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Fence FAQ's

Here are answers to some of the common fencing questions we have received from our customers. Hopefully they will help answer your questions as well.

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How long does a residential fence installation take?

It really depends on many factors, the type of fence, length, and site conditions all contribute to how long it takes. Generally speaking though, an average residential job here in Savannah Georgia takes 2-3 days for most wooden or vinyl fences.

How much does a residential fence cost?

Different styles of fences carry different costs to build, the length of the fence obviously determines cost as well. On average the cost of a typical residential fence is $3,500.00 to $5,500.00 for a typical lot size in the Savannah area. Some are less and some are much, much more.

Do you warranty your work?

Yes, we warranty our work against defects in installation. Many of our fence products also come with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Wooden Fence FAQs:

How long will my wood fence last?

Wooden fences today usually last 10-12 years depending on many factors, Moisture content in the ground, sun exposure, etc.

Prior to 2004 fences lasted closer to 15 years as a rule but in 2004 the EPA, after being petitioned, ruled that Arsenate must be removed from the chemical composition used in the pressure treating process thus leaving the pressure treating industry scrambling for alternatives. The treatment today is not as effective as is it was prior to this ruling hence the shorter lifespan of wooden fences.

Does my fence need to have concrete around the posts?

YES! All fence posts should have a concrete foundation around them! Our foundations are usually excavated in virgin soil and reach 2’ deep while being anywhere from 6” in diameter to 10” in diameter, depending on the post size.

How far apart should the fence posts be?

Typically just under 8’ as a rule, we work with dimensional lumber that is 8’ long. Some sections can be a little smaller or up to 10’ when need to reach a corner or end point but nothing longer than 10’ is acceptable.

How many 2x4's should be on my wood privacy fence?

Pressure treated lumber privacy fences needs to have (3) 2x4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing, cedar needs only two because it is kiln dried before installation and does not need to cure in the elements. Picket fences are typically 4’ tall and only need (2) 2x4’s due to the smaller span between framing runners.

My question is not listed here. How do I get in contact with you?

You can give us a call at 912-748-1907, or contact us via our contact form

Aluminum Fence FAQs:

Will my aluminum fence rust?

No, JDH Fences only uses high quality aluminum fencing from ActiveYards, aluminum does not rust and the powder coat finish will give you strong finish that won’t peel or flake over time.

Does my fence need to have concrete around the posts?

YES! All fence posts should have a concrete foundation around them! Our foundations are usually excavated in virgin soil and reach 18” to 2’ deep while being 4-8” in diameter. Ornamental aluminum fence posts are 2”-2-1/2” square.

What is the warranty on ornamental aluminum fences?

Our manufacturers provide a limited lifetime warranty on their aluminum fences.

Misc. Questions:

WHY CHOOSE JDH DECKS & FENCES INC?

No other fence company in Savannah, GA offers the level of customer service that we do. We communicate constantly with our customers to provide the support and assurance they need and to address any questions and concerns. We arrive on time, we get the job done right, and we leave the area spotless when we are finished. Look through our photo gallery to see exactly what we have achieved for customers in the past. We could do the same for you, so do not wait to contact us and request an estimate!

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, check, or credit card. If you pay with a credit card we charge a 3.29% fee. We also have a finance plan available from Synchrony Bank; credit approval is required. We ask for a 50% deposit when you sign a contract and the balance is due upon completion.

WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS OR PAPERWORK MAY I NEED?

We ask that you have a plot of the survey of your property available to ensure that your fence is installed within your property lines. Most towns also require to see a plot of the survey in order to apply for a permit.

DO I HAVE TO BE HOME ON THE DAY OF INSTALLATION?

We ask that someone is home when our installers arrive. This way you can review and confirm the fence layout and answer any questions that our install crew may have. We also ask for someone to be home once installation is complete. This way you can inspect the installation and also pay the balance upon completion.

What is your service area?

JDH Decks & Fences Inc provides fencing installations all over the Savannah area, north to Hilton Head, SC, south to Brunswick, GA and west to Statesboro.

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WE HAVE ANSWERS

Feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have. Our installers have over 35 years of combined experience and have the knowledge to answer any and all of your questions. JDH Fences provides the best service and products available at competitive pricing. Call us at 912-748-1907 today and get a quote to find out approximately how much your project will cost. We are here to help meet all of your fencing needs!

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