If you will be hiring a fencing contractor to replace your property's fencing very soon, you may find the following tips to be quite helpful.
Opt for aluminium if you want a low-maintenance fence.
Some people enjoy tending to their garden fences and are quite happy to spend their spare time cleaning, repainting, or varnishing them. However, if you don't particularly enjoy this type of household chore, or if you simply don't have much free time to spend taking care of this part of your property, it's best to have your contractor install an aluminium fence.
The reason for this is as follows; aluminium fences require very little maintenance. Unlike timber, for example, aluminium will not fade when exposed to UV light and need repainting. Likewise, its panels will not rot and need to be replaced, even if they are often exposed to water. Additionally, because it is not porous, aluminium fencing does not tend to stain very easily.
All you need to do to keep it looking good is give it an occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth to remove any buildup of dust or grime (if you live in a wet climate where rain showers occur quite regularly, you may not even have to do this, as the rainwater will wash off any dirt that accumulates on the fencing panels).
Try to arrange for the fence installation process to be carried out on a dry day.
If possible, you should try to arrange for your chosen fencing contractor to perform the installation work on a day which is forecasted to be dry.
The reason for this is that if the grass in which the fence posts are being installed is saturated with rainwater, it may be significantly harder to stabilise the posts and ensure that the fencing panels are level, as the rainwater will soften the soil and make it less compact.
If it starts raining heavily at any point during the installation process, your contractor may even have to take a break and wait for the soil to dry up before they can continue.
This could extend the length of the installation process by several days (depending on how quickly the weather conditions improve).
As such, if you want to ensure that your fence gets installed promptly and without any issues, it's sensible to check the forecast before choosing a date for your contractor to perform this task.