Will I Save Money Installing my own Fence


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If you are considering having a fence installed on your property, you may think that you can do the project yourself and save some money. While you will only actually be paying money for materials, you undoubtedly will pay for labor through your own blood, sweat, and tears, so to speak. Installing your own fence may save you money, but it is up for you to decide whether you are up for the challenge.

Your Nashville fence installers at MT Fence & Deck want you to consider some important factors when deciding if installing a fence is a DIY job or something you should leave to the professionals to do.

Save Money

When you install a fence yourself, you do not have to pay money for the cost of labor. However, installing a fence requires time, and patience. You will likely need about a week or more, if you are not an experienced DIYer, to complete the job. Understand that you will run into some problems along the way, and be prepared to allow extra time for these roadblocks.

While there is definitely something to be said for saving money, it may be worth it to you to just save your time and energy by hiring a professional instead. This way, you can spend your evenings after work, and weekends doing the things that you really enjoy in life like spending time with your family or friends.

Keep in mind that if you tackle this project yourself or even with the help of a few friends, you may run into problems that end up costing you more money in the long run, especially if you did not install the fence correctly to begin with.

Do I need to be a contractor?

If you are installing your own fence, you do not have to be a contractor. However, being one would mean that you likely already have the necessary know-how and tools to get the job done right. You will, however, become very familiar with your yard. You may discover that your soil is much rockier than you thought or you may run into an unexpected wiring that is buried. As a side note, be sure to contact your local utilities before digging.

On the other side, a fence contractor is well-equipped with the necessary tools and skills to build a fence. He or she has likely encountered various types of landscape, and is well aware of the potential difficulties that may arise, and how to navigate around them. Addressing these challenges may cost you time and money, as you may not even have the necessary equipment to handle these unexpected situations. However, a fence contractor likely already has everything needed to work through these problems quickly.

But I want to add my personal touch

We get it, there is something to be said for pouring your own energy into making your property look eye-catching. But, building a fence isn’t the only way you can achieve this look and sense of pride. You could leave the fence installation to the pros, while you plan and design a new landscape for your yard. Select and purchase flowers and shrubs to accent your new fence. There are endless ideas on how you can add your own personal touch to your backyard, while letting the pros handle the difficult tasks such as building a fence.

Fence Installation in Nashville

MT Fence & Deck provides free estimates. Call our office at (931) 224-7186 to schedule an appointment.

MT Fence & Deck is proud to serve consumers in the communities of Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Mt. Juliet in middle Tennessee.

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