With the sun out, your residential fence might be starting to show its age. Fences don’t last forever, but with the proper care and consistent maintenance, they can stand the test of time. If your fence is starting to look drab, it could mean that it’s time to replace the fence entirely. Look for these common problems associated with aging fences to determine whether or not it’s time for a new fence. (more…)
Hercules Fence was proud to team with Hourigan Construction to support Goochland Cares with the construction of their new facility. Our team offered a temporary fence and a small wood dumpster as donations. This facility will have a huge impact on Goochland Families in need and houses medical and dental offices, a food pantry, counseling for families in need, and also a shelter for abused women.
Questioning whether to repair or replace your fence? Many homeowners start out by weighing the costs, as well as the pros and cons. Repainting or repairing a fence is cheaper and easier than an all-out replacement, at least in the short term. Sometimes, however, replacing your fence is the better choice. Maybe your fence has worn out its welcome and will continue to need extensive repairs, or maybe you’d like to update the style or placement of your fence. Your fence can play a more important role in your home than you think- fences can add curb-appeal as well as giving passers-by or visitors a vital first impression of your home. (more…)
There are many reasons why a homeowner should think about putting up a fence on their property. Fences come in all sorts of materials, and offer a home owner many benefits from having one installed. Fences, for one thing, provide the homeowner with privacy, especially if you want to have some friends or family members over for a backyard barbecue during the summer, and also add curb appeal and value to your property. With this in mind you want to know how to correctly keep your fences looking shiny and new with the help of power washing your fence. (more…)
Having a wooden fence has so many benefits, it can almost feel like one of those things you can check off your list and not worry about anymore. This is almost true. Actually, you should be striving to renew your wooden fence every 3-5 years, to avoid letting it decay and sag, guarding your lawn like a tired old man, instead of the tough, Trojan warrior you originally installed! Thankfully, it’s gratifying work to fix it yourself, and can be done with materials found either in your home or at the local hardware store. It really boils down to two main steps: prep, and treatment. Don’t think about getting a new fence before you try repairing what could be a very simple fix! (more…)
With the summer sun here, what better way to beat the heat than in your pool? So now there is no better time to think practically, and invest in the right pool gate for you. It’s not only a prudent investment, but a necessary one if you have a young family or pets. Pool fences have evolved over the years, and with fine tuning have become better structured, and with regulations put in place they are as stronger than ever when it comes to safety and life-saving capabilities. (more…)
Summer is here and it’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, splashing around in the pool, and weeding your vegetable garden. However, did you realize that summer is also a critical time to make sure that your wooden fence is in good shape? The intense heat and humidity can damage your wooden fence if you aren’t paying attention. Here are some of our best tips for summer-proofing your wooden fence. (more…)
Your home should be a place for peace and quiet. We are sure that you don’t want to worry about people passing by and peeking into your home. A great way to add privacy to your home is by having a fence installed. Fences add a nice look and help you feel safe while you are at home. Check out which fences are best for home privacy.
If you want to inject some life into your privacy fence, you are in luck. While fences serve very important safety and security purposes, they are not often bright and colorful enough to satisfy those with more whimsical tastes. Consider making your fence bright and beautiful with fence planters. Get inspired by the fence planter ideas below. (more…)
Many people wonder if their fence posts should be set in concrete, and the answer is always yes. Whether you are going the DIY route or having a professional company install them, fence posts should always be set in concrete. In fact, the posts for any structure, whether it’s a trellis, pergola, fence, or deck should be set in concrete. (more…)