Fence FAQs: You Ask, We Answer

We frequently get similar questions from customers shopping for and selecting fence. 

While we never get tired of sharing helpful answers, we think it’s useful to post some of our answers here so that they are easily accessible. Who knows, you may even get the answer to a question that you didn’t know you had!

I see the fence I want in the catalog, but I need it in a different size.

You’re in luck! One of the benefits of purchasing directly from the manufacturer (us!) is that you can request that your fencing materials be custom cut to fit your specific project. Our fence specialists will also work with you to determine the appropriate dimensions if you are taking on a DIY project or are new to fence installation. Choose one of three options: provide a note about customization in your request for quote online, contact us by phone, or stop into any one of our three convenient locations!

Will one material last longer than another? - which fence style is strongest?

This is a great question. If ease of maintenance is your highest priority, vinyl fence is the probably the way to go. With adequate care a vinyl fence can last over 25 years and all of our Bufftech vinyl fence products come with a limited lifetime warranty. But depending on your budget and style, another choice may be better. Cedar is our most durable fence material, and a good choice for the four season New England climate. Read more about the pros and cons of vinyl vs. cedar.

Does AVO sell cedar pickets individually or do I have to purchase a panel/section?

We sell both individual cedar pickets and panels. Purchasing individual pickets is helpful when a customer needs to make a repair or is planning a highly customized project. For DIY homeowners, be aware that building your own fence panels out of pickets takes a lot of time and effort for a small cost savings. Read more about our cedar lumber.

Can you stop by and give me a quote? Do you conduct onsite consultations?

We do work with homeowners in the design and planning of their fence projects by phone or in our office. We do not perform onsite consultations or fence installation services ourselves. We’re happy to provide you with a list of approved fence installers in your area. Read more info for homeowners.

Stay tuned for more FAQs posts, including one geared towards contractor FAQs. Got a question you want to see answered on the blog? Contact us and let us know!

More than your local fence company, AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here. Start planning your next fencing project today with AVO Fence & Supply.


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