Contractors: Guiding Homeowners to Better Fence Decisions

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September 14, 2018
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When it comes to choosing a fence, contractors are often approached by a homeowners who want a fence they’ve seen online and love the look of. But this initial “attraction factor” doesn’t always mean it’s the right fence for their yard, as there may be a number of factors they’re overlooking (materials, maintenance, HOA guidelines etc.) As a fence contractor, you can support homeowners and create more satisfied customers by guiding them to making the best fence decision for their property. AVO is here to help!

Fence Wants vs. Fence Needs

Most homeowners install fences for privacy, visual appeal, or for the safety of pets and children. If done well, fences are one of the key landscaping features that increase property values. Advise your customers to ask themselves why they need a fence and let that answer guide their decision making process. For example, they may want a privacy fence, but discover that they need to maintain some visibility of the fenced area.

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Fence Maintenance

Another important one. Homeowners need to ask themselves how much time they want to spend maintaining their fence. A Wood fence, which many find aesthetically pleasing may require more maintenance (e.g.staining), while aluminum or vinyl fences require less upkeep but don’t look as natural. For homeowners who like the look of wood, but prefer minimal upkeep, AVO offers Bufftech vinyl fence with a Certagrain finish.

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Neighbors, Home Owner Associations & Other Considerations

Have your customers kindly checked in with their neighbors about the project? Do they know where their property line is? If their condo or home is governed by a homeowner’s association they will need to make sure that the fence meets the organization’s standards for materials and height before moving ahead with a project.

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When it comes to securing another satisfied customer, AVO is here to help. Let us assist you as you guide your customer in making the right fence decision for their property. Click here to learn more about our contractor resources, including free design tools, delivery, and more!


More than your local fence company, AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here. Start planning your next fencing project today with AVO Fence & Supply.

 

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Andrew Knott
President and General Manager of AVO Fence and Supply