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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

  • I needed to have a section of my yard fenced in but was unsure about how to deal with the current landscaping. Bret help provide a solution that fit my needs and the crew did an awesome job installing the metal fence. Very professional and high quality.


  • I am very thorough and very picky with contractors of any sort. I am so pleased with Apex Fence! Brian knows this business and double checked everything. He was respectful of our budget and gave a competitive price (I got two other bids). Down to every detail, Apex delivered what was promised. His crew is clean and professional. I had no concerns with them around my property and children. Our fence is beautiful and we are enjoying our back yard. Thanks Brian and Apex!


  • I had been burnt by another contractor and was really leery of even having it done. I went with Apex because they had good reviews and the estimate was fair and reasonable. I'm glad I did. The crew was on time, worked long hours and got my fence done in one day. They were also professional and cleaned up after themselves. The fence turned out great! I requested they come and change out the latches because I didn't like the ones they used (personal preference) and they did so quickly and to my satisfaction. They also worked around my work schedule so I could be there, showing up at 7:30am. Would recommend to my family and friends. Thanks!!


  • Apex Fence was reliable and easy to work with. Their finished product at our home was superb... We even had them do fences at two of our other properties.
    We highly recommend Apex Fence Company. -Kimmy Ryder


  • Apex Fence installed 215' of dog-eared, pressure treated fencing plus two gates.  The work was completed in one day. My rep, Bill, was professional, responsive and very easy to deal with. Chris and Christy in the office were also very pleasant and responsive. Good work, great service and good value from Apex. -Brad K.


  • 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.


  • Great Job, Carl and his crews did wonderful! Very Honest People! A Pleasure to deal with! Will use again!


  • Apex was scheduled to install our fence on a Wednesday, but called saying they had an opening on Tuesday if we wanted it installed sooner. The crew was on time, polite, and finished the install in about 5 hours. They cleaned up behind themselves, and did a great job. Highly recommended.


    Bob Kovacs

  • The entire team was very friendly. Cody, Bill and all the office staff are easy to work with. The fence looks great and I would do business with them again.


    TvPool in Woodstock

  • Apex recently installed a fence in our backyard and we couldn't be happier. Carl and his guys built a sturdy, good looking 6 foot wooden privacy fence with great gates at a very reasonable price. They were reliable and quick! Best of all, our dog now has a safe place to run and play and we have the peace of mind he'll stay contained by an attractive fence that we feel enhances the look of our home.


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