Fencing FAQs | Alto Fencing Services LLC

Phone. 616-891-5990

Grand Rapids, MI

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The Fencing Experts Serving Western Michigan

Q: HOW DO I KNOW YOU ARE A REPUTABLE COMPANY?

A: We are pleased to give you a reference list if requested. We are members of the Better Business Bureau in Michigan. We are licensed, bonded, and insured. We guarantee all the fences we build.

 

Q: HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT KIND OF FENCE I NEED?

A: First you must ask yourself, what purpose will the fence be used for? Are you looking for decorative or privacy? Will this fencing enclose animals or ensure the safety of children? Then you can explore your options on fences that will accomplish that job.

 

Q: HOW DO I ASK FOR EXACTLY WHAT I WANT?

A: Fences are measured in linear feet or "running feet". If you want a chain link fence colored green, you would ask for 200' linear feet of 4' or 5' foot tall, green residential chain link with one walk gate and 3 corners. It's important to give the number of corners on chain link because it will require extra hardware every time it turns, stops, or starts. Corners are important in fences. Split rail and vinyl rail fencing have different 'T' posts for corners and ends.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF A WOOD FENCE?

A: As we live in a wet area of the country, the average life of treated wood is 12 to 20 years. We recommend using a sealant or stain on your wood fence.

 

Q: DO YOU MAKE DOG RUNS? (KENNELS)

A: Kennels are one of our specialties. We stock 6'x6' and 12'x6' sizes, or we can make any kennel or gate size you need.

 

Q: CAN YOU INSTALL AUTOMATED GATES?

A: We will install power gates for residential and light industrial jobs. There are many options for powered gates, including 2 way communication to the house. We do these jobs but they need to be discussed in detail so we may determine your specific needs.

 

Q: CAN WE PURCHASE MATERIALS ONLY?

A: We have a huge selection of fence material and are priced to compete or beat anybody's prices in our area. We can also show you how to build your fence right, the first time. If you decide after you purchase the materials, we can come back in and complete the job.

 

Q: DO YOU BUILD TENNIS AND SPORT COURT ENCLOSURE FENCES?

A: All the time. We can send you to local sites where you can check the quality of our work. We also build baseball backstops and dugouts.

 

Q: DO YOU CEMENT THE FENCE POSTS?

A: Yes, in some cases it's important to cement the posts in order to ensure strength and a solid construction. We cement the corner and gate posts. Some people want temporary fences so we typically have an air driven post system. Also, the style and height of the fence will determine how deep and how far apart we set the posts. Here in West Michigan, we occasionally receive very powerful wind gusts. Wind load on your fence is a primary concern as well, so we take extra precautions to ensure the installation withstands wind gusts.

 

Q: DOES CHAIN LINK FENCE COME IN OTHER COLORS?

A: Yes, besides the standard galvanized, it can also be ordered in black, brown, green and white. Another option is to order it with just vinyl covered colored wire and galvanized pipe. These changes however, will increase the price somewhat, as the colors cost more.

 

Q: DOES IT COST TO GET AN ESTIMATE?

A: No. Our quotes are free.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORNAMENTAL IRON AND ORNAMENTAL ALUMINUM?

A: They are both top line beautiful fences and are comparable in cost. The main difference is that aluminum never rusts.

 

Q: DO YOU CARRY P.V.C FENCING?

A: There are as many vinyl fencing options as there are wood options. From picket to privacy and even horse rail fencing. We carry them all. However, they are more expensive than wood, but will never rot or need painting, and have a lifetime product warranty.

 

Q: DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

A: Yes, we happily accept all major credit cards.

Please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions!

At Alto Fencing Services LLC you can always count on honest and fair treatment that comes with the respect you deserve.

We guarantee all of our work. If something goes wrong, we'll fix it.

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