DIY vs. Professional Fence Installation: Pros and Cons

Daniel Pappas

Published on February 26, 2024

There are many pros and cons to installing a fence yourself versus hiring professionals to do it for you. DIY can bring a fun and exciting project to you. It is also believed that you can save money by doing it yourself. However, it can sometimes cost more than hiring professionals, especially if you are unaware of the city and county requirements. Fence permits are required to protect the property owner from the costs and inconvenience of having to comply with the Ordinance after the fence has been constructed or repaired.

Risk of Errors: Lacking professional expertise heightens the likelihood of expensive errors. Mistakes such as inaccurate measurements, improper installation techniques, or selecting unsuitable materials can result in added costs or the necessity to redo the entire project.

Get it Right the First Time 

Hiring professionals will not only ensure that the installation is exactly right, but it will also help you avoid costly mistakes that could be difficult to correct. This means that there will be less maintenance for the fence in the future. You wouldn’t have to worry about the fence leaning or collapsing because professionals will securely install it right the first time. Professionals will also provide warranties in the case of repairments. 

Bespoke Fence offers a 5-year warranty on labor and material for fences and 1-year for gates.

Save Time, Energy, and Money

It could take days, weeks, or even years to complete like any DIY project. Finishing a project without getting sidetracked is a task within itself. The amount of energy that is required for DIY projects will also determine if it is worthwhile. Hiring professionals will remove all that stress, and the job will be done effortlessly and efficiently. 

Along with saving time and energy, you will also save money. If you do it yourself, you may experience many issues that will require you to spend money on materials, supplies, paint, machinery, etc. When you hire professionals, you just pay one price and let them handle the rest. 

Overcoming the Learning Curve: Installing a fence demands specific skills and know-how. Beginners face a challenging learning curve, ranging from grasping property boundaries to ensuring the fence’s stability and alignment.

Unlimited Choices

When choosing a fence, some things can include style, material, maintenance, functionality, durability, budget, and much more. If you choose to install a fence yourself, you may not be aware of the different materials you have available to you. When you hire professionals, they can provide you with a variety of options to make your decision-making easier and more reasonable.

Boost Property Value

Fences are known to provide safety and privacy for your home, but they can also add value to your property. For many future homeowners, a fence is an important aspect of their decision-making when purchasing a new home. With an updated and appealing fence, prospective buyers will be attracted to your home and will know that the material and installation are high quality. These features together will only increase the value of your home. 

Support Local Business

When installing a fence yourself, you may not be aware of the city laws that are in place. That is why hiring professionals who do know the requirements of installing a fence can be beneficial. By hiring professionals from a local business, you know you can trust them as they are part of your community. It is also guaranteed that you will receive great customer service and a job well done.

Started on the South Side of Chicago, Bespoke Fence was founded on the principle of crafting fences tailored to the customer’s specific requirements, encompassing design, functionality, and budget considerations. Dan Pappas founded Bespoke Fence with a customer-centric approach, aiming to design unique fences that perfectly align with each customer’s vision, creating a one-of-a-kind solution to match each individual need.

If you are looking to hire a local business in the Chicago area, contact Bespoke Fence for your fence installation needs.