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.

Privacy

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.

Similarities

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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Planning to Buy an Invisible Fence? Think Again

 

You love your dog, but you don’t love when he escapes from your yard and runs loose through your neighborhood. Many homeowners are tempted to solve this type of problem by installing an invisible fence, but the truth is that invisible fences pose far more consequences than benefits. The true solution to keeping your dog safe in your yard is the construction of a sturdy and attractive physical fence.

Invisible Fences Pose Many Problems

Invisible fences, also called wireless or electric fences, function with a wire installed around the perimeter of your yard. The wire is set to emit radio signals that are sent to your dog’s collar. When your pup steps too close to the invisible boundary, his collar beeps a warning. If your dog ignores the warning beep and gets even closer, he receives a small shock to discourage him from crossing. (more…)

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3 Instances that Call for Temporary Fencing

The majority of fences that are built on residential properties are permanent fences that offer important features like added security, curb appeal, and privacy for homeowners. However, there are other very important uses for fences that only require temporary structures to be put in place.

Construction Site

Construction sites are definitely not open to the public, and temporary fencing offers the perfect way to give workers privacy and keep foot traffic from impeding upon a construction project. There are many different materials that can be used to build effective and durable temporary construction fencing, including PVC, aluminum, and chain link. It is even possible to install security gates if a construction project needs to be kept secure from intruders. (more…)

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