Frequently Asked Questions

Our customers ask a lot of great questions. We thought we'd share some of them with you, as you might be wondering about some of these things as well.

Our Company FAQs

Your home security and family safety is important, so choosing a company to build a strong, long-lasting fence is a priority. The team at Standard Fencing Company understands what matters to you, and has created one of the most efficient, cost-effective processes in the Toronto area for providing high quality, beautiful wood fences time and time again! When you choose a fence from Standard Fencing Company, you're getting a team of professionals who care about our workmanship and client satisfaction. Give us a call to get your questions answered and get started on your new wood fence today!

It's easy to get an estimate from Standard Fencing Company! Simply reach out to our office staff through our online contact form, or give us a call and our friendly fence pros will walk you through the process. If you'd like to build your own quote in minutes right online, try our FREE Instant Fence Estimator tool! It will be helpful if you have the measurements of your property and take a look at the types of wood fences available on our webpage to get an idea of the styles you like. We're happy to help you design your fence and get the security and privacy you need most.

Absolutely! At Standard Fencing Company we make our company and client safety a top priority and are a fully insured business operating across Toronto and many of the surrounding areas.

We take pride in the work that we do for you! That's why we offer a 2 year workmanship warranty on every installation that covers items related to our work. With wood fences being a natural material, the panels themselves do not come with a warranty, but every steel post we install comes with a great manufacturer warranty that will give you peace of mind. Visit our warranty page for more information, and give us a call if you have any questions.

When you are in the market for a new fence and you'd like us to come do an onsite evaluation, give our office a call or reach out through our online form and we will be happy to meet with you to discuss your property fencing needs.

Fence costs in Toronto vary between the style you choose, the current cost of materials due to supply and demand, and the size of your property. It's easy to get a quote! Simply get a quote from our online tool, reach out to our team via our online form, or give our office a call to find out which fence best fits your budget and needs.

Wood Fence FAQs

Wood fencing is a great option for many properties in the Toronto area. The secret to finding out if it's right for you is to determine your main goals and speak to our experts to find out what they would recommend. Wood fencing is often a beautiful accent to spaces needing privacy, borders, or some security. It is one of the most customizable types of fences and very versatile.

Wood fences typically last up to 20 years when properly maintained and protected. Due to their natural material, wood fences can rot and warp, but when protected with high quality paint or stain and routinely checked for problem areas, wood fences can last for decades and beautifully accent your property for many years. The lifespan of your wood fence can also be impacted by the type of wood posts you use. Our PostMaster Posts are made of steel and come with a limited lifetime warranty to give your wood fence the longest lifespan possible.

One of our favorite aspects of wood fences in the Toronto area is its versatility to be able to be modified and work in nearly any scenario. Wood fences are great for privacy, but they also work perfectly for designs that allow some visibility, like the shadowbox style. Wood fences can be adjusted in height and modified to fit the terrain of your property. The other highly desirable benefit of wood fencing is its natural beauty. While other types of fences can mimic the look of wood, nothing looks quite as natural as a traditional wood fence.

Wood fences do require more maintenance than some other types of fencing, but when properly cared for, they are a wonderful type of fence. To maintain your wood fence, be sure to seal it with a high quality stain or paint product and recoat it every few years. Also, check your fence now and then for any problem areas you may notice, like boards warping or cracking, and get the problem areas fixed right away. When you keep up with your wood fence, it can last longer than expected!

Wood fences are an excellent choice to create privacy at your home or business in the Toronto area. Wood fences can be built in solid panels or semi-private designs based on your preferences and needs. Many people who are looking for privacy choose a style of wood fencing. You can even adjust the height of your fence and the shape of the picket tops.

Staining or painting your wood fence is up to you, but we highly recommend it! Wood is a natural material that is prone to breaking down over time sooner than some other types of fences. Coating your fence with a high quality stain or paint will not only look great but will protect your fence from damage and provide the best long-term results. If you would like more tips or information on staining your fence, please reach out to our fence experts anytime!

Yes, we can! There is no need to hire a separate contractor to do the demolition and removal of your old fence. Standard Fencing can do that for you! We will even haul it away. There is an additional charge for removing your old fence so contact us at (647) 417-4805, and we'll be happy to provide you with pricing for this service.

We take care not to damage any of your existing landscaping when we install a new fence at your Toronto residence or commercial property. We do not use large equipment to dig the fence posts so there is very little possibility of harming any existing plants, trees, or shrubs.

Each obstruction is different, therefore, we find the best solution for each individual situation. For example, if there is a large obstruction like a tree in the proposed fence line, we can set a post on either side of the tree and then frame around it. We will always discuss your options and make recommendations during our on-site consultation.

We will always do our best to accommodate your needs. We schedule our fence installations to be completed as quickly as we can and as soon as we have all of the materials needed for your specific fence design. Once installation day arrives, your fence will be up very quickly, usually within 1 to 3 days, though it depends on the size of your project. For example, a 100 linear feet fence will require one day for demolition and to set the posts and one day to build the fence and gate. Contact our team to talk about what you need, and the pros at Standard Fencing will be happy to make a plan that works best for you!

We love dogs too and we know it's necessary that they be allowed to go outside when needed. It is not recommended that you allow your dog outside unattended during the active installation of your fence so that there is no chance of your furry pal getting hurt. There are a lot of materials being moved around and equipment being used so it's best not to allow your pet near the work area while we are there. We clean up the job site at the end of each day, so it is safe when we are not there.

No, you do not need to be home during the installation, but we do prefer that you are available on the first day of the installation to do a quick walk-through to verify project details before we begin. If something unexpected comes up, we can contact you by phone if needed.

We use a professional post-driving tool to drive the posts quickly and efficiently into the ground without the need to bring in any large heavy equipment. This ensures your existing lawn and property will be in the same condition as we found it.

We want your gate hardware to last so we use the durable, high-quality Everbilt brand of steel hinges, pulls, and self-latching gate latches.