Fox Cities Fence Installation & Repair
You can rely on professional fence installation services from our experts with over 30 years of experience installing, repairing, and replacing Appleton fencing, Green Bay fencing, Oshkosh fencing, and Fox Cities fencing. Our experienced fence contractors provide prompt and professional help for all your fence installations, fence repairs, and fence replacements. You can always expect superior customer service from your professional fence contractors at Northern Fence.
Northern Fence Inc. provides the most affordable fence services for our customers! Our company will let you know all your fence installation and fence replacement costs upfront. Northern Fence is among the most reputable companies in the Fox Valley area – we are your trusted fence installation and fence replacement company of the Fox Valley and beyond! Please contact the experts at Northern Fence today with any questions relating to your fence and get a FREE estimate today!
Before building a fence, determine whether or not you need a permit to proceed. Also, identify if there are restrictions on height. Some fence limits include restrictions to 6 or 8 feet tall. The material will play a huge role in the fence’s longevity. Treated cedar for example can last up to 40 years if properly installed and maintained.
1. Plan Your Fence
Plan out your fence by determining whether you need a permit or if there are height restrictions. Next is determining your property line and how your fence will be erected in relation to that. To avoid any future disputes with your neighbors, review your plans with them. This can save a lot of headaches.
2. Measure Out The Fence Posts
Our fence crew then marks the outline of your proposed fence line with spray paint. Then, we will measure the outline of your perimeter with a measuring wheel. At this point, we will position your fence posts on the fence line every 6 or 8 feet.
3. Dig Holes
The expert fence installers at Northern Fence will then dig holes with a post hole digger below the frost line; this is especially important for colder climates like Wisconsin to offer the most support. We are careful to avoid any utility lines or pipes while we work.
4. Add Concrete and Gravel and Position Posts
After the holes are dug out, we will pour 3 to 4 inches of gravel for drainage and 6 to 8 inches of concrete mix. We then position the pole in the middle of the hole, making sure the mix is sloped away from the post.
5. Attach Rails/Panels to Posts
After the concrete has dried, we attach the rails or panels to the posts. We then secure the rails in properly with either 2.5 inch deck screws or galvanized 10d x 3 inch nails. We save time by using tools like a power drill or claw hammer.
6. Attach Pickets to Rails
Now it is time to begin attaching the pickets to the rails that were just installed. Once again, the team at Northern Fence uses the proper screws and nails to secure the pickets.
7. Attach Post Caps
If you opted to use post caps for your fence we install them on each post using a rubber mallet. We line them up and begin lightly tapping them down until they are snug.
8. Stain or Treat Wood
After building the fence, the wood must be treated with paint, satin or weather-proofing finish. We apply wood preservative at the base posts to prevent rotting. Apply new coats every 2 to 3 years.