DIY Fence Installation vs. Hiring a Fencing Contractor: Which Is Better

When you make the decision to install a fence around your property, you have to consider several factors before you actually start the work. Most people want a fence that provides them with privacy as well as increased level of security.

 Fence Installation vs. Hiring a Fencing Contractor

What type of fence do you want and why are you putting it up? Those two questions will determine whether or not you should try to do the work yourself or hire a professional. Let's take a look at both the pros and cons of doing it yourself vs. hiring a fence contractor:

Doing It Yourself
  • There are several benefits of putting up a fence yourself.
  • The second reason is that they know how the work is done.
  • Saving money is the most common reason why homeowners attempt to do their own fencing.
Along with those benefits are significant drawbacks. They include:
  • Not having the proper materials and not being able to level the fence properly.
  • You may also have problems making the fence secure enough to withstand strong winds or an intruder trying to climb over it.

Hiring a Professional While doing it yourself may save you money in the beginning, it can become quite expensive over the lifetime of the fence. If you hire a professional contractor to install the fence, here are some of the benefits that you get:

  • They also have the tools needed to build the fence correctly.
  • The job is done right the first time and will eliminate the need for repairs in the future.
  • A job that may take you a week or longer will take a fencing contractor just a few days.
  • A professional contractor knows how to properly secure the fence making it stable enough to handle almost anything that comes at it.

If you are debating on whether or not to install your fence on your own, take into consideration the time and money you'll save in the long run. Hiring a professional fence contractor will make the job much easier and provide you with the peace of mind that the job is finished and everything was done right the first time.

La Habra Fence is one of the best fencing contractors in Orange County providing quality fencing services at an affordable cost. We specialize in iron fencing, chain link fencing, wire fencing and security gates. If you are looking for a trusted fence contractor near you for quality fence installation at a reasonable rate, contact us for a free quote.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.