How to Save Money When Buying a Fence

When you want to build a fence all the way around your home, it takes a lot of planning, budgeting, and saving to make it happen. One of the biggest barriers people face to getting the fence they want is that they are on a tight budget and have a hard time saving enough money to get the job done. Here are some ways that you can save money when buying a fence so that you can get one sooner.

Fencing Material

While it would be nice to have a long-lasting, beautiful fence, it isn’t in everyone’s budget. If you can’t afford a lot of upfront costs, your best bets are going to be wood or chain link fences, but be careful about getting a cheap fence. You’ll pay more in replacements and repairs in the long run. If you really want to save money over the long haul, invest in a vinyl or wrought iron fence. These fences last many years with minimal maintenance. (more…)

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Common Fence Repairs for Different Types of Fences

Whether your fence is for privacy, to keep in pets and children, or to keep out unwanted guests, you’ll want your fence to be in good repair. Unfortunately, no matter how well you try to maintain your fence, there is the distinct possibility that it will need repairs eventually. Here are the most common fence repairs depending on type of fence.

Wooden Fences

Rot is the wooden fence’s worst enemy, and it is often a problem that you can’t see until it is far too late. Most of the time rot happens to the part of the fence post that cannot be seen. It is the part that is buried in the ground. This is because the ground holds moisture on the wood, which is what causes rot. You may not even realize that you have a problem until your fence posts begin breaking. (more…)

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Signs You Need to Replace Your Fence

Your fence acts as a barrier between you and the rest of the world. No matter what size your fence is or what purpose you have for it, you need to make sure that your fence is in good repair. Depending on the type of fence you have, there may be some maintenance required. You may also have an occasional need for repairs, yet sometimes a fence really needs to be replaced entirely. Here are some signs that you need to replace your fence.

Broken and Damaged Boards

Accidents do happen, and sometimes you will get a damaged or broken board that needs to be replaced. Yet wood fences do not last indefinitely, and normal wear from weather and use, as well as age, can cause boards to deteriorate and become damaged and broken. If you have several boards in this condition, it is a sign that the fence has aged and needs to be replaced. (more…)

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Reasons to Install a Privacy Fence

Do you often find yourself wishing that you could keep your property and activities private and away from prying eyes? If so, installing a privacy fence might be the solution. Here are several reasons you should install a privacy fence.

Close to Neighbors

If you live close to your neighbors, such as in a very urban or suburban setting, it can be desirable to install a privacy fence so that your every move is not noticed by the neighbors. When you have a privacy fence all the way around your home, it won’t be obvious when you are not at home, and you will not have to worry about your neighbors seeing everything you do. (more…)

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Three Reasons to Add a Security Fence to Your School

In a world filled with random violence and school shootings, it is natural for parents and administrators to be worried about the safety of children attending school. There are many different ways that administrators and teachers can help keep kids safe while they are at school, and erecting a security fence with gates can be just one of them. Here are three reasons to add a security fence to your school.

Control Site Visitors

Most schools today have doors that remain locked from the outside so that administrators can control who comes into the building. However, schools that have multiple entrances and no security guards on staff could still see unwelcome and unregistered visitors through side doors where no one is watching. Erecting a security fence and installing gates can help force visitors to enter one main door where they will be registered and conduct their business. (more…)

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Three Reasons to Build a Fence Around Your Property

Does your property seem to have something missing? There are a lot of things that you can add to your property to add both security and elegance. There are a lot of good reasons to build a fence around your property. Here are just a few.


Wouldn’t it be nice to sit on your front porch in the morning with a warm bathrobe wrapped around you and a cup of hot coffee or tea in your hand, or maybe enjoying a good book, with no neighbors to bother you? A privacy fence will give you the peace and quiet that you crave. (more…)

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Differences and Similarities Between Vinyl and Composite Fences

When it comes to your fencing, you have a lot of options. You can get metal fencing, cast iron fencing, wood fencing, vinyl fencing, or composite fencing. Two of the most popular types of fencing are vinyl and composite. Both are preferable over wood as they are more durable and have other added benefits, but there are some similarities and differences between them. Here’s what you need to know.


Both vinyl and composite fences were designed to be stronger, more durable, and require less maintenance than wood fences. Both vinyl and composite fences are low maintenance, requiring no painting and only very occasional cleaning. They are also both resistant to rot and insect damage. Both types of fencing are preferred over straight wood fence. (more…)

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Three Types of Gates and When to Use Them

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If you have a larger property, either residential or commercial, chances are you will need a fence with a gate. There are many different types of gates that can be installed depending on the type of security you need and the type of fencing that you have. While a simple gate might be appropriate for a smaller property, large family homes, condos, or commercial buildings may need additional security. Here are three types of gates and when to use them.

Sliding or Swinging Gates

Your basic gate will either slide out of the way of traffic, or it will swing open and closed. We handle all types of sliding or swinging gates, big or small, and can match your gate to your fencing. Most buildings and homes can benefit from a sliding or swinging gate. If you don’t need much security or if you simply want to deter passersby from coming in, this basic gate is usually sufficient. (more…)

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Wood Vs. Vinyl Fencing: Which Is Right for You?

When it comes time to fence your home, you have a lot of options. Chain link, aluminum, ornamental, wood, and vinyl are the primary types of fence that are available to you. Most people choose either wood or vinyl fencing because it works well for privacy as well as aesthetics. When choosing between wood and vinyl fencing, there are a few things to consider. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Durability and Maintenance

When it comes to durability and maintenance, vinyl fencing wins hands down. Vinyl fencing can withstand the weather, pests, and other hazards that can cause wood fencing to need repairs or treatments. Wood fencing needs to occasionally be painted or refinished, but vinyl fencing will look as good on day one as it does four years later without any maintenance at all. (more…)

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