Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

Spring Cleaning your Maryland Yard

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Spring-CleaningSpring is finally here and the weather is beginning to break. As the sun begins to shine through the clouds of April showers and the temperatures begin to rise, many Maryland residents will take advantage of the nice weather to enjoy their yards. However, before you can enjoy your yard, it’s important to also prepare you yard for the spring and summer seasons. While spring cleaning tends to occur within your home, it’s also important to take part in spring cleaning your Maryland yard.

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Residential Fence Mistakes

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Residential-Fence

With spring finally here, many Maryland homeowners are taking the time to spruce up their outdoor living areas. While some may choose to create a new garden, others are considering installing a new fence. While a residential fence is the perfect way to take your outdoor living space to the next level, it should really be installed by a professional. If Maryland homeowners make the attempt to install the residential fence themselves, they might run into the following problems and make some common mistakes.

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Best Pool Fences in Maryland

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Pool Fence

When it comes to protecting those around your in ground pool, a fence is ideal. Fences help to keep unwanted visitors out of your pool as well as protecting young ones who may be wandering the yard from falling into the pool. There are many options when it comes to your pool fencing, so you must first decide what qualities you want in your fence. Some areas to consider when choosing a fence for your pool include:

  1. Cost
  2. Maintenance
  3. Durability
  4. Privacy

After you have considered these areas, now it’s time to really look at your fencing choices:

  1. Wood- Wood is an excellent material for privacy fencing. Wood fencing is also harder to climb over, keeping younger children out of the pool area. Wood fencing is also appealing to the eye and coordinates well with landscaping.
  2. Chain Link- Chain link is a cheaper material that helps to prevent entrance into an area. Children can climb chain link fencing easier than other materials and its gaps make it not helpful when it comes to privacy.
  3. Aluminum- This type of fencing comes in a number of different styles and colors to match your outdoor living space and to provide sturdy protection around your pool.
  4. Vinyl- PVC vinyl fencing is easy to maintain and will not warp with constant contact with water. It is also used as a privacy fence as well.

When it comes to pool fencing installation, call the experts at Hercules Fence. We have been providing the residents of Maryland with quality fencing for over 50 years and continue to provide excellent customer service for our customers. We also provide extended warranties on all fences that we install. Whether you need a wood fence or vinyl fence, Hercules Fence installs sturdy fences using high quality materials that will be sure to exceed any expectations.

To get started with your pool fence, call Hercules Fence today at 1.800.883.3623 or visit our contact page. You can also follow Hercules Fence today on Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Vinyl Fence to Combat Summer Storms

Friday, June 13th, 2014

June 1st marked the beginning of the hurricane season and for those along the East Coast, all has been quiet. There have been outbreaks of isolated thunderstorms throughout the regions, but nothing too serious to report. With that being said, we have only just begun. Weather teams have predicated a slow hurricane season this year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean an easy season. There is always the potential to have a few very strong storms or hurricanes hit, which could cause more damage than a number of smaller storms. Before any serious storms hit the area, it’s a smart idea to begin preparing your home for whatever could lie ahead. One of the ways to get your property storm-ready is by installing a new PVC vinyl fence.

So why a PVC vinyl fence and not a wooden or chain link fence for your home? For a few reasons:

  1. PVC vinyl fencing is made by a co-extrusion process. This makes the fence solid when strong winds blow in.
  2. A vinyl fence won’t become warped after long or constant exposure to rain like other fencing. Vinyl fencing won’t rust after being exposed to heavy rain either.
  3. After a severe storm you may come outside to find dirt, leaves, branches, and other debris stuck to your vinyl fence. Not to worry, that can be removed by some soapy water and a quick squirt of the hose.
  4. Vinyl fencing is also ideal for privacy, which helps to keep debris from entering your yard during a storm.
  5. Should you yard flood during a storm, a vinyl fence will not be damaged by the pooling water.

In an area like Maryland where the weather tends to have a mind of its own, a vinyl fence that can withstand the elements is never a bad idea. At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation of PVC vinyl fencing and offer a variety of styles for vinyl fencing.

With 6 convenient locations, including our Jessup, Maryland facility, Hercules Fence is the name you trust when choosing a fence that can withstand a storm. To get started with our Maryland location, call us at 410.799.1555 or click here for our locations list.

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The Benefits Of PVC Vinyl Fences For Residential Fencing

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Do you need a PVC Vinyl fence for your residential property? If yes, Hercules Fence has got you covered.

This article will provide you informations on the benefits of owning a PVC Vinyl fence as your residential fence.

Vinyl fences are great residential fences.  For one,  the fences hold up to just about any weather element – including with standing high winds better than traditional  fences.

PVC Vinyl fences are designed to provide your residential property the utmost functionality, comfort and attractive personality.

Hercules Fence custom designs PVC Vinyl fences with strength and beauty of craftsmanship in mind.

Hercules Fence has unmatched quality PVC vinyl fences.

What are the pros of having a Hercules Fence PVC vinyl fencing?

1.PVC Vinyl Fencing can provide adequate privacy while  allowing you to fully experiment with decorative style.

2. PVC Vinyl fences are low maintenance fences. You will never have to do a paint job on your fence. You will never have to stain your fence.

3. The Maryland fence can resemble traditional wood fences but the fencing doesn’t splinter. It’s a child friendly, pet friendly fence.

Maryland Vinyl fencing is in high demand for residential properties for its cleanliness, durability and low maintenance. You will have no concern about warping, expansion or contraction with this fence.

Hercules Fence PVC Vinyl fences are manufactured through a co-extrusion process to make the fences rigidity and strong. UV inhibitors are also added to enhance and maintain the attractiveness of the fence for years to come.

Tough, durable and aesthetically appealing to the eye is how we like to design our PVC Vinyl fences. Review our PVC Vinyl Fencing today.

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Benefits of a Privacy Fence

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Yes, privacy fences provide…privacy, but they also offer much more than that to a homeowner. As this insightful article on Estantres.org explains, there are many benefits to a privacy fence for your home:
1. Noise reduction. Privacy fences create a solid, or nearly solid, wall around your yard which will help deflect sound. If you live on a busy or noisy street, a privacy fence will provide some measure of quieting the din. If you already live in a relatively quiet area, you may find a solid fence will knock down the volume to almost nothing. You can’t cut out all noise, but choose a fence that has few gaps, such as a stockade style, and go for the tallest you can to get the most effective noise reduction.

2. Security. Any fence will provide a measure of security, but consider how thieves operate. They first scope out a location, looking for easy access and targeting a home that likely contains high-value items. If your property is surrounded by a privacy fence, they won’t have much luck in determining if your property contains anything worth stealing. And if they still decide to breach your property, a privacy fence is more difficult to climb over than a chain link fence.

3. Wind break. If you live in an open area with few other houses or trees around, you may find your outdoor belonging blowing around on windy days. A privacy fence can provide an excellent wind break and give you protection from strong gusts. It can be especially useful on chilly days or evenings when the wind would otherwise make it too uncomfortable to sit outside. Choosing a tall fence will provide the best wind breaking effects.

4. Beauty. A privacy fence will create a solid backdrop to your yard, blocking out views of your neighbor’s cluttered yard, or the parking lot behind your property, or the street littered with bits of garbage. Planting flowers or trees along the edge of a fence, such as a pure white vinyl fence or a beautiful, natural wooden fence, will lend a lot of beauty and serenity to your outdoor living space.

5. Investment. A privacy fence is a great investment in your property and will greatly help the resale value of your home, for all of the reasons given above. In addition, many families have pets and children, and any type of fence provides an extra degree of security and comfort for these families. Be sure to install fence latches high up, out of the reach of children. This will prevent them from leaving the safety of the backyard.

If you are considering installing a fence around your property, consider a privacy fence. There are many great companies out there that offer a wide array of options, including wooden, vinyl, bamboo and others in a vast array of prices. Even if you have an existing fence, you might be able to turn it into a privacy fence and gain all the benefits discussed above.

If you have any questions about getting your own privacy fence, contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!

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Proud Contributor to the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will honor the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of Maryland’s 9/11 victims, rescuers, first responders and their families. It will provide a special place of contemplation, a site to remember and to reflect upon the events of September 11, 2001, and it will pay special tribute to the 67 Marylanders who lost their lives that day.

The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will be located on the plaza between Pratt Street and the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street in Baltimore in a fitting reminder of the lost World Trade Center Towers of New York.

The Memorial’s focal point is a striking artifact from the Twin Towers, requested by Governor Martin O’Malley and selected by a delegation of members of the Maryland Commission of Public Art, the Maryland Port Administration and the Maryland State Arts Council. The 22-foot-long steel artifact, consisting of three twisted and torn amalgamated steel columns, is the centerpiece around which the Memorial will be created. Three limestone artifacts from the Pentagon site will also be incorporated into the Memorial design.

The 9/11 Memorial of Maryland will also include an exhibit within the Top of the World observation level on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center in Baltimore, featuring additional artifacts from the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and items from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The Memorial will be funded by public and private donations of funds and services, and will be administered by the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development (DBED). It will be completed in the summer of 2011, and dedicated on September 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

Hercules Fence is one of many corporate contributors who have selflessly given to this great cause. If you too wish to donate to the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland, simply follow this link.

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Effective Fences

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Fence design/style contributes greatly to the overall aesthetic value of your home or place of business. But for the most part, a fences’ appearance is secondary to its overall purpose. After all, most fences are not built as decorations, but rather for a more direct purpose such as security, privacy, to establish borders, or to keep animals in (or out).

This article from eHow.com explains the various reasons (besides decoration) why people construct fences.

Privacy

Privacy fences are used to wall off your yard (or part of your yard) from the rest of the world. They tend to be tall, yet still aesthetically pleasing.

Security

The number one goal of a security fence is to keep intruders out of your yard or place of business. The most common form of this fencing is chain link with barbed wire, however there are more decorative styles of security fence with slightly more curb appeal. A high stone, brick or stucco wall provides a more decorative flair to your security needs. But these fences are still very formidable.

Keep Dogs in

If you have a dog or other pet, you know just how difficult it can sometimes be to keep them in the yard. One way to accomplish this is to install a fence. This will allow you to let your playful puppy run free without having to worry about him/her running away. This can be done with a short chain link fence or a more eye-catching PVC fence.

Keep Deer out

If you live in a suburban area with a high deer population, you know just how annoying it can be to have your fruit trees or vegetable garden constantly invaded. But you will need to make sure your fence is tall enough (at least 8 feet), because deer love to jump.

Whatever the reason, a fence can be a very nice addition to your home. Fences serve specific purposes while still adding to the overall aesthetic value of your home or business. What else can do all that? If you have any questions, contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!

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Throwing a Father’s Day Barbeque: Recipe Ideas

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

With Father’s Day right around the corner, many children (and some mothers) are scrambling to find the perfect gift. But what does your dad want? The truth is that most fathers want nothing more than to sit back and relax this Father’s Day. So instead of giving your dad an elaborate (and probably expensive) gift, give him something he will really enjoy – a nice relaxing backyard barbeque. Because let’s be honest, the one thing most dads like more than relaxing is food.

So this Father’s Day, take your dad to his favorite place to eat – his backyard. Below you will find two delicious recipes perfect for your Father’s Day celebration.

1) Best Ever Barbeque Burgers

These grilled burgers taste like gourmet, infused with a saucy blend of sweet onion, garlic, pepper, tomato, steak sauce and crispy breadcrumbs, and are sure to turn your next cookout into one to remember.

Ingredients

1 sweet onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

1 tomato, chopped

2 tablespoons steak sauce

2 pounds ground beef

1/4 cup dry bread crumbs

Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. In a blender or food processor, gradually place sweet onion. green bell pepper, garlic and tomato. Blend into a thick liquid. Mix steak sauce into the mixture.
  3. Pour the blended mixture into a large bowl. Place ground beef into the bowl, and thoroughly mix together. Set aside approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Mix again if liquid is present, then gradually introduce dry bread crumbs until the ground beef mixture is firm enough to form hamburger patties. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Form the ground beef mixture into hamburger patties. Cook on the prepared grill to desired doneness.

2) Grilled Chicken and Mango Kabobs

Succulent chunks of chicken, drizzled in a honey-lime marinade and skewered with sweet mango, are as pleasing to the eye as to the palate and bring a taste of the tropics to your kitchen island.

Ingredients

1 tsp (5 mL) grated lime rind

1/4 cup (50 mL) lime juice

2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder

1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 lb (500 g) total

2 tsp (10 mL) liquid honey

2 mangoes

1 sweet red pepper

1 small red or sweet onion, cut into 1-inch (2.5-cm) chunks

Cooking Instructions

  1. In small bowl, whisk together lime rind and juice, oil, garlic, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper.
  2. Cut chicken into 1-inch (2.5-cm) cubes; place in separate bowl. Pour half of the marinade over top and toss to coat; let stand for 20 minutes. Stir honey into remaining marinade; set aside. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate separately for up to 4 hours.)
  3. Meanwhile, cut off mango flesh from each side of pit. Cut grid pattern of 3/4-inch (2-cm) squares in flesh of each side down to (but not through) skin. Gently push skin to turn inside out; cut off flesh. Chop any flesh left on pit.
  4. Core, seed and cut red pepper into 3/4-inch (2-cm) pieces. Onto each of 4 long or 8 short skewers, alternately thread mango and red pepper pieces; brush with half of the reserved honey marinade.
  5. Alternately thread chicken and 2 or 3 onion pieces onto each of 4 more long or 8 short skewers. Discard marinade used for chicken. Place kabobs on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning and basting chicken once with remaining honey marinade until fruit is softened and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 8 minutes.

Substitution: Use a small cantaloupe instead of the mangoes.

For more great recipe ideas, visit Kaboose.com

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Decorating Your Backyard Fence

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

If you are looking for a way to spice up your backyard, look no further. We have the perfect solution for you. You can decorate your backyard fence to add an extra aesthetic touch to your yard. This article from eHow.com explains how you can turn your boring fence into the focal point of your entire backyard.

You want your yard to feel as cozy as any room inside your home, correct? Well, do you leave your walls bare and boring inside the house or do you spice them up a bit with pictures, paintings and other decorations? Yea, I thought so.

Why not give your backyard fence the same attention? After all, the interior of your fence acts the same way as the interior of your walls.

How to get started…

  1. Measure your fence. Determine how much of it you want covered with your outdoor wall décor.
  2. Brainstorm for a decorating theme. Good outdoor themes include motifs like sun and moon, grape growing or under-the-sea if your fence is by a pool. Write down your ideas on your spiral notebook, naming some possible pieces that you want like a wall fountain, a sundial or terra cotta plaques.
  3. Shop for the pieces and supplies you’ll need for your project. Purchase the pieces from your list. If you don’t find everything that you’re looking for, but do find comparable pieces instead, buy those as your budget permits.
  4. Create a sketch of your backyard gallery in your drawing pad. This allows you to see how all the pieces will fit together in the composition. All the pieces you purchased from your shopping spree should be on the sketch. The rough measurements between the pieces as well as how much space in inches each piece is going to take up should also be on the sketch. Don’t forget to add the areas where you plan to stencil on designs.
  5. Prepare your fence by sanding down any rough spots and washing it down.
  6. Paint the fence as your decorating plan dictates. This includes the stencils. Let dry.
  7. Mark your back fence using pieces of masking tape. Then use your markers to write the name of the piece that goes on that piece of tape. The tape is the marker for your nails.
  8. Drive nails into the fence where you have placed masking tape markers. For heavier pieces like a fountain, you may need multiple nails or even some sort of heavy-duty wire.
  9. Hang each piece in your backyard fence gallery according to your sketch and the places marked by the pieces of tape.
  10. Assess your gallery to determine if you have enough pieces, too many or not enough. If you have too many, take some down. If you have too few, go buy more pieces or rearrange the pieces you do have until the gallery is just right.

Now your backyard is complete. If you have any questions, contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!