Over the last few months, I’ve had fences on the brain. Not that I’m getting fixated–it’s just that I’ve been trying to figure out the options for building a fence in the back yard.
Did you know that there are nine major categories for residential fences? I didn’t either.
Fortunately, I found a fencing contractor who does. He is the fence guy in my area, according to his past clients, internet reviews, and (not surprisingly) the information on his website.
When he came to look at my project, I was sure I’d found the right person. The guy knows an alarming amount about fence building materials, aesthetics, green construction techniques, maintenance, and even how to talk to your neighbors about a fence without igniting a blood feud.
As we wrapped up our meeting, my new fence friend mentioned that he could also take on other outdoor construction projects, including building a deck, arbor, retaining wall, or wooden railing.
“Aren’t you just a fence guy?” I asked.