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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


  • Called Jill Monday and fence installed Wednesday the same week. Very pleasant and professional to deal with. This is our second fence with them and couldn't be more pleased.


  • Apex fenced our backyard this summer and did a wonderful job. I also appreciated that Brian, the owner, always answered his phone or called us back promptly - so we weren't left wondering what was going on.


  • What a wonderful experience! Apex showed up on time for the scheduled appointment and helped me design a beautiful fence. Their quote was much less than competitors' quotes. The work was finished in a timely manner and the result is stunning! This is the 2nd fence I've had built in Atlanta, and Apex by far built a better fence than the last company. This fence is built to last. I can't wait to see how it looks when I stain it in the spring. Thanks Apex!


  • I selected APEX from reviews online and I was NOT disappointed. Everything was fantastic. Jill and Tom coordinated the project from start to finish very well. I am very pleased with the finished product. My fence was stained the butternut brown and it is beautiful. Will use them again.


  • 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

  • Working with Apex Fence was a pleasant experience. Brian was great with all aspects of planning and working with us for the best time to start the job. He was very helpful and responsive to my calls. The crew that put up the fence was amazing. They worked quickly and produced a beautiful fence for my family to enjoy. Our whole neighborhood is enjoying our fence and loves it as much as we do. I would recommend Apex Fence to anyone. And I am sure we will use them again for future fence projects.


  • Apex was great from start to finish. The quote was very reasonable, Eric was very professional and honest, the crew came on the day promised, and the privacy fence looks great. The quality of materials and workmanship is excellent. We are very happy with the final product. They are even working with me to replace the latch since my dog has figured out how to open the gate!


  • 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.


  • 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.


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