Advantages of Hiring an Atlanta Fence Company vs DIY

You can save lots of money by tackling your own home improvement projects rather than hiring a professional company to do them for you. Home improvements can also be a lot of fun, but if you don’t have the skills required or the time needed to complete the project quickly, then you might need to rethink your plans.

Installing and building fences seems so simple. Most are built out of wood, so with basic carpentry skills – mostly cutting and drilling – and a fundamental understanding of the important but rudimentary concepts of level and plumb, what could go wrong?

Challenges of DIY Versus Using an Atlanta Fence Company

While DIY does undoubtedly work for keen handymen and women with skillful determination if you haven’t done any major DIY projects before it’s a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons.

Issues that must be considered before you take on the challenge include:

  1. Legalities Do you know the laws that govern fencing in your area? Most local authorities require plans for fences that are over a certain height. Some require plans for any sort of fence. There may be other codes and restrictions that need to be considered and adhered to. If you live in Georgia, an Atlanta fence company will have this information, and will know what you may and may not build.
  2. Practicalities These range from the best type of wood – or other material – to use for your environment to a general knowledge of soil types. You will also need to know what concrete mixes to use for footings and foundations, and which fixing mechanisms are appropriate. A good Atlanta fence company has the practical knowledge and experience, so this will not be an issue.
  3. Abilities DIY books will tell you that you don’t need any special skills to build a fence. This is partly true, but you do need some important skills as well as certain abilities. Thinking anyone can install or build a fence is a fallacy – rather like imaging everybody can sew or cook. Some of us can and some of us can’t. If you can, then DIY might be the best route to take. If not you should rather consider using a professional fence installation company to do the work for you.
  4. Time and cost Unless you are retired and looking for something to do with your time, hours spent on a DIY fence project can be a strain. If spending the time required is going to save money you can’t afford to pay an Atlanta Fence Company to do the job, then it might be worth it. But to determine real costs, you need to work out:
    1. What the fence is going to cost you to build it in terms of materials and possibly labor you will need to hire.
    2. The cost of your time, if you are able to quantify this. And remember that if plans are required, these will need to be paid for.

Once you have weighed up the pros and cons of DIY you can decide whether to get a quotation from an Atlanta fence company. FenceWorks of Georgia services the greater Atlanta area and our professional team is ready to help. Call today for a free estimate.