Frequently Asked Questions

Our customers ask a lot of great questions. We thought we'd share some of them with you, as you might be wondering about some of these things as well.

QUESTIONS ABOUT Our Company

Yes! First Step Fence is a fully licensed and insured Virginia fencing contractor for your protection and peace-of-mind.

The First Step Fence office is located in Richmond, VA. We also serve the neighboring towns listed here:

Midlothian, VA Fence Company
Mechanicsville, VA Fence Company
Glen Allen, VA Fence Company
Short Pump, VA Fence Company
Henrico, VA Fence Company
Sandston, VA Fence Company
Bellwood, VA Fence Company
Chesterfield, VA Fence Company
Chester, VA Fence Company
Tuckahoe, VA Fence Company

Absolutely! We are very experienced in designing beautiful fences. We can provide as much (or as little) design support as you want or need. Be sure to check out all of our fence options for Virginia.

Yes! Simply Contact Us and we will be happy to send our fence expert out to your property to evaluate the project and provide you with a detailed estimate.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALUMINUM FENCES

Aluminum fences are a great choice for Virginia homes and businesses. Many people love the elegant look of black aluminum fencing to enhance the look of their property.

Of course, the major reason people choose aluminum fencing in the Richmond, Virginia area is because it stands up to harsh weather wonderfully. Aluminum fences won't fade or rust or rot and they require (essentially) no maintenance, other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time.

Absolutely! Aluminum pool fences are very popular in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding area.

Aluminum fences do not offer privacy the way a vinyl fence or a wood fence does, so most of our customers in the Richmond area choose to use aluminum fencing to protect and beautify the pool area, while also protecting the perimeter of their property with either wood or vinyl fencing to provide the privacy many families prefer.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of aluminum fencing is often higher than other types of fencing. However, because aluminum fencing doesn't rust, or rot, or splinter, and it never needs to be painted or refinished - the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Richmond, Virginia climate is a major factor when determining the total cost. Wood fencing (for example) will usually be less expensive than aluminum fencing, but will require continuous upkeep which, over time, will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

Additionally, many Richmond, Virginia homeowners claim that aluminum fencing has a positive impact on the price of their home if and when they sell it down the road.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAIN LINK FENCES

Chain link fences are popular everywhere, and Richmond, Virginia is no different.

The versatility and relatively low cost of chain link fencing makes it a great choice for just about any situation.

Chain link fencing is totally appropriate for providing protection for pools in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Additionally, there are many options and enhancements that can really improve the look and style of chain link fences. PVC coated chain link fences are popular in black and green, but come in many different colors.

Privacy slats can also be added to your chain link fence giving Richmond, Virginia property owners the privacy they often want for their pools and their family.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, chain link fencing is usually among the lowest priced fencing option.

QUESTIONS ABOUT VINYL FENCES

Vinyl fences are a great choice for Virginia homes and businesses. Vinyl fencing is particularly impressive in its strength and durability, while offering a lifetime of maintenance-free privacy and beauty.

Vinyl fencing won't fade, rust or rot and they essentially require no maintenance, other than a squirt with a hose to remove loose dirt and debris from time to time. A powerwasher or a simple sponge and soapy water is all it takes to keep your vinyl fence looking great in the Richmond, Virginia region.

Absolutely! Vinyl pool fences are very common in Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding area.

Many Richmond, Virginia pools are protected with a vinyl privacy fence either around the perimeter of the pool area itself, or around the larger perimeter of the property, while offering privacy and beauty while protecting your pool and your family.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of vinyl fencing can be a little higher than some other types of fencing. However, because vinyl fencing never needs to be painted or refinished, the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Richmond, Virginia climate is a major factor when determining the total cost of your fence. For example, wood fencing will usually be less expensive than vinyl fencing, but will require continuous upkeep which will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

In the end, if you like the style and look of vinyl fencing, it's a great choice for Richmond homes and businesses.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WOOD FENCES

Wood fences are the most popular type of fencing in the Richmond, Virginia area.

Nothing quite matches the look of a well-crafted custom wood fence.

Wood fencing is totally appropriate for providing privacy around the perimeter of a Richmond, Virginia property - whether it has a pool or not.

Many homeowners will also protect the immediate area around the pool itself. In this case, we typically recommend either aluminum fencing or vinyl fencing - both of which will not be damaged by the moisture associated with a pool area.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of wood fencing is usually lower than other types of fencing. However, because wood fencing needs to be painted or refinished over time - the total cost of ownership should be factored into your purchase.