We are all consumers and have varying degrees of expertise with how we go about assessing products. However, poor judgment and decisions whether they occur for ignorance or failing to get the facts still stings. All anyone can do is the best they can, however that does not mean you cannot learn from mistakes. So, with a fence installation, you have to avoid as many possible mistakes as you can.
It is very normal for a homeowner to go through a certain process in which there are choices to be made. You own your home, so you at least are familiar with taking responsibility for it when it comes to choosing what you want.
However, it is fine if you are not sure about anything, but that just means it is time to hit the web and find out or get the answers somehow. The smaller details seems to be a sticking point with some, at least, and it is not like saying you want metal or wood and that is it. Leave nothing unturned when you are in the buying phase because with wooden fencing or metal everything you ordered has to be delivered. What you want to avoid with wooden fencing is the case where the fence is not properly coated if you order that. You really need to be sure your new fence will not be treated unfairly by the weather because this will cause the wood to wear down much faster. Wooden fences can retain their beauty for many years, but this is only possible when they are taken care of in the right way. Another option is to pay some neighborhood teenagers to stain it for you, and it will still come out less expensive than if you bought it with a stain applied.
How does your back yard look? I mean, what about things growing in your neighbors yard that will be adjacent to the fence. So in this case you’re talking about large bushes and trees, and they may have a problem with your fence depending on what kind of fence you want to have. A chain linked fence will eventually have bushes and maybe vines growing on it if they’re close enough, and then the tree root as well as bush root systems could be effected with the post hole digging. All kinds of things can become an issue and you have to think about this before the contractors arrive and start digging.
Of course it will take some doing and time and effort on your part to educate yourself on the important points before any fence installation. So do keep in mind that a lot of what happens can be under your control, but like anything else you have to earn it a little bit. And you want to think about this pretty hard so you are happy with what you get.