Frequently Asked Questions about fences

From your local  fence Company at Big Jerry’s Fencing. Frequently asked questions about fences.

Although wood fences require regular care to maximize their longevity, a properly maintained fence can last up to 20 years.

Although most fence styles can be installed directly next to another fence it is uncommon because it is not the the most aesthetic option. 

Big Jerry’s Fencing installs our fence posts set into concrete.

Aluminum fence generally requires the least amount of maintenance although Vinyl/PVC is stronger and more durable than wood, never needs to be painted, resists graffiti, and usually comes with a lifetime warranty.

All vinyl fences are not the same. Our vinyl fence installed by Big Jerry’s Fencing is covered under manufacturers warranty

We use our our Draw Your Fence tool to give you an accurate quote online. You tell us what type of fence, draw your fence into our tool, and we can give you an actionable quote quickly without needing to send a service representative to your property.

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Yes, most wooden boards are subject to shrink although typically not more than one sixteenth of an inch.

When the property line is obstructed by trees or other vegetation, you can either clear them or install fencing on your side of the property line. You cannot install fencing on your neighbors property.

Split rail fence with welded wire is a great fence for animals, especially goats.

It is between vinyl fence and aluminum fence for the longest lasting fencing. Both of these materials usually do not deteriorate in the typical lifetime of a home.

Wood and vinyl are flammable. Aluminum and steel fences are significantly less flammable.

While not the best look for the owner of the shorter of the two fences, most fence styles can be installed against an existing fence. The best look is to install the same height of fence when installing next to your neighbors.

This depends on the type of fence, and whether you request a single of double gate fence. Double gate fences are better suited for vehicles and larger openings.

No, fences are not suitable retaining walls.

Yes, we offer SimTek Fence Patented Construction. Made with proprietary Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) blend and is reinforced with galvanized steel in every post and every panel.

Yes, if we installed your fence we may offer repair based on our availablity.

Vinyl privacy fence is best because cat claws cannot penetrate the materials making it difficult for them to jump and climb the fence.

Our crews can typically install around 200+ feet of fence per day.

We have powerful tools for digging post holes. Most roots are not a problem. However if a jackhammer is required for extra hard soil or rocks an additional fee may be charged.

We ask that you meet the crew on the morning of the install to go over final details, but you do not need to remain at home throughout the installation.

We can install your fence as a close to the ground as possible however in cases where it may effect the lay of the fence line you may not want the fence too close in order to have the most visually striking fence. Some gaps are likely.

Vinyl and aluminum fence materials are guaranteed for life. With occasional adjustments and cleaning vinyl and aluminum fences can stand strong and look good for 30 years or more. Wooden fences have a 10 to 20-year life expectancy.