The Difference Between Vinyl and Composite Fencing

fencesWhen trying to decide on fencing material for your business, the choices can seem overwhelming. You need an option that is cost-effective, provides privacy AND security and matches your company aesthetic. Two of the most popular options today are vinyl fencing and composite fencing.

Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing is made from PVC material, the same kind that’s used in siding and flooring. (more…)

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4 Things To Consider Before Installing Fencing at Your Home

Building a fence in your yard can’t be done on a whim. It requires careful planning and consideration. 

Stories hit the news on a daily basis that tell of different homeowners, farmers, and commercial companies that built fences only to get in trouble from the local, state, or federal government due to improper fence placement, height, or construction. 

You don’t want all of your hard work to turn into a headache, so be sure to consider these factors before installing fencing at your home.  (more…)

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The Best Fence Types for Hurricane Season

Is this your first hurricane season in Florida? If so, you may just be realizing how damaging the high winds, even just from severe storms, can be to your fencing. Many Florida homeowners find themselves repairing their fence annually with more frequent replacements than other areas of the country.

If you want to protect yourself from future expensive fence repairs, your best bet is to go with one of these more sturdy fencing options.

Concrete posts

Concrete posts are the way to go in areas that can get very windy. The concrete gives your fence a lot more stability, and it’s harder for hurricanes or high winds to pull it down. (more…)

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Figuring Out the Best Fence Height for Your Property

Have you been agonizing over how high to have your fence? The right fence height should be based on several different factors that will be unique for every household or business. Here are the top things to consider when planning a fence for your Florida property.

Know Your Available Fence Height Range

You might have a fence height range in mind going into the planning stages. But when it boils down to it, you’re not really in charge of the range of heights you can choose from. You may be legally limited in how high your fence can be, although there usually is not a set minimum height. Your fence height could be dictated by: (more…)

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Prepare for a Social Distancing Halloween with a New Privacy Fence

There are a lot of home improvements you might be working on since you’re stuck at home anyway, but a privacy fence should be number one on your list. Here’s just one reason why.

Halloween is just around the corner, and a lot of people are pretty upset. The pandemic seems to be putting a stop to a lot of the get togethers that people normally have throughout the year, and Halloween is one of the most popular.

But even though the packed parties, homemade haunted houses, apple bobbing, and trick or treating seems to be cancelled this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t mark the holiday in your own way. (more…)

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How to Talk to Your Neighbors About a Privacy Fence

Having a privacy fence installed around your property can be a big undertaking. Depending on where you live, you may need to get permission from your homeowners’ or neighborhood association. Even if you have no such association to answer to, it can be very beneficial to talk to your neighbors on all sides before installing a fence. Here’s what you need to know to succeed in these conversations.

Boundary Issues

Are you certain that you know where your property line is? If not, you need to contact a surveyor to get a legal description of the property and boundaries marked. This will ensure that your neighbors cannot sue you for encroaching on their property with your privacy fence. If you and your neighbor agree on the boundaries, a surveyor may not be necessary. (more…)

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Fence Building Neighborhood Etiquette

Are you thinking about adding a fence around your property? If so, when you are considering what type of fence you want to install, you need to consider your neighbors. Installing a barbed wire fence in the middle of suburbia, for example, probably wouldn’t go over very well. It is important that you take your neighbors into consideration and make sure that you are not violating any regulations.

Property Lines

If you are not 100 percent sure about where the property line is between you and your neighbor, you need to contact a surveyor to come out and mark the boundary. In fact, you should get a surveyor even if you and your neighbor agree as to where the boundary is. If your neighbor ever sells the house and the new owners make an issue, you need to be able to legally stand your ground for placement of the fence. (more…)

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Signs That It’s Time for a Privacy Fence

Have you been having a hard time deciding if a privacy fence would be worth it? How much you really need a privacy fence depends on a lot of factors, including the neighborhood you live in and features of your lifestyle. Here are some signs that you should go ahead and install that privacy fence.

Freedom of Dress

If you want to go out on the porch in your bathrobe to drink coffee and read the morning paper, you probably want a privacy fence. Some people can be very judgmental, and rumors can spread like wildfire in a community. Dress however you like, or not at all, if you have a high enough privacy fence. (more…)

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Why You Should Consider Adding a Fence to Your Property

These are tumultuous times, and your primary focus during a crisis is to protect yourself and your family. There are a lot of ways you can beef up the security of your home or business, including adding an alarm system, but a very simple way to increase your security is to install a fence. 

Unless you go all out with an electric fence, your fence will not keep out determined criminals, but hardened criminals are frequently not the type to break into houses or businesses. Especially in times like these, the people committing the crimes of trespassing, home invasion, or home burglary are everyday people who have become desperate. And for those people, the right fence can be an effective deterrent.

There are a lot of different types of fence available. If you’re installing a fence for safety, you’ll want to make sure that you choose an appropriate style and material. Here are some of the best fences for security. (more…)

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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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