FAQs 2018-03-29T17:11:46+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

It is important for every client to understand his/her options before making a decision on the type, height, and length of the fence they choose. Below are questions that we get on a regular basis that we hope will help in you in the choices you have before you.

Do you build wrought iron fences? 2018-02-28T20:38:53+00:00

Wrought Iron fences are very popular in certain parts of Chicago. SP Fence is a proud installer of fine Wrought Iron Fences. call us for a quote. Many of the styles we offer have warranty ranging up to 20 years! We would love to get you an estimate on a wrought iron fence today.

Feel free to call us if you have any more questions. 630.514.2558

Why should I choose SP Fence to install my fence? 2018-02-28T20:37:53+00:00

The answer to this question is short yet can make a world of difference. Quality. Our company is a family-owned company and every job to us is very important. Please feel free to check our Yelp or Angie’s list reviews. We are also listed in EBSCO Best Pick Reports. We install every fence as if it was in our own backyard, and that attention to detail is what differentiates our company and we hope that when your fence is installed you will see the difference!

Please feel free to check our testimonials online as well. 630.514.2558

Should I stain or paint my fence? 2018-02-28T20:36:52+00:00

Our recommendation on stain or painting a fence is typically to wait one year before applying the paint so the wood has time to breathe. We have seen instances where the wood has cracked due to early application of stain and/or paint. Most wood fences are stained and some are painted different colors. The most popular color to paint a fence is white.

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What Fence Requires the Least Maintenance? 2018-02-28T20:35:35+00:00

Maintenance: A word every person contemplating a fence thinks through. The two fences we would say that have the least level of maintenance are the aluminum fence and the PVC fence. Usually, these fences come with outstanding warranties so whoever buys the fence can be sure they have made a secure purchase. Call us for a fence estimate today!


Do you offer aluminum fences? 2018-02-28T20:33:23+00:00

Aluminum fences are a great way to add value to your home while securing your yard. Most aluminum fences look great when installed and make the property look better than before. Aluminum fences are a great option for pool fences and for front yard fences, however, we usually install aluminum fences in the back yard.

We offer several lines of best quality aluminum fence brands with many styles and options..

Call us for an estimate on an aluminum fence today.


Do you Offer warranty? 2018-02-28T20:32:03+00:00

We at SP Fence are very proud of our workmanhsip. We pride ourselves in the attention to detail that we spend on every project. Installation is guaranteed for 5 years against any defect from improper workmanship, other than wood gates, which are guaranteed for one year.

Let us know if you have other questions! 630.514.2558

Do you finance? 2018-02-28T20:30:13+00:00

Yes, we offer financing options with approved credit through Wells Fargo. No deposit is required to start your installation with the Wells Fargo finance option.

Also we take most types of credit cards and gladly accept cash and check.

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How long is the wait time before you can actually install the fence? 2018-02-28T20:28:36+00:00

The wait time with our company usually fluctuates from one to five weeks depending on how busy we are. We try not to schedule fences out beyond the five week time period from the date of city permit obtained as we understand that most of our clients want their fences installed “yesterday” and we try to accommodate that as much as possible. Quite often we are able to start installation sooner than normal wait indicated on your official quote.

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Do we call JULIE or do you do that? 2018-02-28T20:27:32+00:00

SP Fence calls JULIE on every project to ensure we don’t hit anything underneath the ground. We will call JULIE 48 hours before the project begins to make sure all marks are accurate and easy to read when we install your fence.

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How do I obtain a permit? 2018-02-28T20:26:15+00:00

Permits are given by the city in which you live. SP fence usually does not help with obtaining permits yet we can absolutely do it if it is a need of our clients.

The permit process is likely to be short and painless. When our clients go to the city to get their permit the city asks a few questions, looks at the plat of survey and the estimate and usually approves it right away. Sometimes there is a few days wait on the permit.

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How long does installation usually take? 2018-02-28T20:24:03+00:00

Installation usually takes no more than a few days on most projects. The break down is – day one we tear down and haul away old fence if applicable, dig post holes, and set the posts. The second day we typically build the frame with 2×4’s and attach boards.

On aluminum or PVC installations, the install can take a couple of days depending on the size of the project. A typical 150 LF yard is usually finished within 2 days.

Again, every fence can be a little different and we are never in control of factors such as rain and soil condition (If the soil is very rough, it can take longer to dig post holes).

Please call us if you have more questions, we look forward to hearing from you! 630.514.2558

What is the most popular fence you install? 2018-02-28T20:22:49+00:00

SP Fence installs a variety of fences; from wood to steel, yet our most popular fence type to date is a wooden fence. We find that most of our customers like the way the wood fence looks and appreciate the fact that it is cheaper than the alternative options; PVC and aluminum.

Our most popular wooden fences are the privacy and picket. People looking for privacy find the wooden privacy fence meets their needs as well as keeps within budgetary constraints. A picket fence, on the other hand, is a beautiful friendly fence with excellent curb appeal.

The most important factor to remember is that your fence needs to meet your individual needs.

Please call us with any more questions, 630.514.2558