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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you give free estimates?

Yes, we give free estimates throughout Oregon and Washington. Contact us through the website or by calling us at 541-760-1362. First, we’ll discuss your project and set up a time for an appointment to look at the project area. In the 30- to 60-minute appointment, we’ll review the scope of the project, walk the project area and/or sit down with maps. We’ll follow up by sending you a quote.

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How do I start to figure out what kind of fence I want?

We can help you narrow down your options. First, what are you trying to accomplish? Do you need to keep animals in or out? Do you want a more functional or a more decorative fence? Are you defining a property line? The first thing is to figure out the purpose of the fence and then decide on the style. Often, our clients have an old fence to replace and they are looking for a similar style, but even if you’re putting a fence where none has stood before, we can let you know what materials are available and suggest one or two options that fit in your budget.

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What kind of terrain can fencing be installed on?

Hillcrest Fencing is equipped to install fencing on almost any terrain. The severity of the slope will determine how labor intensive the project is, and that can affect the price. If we cannot get our equipment to the property and need to do all or most of the work manually, that may also impact the cost. Rockier ground may affect where posts can go. But generally, in Oregon and Washington, there is no terrain that we can’t install fencing on.

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Can you remove my old fencing?

Yes, Hillcrest Fencing can tear out and dispose of your old fencing materials. We make every effort to recycle materials.

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Can you reuse any of my old fencing materials on my new project?

Generally, your old fencing materials cannot be reused on a new project. That’s because the remaining life expectancy of those materials is too variable. We would hate to install fencing for you that will only last a few years or that failed due to old materials being incorporated into the fence.

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How long will my fence last?

We consider your fence to be a 25- to 30-year investment. We use materials, including our steel t-posts and wire, that carry a manufacturer warranty within this range. Our preferred wood products are from a supplier who uses a treatment that enables wood posts to last at least 25 years. We shy away from materials that carry a 20-year or less guarantee.

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What treatment is used on the wood posts?

Our supplier uses a proprietary treatment to keep wood posts in good shape for 25 to 30 years. The chemical used in this treatment not only enhances the life of the post, but it also colors the post an attractive dark brown shade that works well for almost any fence. However, we’re aware that there are some agricultural applications and some user preferences where this treatment is not desirable. In those cases, we offer an environmentally-friendly option that is rated to last 25 years and has a greener color.

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How do I maintain my fence so it will last as long as possible?

With any fence, you should check it regularly and get any problems fixed right away to keep the fence from failing. It’s important to keep brush and weeds away from any fence as much as you can, but that’s especially vital with a smooth-wire fence. If moisture is regularly in contact with the wood or steel posts, it can promote rot or rust. Over time that could affect the fence.

If you have livestock, make sure they are not rubbing up against or breaking the fence. There are ways to prevent this if your animals are prone to it; ask us if you are having or anticipate having trouble.

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What kind of guarantee do you have on your fences?

Hillcrest Fencing offers a two-year warranty on our workmanship.

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What is your scheduling process?

The time to complete your fence project will depend on factors like time of year, weather and our current workload. We make every effort to schedule urgent needs quickly. Otherwise, especially in the summer, plan on one to two months before we begin your fencing project.

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What payment methods do you accept?

Hillcrest Fencing currently accepts payment by cash and check.

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