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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

  • Brian was one of four quotes - he was FABULOUS to work with, made sure we found the pins for our property line, came out for follow-ups after to make sure things were good - and they are! We LOVE our new fence and thanks to Brian we actually have more yard than we realized because we had the wrong plat-map! They are GREAT, easy to work with, do exactly what they say they will do and listen to exactly what you need. He made suggestions and went above and beyond to make sure things are great. I highly recommend using APEX Fence for all of your fencing needs.
    Thank you Brian and Florencio!!


  • Apex made it easy for me to choose their fence company over others because they actually listened to what I wanted and made it happen quickly. Apex is a no-nonsense, professional business, and I highly recommend their work.


  • We are very happy with our fence and the salesperson (Bill Woodbury) that made our backyard beautiful. Bill had great, affordable suggestions that we never would have thought of. Our yard is perfect!
    The crew was on time and did a fantastic job cleaning up after the installation.


  • I researched fence companies for some time. I chose Apex because they had great reviews. They lived up to their reviews and then exceeded them. I was a difficult customer and had to change the installation date several times. Apex worked with me - no questions asked. They even showed early to install the metal fence. Price was great! Work was professional and quick! I would definitely use them again.


  • I had a fence installed back in '09 by Carl and his crew. I am happy with the fence and it still looks great. Recently I had a hinge come loose from the gate. I called Carl and he came right out and repaired the hinge. If you are looking for a company that builds great fences and stands by their work, look no further.


  • Great experience from start to finish! We had Apex replace our privacy and picket fences and install an automatic gate. Bill and Christie are both very friendly and helpful and no one tried to up-sell me into buying what I didn't need or want. Stayed true to all timelines and quotes and worked within my budget. Our new fences and gates are beautiful! Would definitely recommend!


  • We received quotes from 4 companies to refence our large backyard (which took almost 600' of fence) to keep our dogs from escaping (our cattle dog puppy was scaling the existing 4' fence with no problem.) We also had 2 companies who never came or called to cancel their appointment. Although not the lowest quote, Apex certainly provided the best value. Carl was more knowledgeable than several of his competitors and made sure everything was done to meet our expectations. For instance, he recommended using 4"" posts for the new oversized (16' wide) Montage iron drive gate while the lowest bidder specified 2"" posts on his proposal. Alberto and the installation crew were polite and worked quite hard to meet their schedule despite rain. Carl further demonstrated great customer service by coming out on a Sunday to personally correct a few minor installation concerns. In summation, our new 6' tall Ranch Rail fence and 5' tall Montage Iron fence look terrific and we finally have no concerns about our dogs getting out. Thanks Carl and Apex for a great job at a very reasonable price! We're glad we chose Apex.


  • Brian at Apex truly cares about his business and the service he provides to his customers. We had several fence companies provide quotes. Not ONE of them demonstrated that they truly wanted to EARN our business like Brian. We replaced a large 4ft old picket fence with 6ft privacy wood and 5ft Galv Steel facing driveway. Brian's attention to detail, prompt call or email return is something rarely seen in service market. His team (Kenny, etc.) even placed temporary latch on steel door to meet code for pool fill while waiting for actual (Magna Latch) to arrive. Would HIGHLY recommend Apex Fence. Great Value at a very competitive price!


  • 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.


  • 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.


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