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Everything You Should Know About Wood Fences: An Interview with Jared Rockhold of Prime fencing

By Jared Rockhold

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

Prime Fencing offers a wide variety of services. We design and build every kind of fence a person can dream up. We specialize in custom builds that are different than your typical fence. Also, we fabricate custom driveway entry gates for residential and commercial properties, along with access control and security. Another service we offer are custom pergola, gazebos, and decks.

Can you briefly talk about the difference between buying a new fence from a big box store versus hiring a professional contractor or fence builder?

Big box store fence materials are typically a low grade option. Their goal is volume, how much they can sell and how fast. My suggestion is to find a well qualified fence company that is moderate in size. The big companies normally don't offer the same customer service and quality of build that smaller companies do. Lower overhead and a desire to do what is right, drives those of us that strive to turn out quality over quantity. Do your research and look for reviews. Also, please check with your contractor and find out how much concrete they plan to use on each post they set. This is very important! 60-80lbs each post should be a minimum.

What are the main choices that homeowners need to make when it comes to their fence?

I always ask homeowners how long they plan to live at a house. If the home your in is the one you will stay in forever, its best to spend the extra money and get what will last. Understand what you need and how you want it to look. There are a ton of different options out there, and an experienced fence builder like Prime Fencing can tailor an option that is best suited to your needs. And a well built fence can beautify your property and provide security.

What are some of the most popular fencing styles and features for people in Oklahoma?

The most popular options in Oklahoma are, Cedar stockade, Wrought Iron, and Black Vinyl Chain-link. All great options for the constantly changing weather we deal with.

How is the cost for a fence typically determined?

Cost for fencing is determined by Linear footage and how many gates a person needs. Each company has their own standard charges, and those vary by difficulty of the job, and materials.

How long does should the installation take?

There's not really a standard time. Every property is different, but in normal neighborhoods it shouldn't take anymore than 3-5 days from start to finish.

Do you have any tips for successfully incorporating new fencing with a gate or outdoor area?

When choosing where to put a gate, location is everything. We always talk with our customers and advise on a good spot. You don't want a gate on a hill (unless it has to be done), a good flat area is best for operation. Another thing to keep in mind is, never have a gate over 5ft wide without a complete steel frame. Going over that 5ft mark with a gate will cause it to fail in the long run.

What's the best way for people to contact you and your company?

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