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Apex Fence Company

8521-C Knox Bridge Hwy.

Canton, GA, 30114

(770) 425-0048

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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!

General FAQs

What is your service area?
Apex Fence Company provides fencing installations all over Atlanta and North of Atlanta.
How long does a fence installation take?

It really depends on many factors, the type of fence, length, and site conditions all contribute to how long it takes. Generally speaking though, an average job here in Atlanta 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 typical residential fence is $2,500.00 to $3,500.00 for a typical lot size in the Atlanta area. Some are less and some are much, much more. We have installed plenty of fences over $30,000 on residential applications.

Do you warranty your work?
Yes, we warranty our work against defects in installation.  Many of our metal fence products also come with a manufacturers warranty.
My question is not listed here. How do I get in contact with you?
You can give us a call at 770-425-0048, or contact us via our contact form.

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 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 that is 8’ long. Some sections can be a little smaller or up to 10’ when need to reach a corner or end point but nothing longer than 10’ is acceptable.

Should I build with pressure treated pine or cedar?

Pressure treated lumber privacy fences needs to have (3) 2x4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing, cedar needs only two because it is kiln dried before installation and does not need to cure in the elements. Picket fences are typically 4’ tall and only need 2(2) 2x4’s due to the smaller span between framing runners.

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

Pressure treated lumber privacy fences needs to have (3) 2x4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing, cedar needs only two because it is kiln dried before installation and does not need to cure in the elements. Picket fences are typically 4’ tall and only need 2(2) 2x4’s 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 the gates?

Walk gates are usually 4’ 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 770-425-0048, or contact us via our contact form.

Ornamental Aluminum Fence FAQs

Will my aluminum fence rust?

No. Apex Fence only uses high quality aluminum fencing, aluminum does not rust and the powdercoat finish will give you strong finish that won’t peel or flake over time.

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 6-8” in Dia. Ornamental aluminum fence posts are 2” square.

How far apart should the fence posts be?

Aluminum fence posts are 6’ apart.

What size are the gates?

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

What is the warranty on ornamental aluminum fences?

Our manufacturers provide a limited lifetime warranty on their aluminum fences.

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

You can give us a call at 770-425-0048, or contact us via our contact form.

Decorative Steel Fence FAQs

Will my decorative steel fence rust?

No. Apex Fence only uses high quality steel fencing that has been galvanized before having its black finish applied. There is zero maintenance with our steel fences.

How far apart are decorative steel fence posts?

Decorative steel fence posts are 8’ apart.

Does my steel 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. Decorative steel fence posts are 2”
square.

What size are the gates?

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

What is the warranty on decorative steel fences?

Our manufacturers provide a 20 year limited warranty on their steel fences in the Atlanta area.

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

You can give us a call at 770-425-0048, or contact us via our contact form.

Client Testimonials

  • We had a great experience with APEX and I would highly recommend them. Bill our estimator was very knowledgeable, extremely attentive to details, and great to work with. For example, our farm gates have drop latches that make them easy to open/close so our goats don't get out. He included matching those in the new gates as well. I had a few rounds of changes and he didn't complain but followed up with the requested changes quickly (even on the weekends). Heather from the scheduling team was great and really went above and beyond to provide great service for us. And our install team was fantastic! Robert and Clint took special care to ensure we were happy with our new fence. They left our posts taller for us to staple bird netting into them for our chickens. During the course of the installation if I wanted something changed and asked, "Would it be too hard to change this?" They answered, "There's nothing hard about pleasing the customer!" And then they gladly adjusted per my request. They worked non stop the entire time they were here with very little breaks. I actually thought they should have taken more breaks as it was a very hot day for the time of year, but they didn't complain. They were also very kind to my children. All in I would highly recommend APEX. -K. Fosse


  • From the moment I met with Bret, from Apex Fence Company, I was put at ease by his confidence in the product and his installation teams. We had a small custom section with the decorative fence that they provided great solutions for and implemented better than I expected. They did everything they said they would and never had one issue come up (which is impressive). I would recommend Apex to anyone looking for a quality product and a competitive price.


  • Apex was wonderful to work with. As soon as I requested an appointment to measure our yard for a fence, they had a rep out within a matter of days. When we decided to actually install the fence (months later), they honored our original proposal and placed the 2 gates we had coupons for months prior with no additional charge. I made a call to Apex to schedule installation and our fence was completed 8 days later. They are helpful, prompt, and our fence is incredibly well done. Very high quality! All of our neighbors have stopped us to ask who put it in! We are so happy with our new backyard thanks to Apex!


  • I would highly recommend this company. Tom came out to give us our estimate and was knowledgeable and helpful from the start. He answered all of our questions, even ones we hadn't thought of. We had other companies out to give us quotes and they did not seem half as experienced or knowledgeable as Tom. It was an easy decision to go with Apex and we are very happy with the outcome. The guys came out to build and even cleared a lot of the brush and trees from the fence line without hesitation or extra expense. They finished the fence in 2 days and I can't say enough about how wonderful it looks, even better than imagined. It is a fence we can be proud of and I know it will last for many, many years.


  • I did much more research than I needed to when seeking a contractor to install a decorative fence atop a retaining wall in my backyard. The job was straight-forward, but it involved core-drilling. After getting estimates from half a dozen companies, I ultimately selected Apex. They were timely and competitively priced. The fence looks so much better than I ever imagined it would. I will be sharing their number with anyone I find who is in need of a fence.


  • Apex did a front yard picket fence for us. Carl was great, responsive and had really good ideas for the fence that I wouldn't have thought of. The guys who came to install the fence were polite, efficient and did a great job. We've received so many compliments on the fence -- all our friends and the neighbors love it and our dogs love being able to be out in the front yard with us. It couldn't be more perfect and we would recommend Apex to anyone.


  • I had Apex install a privacy fence. It looks great, was installed quickly, and at a very reasonable price. Brian answered all my questions promptly and explained the installation process in detail. I highly recommend using Apex Fence Co.


  • Apex was outstanding. Quick response to my quote request, inventive suggestion for a tricky area, great product, installed on time as promised. We couldn't be happier and would recommend them to anyone!!


  • From the estimate process to the speedy service and beautiful installation, we could not be happier. When complete, everything was neat and clean. Great job.


  • Apex did a great job in removing old fencing and installing new chain link and wrought iron fence for us at the Atlanta Humane Society. Lance worked with us to complete the job in a timely manner and within our budget. Their crew was very hard working and very skilled. Thanks Apex!


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