Fence Installation 101: Understand Your Fence Warranty

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Whether you’re a homeowner considering a backyard fence or a business owner looking to secure your property, understanding what’s included in the fence warranty for your fence materials and installation is an important step. You’ll want to ensure that after investing significant time, effort, and money into your fencing project, proper protections are in place should something go wrong. At A to Z Quality Fencing, we understand just how crucial these warranties can be, so every customer receives a comprehensive warranty plan covering our fences and installations. In this blog post, we’ll explain how the process works so that you have peace of mind knowing what’s covered in case the unexpected happens.

What is a Fence Warranty and How Does it Work

A fence is an excellent addition to any property, providing privacy, security, and aesthetic appeal. However, just like any other outdoor feature, a fence is exposed to the elements and can be subject to wear and tear. That’s where a fence warranty comes into play.

Fence warranties do not cover acts of God. Please refer to your homeowner insurance policies for coverage.

A fence warranty is a contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the warranty, including what types of damage are covered and for how long. It can typically cover issues such as premature fading, peeling, cracking, and other damage not caused by normal wear and tear. Suppose the damage occurs within the warranty period. In that case, the fence manufacturer or retailer will often repair or replace the damaged components at no cost to you. However, it’s important to note that the exact coverage and terms of the warranty can vary depending on the manufacturer, so be sure to read the fine print before purchasing.

Factors that May Impact Fence Warranty Coverage

When purchasing a fence, it’s essential to consider the length of the warranty coverage. However, several factors may impact the duration of this coverage. One of the most significant factors is the type of material used to construct the fence. For example, a wood fence is typically subject to no warranty or a significantly shorter warranty than a vinyl or aluminum fence. 

Warranties generally cover defects in manufactured materials, not natural materials. However, a good warranty will cover the installation of any fence.

Another factor to consider regarding warranties is whether the warranty is prorated or non-prorated. A prorated warranty means that the coverage decreases over time, while a non-prorated warranty offers full coverage for the entire duration of the warranty period. Generally, prorated warranties are less expensive than non-prorated warranties but may not offer comprehensive coverage. It’s important to understand the terms and conditions of both types of warranties before deciding.

Additionally, some manufacturers may offer extended warranty options for an additional cost. These extended warranties may provide added protection beyond the standard warranty period. Before deciding upon an extended warranty, understand the terminology to understand how long your warranty will last. For example, in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, a materials lifetime warranty is 15 years.

Finally, other factors that may affect warranty coverage include the level of maintenance required for the fence, environmental factors such as exposure to harsh weather conditions, and any damage caused by accidents or misuse. It’s important to read the warranty terms and conditions carefully to understand what is covered and how long. Considering these factors, you can make a more informed decision about which fence to choose and ensure you get the most out of your investment.

Benefits of Having a Fence Warranty

Installing a fence is a significant investment for any homeowner. It adds value to the property, enhances the overall appearance, and provides privacy and safety. However, as with any construction project, unforeseen circumstances can arise, leading to the need for repairs or replacements. Unexpected repairs or replacements can be quite a financial burden, but having a fence warranty can help ease the stress. 

A warranty gives homeowners peace of mind, knowing that the contract will cover specific, unexpected repairs or replacements needed during the warranty period, saving homeowners money in the long run. With a fence warranty, homeowners can relax and enjoy the benefits of their fence, knowing that they are protected.

Tips for Choosing the Right Fence Company

Choosing the right fence company is essential to ensure your fence’s quality and longevity. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to determine which company is the best fit for your needs. Do your research. Look for a company with a solid reputation in your community and read reviews from other satisfied customers. Choose a company that offers warranties and guarantees on their products and services. Finally, ask questions and get multiple quotes before making your final decision. Investing in a quality fence company is a wise choice that will benefit you for years.

Choose a fence company whose warranties will give you peace of mind.

Answers to Common Questions About Fencing Warranties

Fencing can be an excellent investment for your property, but what happens if something goes wrong with your fence? That’s where warranties come in. If you’re considering installing a fence or have recently installed one and have questions about fencing warranties, you’re not alone. Some common questions include:

  • What does a fencing warranty cover?
  • How long does it last?
  • Is it prorated?
  • And what’s the process for filing a warranty claim?

Understanding the ins and outs of fencing warranties can help give you peace of mind and protect your investment for years. Let’s dive in and answer some of those lingering questions you may have about fencing warranties.

A to Z Quality Fencing Offers Peace of Mind with Industry-Leading Fence Warranties

Aluminum Fence Warranties 

For aluminum customers, we offer:

  • A non-prorated lifetime warranty on all materials. This lifetime warranty covers the fence’s finish against cracking, peeling, chipping, and corroding. 
  • A lifetime craftsmanship warranty on installation. This warranty covers the labor and craftsmanship of the aluminum fence installation. It does not include malicious damage, acts of God, or normal wear and tear.
  • A lifetime post-in-the-ground warranty. This covers the integrity of the galvanized steel posts installed into the ground.

Vinyl Fence Warranties

We offer the original purchaser of our vinyl fencing:

  • A non-prorated warranty that our fencing, railing, and specialty extrusions will be free from defects in material and workmanship when subject to regular and proper use. The non-prorated, limited lifetime coverage offered by this warranty applies to the individual homeowner purchasers only for as long as the purchaser remains the owner and primary occupant of the property on which the fence is installed. Please feel free to contact us for more details regarding this warranty.
  • A lifetime craftsmanship warranty on installation. This warranty covers the labor and craftsmanship of the vinyl fence installation. It does not include malicious damage, acts of God, or normal wear and tear.
  • A lifetime post-in-the-ground warranty. This covers the integrity of the galvanized steel posts installed into the ground.

Wood Fences Warranties

  • A non-prorated lifetime labor warranty on installation. This warranty covers the labor and craftsmanship of the cedar fence installation. It does not include malicious damage, acts of God, or normal wear and tear.
  • A lifetime post-in-the-ground warranty. This covers the integrity of the galvanized steel posts installed into the ground.
  • No tree is perfect, and it’s a natural product. We cannot be responsible for natural shrinking, warping, knots, cracking, splitting, or checking. Therefore, no materials warranty exists, expressed or implied, on wood products. However, we offer tips on maintaining all outdoor wood products to maximize lifespan.

Chain Link Fence Warranties

  • A non-prorated 15-year warranty on chain link fences from material defects.
  • In addition, our chain link fences are warranted for seven (7) years from rusting.
  • A 15 Year Labor Warranty. This warranty covers the labor and craftsmanship of the chain link fence installation. It does not include malicious damage, acts of God, or normal wear and tear.
  • A lifetime post-in-the-ground warranty. This covers the integrity of the galvanized steel posts installed into the ground.

Factoring Fence Warranties Into Fence Company Selection

In conclusion, a fence warranty is essential to deciding on specific materials. It offers peace of mind and can extend a fence’s life. Knowing what to look for regarding coverage and when it kicks in may help you choose the fence materials that will work best for your situation.

With A to Z Quality Fencing, you can have peace of mind knowing that we offer industry-leading fence warranties. Whether you seek warranty guidance or want a quote on quality materials and installations, we’ve covered your fencing needs. So why wait? Does a fence warranty influence your choice of fence materials? Get a quote from A to Z Quality Fencing today and ensure you get complete protection from our reliable products!

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Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.