A-1 Fencing in San Jose, CA & the Bay Area for Over 20 Years

Frequently Asked Questions About Fence Installation & Repair

For over 20 years, Bay Area residents have relied upon A-1 Fence Inc. for the best in quality fencing in San Jose, CA. Our 40+ years of combined expertise have given us unique industry insights to quickly and efficiently offer exceptional workmanship. Whether you need new fencing installation, repairs, or maintenance, our family-owned company is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to provide the work. No job is outside our skill set, as we complete work in all types of residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Below, you’ll find answers to questions we often receive from prospective customers. We urge you to reach out to us with any additional inquiries or to get a free estimate for our services.

What Fencing Services Does A-1 Fence Inc. Provide?

Our fencing services in the San Jose area include new fence installation, repairs, and maintenance. We specialize in ornamental iron, chain link, and pool fencing, as well as corrugated and galvanized fencing. We also install automatic gates for superior protection and privacy at the touch of a button.

How Long Does a New Fence Installation Take?

The timeframe for the installation of a new fence will vary according to the type being installed, its length and height, and specific site conditions. It may also vary according to how many projects we currently have in progress. You can rest assured no matter which type you choose, A-1 Fence Inc. has the experience and equipment to provide the most cost-effective installation.

How Long Will My New Fence from A-1 Fence Inc. Last?

With proper maintenance, you can expect your new fence from A-1 Fence Inc. to last many years. The typical lifespan for a chain link fence is 15-20 years. Although you’ll likely need to repaint your wrought iron fencing every 10-15 years, you can expect it to last a lifetime. Whatever fencing materials you choose, you can expect us to use the very best for a flawless finish and superior performance. Check out our testimonials to see what former clients have said about the quality of our fences.

What Maintenance Does My Fence Need?

An ornamental iron fence doesn’t require much maintenance to keep it looking as good as new. Simply scrub away rust spots with warm, soapy water and either a toothbrush or fine wire brush. Applying car wax or a similar water-repellant product can protect your wrought iron fence from the elements. Chain link fencing will also require rust protection on an annual basis for the best appearance and longest lifespan. You may clean your chain link fence using a hose and simple dish soap to remove dirt, debris, and other stains. Although you may think growing vines and decorative plants look pretty along your new fence, these may damage your fencing over time. No matter which type of fence you select, you may need to make occasional repairs. Any time you spot signs of damage, you can call the experts at A-1 Fence Inc. for immediate fencing repairs and other fence maintenance!

Is There a Limit on How Tall My New Fence Can Be?

Typically, most residential fences don’t exceed six feet. This isn’t just an aesthetic issue. Many municipalities don’t allow fences to be higher than six feet in a backyard or higher than four feet in a front yard because of visibility and safety concerns. The taller your fence is, the harder it will be for you to see cars, small children, or pets in your sightline when backing out of your driveway. We suggest checking with your local homeowner’s association or building codes department to see if there are restrictions in your neighborhood before building your new fence.

Does My Fence Need Concrete Around the Posts?

We recommend adding a concrete foundation around your new fence’s posts to hold them securely in place, especially if you have sandy soil. You don’t want your fence posts to shift or sink. Trying to skimp on material costs upfront can spell disastrous consequences later. Whether you’re having your new fence installed by professionals or attempting a do-it-yourself installation, don’t underestimate the importance of adding that concrete foundation around the posts!

How Far Apart Should Fence Posts Be Installed?

Most fence posts are spaced about six to eight feet apart, although you can go as far apart as 10 feet depending on the type and length of the fence and your property. You should have the corner posts installed first to dictate the proper alignment and spacing of all the posts in between. The standard six-foot residential fence’s posts are usually no more than eight feet apart to offer the best stability and support, keeping your fence standing straight even under high winds and adverse weather conditions.

Do You Offer Chain Link Fencing in Different Colors?

Although the standard color for chain link fencing is silver, we can offer a vinyl-coated colored chain link in a rainbow of colors. Chain link fencing also comes in a variety of transparencies, including semi-opaque. Fencing doesn’t have to be an eyesore. We’d be happy to help you select a color that complements your landscaping and home. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with the fencing experts at A-1 Fence Inc. We have over 40 years of experience to help you create the perfect fence for your property!

Why Choose Us?

  • Locally owned and operated
  • Fully licensed, bonded, and insure
  • Free estimates
  • Emergency services available
  • Assist with insurance related work