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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 called four fence companies. Brian called back the same day and was out 1 week later to build my fence. He did a great job at a reasonable price. I have referred my neighbors and recommend his service to all.


  • Apex did a great job on our fence. They were timely, the quality of the work was excellent and Tom and Jill really understand "Customer Service."


  • We chose Apex due to their favorable reviews and they lived up to their good reputation. The price was competitive and we went with cedar for the 5ft split rail and it looks fantastic! The crew did a great job on the gates too. I definitely would recommend them!


  • Doing business with them was easy. They took care of everything and managed all the details. I didn't have to look over anything and when I got home it was completed and done better than I had hoped. Their prices are very reasonable and craftsmanship is top notch!


  • 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

  • We recently had a chain linked fence installed. Tom (sales) was very thorough and did an excellent job answering all my questions. The crew showed up on time, were hard workers, were very professional and did a great job. Apex Fence Company exceeded my expectations and that rarely happens! I would highly recommend using them to anyone!


  • Brian, the owner, personally walked our property, discussed the estimate, and was onsite intermittently during the installation. The job was completed as promised with no surprises. We are extremely pleased and have recommended him to our neighbors.


  • 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


  • The best price estimate by far. The installation was perfect. The customer service was also. Even allowed us to modify the job (which required more materials and work) at the last minute and did not change the price. Far superior to many home improvement companies and contractors we have hired. I highly recommend this company!


  • I just had a backyard ranch type fence installed in my backyard. My experience with Apex Fence was very good. From the first visit to estimate the cost through the install no issues what so ever. The installers worked very hard basically non-stop through over 90 degree heat. I was very impressed.


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