Frequently Asked Questions

Our customers ask a lot of great questions. We thought we'd share some of them with you, as you might be wondering about some of these things as well.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALUMINUM FENCES

Aluminum fences are a great choice for Texas homes and businesses. Many people love the elegant look of black aluminum fencing to enhance the look of their property.

Of course, the major reason people choose aluminum fencing in the North Richland Hills, Texas area is because it stands up to harsh weather wonderfully. Aluminum fences won't fade or rust or rot and they require (essentially) no maintenance, other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time.

All of our aluminum fencing jobs across the North Richland Hills area are covered by a workmanship warranty on our installation. Every job will have the specifics included on our contract, and our aluminum fences in Texas also include a transferable limited lifetime warranty from the fence manufacturer. Talk to our fence professionals for more details.

All of our high quality aluminum fences are made by Independence Aluminum Fencing and feature a powder coating that meets and exceeds the American Architectural Manufacturing Association (AAMA) specifications. For more details on the specifications of Independence, you can visit their website for details and brochures of all they offer.

Residential aluminum fencing for Texas properties is strong and durable, but can come in more economical grade levels based on your needs at home. Commercial grade aluminum fencing is made to handle tougher needs of security and is made with thicker material. All of our aluminum fencing comes in strong, long-lasting metal materials that are built to last and withstand the abuse of the elements.

Absolutely! Aluminum pool fences are very popular in North Richland Hills, Texas and the surrounding area.

Aluminum fences do not offer privacy the way a vinyl fence or a wood fence does, so most of our customers in the North Richland Hills area choose to use aluminum fencing to protect and beautify the pool area, while also protecting the perimeter of their property with either wood or vinyl fencing to provide the privacy many familes prefer.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of aluminum fencing is often higher than other types of fencing. However, because aluminum fencing doesn't rust, or rot, or splinter, and it never needs to be painted or refinished - the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The North Richland Hills, Texas climate is a major factor when determining the total cost. Wood fencing (for example) will usually be less expensive than aluminum fencing, but will require continuous upkeep which, over time, will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

Additionally, many North Richland Hills, Texas homeowners claim that aluminum fencing has a positive impact on the price of their home if and when they sell it down the road.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAIN LINK FENCES

Chain link fences are popular everywhere, and North Richland Hills, Texas is no different.

The versatility and relatively low cost of chain link fencing makes it a great choice for just about any situation.

Chain link fencing is totally appropriate for providing protection for pools in the North Richland Hills, Texas area.

Additionally, there are many options and enhancements that can really improve the look and style of chain link fences. PVC coated chain link fences are popular in black and green, but come in many different colors.

Privacy slats can also be added to your chain link fence giving North Richland Hills, Texas property owners the privacy they often want for their pools and their family.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, chain link fencing is usually among the lowest priced fencing option.

QUESTIONS ABOUT VINYL FENCES

Vinyl fences are a great choice for Texas homes and businesses. Vinyl fencing is particularly impressive in its strength and durability, while offering a lifetime of maintenance-free privacy and beauty.

Vinyl fencing won't fade, rust or rot and they essentially require no maintenance, other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time. A powerwasher or a simple sponge and soapy water is all it takes to keep your vinyl fence looking great in the North Richland Hills, Texas region.

Absolutely! Vinyl pool fences are very common in North Richland Hills, Texas and the surrounding area.

Many North Richland Hills, Texas pools are protected with a vinyl privacy fence either around the perimeter of the pool area itself, or around the larger perimeter of the property, while offering privacy and beauty while protecting your pool and your family.

All of our vinyl fencing jobs are covered by a workmanship warranty on our installation. Every job will have the specifics included on our contract, and our vinyl fences also include a transferable limited lifetime warranty from the fence manufacturer. Talk to our fence professionals for more details.

All of our vinyl fences are from Master Halco by Legend Vinyl Fencing and feature innovative fencing solutions that are high quality and durable. Customizable in a variety of ways, every vinyl fence we install is made in America and tested by ASTM International (the industry developer of safety standards) and in accordance with the Vinyl Manufacturers Association. Our fence professionals are always available to speak to you about questions you have about our vinyl fencing.

Our vinyl fences come in a range of colors depending on the style you choose. White vinyl is available for all, and can be scheduled in our usual installation time frame. If you would like a different color, they can be special ordered for your new fence. Whatever you are looking for, speak to our fence experts for more details and information so we can help you find exactly what you're looking for your property in and around the varTOWN area.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of vinyl fencing can be a little higher than some other types of fencing. However, because vinyl fencing never needs to be painted or refinished, the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The North Richland Hills, Texas climate is a major factor when determining the total cost of your fence. For example, wood fencing will usually be less expensive than vinyl fencing, but will require continuous upkeep which will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

In the end, if you like the style and look of vinyl fencing, it's a great choice for North Richland Hills homes and businesses.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WOOD FENCES

Wood fences are the most popular type of fence in North Richland Hills and the surrounding area. This is primarily because wood fences offer a great balance of price, quality, and visual appeal. For many North Richland Hills homeowners, there is simply no other type of fence that captures their style and “look” like a wood fence.

Generally speaking, wood fences are an economical choice for North Richland Hills property owners. Prices of wood fences in North Richland Hills fluctuate as the price of wood fluctuates. The specific size and style of wood fence can also impact the cost. For a specific price quote on your wood fence, please CONTACT US online or give us a call at (817) 304-1574.

Wood fences can stand-up to high winds, harsh weather, dogs, kids, and almost anything you can throw at them - which is why they are such a popular choice in North Richland Hills and the surrounding area. A properly installed wood fence can take a tremendous beating before breaking or failing. With our workmanship warranty, you can be sure that your wood fence is ready for just about anything!

We meet or exceed all industry guidelines for the installation of wood fences. The key to the strength of any fence is in the posts. A properly set post will anchor the fence tightly and enable it to withstand a tremendous amount of pressure from high winds, kids, or anything else you “throw” at it. That is why we set our posts 24 inches deep using 40 lbs. of cement for each post! This is considerably more than many of our local competitors which is why we are one of the top wood fence contractors in the North Richland Hills, Texas area.

Wood fencing is totally appropriate for providing privacy around the perimeter of any North Richland Hills, Texas property - whether it has a pool or not.

Many homeowners will also protect the immediate area around the pool itself. In this case, we typically recommend either aluminum fencing or vinyl fencing - both of which will not be damaged by the moisture associated with a pool area. The moisture of pool areas can create a challenge for wood fences that are too close to the pool itself. Constantly wet wood is not the best situation for a long-lasting fence.

Most towns across Texas do not require permits for any type of fence 6ft tall or less in the back yard or 4 ft. or less in the front yard. As fencing experts in North Richland Hills and the surrounding area, we will consult with you about your specific situation and guide you through the permitting process if you do happen to need a permit for your fence.

As with any company, we do have slight variations in how busy we are at any given time. Generally speaking, we can usually begin a new wood fence in North Richland Hills within about 2 weeks, however we will let you know for sure when we talk to you about the specifics of your fencing project. Once we begin, most wood fences are completed the same day. We do everything we can to limit the amount of inconvenience you may experience during the project, so if we cannot finish the project that very same day, we will be back the following days to finish it up. If you happen to have a very large property, we will work out a schedule with you that minimizes your inconvenience.

We recommend you seal your fence in order to prolong the beauty of your investment. This can be done either by purchasing a penetrating sealant of your choosing and applying per the directions or by hiring a contractor.

It is also important to keep your fence clean and free of debris along the bottom of the fence. Prolonged exposure to piles of wet leaves or debris can greatly increase the likelihood of rot and/or insect damage.

Our fence posts are set with Sakrete brand concrete. This is important in the North Richland Hills area for two reasons:

  1. Sakrete costs a bit more than mixing concrete ingredients by hand, but it results in a consistent blend of portland cement, sand and gravel. By using Sakrete we are using a product that is tested for an average of 4000 psi. Some fence companies will buy ingredients individually to cut costs.
  2. Sakrete is backed by an actual concrete company. Fencing contractors that cut costs by mixing ingredients individually have inconsistent mixes from post to post and have no recourse if the concrete mixture fails.

We use a ring shank galvanized nail. This nail is designed to grip the wood and allow for only minimal bleed. Because a nail is metal and bleeding is inevitable even with a galvanized coating, we counter sink the nail into the picket in an attempt to direct the bleed into the center of the picket versus down the face. If you would prefer screws, we are willing to use them on your fence; however, it is not recommended. Using screws will drive the cost of the fence up because there are more man hours required during installation.

Screws are also more likely to bleed than nails even if they are galvanized. The reason there is more bleed is because as the screw is screwed into the wood, the galvanized coating is stripped off of the screw either from the wood itself and/or the drill tip.

We offer a 2 year workmanship warranty on all wood fences we install in the North Richland Hills, Texas area. We also offer a lifetime warranty on the metal post to not be out of plumb over 2 inches due to the workmanship or we will repair it free of cost. This warranty covers the wood fence and the gate.

While pressure treated pickets and pine pickets are not recommended in Texas, we do offer this due to customers wanting to stay within a certain budget. However we always let our customers know that cedar is the best option for their North Richland Hills property.

We offer Postmaster posts as an upgraded option. Postmasters are a great option that offers the same strength as standard metal post but adds a more aesthetically pleasing appearance by hiding the post in the fence.

Yes! We use home-grown American lumber and hardware for all of our wood fences across Texas.

QUESTIONS ABOUT Our Company

Yes! Lonnie & Co. Fencing is a fully licensed and insured Texas fencing contractor for your protection and peace-of-mind.

Absolutely! We are very experienced in designing beautiful fences. We can provide as much (or as little) design support as you want or need. Be sure to check out all of our fence options for Texas.

Yes! Simply Contact Us and we will be happy to send our fence expert out to your property to evaluate the project and provide you with a detailed estimate.