FAQs by Dick’s Evergreen Fence and Deck
Rely on Dick’s Evergreen Fence and Deck for Decking
Dick’s Evergreen Fence and Deck have delivered beautiful and sturdy decking and fencing to Hillsboro, OR, and the greater Portland area since 1979 while building our reputation one satisfied customer at a time. As a family-owned business, we understand the needs of our customers, enabling us to find solutions to their problems and provide one-on-one attention. Our commitment to quality extends beyond our management team; our on-site specialists are all-in on our vision for better-looking yards and patios. We’re often asked questions about our products and services, and we’re happy to answer them. Read below to learn more about fences and decks.
How Long Does Fence Installation Take?
The duration of a project depends on its size and complexity. However, on average, it takes around three business days to construct a fence. While we can’t provide a solid timetable here, we will do so during your consultation. We’ll visit your property, walk the grounds, and provide an estimated project timetable.
How Many Post Holes Do I Need?
Post holes are critical to the construction of a solid fence. We’re careful to dig them at the correct intervals – 8 feet on center is standard for a wood privacy fence. We also consider numerous factors when determining how deep the holes must be, including the type of fencing and the location. Generally, post holes are 18 inches to two feet deep.
What Kind of Maintenance Does My Fence Require?
Dick’s Evergreen Fence and Deck offer an impressive range of fencing materials. Each requires varying degrees of maintenance. For instance, vinyl fencing, chain link fencing, and ornamental fences require zero maintenance, while wood fences need to be cleaned and stained/sealed from time to time in order to maintain their look. We’ll educate you on the advantages of each type and what kind of maintenance they require before proceeding.
How Much Does Fence Installation Cost?
Dick’s Evergreen Fence and Deck are committed to providing high-quality fencing at affordable prices. Still, some materials cost more than others. For instance, chain link fences are classic and affordable options for budget-conscious homeowners and are available with slats to add privacy. At the same time, some wood fencing can be pricier. The best way to estimate costs is to ask our specialists during a consultation.
Will My Dog Be Able to Get Under the Fence?
We can’t guarantee your pup won’t escape. After all, dachshunds are natural diggers, while other breeds are content to rumble around the lawn. However, we do take your dog’s situation into account when constructing your fence. If you’re concerned about escape attempts, let us know, and we’ll adjust accordingly.
How Long Does It Take to Build a Deck?
Building a deck can take a couple of days to multiple weeks. Factors that affect the time it takes to build a deck can include its height from the ground, size, decking, and handrail being used, and whether or not permits/engineering are required. We provide regular updates throughout the project for your convenience.
How Long Will a Deck Last?
It might depend on which decking materials we use. Generally, wood decking lasts anywhere between 15 to 25 years. However, the substructure beneath the deck itself is more important. We reinforce the deck with pressure-treated framing, which ensures the deck survives the elements and regular use for as long as possible.
What Kind of Maintenance Does a Deck Need?
You love your deck, so show it! Maintenance will ensure it holds up and continues to provide enjoyment and entertainment for years to come. Fortunately, a few low-key maintenance tasks will get the job done. Once a year, thoroughly clean the deck to keep it free of dirt/dust and moss/algae. Make sure to keep the deck free of continuous contact with items that will prevent the deck from drying out from time to time.
Can I Prevent a Slippery Deck?
If you’re concerned about a slippery deck, you have options. If your deck is near a swimming pool, if you have elderly parents over, or you want to ensure there are no slips or falls, then a composite or PVC type decking is probably the best option.
Should I Install A Deck Railing?
It’s up to you, but if a deck is 30 or more inches off the ground then it’s a building code requirement Even if a deck is less than 30” tall, customers often choose to install a railing on the stairs to make climbing them more manageable, as well as safer. Some of our customers install a railing around the deck to prevent accidental falls. Homeowners with children should consider adding railings to their new deck to ensure it meets their safety standards. No matter what you choose, we can accommodate your needs.