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FAQs

Do I need to be home or present on the first day of fencing installation?

Our experts prefer the owner or person in charge of the fence installation is on-site the day the installation crew arrives so they can walk over the fence scope of work just to confirm prior to starting.

Who is responsible to clear away bushes, trees, landscaping or any objects along the proposed fence line prior to fencing installation?

The homeowner is responsible to have all landscaping and objects cleared of the new fence line so that the installers have room to work and access the area, we ask for a minimum of 2 feet clearance on both sides.

How Long Does It Take To Install A Fence?

The length of time needed to install a fence depends on the size of the coverage area and the type of material being used. On average it should take less than a business week from start to finish. Smaller jobs can be completed in a day or two. Some fences are held in place by concrete and drying time can be affected by the weather.

Should I stain my wood fence?

Staining your fence will prolong its quality and beauty.  If you need help with long-term maintenance, an expert at XL Fencing can provide advice for long-term care and maintenance.

How long after installation can I have my fence stained?

We normally think 2-3 weeks is sufficient to let the lumber dry out.

Do I Need A Permit To Build A Fence?

In the great majority of cases, yes. In most municipalities, fences of any type exceeding 6 feet in height or masonry fences of any height will require a building permit. If the fence is in the public right of way, you will also need an encroachment permit from the Department of Public Works. Don’t worry, XL Fencing will take care of all permitting before work begins.

Do I need a permit to replace a fence?

Yes, in most cases replacing a fence will require a permit. A permit is still required for replacing an existing fence. Even if the new fence is made from the same material as the old one. For example, an old vinyl fence is being replaced with a new vinyl fence would still require a permit. Again, XL Fencing takes care of permitting from start to finish. It is always recommended to obtain all necessary documentation ie: Permit and/or HOA approvals.

Are PVC fences covered by a warranty?

All the posts, rail, and pickets are covered by the direct manufacturer’s Limited Lifetime Warranty which we can provide you a link to so you can register your fence after installation.

How Much Does A Fence Cost?

The cost will depend on a few factors including, material, labor, and coverage area. The installation cost for a fence averages around $2,800, with the typical cost between $1,700 and $4,000 For the most common materials. You can expect to spend anywhere from $13 to $50 per linear foot depending on the material, including professional installation.

What Is The Best Material For Fencing?

The Best Material for fencing depends on the purpose of the fence. PVC/vinyl and wood are great materials to consider if you want to build a fence for privacy reasons. Chain link fences are great for dogs and other pets. Wood is great for aesthetics. Wrought iron and aluminum are great for security purposes.

What Is The Best Fence For Dogs?

The best fence for dogs generally depends on the breed of dog, but for the most part, wooden or vinyl will be best. The best fence for dogs are ones that do not cause any snags on their noses or collars. Dog fences made with vinyl, wood, and other solid materials work great for dogs that are easily distracted by other animals, kids, or neighbor dogs as they can’t easily see through them.

How Long Do Fences Last?

How long a fence lasts depends on several factors including material and average weather conditions. A well-built and well-maintained fence can last anywhere between 15-30 years. Wood is biodegradable so it won’t last as long as a PVC or aluminum fence but with proper care and sealing it can last well over 15 years.

How Tall Should My Fence Be?

Determining how tall your fence should depend on the fence’s purpose. If privacy is your main goal then your fence should be at least 6 feet. For extra security and to keep out “unwanted guests” you can go as high as 8 feet. There is no set standard for residential fence height. However, each municipality has its own fence height regulations that you must adhere to. Common heights for front yard fences are around 3 feet, while common heights for backyard fences are between 6 and 8 feet.

How Tall Should My Fence Be For My Dog?

How tall you make your fence to keep your dog in will depend on the breed and size of your dog. A 4-foot fence will do nothing to keep a Doberman or Great Dane inside but it’s perfect for a Yorkie or Pekinese. For most breeds, a 6-foot-tall fence will suffice.