Hiring a Fence Contractor the Right Way

When looking to hire a Sarasota fence contractor (covering all of Sarasota & Manatee counties) there are several things to consider. We understand that this is not a small expense, so looking for the cheapest price may be tempting. However, you’ll want to ensure that the entire process is professional and insured so as to guarantee a beautiful fence that will last for years!

You probably already suspect that the low bid is usually not the best value.  Contractors who adhere to safety guidelines, carry appropriate insurance and have professional-grade installers and materials will have higher overhead costs.

Make sure that you hire a fencing company that is “by the book” and fully insured – the risk is simply not worth the few dollars you could save. For instance, if someone is injured while installing a fence on your property, the property owner -that’s you – could be held responsible and liable. A reputable fencing company that carry workman’s compensation insurance and comprehensive liability insurance protects you. Make sure that before you hire a fencing contractor, you ask to see current certificates of insurance for both liability and workman’s compensation.

It is not as easy as simply “building a fence”. Local codes and ordinances will need to be known and followed and permits may be required. The location of utility lines and wires and identification of easements will be critical to ensure that your fence is installed safely and legally, and your fence company  should arrange for all necessary locates, permits and inspections.

There are many ways to identify an established organization.

  • Ask for their street address
  • Check out their website for products offered, as well as photos of their installations.
  • Read their testimonials, especially on an independent review site such as Angie’s List.
  • Ask what professional associations and local chambers they belong to.

Whether looking for a residential or commercial fence in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Lakewood Ranch or Bradenton -Florida Fence would love to speak with you. In business since 1958, fully insured and active members of the building community – and with a vast portfolio of beautiful work to show you – we are your one-stop fencing installation source. Call us today at 941-921-4659 for your free consultation.

We are experts in Siesta Key PVC & Aluminum fencing.

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I happen to be one of the directors of the Home Builder’s Association of Manatee Sarasota County, so I’ve dealt with local subcontractors and trade partners for over 25 years. I can tell you that Florida Fence is one of the best companies in Sarasota. In fact, they just completed a beautiful shadowbox fence for a home we’re building in Sapphire Shores. They are always courteous, always on time and do exactly what they tell you they are going to do!

Rob A.