A new fence for your home or commercial property isn't the biggest investment by any means, but it's always nice to save a little and get more value for money. We're Canada's biggest fence company, and we've been doing this for a while.
So we know how to save money on fencing. We thought we'd share a few insider secrets you can use to get a great deal!
1. Know Your Budget
The first thing you need to do when shopping for a new fence is to set a budget. Decide how much money you have to spend, and yes, when you speak to a salesperson, give them an idea of what you were hoping to spend. This is the fastest way to find a fence solution that will suit your budget.
2. Speak to an Expert
Most people think fences are simple, but the truth is, it's one of the more complicated things you can install. There are so many types of fence, so many different ways to install them, and so many factors that can affect the price that it's always best to speak to a professional. Sometimes, simplet things like changing the layout slightly can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars!
3. Do As Much Preparation As You Can
Putting fences up is difficult. Taking them down is usually not too hard. While we recommend you leave things like pulling posts and cores out of the ground to the professionals, if you can take down the bulk of the fence and dispose of it yourself, you can save on labour, bin fees, dumping costs and so on. Likewise, if you remove any obstructions along the fence line, cut back vegetation and make the site as easy as possible to access, you will save money that way too.
4. Buy the Best You Can Afford
Sounds counter productive, right? But if you look at the fine print on many of the super cheap fence products out there, they often have limited if any warranty, and we've seen what they look like after a couple of years. What you save now you will absolutely pay later, so it's always best to buy the best you can afford from a reputable fence company. We only stock high qualty products that we know will be durable and a great investment, so you're always safe with a Rite-Way Fencing product!
5. Adjust Your Fence Line
Fencing is a strange commodity, in that the longer and straighter it is, the cheaper it becomes per linear foot. A long straight fence on level ground will be much cheaper than a fence with lots of corners, ends, changes in direction and elevation changes. While you can't control what your site looks like, you can adjust your fence line to take the "path of least resistance" and save money that way. If you're not sure what the best route for your fence line is, we can help with that too.
6. Consider DIY
One of the best ways to save money on a new fence is to install it yourself, if you can. We sell a wide range of DIY fence products through our online store and we even have a built in estimating tool that will help you to calculate your chain link fence requirements. We also sell a wide range of portable fence products, including dog run panels, that you can install in minutes to enclose any area. They're not just for dogs either! If you need a fence in a hurry, dog run panels are very versatile!
7. Install In Phases
If you don't have the money right now to install a fence along your entire perimeter, or to automate a cantilever gate, or add fence top security, or something else, start the process with those things in mind. If we know from the start what your long term plans are, we can take steps from day one to make those future plans easier to implement.
Rite-Way Fencing has been in the fence business for decades. Our sales team are great at making suggestions that will get you the fence you need at a budget you can afford, whatever that means. If you need an affordable fence that will give you years of value for money service, reach out to the branch nearest you. We're happy to help.
Interesting? Share it!