How to Choose the Best Fence for Your Home

Vinyl-Fence-Tampa-1024x768If you’ve decided it’s time to add a fence onto your property, you may be puzzling over which type of fence will provide the best exterior design while also providing adequate security. If you live in a neighborhood with strict Home Owner’s Association rules, the choice may already be made for you. If you can select any type of fence you’d like, you have many options open for your consideration!

Aluminum. Aluminum is basic, attractive, and low-maintenance. However, it’s not as strong as other fence materials and isn’t recommended for areas at risk of severe weather. Aluminum also isn’t the best in terms of security. While it certainly provides property separation and an inherent level of privacy, it isn’t the right choice if security is your top priority. (more…)

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Important Things to Consider Before You Have a Fence Installed

DI-AluminumPutting up a fence around your residential property has lots of advantages, from increased security to clearer boundaries and safer containment for your kids and pets. However, before you go ahead and get one installed, there are a few things to consider.

Decide What You Want Your Fence to Do for You

Do you want a fence for privacy reasons? Does it need to look attractive or will it be purely for safety purposes? According to the president of the American Fence Association (AFA) the first thing homeowners should consider when installing new fencing is what you want to achieve from doing so. This in turn, will help you determine what type of fence you need, where it should go and ultimately, how much you’ll need to spend to achieve these goals. (more…)

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Why Investing in a Fence for Your House Can Make it Sell for More

Vinyl-Fence-Tampa-1024x768If you’re about to put your home on the market, you’ll know that when it comes to closing the deal, appearances are everything. Prospective buyers will be examining your house with an eagle-eye, taking in every last detail, and it’s important to ensure that they’re impressed by what they see!

According to research, most buyers make their mind up whether they want to buy a house or not within only a few seconds of arriving at the property. This means that a substantial part of their decision is made based on the exterior.

Is Your Home’s Exterior Looking Good?

There are a variety of things you can do to ensure that your home’s exterior is looking good. Repainting any cracked or peeling paintwork is imperative. So too is treating any parched, blistering woodwork. Fix any cracked paving slabs and make sure your front garden is well tended. (more…)

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Choosing the Best Fence for Your Home

dog fenceWhen it comes to fence installation, homeowners want to choose a fence that is the most visually appealing and one that complements their property. Whether you are looking for privacy fences, gates, or security enclosures, you may be torn as to what materials are best for your home.

The following are a few home designs matched up with the fence materials that one can choose for their fence project.

Victorian Or Neo-Colonial Style Homes

If you own a Victorian or neo-colonial style home, experts agree that wooden picket fences are the best choice aesthetically. If you like the look of wood but want to avoid the maintenance that is involved in keeping up with them, vinyl is great because it can be designed to look like wooden planks and is more durable in the long run.

Mid-Century Modern Or Contemporary Style Homes

For the more modern and contemporary look, corrugated metal or horizontal wood slat fences go best with the (more…)

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Proper Fence Maintenance to Repel Hazards

Wooden-Fence-smallWhen it comes to owning anything in life, the goal is to have it perform its job and last for a long period of time. For fences, without proper maintenance, Mother Nature can do damage to the supports and overall structure of the fence, which can lead to faster deterioration and unwanted hazards.

The following are a few things to be aware of when it comes to securing your fence. By looking out for these common hazards you can properly maintain your fence to assure it lasts as long as you want it to.

Protecting Fences From Natural Elements

Whatever type of material your fence is made up of—wood, aluminum, or vinyl—all materials can be broken down by natural events. Whether by humidity, rain, wind, or insects, your fence is constantly being bombarded by the elements. (more…)

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What to Do if a Neighbor Puts Up a Fence that Encroaches on Your Land

board-on-board-picture-framedThe state of Florida is home to over 19,000 livestock farms, including orange groves, sugarcane, cotton, and various other agricultural and livestock facilities. Because of the importance of these locations and the close proximity some share with each other, installing gates, security closures, and other fences to separate these lands is becoming more common.

Recently, conflicts between Florida’s rapid growth in population and commercial growth has shed some light on the rights and responsibilities of adjoining land owners, farmers, and other property owners. The legal aspects of fences in the area has taken significant importance, which leads to the question—if a neighbor builds a fence that encroaches on your land, what do you do about it? (more…)

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Scenarios Where a Security Enclosure is Important

Verizon-Cantilever-Gate-clMany different types of screens, gates, and panels fall under the category of security enclosures. They are found inside buildings like banks and outside complexes like storage facilities, and provide many different types of security depending on their purpose. Sometimes they are simply for privacy while other times they are to keep potential intruders away.

In Banks

Bank branches usually have a few employees who work within a security enclosure. People who work inside these are often loan officers or other employees who deal with sensitive information ideally kept private. The walls of these security enclosures are usually made of clear glass that is there simply to block noise from entering or exiting the room. This is especially useful when dealing with financial privacy. (more…)

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Pros and Cons of Different Fence Materials

security-fence-1024x768Buildings all over America have different kinds of fences installed for different purposes. Some are for security and are temporary while others are purely for looks and yet are permanent. When building a new fence, it is important to weigh the differences between the many available types and materials.


Aluminum fences are very sturdy and can be built very high, allowing for much security. They are usually permanent because they are heavy and need to be firmly rooted into the ground to stay in place. Gates attached to aluminum fences usually have an electronic security pad for added protection. Fences made from aluminum are a great option for pools and other semi-public areas that need security enclosures. (more…)

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The Benefits of New Fence Installation

board-on-board-picture-framedMost homeowners have a fence built around their property, but if you do not or if your fence is aging, it may be time to consider installing a new fence. Added security and increased property value are just a couple reasons why a new fence can add so much to your home.

Increased Security

Homes without fences around them are completely open to the outside world. This means that anyone or anything could enter your property with little to no effort involved. People who live in a suburban area where they know their neighbors may feel less concerned about this fact, but if someone were to walk into their backyard and steal their patio furniture, they might change their minds. (more…)

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Good Fences Make Beautiful Gardens

garden fenceMost people don’t have to choose garden fencing on a regular basis, once installed a fence can last many years before it needs renewing, but when the time comes to choose a garden fence, your choice can be critical to achieving privacy and enhancing the enjoyment you can get from your garden. Some fences look great, others have more utilitarian appeal. One of the things that will add aesthetics to your garden is fencing panels. You can use different length of panels to boarder the garden so that the flower beds and the grass both look good. There many options available when you choose to bring in fences.

There are many choices of garden fences on the market today. You need to be aware of the pros and cons for each of them. One thing that you need to look at is how high and wide you need the fence to be, so you don’t get any intruders into your garden.

Putting up your garden fence is something that you can do on your own. It is not going to take much in order to protect your garden. You can put up wire, plastic or wood depending on the type that you like the most. Usually each one can be put in with a few posts and a little hard work.  (more…)

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