Fences You Can Get That Will Help Your Furry Pet

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Fences You Can Get That Will Help Your Furry Pet

Many pet lovers, particularly those of the canine persuasion, recognize and relish the chance to give their beloved dogs an outdoor area where they may play and roam freely. Some dog owners invest in an “invisible fence,” which creates an unseen barrier of electricity that shocks the dog when he ventures too close to the boundary. These owners may reason that they prefer not to subject their dogs to the restrictions of a physical fence.

The Invisible Fence – Pros, Cons and an Alternative

At first glance, the “invisible fence” may seem like a harmless option to keep Fido safe from the dangers beyond the border. However, experts have observed that this negative reinforcement technique may do more harm than good. In some cases, it can actually make mild-mannered dogs more aggressive towards familiar humans. (more…)

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3 Misconceptions about Property Fencing

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3 Misconceptions about Property Fencing

Property FencingWhile property fencing is incredibly popular among American homeowners, there are still plenty of people who would like to fence their yard but don’t do so for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s time, money, or aesthetics, there’s something holding many of us back from installing that beautiful fence or gate we’d love to have.

In fact, fencing is generally affordable, quick, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Here are a few assumptions people make about fencing, and why they’re not true. (more…)

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An Introduction to Vinyl Fencing

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Vinyl Fencing

Introduction to Vinyl Fencing

Many homeowners are not aware of what exactly vinyl (or PVC) fencing is. This guide is for anyone who would like more information about vinyl fencing and its benefits.

Maintenance

One of the biggest advantages to using vinyl fencing is that, because it’s made of a plastic-based substance, it will not rot or warp with age. Additionally, it is very easy to care for – just hose it down or wait for a heavy rain and it will look as good as new! (more…)

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Mythbusters: Aluminum Fence Edition

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Aluminum Fence

Myth busters: Aluminum Fence

For many people, it’s difficult to tell the difference between aluminum and other fencing materials. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that aluminum fencing technology has improved greatly in recent years. Many people are not aware of the gorgeous options in aluminum fencing today.

Aluminum or Wrought Iron?

Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a classic wrought iron fence and an aluminum replica. In fact, aluminum fences often hold up better than wrought iron as time goes on, as they are less likely to rust and show signs of wear, such as peeling paint. (more…)

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Is Temporary Fencing a Good Choice for You?

 

Is Temporary Fencing a Good Choice for You

Temporary FencingFinding and installing a fence often seems like a permanent option, but it doesn’t have to be. Temporary fencing can be a great choice for individuals, groups or businesses that need a short-term fencing solution. Whether it’s for crowd control at an event, safety at a building site, or something else, it can be a great choice for enclosures.

Security

One of the most common uses is security or theft deterrence at construction sites or other industrial sites. Especially when a project is spread out across a large area, it’s difficult (and expensive) to have security personnel at every part of the scene 24 hours a day. (more…)

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Spruce Up Your Wooden Fence for Spring

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Wooden Fence for Spring

Spruce Up Your Wooden Fence

It’s April, and spring is finally here! That means spring-cleaning, both inside and outside of your home. Like any other outdoor structure, wooden fences can take a beating during the cold and rainy winter months. Here are a few tips for cleaning up your fence and making it as good as new in time for summer.

Take Care of Basic Maintenance First

Before making any decorative changes to a wooden fence such as painting, it’s important to make sure that the basics are covered and the fence is in good condition. First, it’s a good idea to (carefully) power wash the wood to remove dirt and grime that may have built up over the last few months. Then, check for any basic repairs that need done, such as replacing screws or boards. (more…)

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Choosing a Perfect Fence

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Perfect Fence

Choosing a Perfect Fence

Choosing a perfect fence for the home can seem like an overwhelming task at first. There are a wide variety of fencing styles and colors for homeowners to choose from, and it’s important to ensure that your choice will suit your tastes while still performing its function.

To make you help the choice, here is a short guide to how each type of fence can meet your fencing needs. (more…)

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Make Your Commercial Enclosure Aesthetically Appealing

 

Make Your Commercial Enclosure Aesthetically Appealing

Striking a balance between form and function is always a little tricky. As spring comes upon us once again, it’s time to take to the ballparks once more and enjoy the Great American Pastime – and there’s no more perfect example of form and function than a ballpark.

From classics like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field to palaces such as the big new parks in New York and quirky locales such as AT&T Park in San Francisco – giant Coke bottle and all – a ballpark has to be functional, but unique and appealing to the eye.

TD Ball Park Commercial Enclosure

The same holds true when you’re looking to purchase gates or fence material for your commercial enclosure. On the one hand, you have a very practical need concerning gates and commercial enclosure. (more…)

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A Quick Overview of Different Fence Types

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Different Fence Types

We’ve all heard the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors.” It’s a proverb that dates back centuries and has been used in everything from the poetry of Robert Frost to countless TV shows and movies, and it’s certainly one of the most widely-respected rules today. There are places and countries that go overboard, and there are anomalous regions without borders – the US and Canada being the most notable example, sharing the largest open border in the world – but on the whole, internationally and at home, it’s true.

Good fences really do make good neighbors.

Even so, a commonly overlooked fact is that there are actually a wide variety of different fences available for consumers, depending upon where you live, the outer structure and layout of your property, and what sort of impression you want to give. In fact, when it comes to form and function, the latter is often stressed over the former when it comes to fences – a rarity in today’s marketplace. While this is certainly understandable, it’s still worth knowing what kinds of fences are out there. (more…)

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Four Things to Look for in Residential Enclosures

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Residential Enclosures

When it comes to buying gates, fences, or other such accoutrements for your residence, you want something that’ll be sure to keep you and your family safe while still giving off a warm and inviting feeling, as well as fit with the décor of your outdoor area. That’s by no means an easy tightrope to walk, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one, and it’s definitely possible to navigate – with a little bit of help.

Residential Enclosures

Here, then, are just four quick things you’ll want to look for in residential enclosures. (more…)

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