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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

  • Tom was our sales person and he did an excellent job. He responded to my calls very promptly with any questions I had. Manuel and the team that installed the fence treated my yard and landscape as if it were their own. When they finished, you could not tell that anyone had been on the property and it looked like I had landscaped around the fence ! 5 stars, would recommend them to anyone, A+ company. I was so happy with the fence and the company I was worried that their sign was not large enough so other neighbors could see it well enough.


  • We recently decided to fence in our wooded back yard. While shopping for a fencing company, we were able to see a completed job by APEX fence company in our parent's neighborhood. We decided to give APEX a call. Jill was very helpful and courteous. We quickly had an appointment for a quote. When Bill arrived, he walked the property with us, discussed our options and made helpful suggestions that resulted in a fence that was both functional and naturally attractive. The estimate was well within our budget and we appreciate the value we received for what we paid. We never felt pressured. The team who installed the fence was professional and courteous. They completed the job on time and as promised. We could not be happier with the quality of the workmanship and feel they made extra efforts to preserve the natural, wooded environment in our back yard. We will recommend APEX to our friends and family.


  • I recently had Apex install 340 linear feet of fence in my backyard. I had five companies give me quotes, and while Apex was not the lowest (although they all were within $100 of each other), I felt that they would provide the best quality. I'm glad to say they did not let me down. Our family, friends, and neighbors are all impressed with how great our fence looks. And Brian takes great care of his customers. Thanks Apex!

    Update: after a large tree fell and destroyed several sections of fence, Apex came out quickly to make the repair, and at a very reasonable price. I only wish they didn't charge extra to use credit cards.


  • Apex provided our subdivision perimeter fencing needs with a superior product, and exceptional service at competitive pricing. We will continue to do business with them because of their professionalism, when it comes to planning, scheduling, and executing the installation.


  • Apex did a fantastic job on our privacy fence, and we would recommend them very highly. They had the best price of the three quotes we obtained and were able to get started on the job quicker than anticipated. The three guys on the job, led by Robert, also get high marks. The fence looks great, and they even made sure to protect our neighbor's huge rose bush that was right next to the fence. Thanks, Apex.


    CHGreer in Decatur, GA

  • 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.


  • Just had an old metal fence replaced by Apex. Prompt,professional service & great pricing keeps shining on. Carl & his crew did a great job.


  • I received seven quotes, put three on my short list, and selected Apex Fence for the reasons mentioned above plus:
    1) Patiently answered all questions
    2) Attention to details: spacing between pickets and distance off ground, use of 3rd rail, detail of removable section, and more
    3) Brought by sample gate latch hardware
    4) Mentioned they would clear the fence line of existing brush and small trees. I added, for a reasonable extra charge, the clearing of additional brush and small trees.
    5) Workmanship
    6) Notified neighbors with flyer about old fence being replaced. Helps with shared fence line and neighbors dogs possibly escaping while fence is down.

    The crew was courteous, worked hard, and displayed good craftsmanship. We did struggle a little communicating but we managed.

    There were a couple of concerns I had but Brian walked the new fence with me and took care of them prior to accepting payment.


  • Apex Fence Company really went above and beyond to make sure I was a satisfied customer, even coming out to speak personally with a difficult neighbor. I was really impressed with their professionalism, and ended up with a beautiful privacy fence!


  • First, they showed up as scheduled to prepare an estimate, and the emailed it as promised in two days. They completed the work as scheduled, and did a great job of cleaning up. Their workmanship is first rate. We were totally satisfied.


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