Anyone spending their hard-earned money on services for their home or property wants to know they’re getting the best, and the world of fencing is no exception. What are some ways you can be confident about the fence specialists you’ve chosen before you begin work on any kind of fencing project?
At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to serve as a top provider of numerous fence products and services to clients around Utah — and we’re happy to have our services compared to others in the area. Why? Because we want you to get the best solutions for your needs, firstly, but also because we’re quite confident we’re the ones best positioned to accomplish this. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss some of the qualities that make a great fencing company, plus what you should be prioritizing as you do your research.
Certification and Licensure
First and foremost, before you proceed any further with a fencing company, you should inquire about their certification and licensure status. This is critical for two reasons: to ensure the quality of their workmanship, and also to protect yourself from legal issues down the road.
In Utah, any business that wishes to provide fencing services must be licensed as a general contractor through the state’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. The process of becoming licensed is not a simple one — it requires passing an exam, completing a surety bond and submitting other required documentation — so you can be reasonably confident that any business that has gone through this process takes their work seriously.
Past Work and Examples
It’s common for a fencing company to have a portfolio or other examples of past work that they can show you to give you an idea of the quality of their craftsmanship. This is a great way to get an initial sense of whether or not a company is a good fit for your needs, as you can get a sense of their design sensibility and overall aesthetic.
Another way of gleaning this information is through online reviews and testimonials from past clients. This can be an invaluable resource as you seek to find the best possible fencing company for your needs, as it provides insight that goes beyond what a company is willing to show you on their own website.
Taking Time to Listen
You want a fencing company that is going to take the time to listen to your needs and desires for your fencing project, as this will ensure that the finished product meets your expectations. A great company will take the time to ask you detailed questions about what you’re looking for in a fence, and they should also be able to provide helpful suggestions and recommendations based on their extensive experience in the industry.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over some further examples of what makes a great fence company. For more on this, or to learn about any of our fence services, speak to our team at Utah Fence Warehouse today.