Archive for January, 2009

Temporary Construction Fence

Are you are looking for a local fence company to coordinate the setup and take-down of temporary construction fencing for your project?  Give Veterans Fence a call and we’ll help you properly estimate the number of spans, gates, and post points that you’ll need to get your construction zone properly secured.

Our crews are very familiar with the safety standards that are put in place at many sites and will be sure to stay in line with OSHA standards.  Of course, this is best for our crew but it also gives you peace of mind knowing that your safety foreman will not have to add additional stress to your life because proper safety procedures were not being followed.

Our fence company has years properly scheduling both installation and tear-down of construction fencing and we’ll carry that experience and professionalism to your site as well.  Call for more information or to have specific questions addressed.

Westland Fence Company

If you live in Westland then you have come to the right place to get more information about having a fence set up.  Veterans Fence Company has been servicing Westland for years and we know that you want to get as much information as possible before making a decision on which fence company to choose.

Feel free to check out various areas of our site where you’ll find plenty of information, but while you are on this page let me tell you a few things that you may want to consider before you choose one company over another.

1) Location, Location, Location – many local companies are having a hard time in recent years.  It’s no secret that lots of people in Westland as well SE Michigan as a whole are holding off on purchasing anything and everything that they normally would and this includes installing a fence.

Let’s be honest with each other. People are not installing as many fences as they used to which in turn has led fence companies from all across the area to try and expand their area of business in an effort the find a few more customers each month to meet their quota.

Sounds fine for business, but in the end what often happens is that when a fence installation job is located too far away from a company’s base of operations, that job will often be relegated to the bottom of the workload and often have it’s install date pushed back needlessly.
For this reason it’s best to work with a Westland company that works in and around your community each and every day.  This go a long way to insure your job is completed on time.

2) Westland Requirements – obviously, we hope that you’ll choose Veterans Fence Company to install your next fencing system, but should you choose someone else, make sure that they are very familiar with the code regulations about installing a fence for Westland.

Any company can run ads on TV or in the paper, but that’s not a guarantee that they know the ins-and-outs of dealing with the people at the Westland code enforcement desk.

3) Bonded and Insured – always double check to make sure that the company you go with carries the proper insurance and is bonded in accordance with Michigan State regulations.  If a member of an installation crew injures himself while on your property, his company’s coverage should help take care of his lost time, wages, and medical expenses.  If this type of coverage was never procured or was allowed to lapse then the worker might just feel that it makes sense to pursue legal action again you, the homeowner, to get the money he feels he’s entitled to.

At Veterans Fence we’ve always maintained our contractor’s license in good standing as well as all the required insurance coverage to give you that extra peace of mind when our fence company is on-site installing your fence.  You can ask for a copy at any time and we’ll be glad to provide it to you.

Thanks for taking the time to read these Top 3 Tips for choosing a Westland fence company.  Feel free to look around the site at pictures of our work and even check out our testimonials section to see what others in our area have had to say. If you need more inforamtion, please give us a call today and we’ll be sure to answer any questions you have.

Security Fences

We can all admit that things are not the same today as they were just a generation ago.  Crime has risen across the boad and many homeowners and business owners are looking to have a sturdy security fence installed on their property in order to secure their personal property, assets, and employees or family from theft, danger, or harm.

Veterans Fence installs a full line of Security Fencing that is both functional and pleasing to the eye.  Call us for details on your security fence project and we’ll make sure that it’s done on time and on budget every time…guaranteed!

Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fencing has been the most common and widely installed fencing solution for decades.  In fact, when Jim Teets founded the company in 1959, over 90% of all clients chose to have chain link fence installed by their local fence company.

Things have changed over the years and other products including vinly, wood and ornamental fences have gained in popularity, but the heardy and reliable chain link fence is still the most-requested product on the market today.

Many remember the chain link fences of yester-year that were prone to quickly rust and had sharp points or edges that could cause cuts to someone working on them, around them, or climbing over them.  In recnet years however, advances in manufacturing have enabled today’s chain link fence to be more durable and less prone to rust or discolor.

Vinyl coated chain link fencing is also available to increase it’s weather resistant properties as well as match up to other elements of your home’s external styling.

Vinyl fencing is the most common product we sell, even today.  If you would like to discuss how easy and affordably it would be to have yours installed, give Veterans Fence Company a call today at the number at the top of this page.

Chain Link Fence

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Veterans Fence offers a large variety of chain link fencing products and installation. When shopping for your fencing needs, be sure that when you compare prices you are comparing the same quality of products. There are several gauges (thickness) of wire as well as different thickness of posts and framework. The higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire. We can discuss the type that will best meet your needs.

The three main types of wire (or fabric) are galvanized, aluminum coated (aluminized) and vinyl coated. The most common is a 2″ mesh, meaning the “holes” in the wire are 2″ squares. Other mesh sizes range from 1″ to 2 3/8″. All fence wire is available in different gauges. Following is our recommendations for residential fencing:

  • * The vinyl coated wire comes in green, black, brown, and white. This is a 9 gauge wire including the vinyl. Vinyl coated wire will not rust unless the vinyl coating is ripped or torn.
  • * The aluminum coated wire comes in 9 or 10 gauge. We commonly recommend 10 gauge for residential installations. This gauge is economical, yet strong enough to handle most residential needs. With this type of fencing the wire is dipped in the aluminum coating prior to being woven. This procedure provides the least likelihood of rusting and a very smooth surface.
  • * Galvanized coated wire (9 gauge) is coated after the weaving process, sometimes creating sharp points or pockets that can be susceptible to rust. Pre-galvanized fabric is available but is galvanized to lower standards and not recommended.

Posts and framework also come in a variety of thickness as well as diameters. Posts and framework can be either galvanized or vinyl coated to match the color of your wire. We currently stock 3 different grades of galvanized posts and framework:

  • * Residential Grade – pipe wall thickness of .065″
  • * Heavy residential/Light Commercial Grade – SS20 weight class
  • * Industrial Grade – SS40 and Schedule 40 weight class

The pipe wall thickness of the 20 and 40 weight varies by diameter and is strong enough for your heavier projects. Again, because we are a fence company that has years of experience with chain link fence, we can help you select the products that are right for your project.

Downriver Fence Company

Whether it’s because you are looking to keep your kids safe, keep your dog in the yard, or keep stray animals trespassers out, you’ve probably stopped by this site because you are looking for a reliable Downriver fence company.

Feel free to check out various areas of our site where you’ll find plenty of information, but while you are on this page let me tell you a few things that you may want to consider before you choose one company over another.

1) Location, Location, Location – a lot of fence companies are struggling with the current economic conditions.  It’s no secret that lots of people in Downriver as well SE Michigan as a whole are holding off on purchasing anything and everything that they normally would and this includes installing a fence.

Let’s ignore the fact that this could be a safety hazard that ends up producing disastrous results and just deal with the facts.  People are not installing as many fences as they used to which in turn has led fence companies from all across the area to try and expand their area of business in an effort the find a few more customers each month to meet their quota.

Sounds fine for business, but in the end what often happens is that when a fence installation job is located too far away from a company’s base of operations, that job will often be relegated to the bottom of the workload and often have it’s install date pushed back needlessly.

For this reason it’s best to work with a Downriver company that works in and around your community each and every day.  This go a long way to insure your job is completed on time.

2) Downriver Fence Installation Regulations – obviously, we hope that you’ll choose Veterans Fence Company to install your next fencing system, but should you choose someone else, make sure that they are very familiar with the code regulations about installing a fence for Downriver.

Remember, a company based in Jackson can run an add in the local paper or Yellow Pages but that doesn’t mean they have the experience dealing with the Downriver community planning department.  This is another reason why working with a local fence company is in your best interests.

3) Bonded and Insured – you’ll want to make sure that you check to insure the fence company you contract with to install your new fence is properly bonded and insured.  If a member of an installation crew injures himself while on your property, his company’s coverage should help take care of his lost time, wages, and medical expenses.  If this type of coverage was never procured or was allowed to lapse then the worker might just feel that it makes sense to pursue legal action again you, the homeowner, to get the money he feels he’s entitled to.

At Veterans Fence we’ve always maintained our contractor’s license in good standing as well as all the required insurance coverage to give you that extra peace of mind when our fence company is on-site installing your fence.  You can ask for a copy at any time and we’ll be glad to provide it to you.

Those are just three tips that answer some of the most-asked questions we get from customers looking for a reliable Downriver fence company.  If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us directly at the phone number at the top of this page and we’ll make sure you get all the answer you are looking for before so you can feel confident you’re getting the highest quality product and the best service available from any Downriver fence company.

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Testimonials
"Veterans fence solved all my safety issues. I live on a busy street and my kids would always find a way near the street. I called Veterans Fence Company so that I could get a proper fence installed. They had my job completed in a few days. With other Plymouth homes that end up gettting new fencing installed, it seems like it can take forever. The team at Veterans was fast, professional and economical. Now I can let my kids play in our backyard and not have to worry." Brian Kurtz