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Frequently Asked Questions

You are about to make an investment into your property, and we expect you to ask questions.  We’ve gathered a list of some of the more frequently asked questions about our fencing services.

 

If there are questions we don’t answer, please contact us, we are here to help!

What is your service area?


The Fence King provides fencing installations all over the NorthShore. Cities included are listed below. St Tammany Parish: Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Abita Springs, Lacombe, Slidell, Pearl River, Folsom, Goodbee, Bush, Sun, Talisheek, Waldheim Tangipahoa Parish: Albany, Amite, Bedico, Hammond, Independence, Loranger, Natalbany, Ponchatoula, Robert, Springfield, Tickfaw ​​​​​




How long does a fence installation take?


It really depends. The type of fence, length, and site conditions all contribute to how long it takes. Generally speaking though, an average job here on the Northshore takes 1-2 days for most wooden or steel fences.




How much does a 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 classic wooden residential fence is $3500.00 - $4500.00 for a typical lot size on the Northshore. Some are less and some are more, much more. We have installed plenty of fences over $15,000.00 on residential applications.




Do you warranty your work?


Yes, we warranty our work against defects in installation and many of our metal and aluminum fence products also come with a manufacturers warranty. The Fence King is the ONLY fence contractor since before Hurricane Katrina that has displayed the customers warranty directly on their fence! Fence King Warranty Sign




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


You can give us a call at (985) 966-0604, or contact us via our contact form or chat bubble below.





General FAQs

Wooden Fence FAQs

How long will my wood fence last?


Wooden fences today usually last 7-12 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 of thumb but in 2004 the EPA, after being petitioned, ruled that Arsenate must be removed form 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 Dia. To 10” in Dia. 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 the is 16' long. Some sections can be a little smaller or up to 10’ when need to reach a corner or end point.




Should I build with pressure treated pine or cedar?


Pressure treated pine is the most economical way to go, but when it comes to the sections of fence including a gate, we highly recommend using cedar.




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


Pressure treated lumber privacy fences need to have (3) 2x4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing, and the same with cedar privacy fences, even though other fence contractors in the area only use (2). When it comes to 4' wood picket fences, (2) 2x4's are needed due to the smaller span between framing runners.




Do I need to stain or paint my new wooden fence?


No, you do not “need” to have your new wooden fence stained but it will help with longevity and aesthetics over time. An unstained fence will provide you with a good service life but over time it will grey from the sun and the elements. A stained fence will last years longer depending on which product is used and will look more pleasing to the very end.




What size are gates typically?


Our standard single/walk gates are 5' wide to allow access to Zero-Turn Radius lawn mowers, while our double/drive gates are normally 10' wide.




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


You can give us a call at (985) 966-0604, or contact us via our contact form or chat bubble below.





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How long will my wood fence last?


Wooden fences today usually last 7-12 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 of thumb but in 2004 the EPA, after being petitioned, ruled that Arsenate must be removed form 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 Dia. To 10” in Dia. 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 the is 16' long. Some sections can be a little smaller or up to 10’ when need to reach a corner or end point.




Should I build with pressure treated pine or cedar?


Pressure treated pine is the most economical way to go, but when it comes to the sections of fence including a gate, we highly recommend using cedar.




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


Pressure treated lumber privacy fences need to have (3) 2x4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing, and the same with cedar privacy fences, even though other fence contractors in the area only use (2). When it comes to 4' wood picket fences, (2) 2x4's are needed due to the smaller span between framing runners.




Do I need to stain or paint my new wooden fence?


No, you do not “need” to have your new wooden fence stained but it will help with longevity and aesthetics over time. An unstained fence will provide you with a good service life but over time it will grey from the sun and the elements. A stained fence will last years longer depending on which product is used and will look more pleasing to the very end.




What size are gates typically?


Our standard single/walk gates are 5' wide to allow access to Zero-Turn Radius lawn mowers, while our double/drive gates are normally 10' wide.




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


You can give us a call at (985) 966-0604, or contact us via our contact form or chat bubble below.





Aluminum Fence FAQs

Chain Link Fence FAQs

Will my chain link fence rust?


It shouldn't. The Fence King only uses high quality galvanized chain link materials with 1.2 ounces of zinc per square foot. If one of our projects is near salt water, we use 2.0 ounces of zinc per square foot. Vinyl coated chanlink is still galvanized beneath the vinyl coating and both versions will last for many years.




Does my chain link 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 6-8” in Dia. Chain Link fence posts are 1-5/8” to 3” in Dia.




How far apart are the posts on a chain link fence?


Chain Link fence posts are 10’ apart.




What is the warranty on chain link fences?


Our manufacturers typically provide a limited lifetime warranty on their chain link fences.




What size are the gates?


Walk gates are usually 4' to 5' wide and double drive access gates are often 8’ or 10’ wide.




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


You can give us a call at (985) 966-0604, or contact us via our contact form or chat bubble below.





NEED A FENCE? Get your instant quote NOW!

After 20 years, our quality craftsmanship has become a legacy throughout the community.  When it comes to excellence, there is no room for cutting corners. The Fence King stands on a phrase, "We're building a business... not a checking account!"  This is one of several reasons why we have earned over 150 5 star ratings. 

 

You can feel confident when you entrust your hard earned dollars with us because we believe you're doing more than just purchasing a fence, you are making an investment!  My family and I believe so strongly in our business that we not only place our name directly on every fence, we also embed it with your warranty.

100 Covington St. PO BOX 280

Madisonville, LA 70447

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