Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of great questions from customers all across Slidell, LA and the surrounding areas. We've compiled some of the best ones here for you, too!

Our Company FAQs

Zale Fencing is a reputable, experienced fence company that cares about our workmanship for each and every customer. We are a family-owned, local business and we install our fences with precision and best industry practices. If you want to work with a company that can customize your fence and tailor it to your specific needs while providing great warranties to give you peace of mind, choose the experts at Zale Fencing!

Absolutely! We make sure we protect our team and our customers with quality insurance and keep our licenses up to date to work in every area of Louisiana and Mississippi that we install fences.

We provide workmanship warranties for every fence job we complete including our metal framed wood gates, cedar fencing, aluminum fencing, chain link fencing, and vinyl fencing. We do not ensure the condition of pressure-treated pine after it has been installed due to its natural tendency to warp in the weather of the Louisiana area. We recommend choosing cedar for your wood fence for this exact reason! Our fence manufacturers often offer warranties on their fences, also. Speak to our team to find out about the specific warranties on the fence you choose.

We generally charge a $40 consultation fee for on-site fence estimates, however, once your new fence is installed by our team, we will deduct the cost from your final bill. If you choose to use our online free fence estimator tool, there will be no charge for the estimate!

Yes, we offer financing for your fence project through Joist. Speak to our team to find out more, or visit our financing page on our site for more information and to apply!

We do! Speak to our fence team today to discuss your specific needs and learn about all of the options we offer to residential and commercial property owners across the regions we serve in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Residential Fencing FAQs

Yes we do! Our fence experts and installation team proudly serves the Slidell, Louisiana area with fence installations. We provide residential fencing services across southern Louisiana area ‐ if you would like to start planning your fence, give our team a call. We are ready to serve you!

We offer the best quality fencing available to professionals including cedar and pressure-treated pine wood fencing, galvanized chain link fencing, aluminum fence, and vinyl fence ‐ all experty installed by our team in the Slidell, Louisiana area!

Many of the fence types we install come with their own standard manufacturer product warranties. We only use high-quality materials, which means they always come with very comprehensive warranties, as compared to other lower-quality options. In addition, we stand behind our skilled installations with a full 1-year Workmanship Warranty.

It's easy to get an estimate from Zale Fencing! The easiest and quickest way to get a quote for your new fence is to use our Instant Fence Estimate Tool. Or you can simply reach out to our office staff through our online contact form, or give us a call and our friendly fence pros will walk you through the process. Before you call, it will be helpful if you have the measurements of your property and take a look at the types of fences available on our webpage to get an idea of the styles you like. We're happy to help you design your fence and get the security and privacy you need most.

Although most fences 6ft or less won't require a permit, every local municipality has a separate set of requirements when it comes to building permits, and that includes fencing. If you are unsure about the permitting requirements in your specific town, you can call your town building code office or speak to our professionals and we will be glad to help you with the entire process.

Commercial Fencing FAQs

We do! We serve the southern Louisiana region with our commercial fence installations and would like to work with you to discuss the scope and budget of your commercial project. Please reach out to our fence team via phone or through our website at any time. We would be glad to talk to you and guide you to the best solutions to meet your needs.

Zale Fencing has a wide variety of fence types to meet your commercial fencing needs across many areas in southern Louisiana. Our most popular type of commercial fencing is galvanized chain link fencing but we also aluminum fence, vinyl fence, and wood fence with various grade levels for the strength you need.

Yes! We're proud of what we do, and your satisfaction is our top priority! Every commercial fence we install in Louisiana comes with a 1 year warranty on the labor we provide. On top of that, manufacturer warranties can also be included based on the specific type of fence and style you choose. Ask our fence experts about the fence you would like, and they will get you the specific details you need.

Many fences available for Louisiana are great for security purposes. The level of security and protection you need will help determine which type of fence will fit your company's needs. Each type of fencing has its own benefits for creating a secure border or privacy to protect your business property, equipment, and employees. Most commonly, chain link fences and aluminum fences are used for commercial grade security. No matter what you need, speak to our staff to find out more about getting your commercial property protected.

We make it a priority to work hard to complete every fence job as timely as possible in a way that accommodates your timeline requirements. Our fence installations are scheduled based on our current workload as well as the time it takes to order & receive your specific fence materials. While we can't always guarantee a specific timeframe, we are happy to give you an idea of our current scheduling expectations if you give us a call and let us know what type of fence you need. Speak to our team today to find out more!

Wood Fence FAQs

All of our wood fences are offered in pressure-treated pine or western red cedarwood in a variety of grades. Pressure-treated pine is the most affordable type of wood, however, it is also the lowest quality and may not last as long as cedar will.

Within our cedarwood fences, you can choose between grade levels of #1, #2, and clear cedar based on your preference and budget. #1 Cedar is a higher quality of wood than #2, offering wood that has fewer knots throughout the lumber. Clear cedar is our premium grade and many customers preferred options containing no knots in the wood pickets and rails.

The most popular wood fence styles we install across Slidell and the surrounding areas are horizontal, board-on-board, picketed, exposed post, and shadowbox styles. We can also install wood fences in post-and-rail or nearly any other style you can imagine! We pride ourselves on our custom craftsmanship and will work with you to design the fence you need.

If you're looking for certain designs in top caps, post toppers, mudboard, or inserts on your gates, we can accommodate these options and more. When you go through our instant online fence estimator tool, you'll find all of the current and most popular options we offer and can request additional designs, too.

We have found that driving wood posts is not the best method for the sandy soil you'll find in Louisiana. That's why we dig and set every fence post in at the proper depth with up to 2 bags of concrete for the highest durability.

Fences all across Slidell and the rest of Louisiana last the longest with proper care and high-quality oil-based stains. At Zale, we offer staining as well as pre-staining services to give you quality fence care right away! Pre-stain is by far the best way to protect your wood fence and look beautiful in the exact shade you choose.

Aluminum Fence FAQs

If your aluminum fence has a powder coating, the finish color is protected by a chemically-bonded covering that will keep your fence from rusting and make it easy to clean. To do this, an electrostatically charged powder is put on the metal and then baked until it has a smooth finish.

Aluminum fences come in many different styles, depending on how far apart the pickets are, how tall the fence is, and what kinds of ornaments and finials you add. Choose an aluminum fence based on how strong you want it to be. There are residential, commercial, and industrial grade aluminum fences.

All posts, panels, and components used to create our aluminum fence and gate systems are manufactured by either Vintage Aluminum or Ameristar Aluminum. Both of these brands are well-respected companies that have been manufacturing fencing for many years and are widely used across the nation. Explore the many styles available to determine which aluminum fence is right for you!

When you compare aluminum fencing to other types of fences you can choose for your Louisiana property, aluminum has a higher initial cost. It's always important to look at the overall cost over time to determine which fence is right for you! Aluminum is a very low-maintenance, long-lasting fence that will not take added repair costs or maintenance expenses. Weigh all the differences and speak to our team if you have any questions to find out which fence is right for you!

Aluminum fences are very long-lasting and need little upkeep. Engineered and properly treated to prevent rust and corrosion, this material requires little maintenance during its long service life. In the event that it requires a light washing, you may do it with a water hose or standard home cleansers and a sponge, and that is all you need!

Protecting your dogs in the yard with an aluminum fence is a fantastic idea. In addition to being constructed of durable metal, we offer fence models with "puppy pickets," or closer-spaced pickets at the bottom of the fence, to prevent even the tiniest of dogs from escaping.

Vinyl Fence FAQs

Vinyl fencing can be installed in nearly any style, including full privacy, open picket, and post and rail. The designs we install range from all types of traditional looks to modern styles based on the preference you have.

Definitely! Many people choose vinyl fencing because of its privacy features in certain styles. Look at the fence styles we offer and decide which works best for your needs, whether it's full privacy or semi-private.

Yes! Vinyl fences are often used to enclose swimming pools in the Louisiana area. The material is resistant to both the chlorine in the pool water and the constant humidity of a pool area. Check your area's pool regulations before deciding on a vinyl pool fence type. Zale Fencing's helpful team is available to help answer any of your other questions regarding our vinyl fences.

We are proud to offer high-quality vinyl fencing from Generations Vinyl Fencing. We install all of the styles of vinyl fencing available from their uniquely beautiful line of fences. You can be sure that your vinyl fence is made to last without warping or fading and comes with a warranty for your peace of mind.

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Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, the typical material for vinyl fencing, ranks third among synthetic plastics in terms of global production making it a highly recyclable material. Windows, pipelines, and other building materials are only some of the many more applications outside of its use for fencing.

Most paints will not adhere to vinyl fences since they are made from PVC, a non-porous material, but there's no need to try! Vinyl fence is quite popular in the Slidell region since it never has to be repainted or stained. The color of your vinyl fence won't fade or chip, so it will always look bright and new.

Chain Link Fence FAQs

We get all of our chain link materials from Stephens Pipe and Steel for high-quality fencing products across Slidell and the other regions of Louisiana as well as properties in Mississippi.

Many homes and businesses in Slidell, Louisiana have opted to install chain link fence for added protection and safety. Chain link fence is an excellent option if you want something that will last and won't cost a fortune. A chain link fence has many functions: it can keep pets and kids safe inside your residential yard, and it can also protect businesses' supplies and keep commercial property secure.

You can easily prevent animals from pushing through your chain link fence by securing it! Add a bottom tension wire to strengthen the fabric and frame. For even better security, a bottom rail can be added, too.

Chain link fences may be purchased in many heights, including 4 feet, 6 feet, and 8 feet. A wide range of quality grades is available to meet varying degrees of safety concerns. Typically speaking, chain link fence for homes is the most cost-effective option available. If you need a higher level of security, chain link fences may also be installed in commercial or industrial grades.

When compared to the upfront costs of other fencing options, chain link fences are among the most cost-effective. The price of your chain link fence will vary based on the dimensions of the area you want to enclose and the gauge, which is the thickness of the metal mesh you choose. Get an instant online quote for a chain link fence today to find out which options fit your needs and budget the best!

Maintenance needed on chain link fence is minimal. There is a protective coating on the metal that prevents rust and corrosion for a very long time. The only maintenance that may be required is cleaning an area where dirt has accumulated. Rust spots may appear on your fence after it has been up for a while, but they are easily fixed by scrubbing the rust away. Otherwise, enjoy a secure, durable fence at no extra expense or maintenance!

Staining Service FAQs

Every type of wood can be stained for protection, and should be if you want to protect your fence! Paints can also be used, however, a high-quality oil-based stain will penetrate the wood posts and rails and create a much better layer of protection.

Staining can be scheduled for your wood fence at the time of installation with our team. In fact, we can pre-stain your wood fence so it is already fully protected immediately! Some fences that are installed without stain need some time to cure before it is stained and sealed, so it may take as little as a few weeks to a few months. Speak to our team for more details!

Just like getting a fence estimate, you can get an estimate for our staining services through our instant estimator tool online! Simply choose the option when you are getting your estimate for a new fence or send our office a message or call to speak directly to one of our experts.

Any time of year works for staining your fence! The most important thing is that the wood is dry enough to apply the stain correctly to prevent rot and seal your fence material best.

Pre-Staining Service FAQs

Opting for pre-stained wood fences will give you the highest level of protection and longevity for your wood fence. Pre-stained wood is able to cover every inch of the pickets and rails unlike staining after your fence is already installed. Wood's natural material makes it a beautiful option for fencing, but protecting it becomes a higher priority to keep it looking great longer.

The best type of stain for your pre-stained fence is a high-quality oil-based stain. Oil-based stains penetrate the wood better than other types of stain and will give your wood fence a beautiful depth of color.

Within the high-quality stains we use for all of our pre-stained wood fences, you can choose from a range of about 90 different colors and shades to match the exact look you want! Explore our fence estimator tool to see what we offer, and speak to our team for more details.

Pre-staining your wood fence will give it the protection it needs before you ever have it installed, which is the best case scenario. Once it's installed, the best maintenance plan is to have it re-stained every 3 years or else when you notice it's starting to fade. Many factors impact this, like how harsh the weather is over the years and how exposed your fence is to the elements and direct sunlight. If you choose to wait longer to re-stain your fence, it will still be protected, but may start to show signs of aging as time goes on.