an elderly couple). Also look for photos that show up multiple times in different places (this means it is probably recycled content). These telltale signs can help steer clear of fakes!
Check out the company’s references
Check out the company’s references. If a Fencing in Oxford contractor has been in business for a while, chances are they will have several satisfied customers to give you. Ask who they were and how long ago the job was done, so you can better understand what to expect from them as far as price and quality goes.