Residential Fencing (FAQ)

  • What approvals or from whom do I need to get approvals in order to build my fence? Open or Close

    AJI Fence will contact your local government for their approval when necessary. You should contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) to be sure your project complies with their ordinances. You do not need approval from your neighbor; however it is always courteous to inform them. It wouldn't hurt to ask if they are willing to split the cost of the fence; it can only save you money!

  • Where should the fence go in relation to the property lines? Open or Close

    We usually install the fence just inside the property lines if it is a new installation. If the fence being installed is replacing an old fence we usually place the new fence in the same location as the old one. If you are concerned about where the property line is, you can always hire a private surveying company for a minimal fee.

  • I am having landscape work done as well as a fence, which should be done first? Open or Close

    We recommend having the fence installed before landscaping. This would eliminate having to dig around the landscaping. Additionally, this order could save you money since extra time would not be necessary to avoid disturbing the landscape. AJI Fence can also make accommodations for your landscaper to have easier access to your yard. Examples would be a removable fence panel or installation of just the gate section after landscape is complete. If you have had landscaping done and are now considering a fence, don't worry, AJI Fence is used to working around existing landscape. If we think it may be an issue, we will address that at the time of the estimate and may even include precautions in our bid.

  • Does AJI Fence use screws or nails on the wood fences? Open or Close

    We use a ring shanked galvanized nail. This nail is designed to grip the wood and allow for only minimal bleed. Because a nail is metal and bleeding is inevitable even with a galvanized coating, AJI Fence counter sinks the nail into the picket in an attempt to direct the bleed into the center of the picket versus down the face.

    If you would prefer screws, AJI Fence is willing to use them on your fence however it is not recommended. Using screws will drive the cost of the fence up because there is more man hours required during installation. Screws are more likely to bleed than nails even if they are galvanized. The reason there is more bleed is because as the screw is screwed into the wood, the galvanized coating is stripped off of the screw either from the wood itself and/or the drill tip.

  • Do you set your posts in concrete? Open or Close

    Yes, most fence posts are set in concrete. Exceptions are generally metal tee posts used on barb wire fencing, livestock fencing that surrounds multiple acres of land and temporary fencing.

  • I live in a high wind area. Is there a privacy option that can withstand the wind? Open or Close

    Yes, there are several options to ensure your fence endures the strong wind. The best option is a "KROY" vinyl fence because of the product design. The 5"x5" hollow posts have been tested up to 110 mph winds and passed. If your home's appearance calls for a more natural look, steel posts are available for cedar privacy fence.

    There are a couple of different options. The most common and cost effective steel posts are round, galvanized, SCH-20 (similar to a chain link post). This style is not the most appealing, but it can tolerate winds up to 68 mph.

    The other steel post option is a "Postmaster." This style is set into the fence and was designed to be easily concealed by a larger picket. This style allows the wood to be attached directly to the post versus the round SCH-20 which requires brackets and fittings in order to attach to the wood. A third option for a stronger fence is to use a larger cedar post. The standard fence calls for a 4"x4" post while a stronger post would be either a 4"x6" or a 6"x6".

    The final option to strengthen your fence is to place the posts closer together. A common placement of posts is 8' o.c.(On Center, or the distance from the center of one post to the center of the next post) 5' o.c. would be sufficient to withstand the winds in Colorado. All options are more expensive then a standard 6' cedar privacy.

  • What is the difference between a No. 1 grade and a No. 2 grade cedar fence? Open or Close

    Besides price, the main difference between the grades of cedar is the cosmetic appeal of the boards. The No. 1 grade allows for only tight knots on both faces of the picket. This allows for a good appearance from either side. No. 2 fencing is a no-hole grade with tight knots. There are additional characteristics allowed on this grade providing a No. 1 appearance on only one face of the picket. Knots up to the width of the picket face are allowed. When installing No. 2, AJI Fence always takes care to face the "good" side of the picket towards the "good" side of the fence. A No. 3 or better is available, but not recommended given the savings for this grade are minimal.

  • What type of wood does AJI Fence use for their standard wood fence? Open or Close

    The majority of our wood fencing is built with Western Red Cedar brought in from the Pacific Northwest. The benefit of this wood versus other types is strictly economical. While other woods offer the same or better quality, longevity and cosmetic appeal, they tend to be more expensive as well. If you are looking for other options, please contact the office to discuss what is available.

  • What types of fencing does AJI Fence offer? Open or Close

    AJI Fence installs most fence types with the general exception of electrical pet fencing.

  • Is AJI Fence licensed and insured? Open or Close

    Yes, AJI Fence is licensed in most cities across the Denver metro area. If we are currently not licensed in your city, we will obtain necessary licensing before your jobs starts. We are fully insured based on industry standards.

  • Do I have to pull a permit? Open or Close

    When required, this is a service AJI Fence provides. Most cities require a permit for a fence. Unincorporated areas generally do not.

 

Commercial Fencing (FAQ)

  • What approvals or from whom do I need to get approvals in order to build my fence? Open or Close

    AJI Fence will contact your local government for their approval when necessary. You should contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) to be sure your project complies with their ordinances. You do not need approval from your neighbor; however it is always courteous to inform them. It wouldn't hurt to ask if they are willing to split the cost of the fence; it can only save you money!

  • Where should the fence go in relation to the property lines? Open or Close

    We usually install the fence just inside the property lines if it is a new installation. If the fence being installed is replacing an old fence we usually place the new fence in the same location as the old one. If you are concerned about where the property line is, you can always hire a private surveying company for a minimal fee.

  • I am having landscape work done as well as a fence, which should be done first? Open or Close

    We recommend having the fence installed before landscaping. This would eliminate having to dig around the landscaping. Additionally, this order could save you money since extra time would not be necessary to avoid disturbing the landscape. AJI Fence can also make accommodations for your landscaper to have easier access to your yard. Examples would be a removable fence panel or installation of just the gate section after landscape is complete. If you have had landscaping done and are now considering a fence, don't worry, AJI Fence is used to working around existing landscape. If we think it may be an issue, we will address that at the time of the estimate and may even include precautions in our bid.

  • Does AJI Fence use screws or nails on the wood fences? Open or Close

    We use a ring shanked galvanized nail. This nail is designed to grip the wood and allow for only minimal bleed. Because a nail is metal and bleeding is inevitable even with a galvanized coating, AJI Fence counter sinks the nail into the picket in an attempt to direct the bleed into the center of the picket versus down the face.

    If you would prefer screws, AJI Fence is willing to use them on your fence however it is not recommended. Using screws will drive the cost of the fence up because there is more man hours required during installation. Screws are more likely to bleed than nails even if they are galvanized. The reason there is more bleed is because as the screw is screwed into the wood, the galvanized coating is stripped off of the screw either from the wood itself and/or the drill tip.

  • Do you set your posts in concrete? Open or Close

    Yes, most fence posts are set in concrete. Exceptions are generally metal tee posts used on barb wire fencing, livestock fencing that surrounds multiple acres of land and temporary fencing.

  • I live in a high wind area. Is there a privacy option that can withstand the wind? Open or Close

    Yes, there are several options to ensure your fence endures the strong wind. The best option is a "KROY" vinyl fence because of the product design. The 5"x5" hollow posts have been tested up to 110 mph winds and passed. If your home's appearance calls for a more natural look, steel posts are available for cedar privacy fence. There are a couple of different options. The most common and cost effective steel posts are round, galvanized, SCH-20 (similar to a chain link post). This style is not the most appealing, but it can tolerate winds up to 68 mph.

    The other steel post option is a "Postmaster." This style is set into the fence and was designed to be easily concealed by a larger picket. This style allows the wood to be attached directly to the post versus the round SCH-20 which requires brackets and fittings in order to attach to the wood. A third option for a stronger fence is to use a larger cedar post. The standard fence calls for a 4"x4" post while a stronger post would be either a 4"x6" or a 6"x6". The final option to strengthen your fence is to place the posts closer together. A common placement of posts is 8' o.c.(On Center, or the distance from the center of one post to the center of the next post) 5' o.c. would be sufficient to withstand the winds in Colorado. All options are more expensive then a standard 6' cedar privacy.

  • What is the difference between a No. 1 grade and a No. 2 grade cedar fence? Open or Close

    Besides price, the main difference between the grades of cedar is the cosmetic appeal of the boards. The No. 1 grade allows for only tight knots on both faces of the picket. This allows for a good appearance from either side. No. 2 fencing is a no-hole grade with tight knots.

    There are additional characteristics allowed on this grade providing a No. 1 appearance on only one face of the picket. Knots up to the width of the picket face are allowed. When installing No. 2, AJI Fence always takes care to face the "good" side of the picket towards the "good" side of the fence. A No. 3 or better is available, but not recommended given the savings for this grade are minimal.

  • What type of wood does AJI Fence use for their standard wood fence? Open or Close

    The majority of our wood fencing is built with Western Red Cedar brought in from the Pacific Northwest. The benefit of this wood versus other types is strictly economical. While other woods offer the same or better quality, longevity and cosmetic appeal, they tend to be more expensive as well. If you are looking for other options, please contact the office to discuss what is available.

  • What types of fencing does AJI Fence offer? Open or Close

    AJI Fence installs most fence types with the general exception of electrical pet fencing. insured based on industry standards.

  • Is AJI Fence licensed and insured? Open or Close

    Yes, AJI Fence is licensed in most cities across the Denver metro area. If we are currently not licensed in your city, we will obtain necessary licensing before your jobs starts. We are fully insured based on industry standards.

  • Do I have to pull a permit? Open or Close

    When required, this is a service AJI Fence provides. Most cities require a permit for a fence. Unincorporated areas generally do not.