Why You Should Hire a Fence Contractor

Putting up a fence is not an easy decision to make. There are usually many choices, making it hard to decide what you need. You also need to plan a fence carefully, which is not as simple as most people assume. For this reason, it is often in your best interest to hire a fence contractor. Here are some reasons why you should hire professional fence contractor.

Their experience. Putting up a fence takes some research and expertise. By hiring a contractor, you will be able to discuss your thoughts and they will help you decide exactly what you want and need. They can go over the pros and cons of each type of fence.

Exact amount of fencing. If you put up a fence yourself, you run the risk of buying way too much or not enough supplies. If you don’t buy enough, you will end up having to stop what you are doing to get additional supplies. If you buy too much, you might not be able to return the extra product.

Done quickly and efficiently. It is hard work putting up a fence. It is also something that you may end up doing in your spare time on the weekends. It can take months to get a fence done by yourself.  However, a fence contractor and crew can get it done quickly and efficiently without any worry on your part.

Guaranteed Work. A fence contractor’s work is guaranteed. If you have problems with the fence, they will come out and fix it (at their cost). If you put it up yourself and something happens, you are going to be paying for all of the repairs.

Though you may not want to pay extra for your fence, you might want to think about it. A fence contractor can guide you through the decision-making process, while buying enough supplies to get it done quickly and efficiently. Also, the work is guaranteed so you won’t have to pay a penny if there is a craftsmanship problem.

Contact us to help you get the fence that you have been dreaming of!

Hiring a Fencing Contractor: What to Know

Most folks who decide that the time is right for a fence already have at least a vague idea of what sort of fence they’re looking for. Fencing types include

  • classic wood
  • chain link
  • decorative iron or metal
  • livestock Fence

Most people choose to obtain a quote from more than one area fencing contractor, although you may choose to bypass this if you’ve heard great things about a local fencing company from neighbors, online reviews, or coworkers. But once you have your choice of fencing contractor narrowed down, it’s a good idea to ask the following questions before signing on the dotted line…

  • Will they pull the required permits (if they’re required by your town)?
  • What about locating underground utilities? Will they take care of contacting a utility locator, or will that be up to you?
  • If your property is graded (on a slope), how will they deal with that? (This is important if you’re installing a fence to keep pets or small kids in the yard, since you won’t want any gaps for potential escape at any point along the fence.) Also ask if the height will vary because of grade.
  • What about a gate? Is that included in the price or will it be extra?
  • Do they warranty their work and/or product?
  • What’s their timeline?

Getting satisfactory answers to these questions will help ensure that you’ll end up with a fence that meets both your needs and your budget. Contracting with an established (i.e., experienced) fencing contractor will further ensure that you’ll get a high-quality fence that’s built to last.

In the North Dallas region of Texas, there’s one fencing contractor that has the experience, commitment to quality and reputation for great customer service you’re seeking. That contractor is Titan Fence & Supply Company. Why not contact us today for a free estimate?

Getting a New Fence? 5 Fence Scams to Avoid

Whether you are in the market for residential fencing or commercial fencing, we at Titan Fence want consumers to be aware of common scams. When it’s time to get a new fence, the number one tip we can give you is to do your research. Verify the company or contractor you are considering is licensed and that they have active insurance. See if they have references you can check out and possibly even an office in your state that you can visit.

That being said, even after proper research, it is still possible to get scammed. It is also possible to get taken advantage of and not even realize what has happened before its too late. Here are 5 common scams in the fence industry that you, as a resident or business owner, should be aware of.

1. Falsely claiming they have insurance coverage

Believe it or not, there are contractors out there brazen enough to claim they have insurance coverage when they really have none. This can be bad because if a worker gets injured on the job, and their shady boss disappears, they can come after you and your home owner’s insurance policy.

Sometimes the contractors even show you a copy of their policy claiming they have coverage. What the scammers do is go and set up a policy for the bare minimum, agree on a monthly contract price, get their coverage paperwork, and never pay the monthly premiums.

Solution: If they can’t show you a policy, do not go with them. If they do show you a policy and you are not satisfied, you can call the insurance company to ensure their policy is in good standing.

2. Quoting Low or “Footage Padding”

Sometimes this is done without a contractor knowing, it can be done by a shady sales rep who is simply trying to increase their commissions. The sales rep, or contractor, will give you a good price per square foot, but the total square footage on the quote will be low. Once you see the contract, the price per square foot is the same, but all of a sudden the total square footage on the contract is higher than what was quoted to you.

Solution: Double check the square footage from the quote and the actual contract. If the contract price is higher than the quote you should be given advance warning with a proper explanation.

3. “Payment Is Required Upfront”

This is common throughout any industry, contracting, construction, repair, renovation, etc. A full upfront payment is asked for. If you pay 100% upfront, you have no guarantee that the work will actually be finished. In the fence industry specifically, an up-front payment, or deposit, of 25%-40% is absolutely reasonable.

Solution: Simply put, do not pay the entire balance until the work is completed. If the work is finished later in the evening and the contractor wants payment that night, refuse until the next morning when you are able to go over their work in the daytime.

4. “The Cost of Materials Went Up – We Need More Money”

Just like scam #3, this one is also common throughout many industries involving construction, installation, and/or renovation. The contractor will claim that there was an unexpected cost increase for materials and the job will cost more than agreed on.

In the fence industry, contractors deal with the same groups of suppliers every single day. If there is going to be a price increase, they will usually have advance notice; sometimes, even weeks before the actual increase.

Solution: Do not ever agree to pay more money than was quoted on the contract. It is illegal for a contractor to refuse to finish the work because of something like this (if it’s not in the contract).

5. Bait and Switch – Vague Material Description

A common complaint that unhappy new-fence customers have is signing a contract expecting something like cedar which would last 15-20 years but instead get cheap pine. How is this legal? The contract will say something vague like “cedar fencing.” The ambiguity of this wording leaves it open for the contractor to interpret it however they want.

They may also lead you to believe you are getting 2×4 back rail boards when they plan on cutting corners and saving money by installing 1×4 back rails. 1×4 sized rails are not always bad, but they are if you believe you are paying for 2×4.

Solution: Be sure and get specifics on what exactly it is you are paying for. Specifics on the type of wood (ex: is it a high-grade cedar or is it cheap Chinese cedar?) If you are unsure about something, just ask for clarification.

Titan Fence is a company you can trust to build a fence that will withstand the test of time. Contact us today with any questions or request a free quote!

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal with a Beautiful Ornamental Fence

People install fences for all sorts of reasons ranging from security to privacy to keeping pets and small children in the yard and away from traffic. But there’s another reason for installing a fence that’s just as important. We’re talking about curb appeal, and there’s no better way to upping your home’s curb appeal than by installing a beautiful ornamental fence Dallas TX.

Beautiful

An ornamental fence can take a home’s front yard from bland to the gem of the neighborhood, while also providing security and creating a natural backdrop for shrubbery and flower beds. What’s more eye-catching than a lovely ornamental fence surrounded by roses or other lush plantings?

Versatile

An intricately designed ornamental fence can set off a stately home to perfection, and a sleek steel ornamental fence can enhance the clean lines of a modern home like no other! It’s also the perfect solution when you want to be able to view a beautiful landscape that lies beyond the fence, since it provides security while still allowing a clear view of your surroundings. Along similar lines, an ornamental iron or steel fence surrounding a pool will keep the area secure while also allowing you to see what’s going on with your kids while you’re in the kitchen preparing lunch!

Ornamental fences can be seamlessly married to stone walls or pillars, too, and boast some of the most beautiful and romantic gates imaginable!

There’s no question that an ornamental fence serves many purposes and is one of the most versatile fencing choices around!

Thinking about an ornamental fence for your home? Trust the experts at Titan Fencing to deliver just what you’re dreaming of! We’ve been providing beautiful ornamental — and all kinds — of fencing for residents and businesses in the area and would love to work with you. Contact us today to hear more!

The Importance of a Fence for Your Property

There are many advantages for adding a fence around your property. Fences can help secure your home, while also bringing a certain aesthetic to make the appearance more pleasing. First, you need to think critically about your needs for the installation of the fence. Do you want security, privacy, style, or increased property value? These are all things you should consider before building a fence. Here are some reasons why fences are important for your home:

  • It protects the privacy of your property. Not only can a fence deter intruders from coming onto your property, but it can also keep unwanted animals and other wildlife from coming onto your yard as well. Fences act as an obstruction to intruders and can help keep possessions safe. Homeowners can happily enjoy the privacy of their backyards without worry about any snooping onlookers with the installation of a fence.
  • Increases property value. Over 50 percent of homeowners have pets, so a fence is very appealing to a new home buyer. Some fences also add decorative appeal to your property, which increases the value of your home. A good, high-quality fence is almost always a good investment.
  • Keeps your family and pets safe. Fencing off your home ensures the safety of your kids, or pets, especially dogs. A fence will keep them confined to your yard, preventing them from wandering in your neighborhood and possibly leading to unfortunate accidents.
  • Defines property lines. This is important because it prevents altercations with your neighbors related to lawn care, landscaping, or roaming pets and kids! Fence installation will create a good neighborhood atmosphere by showing you respect your neighbor’s property line as well as your own.

Make sure you are considering the materials you will use when building a new fence. It’s better to use a sturdy material that requires little maintenance over the years. While a fence is an investment, the benefits outweigh the work involved and will keep your home safe and private. Contact Titan Fence today for more information!

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Options for Commercial Fencing

Rail - Commercial Fence North Texas - Titan Fence and Supply Company - McKinney TexasThe right fencing can enhance the image of your business, school, or facilities. At Titan Fence, we take a creative approach to your commercial fencing needs, to give you the most effective, best looking physical boundaries for your business.

Are you looking for a Plano fence company to complete your commercial fencing project? Call Titan Fence today at (940)-365-9999 and we’ll send our representatives out at your convenience to provide a no-risk 30-day quote for your project.

Enhance Your Image

The right fence can give your business a finished look and complement the image you present. Whether you need an ornamental iron fence to secure your boundary without impacting visibility, or a privacy fence to keep your employees shielded from public view, we will make sure you get a fence that furthers the professional appearance of your business.

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Many businesses need to control access to their grounds for security reasons. Keeping unwanted human and animal visitors out of restricted areas can be accomplished with a number of fence materials:

Wood and Vinyl – These materials provide privacy, to keep the busy inner workings of your grounds shielded from public view.

Ornamental Iron – This material provides a strong barrier and can be erected at varying heights. It also presents a classic appearance, is incredibly resistant to outdoor elements, and will protect your grounds for many years to come.

Chain Link – For larger commercial fencing projects, many of our customers choose cost-effective chain link for maximum security.

Indoor Fencing for Businesses

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Many businesses find that indoor fencing can control their flow of customers and create an organized, ordered feel. Whether your business is a restaurant with an open floor plan, or an indoor recreation or health facility, we can create an attractive barrier that accomplishes your goals with durable reliability.

Access and Entry Points

If your business needs require controlled access points, we have many options to choose from. Access gates can be constructed to match any pre-existing fence or building features, and can control pedestrian and vehicular traffic with a number of secure access features:

  • code entry
  • card entry
  • phone-based entry
  • remote control entry

This is just a sample, as we have installed systems for many commercial uses and can customize systems to your needs. Tell us what you imagine, and we’ll make it a reality!

A Record of Commercial Fencing Success

At Titan Fence, we have provided commercial fencing solutions for a wide range of businesses. Scroll through our fence gallery to see examples of the projects we have completed for other businesses in the past. These include:

  • Schools
  • Parks and athletic facilities
  • Airports
  • Storage facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Pump stations
  • Construction sites
  • Factories

 

Titan Fence serves the North Texas area, including Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Little Elm, and everything in between. If you are not sure if your location is within our service area, give us a call to speak with a member of our team.

As a family-based company, we try to accommodate all requests and get you the fencing to make your business successful. Call us today to arrange a consultation and we’ll bring the options to you!

You can also request a quote online, using our web-based communication tools. Simply tell us the details and we’ll get back to you with the facts that will help you understand your options. Not sure exactly what you need? Just tell us your story and we’ll show you what’s possible!

Call Titan Fence Today!

If you’re looking for a Plano fence company to meet your commercial fencing needs, we provide high quality work and only use the best materials. Contact us today at (940)-365-9999 to get started!

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A Beautiful Driveway Gate

Ornamental Iron Gate - Titan Fence and Supply Company - Little Elm TexasIs your driveway a weak spot both aesthetically and in terms of security?

Have you ever wished you could better control strangers’ access to your property?

Do you have fencing surrounding your property everywhere except the driveway and front entrance?

If so, you should consider getting a beautiful driveway gate from Titan Fence. Driveways gates are the perfect finish to your property fencing projects, and come in a number of styles and access modes. Our service area covers the Frisco, Dallas, and Plano Texas area, and we have many sturdy and stylish options to choose from.

A Sturdy Driveway Gate to Match Your Property

Most people usually think of tall, black wrought iron fences when they think of security gates, but the truth is that we can make a driveway gate from any of the commonly used fencing materials. Wood, ornamental iron, and even vinyl fencing can be used. We specialize in creating beautiful gates that fit in with your property’s design aesthetic, and can even match a gate perfectly to pre-existing borders. Ornamental iron is a beautiful choice when a stone wall is already surrounding your property, and we have many elegant and styles and flourishes to choose from.Iron Gate - Titan Fence and Supply Company - Dallas Texas

All our gates can be made as either swing or slide gates, depending on your preferences and spatial requirements. Swing gates open into the driveway, while slide gates move horizontally, and make use of the fencing to one side of the gate. Typically, slide gates are best when there is ample fencing to one side of the gate but limited space in the driveway. They allow you to reserve more space for parking in your driveway, without sacrificing a secure entry point.

Driveway Gates Control Access to Your Home and Front Door

At Titan Fence, we have many different types of gate systems to choose from. Whether you want a simple manual gate for the back entrance to your property, or a top-of-the-line security system, we have your solution! We even have solar powered gates for maximum energy efficiency.Wooden Gate - Titan Fence and Supply Company - Dallas Texas

  • Remote control entry
  • Passcode entry
  • Keycard entry
  • Phone-based entry
  • Lock-based entry
  • CCTV monitoring

Change the Way You Use Your Space

Your home is your domain, and a driveway gate is an excellent way to control the traffic of visitors.  It can also change the way you use your driveway. If your children and pets make good use of a backyard surrounded by a privacy fence, you may find that they start enjoying the front of the property, as well, once it is contained behind a driveway gate. With a secure gate, children and pets can enjoy the added space with no fears that they may wander into the road and put themselves at risk.

Enhance Security and Privacy

Many of our clients are interested in access gates to ensure their families are protected and they are not bothered by solicitors or unwanted guests. They are also an excellent way to protect your property and vehicles, especially if you worry about vandals and thieves. Driveway gates give you added peace of mind and enhance the value of your property, all around.

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If you are interested in getting a driveway gate, contact our Dallas fence company and we will send our representatives to visit you for a free consultation and driveway gate quote.

We will show you all the building options and look over your property to determine the best way to build the gate you are looking for. Contact us via email at admin@titanfence.com or call us at 940-365-9999 to get started!

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A Privacy Fence for Your Backyard

small garden and privacy fenceYour home is your domain; you want all your spaces to be secure and protected from both outsiders and unwanted attention.

At Titan Fence, we specialize in backyard privacy fences to give your family a safe space to live and play. Our sturdy, well-built fences give you peace of mind that your family and pets can play, swim, cook-out, and enjoy your outdoor spaces without having to worry about breaches in your perimeter. We also specialize in building privacy fences that enhance your property values and complement the aesthetics of your home.

Are you looking for a Frisco fence company to handle your next fencing project? Titan Fence has years of experience building strong, long-lasting fences in the North Texas area. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on using the best materials and building methods, so we can protect your family as if it was our own.

The most common building material for a privacy fence is wooden boards. At Titan, we use Western Red Cedar or Spruce Pine, depending on your needs and budget. Cedar contains natural oils that help protect it from insects and erosion, while more affordable spruce can be treated with oil-based stains and sealants. Both of these materials are ideal for side-by-side or board-on-board fences, and can be made in a traditional vertical alignment or with a more modern horizontal construction.

Customize Your Fence – We Can Keep Up!

At Titan Fence, there are no cookie-cutter solutions for backyard fencing. We love giving our clients a fence they will love, so we encourage you to look at customization options. There are many features we have provided in the past: dog-eared picketing, ornamental iron accents, view-through windows, dog windows, and customized gates. Tell us what you are looking for and we’ll find a solution.

View our wooden fences gallery to see some examples of the unique fences we can create to reflect the personality of your property and complement its aesthetic value. We will work within your neighborhood association guidelines to give you a privacy fence that adds value to your home, as well as your enjoyment of your backyard recreational space.

Backyard Driveways?

If you have backyard parking space, we can provide an efficient security gate that’s within your budget. We routinely build access gates for residential communities, and can provide swinging or sliding gates to maximize your space. We routinely install secure access gates with card, code, or other entry systems.

We Know How to Make Privacy Fences Last

We have built thousands of fences in the North Texas area and know how to protect your wooden privacy fence from the insects and elements that can do it harm. Our unique extremes of heat and humidity can take a toll on wooden boards, and we will help you select the treatment options to make your fence last. Proper treatment and maintenance can extend cedar fence life to multiple decades, and spruce pine can last 8-10 years. We also offer a lifetime guarantee on workmanship, so you know you are getting a product that is structurally sound.

Contact Us for a Consultation and Quote

If you know what you are looking for in a privacy fence, use our online estimate tool for a ballpark figure for your fence. Better yet, call us at 940-365-9999 and a representative will visit your home and assess your property and preferences. We will give you a no-risk quote that is good for 30 days.

Titan Fence & Supply Company serves a broad geographic range in the North Texas area and is the premiere Frisco fence company. Contact us via email at admin@titanfence.com or call us at 940-365-9999 for your next project.

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Wrought Iron Gates for Residential Communities & Homes

iron gatesStrong, Beautiful, and Durable – Ornamental Iron Gates

Are you in the market for a new residential fence or gate? Wooden fences are the standard for backyard privacy fences, but they lack the appeal and strength of elegant ornamental iron. If you are looking for a way to secure your residential property that doesn’t interfere with the natural beauty of the landscape, ornamental wrought iron gates may best meet your needs.

Are you looking for a Plano fence company to help you with your next fencing project? As a family owned and operated business, Titan Fence takes pride in the exemplary quality of our work. We treat every job as if it were our own home or community, and ensure you get the best materials and craftmanship for your property.

Control Access with Elegance

Ornamental iron gates and fences offer homes and residential communities a way to control access and driveways with elegance. Durable powder-coated iron is strong enough to maintain a secure perimeter, but conveys a classic manor-style aesthetic that adds sophistication to your property.

Gates made from iron tend to last decades longer than wooden fences and can secure a home or community without hiding or interfering with the beauty of your buildings and landscaping.

Options for Wrought Iron Gates

There are a number of features to think about of you are thinking of having wrought iron gates built. Will they be needed at multiple entry points, or just one central entry point? Are they needed solely for car access, or will a pedestrian gate also be needed? What height is suitable for your needs? Whatever your goals, Titan Fence has the experience and knowledge to get the job done.

Iron Gate Design – If security from trespassers is the primary concern, fence and gate height and post-width may be different than if you are hoping to keep animals inside or outside your fence. We also offer a number or ornamental iron accents and post-tops, to ensure your fence and gate convey the image that best complements the property.

Gate Opening Mechanism – For private residences, gates can be constructed with a sliding or swinging entrance, to best meet your space and design goals. Sliding gates tend to work better when space is limited, as they can retract into existing fencing without impeding traffic flow or parking space.

Energy Saving Features – Our gates can be constructed to run on either electricity or solar power. If you are concerned with energy and money-saving features, a solar powered gate is an excellent way to add to your “green” factor.

Secure Entry – Whether a one-family or multi-family residence, we can provide access gates with keypad, telephone, remote control, and/or card entry.

Your Local Experts

At Titan Fence, we’ve built thousands of fences and gates in the North Texas area. We know how best to select and prepare materials for the unique elements of our local weather and seasons.

With iron, the high humidity and heat can create an environment that contributes to rust, so we make sure our iron fences and gates are treated with the highest-quality powder coating. We use a strong, protective layer to inhibit scratches and rusting; this finish enhances the appearance of the iron fence and offers a smooth surface for painting.

If you are searching for Plano fence company, Titan Fence is here for you! Call us to learn more and request a free estimate for your next wrought iron fence or gate project.

Titan Fence & Supply Company is a family-run business located in Crossroads, Texas. Contact us via email at admin@titanfence.com or call us at 940-365-9999 to learn more about our services.

 

What causes knots in wood and how to deal with them

When using wood for any construction project knots are all too common.  A knot is a defect in a piece of wood caused by the presence of a branch.  When grading lumber, boards are classified by their size, form, soundness, and the firmness. Knots are not only unattractive looking they also can weaken the board strength and often act as the starting points for cracking. Higher grades of lumber will have fewer and smaller knots.  Titan Fence offers primarily higher grades of lumber specific to each job requirement.  If any piece of wood has too many defects they are cut out of boards and thrown on a scrap heap.

The largest knots are found on some of the least expensive, lowest grade types of wood available. Dealing with knots can add extra work to a project.  No special equipment is required, just a keen, experienced eye that knows what to look for.  When dealing with any fence project our expert designers and installers are trained on how to deal with knots and regularly weed through boards to ensure our fences are built with high quality standards and workmanship.   A Titan Fence specialist can work with you regarding which type of wood will best suite your needs and design a fencing solution for your home or office and provide the quality you are looking for.