A fence that is properly maintained can add curb appeal to your property, deter opportunistic criminals, and protect your pets and children. Unfortunately, fence damage can make it impossible for your fence to do all of those things. Being aware of some of the most common things that might lead to damage can help you prevent them and be prepared to act if you spot the signs. (more…)
How to Get Different Kinds of Fences Winterized
Cold weather is here, and there are many different considerations that you need to make when protecting different aspects of your landscaping and hardscaping against the elements. Fences are surprisingly resilient, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to prepare for snow and ice. How can you winterize your fence? (more…)
How You Can Keep Fence Boards From Warping
Wood fences can warp because of changes in moisture content that cause them to distort and not be as sturdy as they once were. When parts of a wooden fence dry faster than the others, they can shrink more quickly. The relationship between the humidity in the air and the fence’s moisture content affects a fence board warping.
Equilibrium moisture content (EMC) is when fence boards have high moisture and constantly shrink until there’s a balance with the air’s humidity. EMC can take days, weeks, and months, depending on the wood’s size, grain, coating, and air temperature. On the other hand, when the wood has a low moisture content, it absorbs moisture from its surroundings, causing it to swell until equilibrium. Here is how you can keep fence boards from warping. (more…)
How to Make a Decision on a Fencing Company
When you are ready to install a new fence in your yard or replace your current fence, there are many different factors that you need to consider. Because a fence is such a significant investment, it only makes sense that you want to choose a fencing company that is skilled and experienced. What are some of the different factors that you should weigh when you are determining what type of fence company is correct for your needs? (more…)
Choosing Fencing for Snowy Weather Conditions
This area sees an amazing variety of weather conditions, from beautiful temperate springs (and the pouring rain they bring) to scorching summers and crisp falls. But this time of year, the thing on everyone’s mind is snow. We do get a pretty good dose of snow most years, and occasionally we get a winter that gives us way more than enough. While it is impossible to predict how much snow a year will actually deliver, we can predict how well your fence might survive the season. Read on for help choosing the best fencing material for the potentially snowy weather conditions we get in our area. (more…)
Attributes Your Security Fencing Needs
Security fencing plays an important role in protecting your business. A secure workplace perimeter offers better privacy and security, and in many industries is an absolute necessity. In order to better understand the value of security fencing, it might be helpful to know more about the five top elements of a security fence. Let’s dive in and look at what they are and why they’re important to the safety and security of your property and business. (more…)
How to Raise the Curb Appeal of Wood Fencing
Wood fencing is a great option for so many properties. It can add a sense of security or privacy, it can help define the bounds of your property, and it can make your property look nicer. Wood complements just about any other materials you’re using for your home or commercial building, so it’s no wonder that it has become such a common fencing option.
That said, if you want to get the most out of your wood fencing, you need to think about maintenance and keeping the curb appeal as high as you can. If you’re trying to increase the curb appeal of your wood fencing, look no further. (more…)
When to Replace Your Chain-Link Fence
When on the hunt for a fence that is durable and offers protection, you may have stumbled on the chain-link fence option. It’s an instant classic that is used in so many industrial and commercial areas, but even homeowners take advantage of installing a chain-link fence on their property at times.
However, despite the durability that this kind of fencing offers, there will inevitably come a time when it needs to be replaced. Over the years, sections or even the entire fence will become damaged and should be replaced by an expert who has knowledge about chain-link fences and what to do. This ensures that your chain-link fence replacement is done right and will last for many more years to come. These are some big indicators that it may be time to replace all or part of your chain-link fence. (more…)
Why a Fence Replacement is Best Done During Winter
If your fence has seen better days, you may be watching the weather forecast and simply crossing your fingers that the most recent wintery mix on the radar doesn’t do it in for good. All you can do is hold out for the spring, because everyone knows you can’t replace a fence in the winter, right? Wrong! Winter is actually a fine time to replace a fence – in fact, in can be one of the best times, if you can fit it in the right window. Read on to discover the unexpected benefits a new installation or fence replacement fence for your property. (more…)
Considerations Before Building Your Dog Fence
Your furry friends are part of your family, and it only makes sense that you want to keep them as safe as possible while they’re ] inside or outside of your house. One of the best ways to keep them safe when outside is a dog fence. Whether you have a small dog that runs very quickly or a large dog that has a lot of weight it can use to throw against something, having the right fence for your needs is important. What are some of the considerations that you should make before building a dog fence? (more…)