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Fence Installers – Build Your Perfect Fence With Jay Fencing

Fence installers can help you choose and build your perfect fence. However, when it comes to fencing solutions, there are so many options to choose from! How do you know which fence is right for you, your property, and your budget? Many factors go into selecting the perfect fence. In this article, we will provide information about chain link, vinyl, wood, and iron fences. We’ll outline the pros and cons of each fence type, and include galleries of each fence style! For more information about fence installation, contact the experienced professionals at Jay Fencing now!

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Fence Installers Help You Pick The Right Fence!

One of the best ways to determine which fence style and type is best for you is to work with professional fence installers. An experienced, professional installation company works with you to find a fence that will suit both your needs and preferences. However, before working with an installer, it’s good to have some idea of what you are looking for! See the comparison chart below to learn a little bit more chain link, wood, iron, and vinyl fences.

Fence Types – Which Fence Is Right For Me?

See below for more detailed descriptions and information about each type of fencing material.

Wood Fences

Wood Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Most types best for residential properties, can also be used on commercial properties or farmland

Wood fences are a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. Wood fences come in a wide variety of styles and sizes – from post and rail fences to picket fences to tall privacy fences, there is a style of wooden fence for everyone! No matter what the style you choose, wood fences are known for their natural aesthetically pleasing looks.

Wood fences can be made from a variety of different woods – all varying in price, durability, and lifespan. If you love the look of wood but are working with a smaller budget, you can still have your dream fence! Some wood types are naturally resistant to rot and insects, while others may quickly deteriorate without proper maintenance. Even high-quality wood fences require regular maintenance, however. If you are not interested in regular painting, spraying, or check-ups to ensure your fence is free from rot and insect infestations, a wooden fence may not be right for you.

At Jay Fencing, we also offer custom options to help you select a fence that is perfect for you and your property. We offer:

  • A variety of wooden materials to choose from
  • Different styles and features
  • Fences built to the highest standards

If you would like to learn more about wood fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information & gallery page here!

Chain Link Fences

Chain Link Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Residential properties, can also be used as security fencing for commercial properties

Chain link fences are a great, economical fencing solution for residential and commercial properties. The first thing you may notice in the comparison chart above is that chain link fences have a low rating when it comes to aesthetics. Though chain link fences are not necessarily known for their great looks, they are highly affordable and definitely get the job done! They are ideal for containing children and pets and keeping people safe.

Chain link fences also require very little maintenance. They are naturally resistant to bugs and rot, though may rust over time. Treating your chain link fence every so often can help reduce the risk of rusting. Chain link fences are also durable, though they are not as strong as other options. The mesh is flexible and can take a hit, but will not withstand the same force that, for example, an iron fence would be able to withstand.

Commercial chain link fences are a great option for your commercial property. They can help separate property lines and help keep individuals and families safe. For example, you will often find commercial chain link fences at community parks, surrounding tennis courts, around industrial properties or dangerous areas, and more.

If you would like to learn more about residential chain link fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

If you would like to learn more about commercial chain link fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Residential properties

There is no doubt that vinyl fences are a beautiful addition to any home or property. Vinyl fences are becoming more and more popular and with good reason! Vinyl fences are durable and strong. However, they may bend or warp if installed incorrectly or exposed to extreme temperatures. Still, a high-quality vinyl fence should be able to withstand the most extreme temperatures.

Vinyl fences are also virtually maintenance-free and require very little upkeep aside from occasional cleaning. Cleaning helps keep your vinyl fence looking great, and ensures dirt and grime do not build over time. They are naturally resistant to rust, rot, and insects! Vinyl fencing is often more expensive than other fencing options, such as their wooden counterparts. If you have a small budget, talk to your fence installation professionals to help you find a vinyl fencing solution that suits your needs and budget.

If you would like to learn more about vinyl fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Iron Fences

Iron Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Commercial properties or as a security fence or pool fence, great for residential properties too

Iron fences are one of the most aesthetically pleasing fencing options to choose from. Surrounding gardens, pools, or used with driveway gates, iron fences look beautiful in all settings. Iron fences are also known for their strength and durability. Due to their structure, iron fences are an ideal security fence. They work well to keep unwanted guests out of your yard – and great for keeping children and pets safe inside!

Though iron fences require little maintenance, they will rust over time and show weather damage. Painting your fence every so often or when you notice these rust or weathered spots can help keep your fence looking great – and lasting longer. Even a small amount of rust can lead to significant structural damage. You will have to use special paint to ensure the paint sticks to the metal and doesn’t wash away during heavy rains.

If you are looking for a beautiful fence for your commercial lot, or a highly-function security fence, commercial iron fences may be right for you. Most commercial iron fences, especially the ones you may see in shopping plazas, surrounding local stores, etc. are there mostly for aesthetic purposes. However, commercial iron fences can also be used for security, especially when paired with automatic gates.

If you would like to learn more about iron fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Why You Should Work With Fence Installers

Considering a do-it-yourself fence installation? Though DIY projects are becoming more and more popular, it is a good idea to look at the pros and cons of DIY vs professional installation. With DIY, you have full control over your project – you can finish it as quickly as you like, or choose to take your time. It will also cost you less up front. Some homeowners get great joy out of DIY projects.

However, DIY fence installation can create a lot of problems. The average homeowner does not have all of the tools and materials required to properly install a fence. Most homeowners also do not have the know-how and must rely on books or online guides and videos. Without a professional, you may find yourself stuck without anyone to help you navigate unforeseen problems.

When you work with fence installers, you can have the peace of mind knowing the project will get done even if you know virtually nothing about fence installation! It also ensures the job is done on time, and that all the proper, high-quality tools and materials will be used in your fencing project. Here are some reasons why working with an installer is beneficial:

  • Prevents Post Hole Digging Woes – Post hole digging is one of the most difficult parts of the fence installation process. Post hole digging not only requires precision, but it also requires physical strength. An inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can easily injure themselves while digging or cause serious damage to their property if holes are not dug in the correct place.
  • Helps You Choose The Right Fence – As mentioned above, there are so many options when trying to choose a fence! Fence installers will help you narrow down your choice and provide you with fencing information you may not otherwise have known.
  • Knows Local Bylaws – Local fencing bylaws outline the rules and regulations you must follow when installing your fence. If you do not follow these bylaws, you may have to tear your fence down and start all over again! In a worst-case scenario, you may find yourself dealing with legal troubles.
  • Saves You Time And Money – Installing a fence yourself can take a significant amount of time, especially if you are not an experienced handyman. Working with fence installers not only saves you time, but it can also save you money in the long-term! Though it will cost more upfront, when you work with professional installers, you won’t have to worry about costly repair fees or extra maintenance due to poor installation.

Expertly Install Your New Fence With Jay Fencing!

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

Jay Fencing has over 30 years of experience and has completed over 100,000 projects!

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time
and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site
and this was our third project with them. Thank you again!

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!

Fencing Kitchener

Fencing Kitchener – Looking for fencing solutions in the Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas? Jay Fencing offers many services, from wood, vinyl, iron, and chain link fences for residential properties, to commercial fencing options for a wide range of commercial and industrial properties. On this page, you can learn a little more about all of the fencing services Jay Fencing has to offer, and you can check out some of our previous work. We have over 30 years of experience and have completed over 100,000 projects! For more information about any home or commercial project you have in mind, contact the experts at Jay Fencing today!

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Fencing Kitchener – The Services We Offer At Jay Fencing

Interested in a new fence, but aren’t sure exactly what is right for you or your property? In this section, we’ll look at all of the fencing services that we offer here at Jay Fencing to help you find out what is best for you, your home, or your business!

Wood Fences

Wood fences are a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. Wood fences come in a wide variety of styles and sizes – from post and rail fences to picket fences to tall privacy fences, there is a wooden fence for everyone! At Jay Fencing, we also offer custom options to help you select a fence that is perfect for you and your property. We offer:

  • A variety of wooden materials to choose from
  • Different styles and features
  • Fences built to the highest standards

If you would like to learn more about wood fences by Jay Fencing, view our information & gallery page here!

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Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are a great, economical fencing solution for residential and commercial properties. In residential areas, you will often find chain link fences surrounding large homes and yards as it is often the most cost-effective fencing solution to keep children, pets, and others safe in your yard. Though many see chain link fences as “cheap,” a well-installed chain link fence is durable, strong, and secure. However, at Jay Fencing, we pride ourselves on our superior quality workmanship and the durability of our work.

Commercial chain link fences can help separate property lines and help keep individuals and families safe. For example, you will often find commercial chain link fences at community parks, surrounding tennis courts, around industrial properties or dangerous areas, and more.

Though not as customizable as wood fences, chain link fences can be used in a variety of ways, and there are some options to choose from:

  • Can be used as a pool enclosure
  • Available in different heights
  • Available in different colours (e.g. green or white)
  • Various post caps & other custom options available

If you would like to learn more about residential chain link fences by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

If you would like to learn more about commercial chain link fences by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

More About Chain Link Fences:

 

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are becoming more and more popular and with good reason! Vinyl fences are highly durable fencing options for your home and yard. They are also virtually maintenance-free and require very little upkeep aside from occasional cleaning. At Jay Fencing, we offer a wide variety of vinyl fence styles. Vinyl fences are often built to look like wood fences, and it can be difficult to even tell the difference between the two! Vinyl fences come in picket style, privacy fence, post and rail, and more! Vinyl fences are:

  • Aesthetically pleasing and clean-looking
  • Requires almost no maintenance
  • Many custom options and styles to choose from

If you would like to learn more about vinyl fences by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

More About Vinyl Fences:

 

Ornamental Iron Fences & Commercial Iron Fences

Ornamental iron fences look beautiful around any home or property. Iron fences are known for their strength and durability. Due to their structure, iron fences are an ideal security fence, great to keep unwanted guests out of your yard – and great for keeping children and pets safe inside!

Commercial iron fences may also be used on commercial lots to bring aesthetics to the property or for security purposes. Most commercial iron fences, especially the ones you may see in shopping plazas, surrounding local stores, etc. are there mostly for aesthetic purposes. However, commercial iron fences can also be used for security, especially when paired with automatic gates.

Iron fences:

  • Come in different styles to suit your needs and preferences
  • Great for pool enclosures
  • Allow homeowners to see through their fences
  • Can be used in combination with other fencing styles (e.g. stone, wood, etc.)

If you would like to learn more about ornamental iron fences by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

If you would like to learn more about commercial iron fences by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

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Soundwalls

Soundwalls are often an essential part of life if you back onto loud, busy streets, train tracks, highways, and more. Soundwalls may be used on both commercial and residential properties. Jay Fencing installs both wooden and concrete sound walls. Though soundwalls are often viewed as unattractive but necessary, they can actually be a beautiful addition to your home or property! At Jay Fencing, we only use the highest quality materials when building soundwalls to ensure your soundwall looks great and gets the job done!

If you would like to learn more about soundwalls by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

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Privacy Screens

Privacy screens are a great way to add extra privacy to your backyard without building an entire privacy fence. We install privacy screens in a wide variety of styles, to help you get your privacy back! Privacy screens are often added to decks or around your backyard seating areas but can be installed wherever you want. Not only to privacy screens help with overall property privacy, they can usually be made to not only be functional but also beautiful!

If you would like to learn more about privacy screens by Jay Fencing, view our gallery page here!

 

Estate Fencing

Estate fencing is often used in large plots of residential or commercial properties. They can be installed to help mark boundary lines, contain animals or livestock, surround parks or other community properties, and more. Estate fencing can make a beautiful addition to your property and help keep people and animals safe. At Jay Fencing, we offer many different estate fencing options for you!

If you would like to learn more about estate fencing by Jay Fencing, view our gallery page here!

More About Estate Fencing:

 

Fencing Bylaws

If you are ready to install any type of fence for your home or property, it is best to have an understanding of the fencing bylaws in your area. Though experienced, professional fence installers will know your local bylaws, it is a good idea for you to understand them too! When you know your local fencing bylaws, you can plan your future fence better – knowing the height restrictions, understanding property lines, and more will help you be better prepared for your installation.

More About Fencing Bylaws:

 

Expertly Install Your New Fence With Jay Fencing!

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site and this was our third project with them.
Thank you again!”

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!

Poor Fence Installation Service Complaint Letter

Looking for a fence installation service? A brand new fence can completely transform any yard, but a poorly installed fence can create a lot of headaches! Unfortunately, poor fence installation does happen, whether by an inexperienced or unprofessional company or due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have found yourself dealing with a poorly installed fence, one of the best things you can do is write a complaint letter. In this article, we’ll provide tips and a sample complaint letter to help sort out your fence installation problems. For more information about quality fence installation, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

Did you know Jay Fencing has completed over 100,000 projects?

Fence Installation Service: Common Customer Challenges

When working with any contractor or service, there are common challenges that many customers face when working with inexperienced or unprofessional companies. Fence installation services are no different! Here are some common complaints and challenges that homeowners have faced when working with local fencing companies.

  • Inferior Materials –  Some homeowners found that their fence installation service used poor quality materials, such as nails, screws, and the fencing material itself, such as the wood. Unfortunately, poor quality materials usually mean your fence will not last as long as it should, or become damaged more easily.
  • Poor Communication – One of the biggest issues that individuals face when working with installation companies is poor or delayed communication. Customers found themselves waiting around for weeks just to hear their initial quote. This can delay fence construction and cause issues for homeowners with a limited timeline, especially if they are completing other renovations at the same time.
  • Impolite or Unprofessional Staff – Dealing with unprofessional staff can make anyone feel uncomfortable! Unfortunately, some homeowners found that their fence installers were rude, dismissive of questions or concerns, and had an overall unprofessional attitude.
  • Ignoring Your Contract – Breaching a contract is a serious problem – but unfortunately does happen. A contract is a legal document. Breaching a contract can be a messy situation, and can even result in legal action.
  • Poor Installation – A poorly installed fence may be the biggest problem a homeowner runs into with a fence installation service. Even if your contractor does everything else right, a poorly installed fence can create serious problems for homeowners over time. Wobbly fences, lopsided panels, and large gaps are just some of the problems that can come from poor installation.

Tips For Writing A Complaint Letter

If you have dealt with any of the problems above, especially poor fence installation issues, it is a good idea to write a polite and professional complaint letter to the fence installation service you worked with. Proper communication with your installers can help clear up any potential miscommunications and hopefully resolve the problem. Check out the following tips for writing a complaint letter from Consumer Information.

  • Be Clear – In your letter, ensure that you are clear and concise. You want to ensure the reader fully understands your concern. Include relevant information such as the names of your fence installers, the date work was completed, the type of fence you have, etc.
  • State What You Want Done – It is not enough to simply complain about your problem! You should politely let your installation company know what you would like done to fix the problem.
  • Be Professional – Do not write in an angry, condescending, or threatening tone. This type of language will not help get anything done, and will likely just make those on the receiving end frustrated, angry, or scared!
  • Include Your Information – Be sure to include all of your contact information right in the complaint letter so staff can easily get in touch with you.
  • Include Relevant Documents – Include relevant documents such as receipts or your contract. If you feel there has been a breach of contract, for example, showing exactly where the problem occurred can help move things along quickly.

SourceConsumer Information – How To Write An Effective Complaint Letter

Poor Fence Installation Service Complaint Letter

If you have found yourself with a poorly installed fence and don’t know where to start, you can download our sample complaint letter to help get you started! Remember the tips above when completing your letter, and be sure to proofread your letter before sending it!

Fill out the form below to access the sample complaint letter!

Sample Complaint Letter

Fill out the form to gain access to our sample complaint letter page.

Expertly Install Your New Fence With Jay Fencing!

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing!

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site and this was our third project with them.
Thank you again!”

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!

 

VERSAI Fencing by Fortress Fence Products – Residential Ornamental Fence

Looking to add a residential ornamental iron fence to your property? Consider the VERSAI fencing product by Fortress Fence. At Jay Fencing, we strive to bring in the best quality products, including Fortress Fence Products, a division of the Fortress Company. In this article, we’ll take a look at the VERSAI iron fencing line to help you decide if this type of fence is right for you and your home. For more information about fences of all styles, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

 

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Why Choose VERSAI Fencing by Fortress Fence Products

Like all of Fortress Fence Products designs, the VERSAI is an innovative and high-quality product. Unlike many other iron fences, the VERSAI is rackable. Rackable fences come in panels that are easily adjustable so you can install your fence on a slope without any extra work. This is perfect for large, uneven properties as well as backyards that have a significant slope towards the front or back.

In order to install most other fence panels on a slope, they will need to be “stair-stepped.” However, stair stepping a fence creates gaps beneath the fence. These gaps can be large enough to create problems, such as allowing small animals to escape your yard.

With rackable fencing, you won’t have to worry about any gaps beneath the fence! This is not only ideal for pet owners and those with sloped yards, but it also adds aesthetics to your property! A fence without any gaps looks more professional and even.

There are many reasons to choose VERSAI fencing. One of the best features of the VERSAI fence is that it is almost completely maintenance free due to its FortressSheild coating. If you have a specific style in mind, the VERSAI fence is highly customizable and allows you to choose from many options including flat top, extended picket, pressed spear, extended picket/flat bottom, and more!

There are also accessories you can add such as finials, knuckles, and post accessories. These options are great for homeowners who want to add custom features, for avid gardeners who want to show off hanging flower baskets, and more. To learn more about all of the VERSAI fencing features, click here.

Iron Fences – Pros and Cons

The VERSAI fence is an iron fence product. Like all types of fences, iron fences have both pros and cons. In order to make an informed decision when selecting your new fence, it’s important to look at the benefits and potential drawbacks.

Iron Fences: The Pros

  • Adds aesthetic value to your home – can be a beautiful addition to any yard
  • Highly durable – can withstand more than vinyl and wood fences
  • Great security fence – because of its durability and strength, iron fences make great security fences
  • Little maintenance – iron fences require little maintenance to begin with, and the VERSAI fence’s FortressSheild coating makes it so your new fence is virtually maintenance free!
  • Keeps kids and pets safe – as long as you ensure the iron posts are close enough together, iron fences are a great way to keep kids and pets safe in your yard

Iron Fences: The Cons

  • Costly – iron fences are often more expensive than cheaper wood or chain link, however, with iron fences, you are paying for increased durability and a long-lasting product
  • Little privacy – like many decorative fences, iron fences do not provide significant privacy for you or your property
  • Can show damage – over time, iron fences can begin to show weather damage and rust, especially if it has not been properly maintained. A weathered fence may not look ideal, but proper maintenance and painting can help protect your fence

VERSAI Fencing Gallery

Interested in your own VERSAI Fence? Check out the gallery below to see some pictures of the VERSAI Fence on many different shapes and types of properties!

VERSAI Fence #1
VERSAI Fence #1
Image source: Fortressfence.com
VERSAI Fence #2
VERSAI Fence #2
Image source: Fortressfence.com
VERSAI Fence #3
VERSAI Fence #3
Image source: Fortressfence.com
VERSAI Fence #4
VERSAI Fence #4
Image source: Fortressfence.com
VERSAI Fence #5
VERSAI Fence #5
Image source: Fortressfence.com
VERSAI Fence #6
VERSAI Fence #6
Image source: Fortressfence.com

VERSAI Fencing Options & Accessories

See below to view snippets from Fortress Fence brochures and to get links to the full brochures to see all of your options with VERSAI fencing.

Custom Fabrication

To see more options like the one above, view the Custom Fabrication Brochure from Fortress Fence here.

Styles

To see all styles listed like the one above, click here to view the Product Brochure by Fortress Fence.

Accessories

To view the Product Brochure by Fortress Fence, click here.

Expertly Install Your VERSAI Fence With Jay Fencing!

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new VERSAI iron fence! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

 

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site and this was our third project with them. Thank you again!”

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!

Chain Link Fence: Anatomy of a Hassle-Free Purchase

You’ve looked at all your options and finally settled on a chain link fence, but where do you go from there? Any addition to your home is a big decision. With so many options, the process can quickly become tiring. However, purchasing and installing a chain link fence doesn’t have to be frustrating or confusing! See our infographic and tips below for the anatomy of a hassle-free chain link fence purchase. For more information about the perfect fence for your home or business, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

Ready For A Hassle-Free Chain Link Fence Purchase?

Chain Link Fence: Anatomy Of A Hassle-Free Purchase

There are a number of steps you can take to help make your new fence purchase and installation go smoothly. If you’re ready to purchase and install a chain link fence, see the infographic below for tips on making a hassle and stress-free purchase!

Tips For A Hassle-Free Purchase

See below for a bit more information about each step of the process outlined in the infographic above.

1 – Do Your Research

There are many guides and lots of information available online about the different types of chain link fences, average costs and installation fees, and more. Many people are not aware that they do have options when it comes to chain link fences! Though you may not have as much of a selection as with wood or vinyl fences, there are different chain link fence types and styles! You can choose from styles such as:

  • Residential and commercial fencing
  • Different chain link fence heights
  • Coloured or plain black/grey
  • Garden fences
  • And more!

See more chain link fencing by Jay Fencing here!

There are also different types of chain link mesh that you can choose from, depending on the durability and strength of fence you need. Check out this guide from SF Gate to learn a bit more about different chain link fence customization options.

2 – Make A Budget

Creating a budget and sticking to it may seem difficult at first, but it’s an important step to ensure the purchasing process remains hassle-free. After you have completed your research, you will see how certain types of chain link fences compare to each other. You can also choose what is most important to you and what is worth removing from your budget. For example, if it is really important that you have a stronger mesh, you may choose to spend extra on a stronger mesh and decide you do not need that second gate after all.

3 – Research Companies

Part of making a hassle-free purchase is finding a fence installation company that helps you accomplish your hassle-free goal. The best way to find a great company is by doing your research. Don’t be afraid to take your time to read reviews online, get multiple quotes from different companies, and think about your choice before hiring.

Here are some tips for finding a professional company:

  • Check out their website – See if the company has pictures of previous work done, ensure the website uses their own photos instead of trying to pass off stock photos as their own work. See if the company is easy to contact and has their information available. A website is often a good indication of how professional a company is.
  • Read reviews – Check out reviews online. Of course, no one is perfect, but seeing a large number of great reviews can help you find a great company. Check out Google Reviews, the Better Business Bureau, HomeStars, or other review websites to get an idea of other customers’ experiences.
  • Word of Mouth – If you love your neighbour’s fence, ask them who they hired. Ask about their overall experience with the installers. Word of mouth is a great way to find a reputable company that services your area!

Don’t hesitate to check out Jay Fencing’s reviews! View our Google Reviews here, or our testimonials page here!

4 – Plan Everything

Though you do not have to become your city or town’s bylaw expert, it is a good idea to have a general idea about your area’s fencing bylaws before you start planning your dream fence. You do not want to end up with a plan that falls through because your fence plans are just not legally possible. You should also map out your property line ahead of time, to avoid any problems down the road such as legal issues or neighbour disputes.

You may also want to determine the size of mesh you want on your fence. Though most standard chain link fences do not allow for many customization options, remember that you do have options. It’s important to decide if you want something a bit different from the norm! During this stage, plan for other custom options if necessary. Do you want post caps? Points at the top? What about equipment? If you are doing-it-yourself, you’ll need to rent or buy the right equipment for digging post holes and tools for installing your fence.

Though your fencing company will know your local bylaws, there is no harm in having some idea about the rules and regulations for your area. It will help ensure that you and your installers are on the same page and that you do not hit any surprise snags along the way.

5 – Leave It To The Professionals

Once you have selected your installation company, the final step is to leave the rest to them! Trust that your extensive research, budgeting, and planning has paid off, so you can have a hassle-free purchase and installation. Working with professionals ensures you avoid common mistakes such as post hole errors (digging in the wrong spot, not digging deep enough), loose mesh that will make your fence sag, or incorrect spacing that can create large gaps under your fence.

Of course, some homeowners choose to do a DIY installation using online guides instead of hiring an installation company. There are pros and cons to both methods. See the section below to learn more about DIY vs professional installation.

Do It Yourself Or Hire The Professionals?

Though we mentioned hiring professionals as part of our hassle-free process, some homeowners prefer to go the DIY route. DIY installation often seems appealing as homeowners can save money on installation costs. You have complete control over your fence and can install at any pace you feel comfortable with.

However, if you are not experienced with DIY home projects, do-it-yourself fencing may actually cost you more in the long-run, as repair fees for an improperly installed fence can add up! If you are looking for a truly hassle-free process, DIY is generally not the best option.

DIY post hole digging is also a strenuous activity. For an inexperienced handyman, DIY post hole digging can cause serious ergonomic issues such as muscle strain, fatigue, and heat exhaustion. You may also run into technical issues such as rocky soil or sloped ground that you are not equipped to deal with. Post hole digging is also difficult, or nearly impossible, to do properly in the cold winter months. Even some experts will not dig post holes in frozen ground and suggest clients wait until spring or summer to ensure the job is done correctly.

If you want to ensure you end up with a perfectly installed chain link fence that will last, stay strong, and not sag over time, the best thing to do is call on experienced professionals. An experienced fencing installation company will know how to deal with technical issues that may arise and all of the local fencing bylaws that the average homeowner may not be aware of.

Expertly Install Your Perfect Chain Link Fence With Jay Fencing!

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One of the best ways to figure out which type of fence is best for you, your family, and your property is by choosing a reputable installation company to help you.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will make the price go up.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“The installers were very dedicated to come to install our new chain link fence on a Sunday, in the rain, no less.
We appreciate the excellent work and the safety we now have again since the fence enclosed
one end of our pool. Thanks for a great job!”

-Marjolein Hicks, A Jay Fencing Customer – Read More Testimonials Here!