Top Fencing Questions

Should I put a deposit down before my fence is installed?

ANSWER: No, 90% of residential fences do not require a deposit before installation. The only exceptions are very large commercial fences and occasional residential fences needing custom fabricated materials to be ordered to complete the job.

How long does a fence last?

ANSWER: Wood fences in Florida last between 10 & 15 years. Because wood is a natural material, the best a wood fence looks will be the day it is put up. Florida’s sun is hard on wood causing it to fade very quickly after installation.

Vinyl fences last as long as you stay in your house. The only enemy to vinyl is mother natures storms. There is no warranty that will cover an Act of God.

Should I concrete my wood fence?

ANSWER: No, in Florida the sandy soil acts just like concrete to secure a fence once it is packed and allowed to sit, plus it allows any water to drain naturally. Posts with concrete will hold water and restrict the natural drainage and cause the fence to rot at the ground where the concrete is.

Does my automated gate require any up keep?

ANSWER: A gate operator is a mechanical device and does need periodic lubrication, batteries will need to be replaced periodically, and will need to be adjusted if it is bumped.

Does it matter who installs my fence?

ANSWER: You should always choose an installer that has properly general liability and workers compensation insurance. If they cannot provide proof of insurance or wavier from the state, then you should beware of hiring them.

How do I know if they are any good?

ANSWER: Research! Do your research. Look around your neighborhood, ask your neighbors, use the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and internet searches, to name a few.

Subcontractors vs. employees?

ANSWER: Employees work for the company and, by law, must be covered by workman’s compensation insurance, general liability insurance, and have automotive insurance on all company vehicles. Subcontractors must have proof that they have purchased insurance or a certificate of exemption if they are the owner of their company.

Are you using quality material?

ANSWER: The vast majority of fence companies are supplied by a few wholesalers that only sell their products to licensed fence professionals. It is in their best interest to insure that they sell the best material possible for the price to fence installers. The people that you need to look out for are the people trying to sell you a fence driving around in unmarked pick up trucks. If they do not have a business license they must shop where the general public shops for their material.

How long have you been in business?

ANSWER: Witt Fence Co. has been in business since 1986. There are many individuals that have been around for years putting up fence under different company names. Why have they had to change their name so often? Do you want to use a business that has only been open for 1 week?

Can we trust you?

ANSWER: At Witt Fence Co., we can honestly say that we care more about your fence than you do. We want to meet with you and communicate with you from setting up the estimate appointment, to meeting you to install your fence, walking the fence line once the job is complete to take care of any issues that you may find or answer your questions about why we did what we did, and to resolve any issues that you may have right then. Make sure that whoever you choose to install your fence truly cares about your project.

Why do I have to meet with your salesman on site in person?

ANSWER: We care about getting it right from the beginning. That means getting your feedback and giving you an accurate estimate from the very beginning. We care just as much about your fence as you do, since our name and sign will be on your fence. Our salesmen are experienced fence installers and will look at your yard from a practical aspect, as opposed to just a sales aspect.