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    Fence contractor

    Anybody here have recommendations on fence contractors? Anybody to stay away from?

    Looking to have black chain link or vinyl installed.


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    Wow, no one has thrown out the "Eh, just do it yourself"?



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by johnpkelly81 View Post
    Wow, no one has thrown out the "Eh, just do it yourself"?
    To do chain link right you need some equipment to pull it tight.

    We had Des Moines Steel Fence do ours. They did a good job and did it pretty quickly.



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Des Moines Steel Fence......



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    Re: Fence contractor

    We had Fence Contractors of Iowa put up a privacy fence for us. Not only were they alot cheaper than the bigger companies (DMSF and American) but they could come in almost right away and worked very quickly.



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Not a fan of the vinyl fence, which is what our place has. Sure, it looks pretty good, if you ignore the parts that have broken off. I had to replace one whole section of the fence after it was ripped off earlier this spring in some high winds. I really don't think they can stand up to much force from any object.



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    Why is it I can remember a two-page thread about fences from over a year ago but I couldn't remember to include a pair of underwear in my last load of laundry?

    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...ntractors.html




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    Re: Fence contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Anybody here have recommendations on fence contractors? Anybody to stay away from?

    Looking to have black chain link or vinyl installed.
    Avoid any company that installs chain-link fence.......



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyPride View Post
    Avoid any company that installs chain-link fence.......
    why?


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    Re: Fence contractor

    I installed my chain link myself Just needed a post driver and a puller(not sure if this is what it is actually called) to stretch out the fence. Then some pliers to secure it.

    But with the black coated chain link there might be a different way to do it not to damage the finish.



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Chain link seems ghetto to me but that's just me. I'd rather go without.



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    Re: Fence contractor

    If you go vinyl, consider Country Estate Fence.



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    If you go vinyl, consider Country Estate Fence.

    That sounds all rich and stuff....I'm a bit of a cheap ***, but don't want to DIY it and then pay someone to fix it in a year or two...


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    Re: Fence contractor

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    That sounds all rich and stuff....I'm a bit of a cheap ***, but don't want to DIY it and then pay someone to fix it in a year or two...
    They were competitively priced on vinyl fencing, but it is not cheap. Plus, you know what they say about vinyl: Once you go vinyl...



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    Re: Fence contractor

    Do not go with Metro Fence, I think that was their name. They misread the easy to spot property line markers. They cut one corner about 3 ft short of the other side and thus the fence was obviously way off and they decided to put a post right where my wifes rhubarb plant was. Then when we called them back out, the almost non english speaking work force lied to their boss right in front of me and said some things that just werent possible.


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