Frequently Asked Questions

We get a lot of great questions from our customers. We thought we'd share a few of them with you, since you may be wondering about them as well.

QUESTIONS ABOUT Our Company

Ozark Fence Company is a unique company for several reasons: We were established in 1955 and are the oldest family owned and operated fence company in Southwest Missouri. Currently three generations of fencing experience under one roof. When dealing with Ozark Fence you're receiving a fence that is installed with materials and installation practices that have been chosen and developed based on over 60 years of experience.

But don't take our word for it, we've been screened and accredited by: Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri, Home Builders Association of Springfield, and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Yes! Ozark Fence Company is licensed in most cities across the Southwest Missouri area. If we are currently not licensed in your city, we will obtain necessary licensing before your job starts. We are fully insured based on industry standards.

This is a very seasonally dependent question. Typically from November through March we can begin work within 2 weeks. From April through October, this lead time could increase to four weeks or more. The lead time is based strictly on our workload, not a predetermined schedule. All work is performed in the order it was received and sometimes our workload can be longer than two weeks in the off-season or less than three weeks in the peak season.

For an up-to-date answer please call our office at (417) 221-4433.

Simply use our Online Quote Tool to begin your journey to a beautiful backyard oasis. Or, if you would like to speak directly with our fence experts, simply Contact Us and we will be happy to speak with you about your project.

The question of employment status is one that is often misleading. We have a mixture of hourly employees and contract employees. This business model is used by all the established fencing contractors in the area.

The Ozark Fence Company office is located in Springfield, Missouri. We also serve the neighboring towns listed here:

Springfield, MO Fence Company
Ozark, MO Fence Company
Nixa, MO Fence Company
Republic, MO Fence Company
Rogersville, MO Fence Company
Strafford, MO Fence Company
Fairgrove, MO Fence Company
Clever, MO Fence Company
Battlefield, MO Fence Company

QUESTIONS ABOUT ALUMINUM FENCES

Aluminum fences are a great choice for Missouri 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 Springfield, Missouri area is because it stands up to harsh weather wonderfully. Aluminum fences won't fade or 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.

Absolutely! Aluminum pool fences are very popular in Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding area.

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

Yes! Learn more about Aluminum Fence Supply's transferable limited lifetime warranty.

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All posts, panels and components used to create our aluminum fence and gate systems are manufactured by Aluminum Fence Supply are manufactured in the USA.

Pricing on all fencing products 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, so the total cost of ownership can turn out to be lower over the full life of the fence.

The Springfield, Missouri 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 will add time and money to the total cost of your fence.

In addition, many Springfield, Missouri residents claim that aluminum fencing has a positive impact on the price of their home if and when they may sell it down the road.

Typically we wait 2-3 days after the posts are set before installing the fence, this is to allow the concrete to cure to the point that it is ready to hold the fence. If the nighttime temperatures climb about 60 that time frame can decrease, if they fall below 30 degrees, then we typically give the concrete a bit longer to cure.

Our posts are set two feet, deep enough to get below the frost line found in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Our posts are set with Sakrete brand concrete. This is important for two reasons:

  1. Sakrete costs a bit more than mixing concrete ingredients by hand, but it results in a consistent blend of portland cement, sand and gravel. By using Sakrete we are using a product that is tested for an average of 4000 psi. Some fence companies will buy ingredients individually to cut costs.

  2. Sakrete is backed by an actual concrete company. Fencing contractors that cut costs by mixing ingredients individually have inconsistent mixes from post to post and have no recourse if the concrete mixture fails.

The property owner is required by many area city municipalities to apply for a building permit with the planning or zoning department prior to construction. The counties do not typically require a permit; however, fences must still conform to all height and set back requirements.

QUESTIONS ABOUT CHAIN LINK FENCES

Chain link fences are popular everywhere, and Springfield, Missouri 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 Springfield, Missouri area. When using chain link for pools, we use a smaller mesh. The typical mesh is between 2" and 2 1/4", however, for pools we use a 1" mesh chain link.

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 in green. Brown is also available by special order.

Privacy slats can also be added to your chain link fence giving Springfield, Missouri property owners the privacy they often want for their pools and their family. Privacy slats offer a more visually appealing style for many people. PVC slats, which come in different shades and finishes, are an attractive choice that is available in a wider range of colors and styles.

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

Typically we wait 2-3 days after the posts are set before installing the fence, this is to allow the concrete to cure to the point that it is ready to hold the fence. If the nighttime temperatures climb about 60 that time frame can decrease, if they fall below 30 degrees, then we typically give the concrete a bit longer to cure.

Our posts are set two feet, deep enough to get below the frost line found in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Our posts are set with Sakrete brand concrete. This is important for two reasons:

  1. Sakrete costs a bit more than mixing concrete ingredients by hand, but it results in a consistent blend of portland cement, sand and gravel. By using Sakrete we are using a product that is tested for an average of 4000 psi. Some fence companies will buy ingredients individually to cut costs.

  2. Sakrete is backed by an actual concrete company. Fencing contractors that cut costs by mixing ingredients individually have inconsistent mixes from post to post and have no recourse if the concrete mixture fails.

The property owner is required by many area city municipalities to apply for a building permit with the planning or zoning department prior to construction. The counties do not typically require a permit; however, fences must still conform to all height and set back requirements.

QUESTIONS ABOUT ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCES

Yes! Learn more about Ameristar Fence's limited lifetime warranty.

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All posts, panels and components used to create our ornamental iron fence and gate systems are manufactured by Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc. All major components used to create the fence and gate systems undergo coil processing*, roll forming*, metal processing, coating and packaging within Ameristar's facility headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Absolutely! Our Montage Plus Pool, Pet and Play (PPP) is an ideal choice for a dog fence, pool fence or child safety fence. It was created to combat safety concerns in these applications. The primary difference in Montage Plus PPP is the 3" airspace between pickets.

Major corrosion problems start from the inside. Protection against corrosion starts with a proven process, which is why all our ornamental iron products are treated with a superior E-Coat process that protects the product with complete coverage inside and out. The galvanized steel framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash (with zinc phosphate), followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

Typically we wait 2-3 days after the posts are set before installing the fence, this is to allow the concrete to cure to the point that it is ready to hold the fence. If the nighttime temperatures climb about 60 that time frame can decrease, if they fall below 30 degrees, then we typically give the concrete a bit longer to cure.

Our posts are set two feet, deep enough to get below the frost line found in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Our posts are set with Sakrete brand concrete. This is important for two reasons:

  1. Sakrete costs a bit more than mixing concrete ingredients by hand, but it results in a consistent blend of portland cement, sand and gravel. By using Sakrete we are using a product that is tested for an average of 4000 psi. Some fence companies will buy ingredients individually to cut costs.

  2. Sakrete is backed by an actual concrete company. Fencing contractors that cut costs by mixing ingredients individually have inconsistent mixes from post to post and have no recourse if the concrete mixture fails.

The property owner is required by many area city municipalities to apply for a building permit with the planning or zoning department prior to construction. The counties do not typically require a permit; however, fences must still conform to all height and set back requirements.

QUESTIONS ABOUT WOOD FENCES

Wood fences are the most popular type of fencing in the Springfield, Missouri 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 Springfield, Missouri 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.

We recommend you seal your fence in order to prolong the beauty of your investment. This can be done either by purchasing a penetrating sealant of your choosing and applying per the directions or by hiring a contractor. Ozark fence is proud to offer staining and sealing services for all your sealing and protection needs.

We use a ring shank galvanized nail. This nail is designed to grip the wood and allow for only minimal bleed. Because a nail is metal and bleeding is inevitable even with a galvanized coating, we counter sinks the nail into the picket in an attempt to direct the bleed into the center of the picket versus down the face. If you would prefer screws, we are willing to use them on your fence; however, it is not recommended. Using screws will drive the cost of the fence up because there are more man hours required during installation.

Screws are more likely to bleed than nails even if they are galvanized. The reason there is more bleed is because as the screw is screwed into the wood, the galvanized coating is stripped off of the screw either from the wood itself and/or the drill tip.

Our warranty covers several aspects of the fence:

  • Workmanship - Ozark Fence offers a lifetime workmanship warranty.
  • Material - Warranties vary by manufacturer. Please inquire for more information.

Typically we wait 2-3 days after the posts are set before installing the fence, this is to allow the concrete to cure to the point that it is ready to hold the fence. If the nighttime temperatures climb to about about 60 degrees, the time frame can decrease, if they fall below 30 degrees, then we typically give the concrete a bit longer to cure.

Our posts are set two feet, deep enough to get below the frost line found in the Springfield, Missouri area.

Our posts are set with Sakrete brand concrete. This is important for two reasons:

  1. Sakrete costs a bit more than mixing concrete ingredients by hand, but it results in a consistent blend of portland cement, sand and gravel. By using Sakrete we are using a product that is tested for an average of 4000 psi. Some fence companies will buy ingredients individually to cut costs.

  2. Sakrete is backed by an actual concrete company. Fencing contractors that cut costs by mixing ingredients individually have inconsistent mixes from post to post and have no recourse if the concrete mixture fails.

The property owner is required by many area city municipalities to apply for a building permit with the planning or zoning department prior to construction. The counties do not typically require a permit; however, fences must still conform to all height and set back requirements.