When we think of a classic American household, mainly people think of a nice home with 2.5 kids, maybe a family dog, and always a white picket fence out front. But have you ever thought about what exactly a picket fence is, where it comes from or why it became so popular for American families? (more…)
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Are you a homeowner in search of reliable, secure residential fencing options?
If yes, you’ve come to the right place. Hercules Fence offers a wide range of options when it comes to residential fencing designs. From a chain link fence to steel fencing, you’ve got just what you need.
We design home-automated gate systems to provide homeowners aesthetic, convenient gate operator systems. We analyze the size of your property to identify the best style of fence and gating for your property needs.
What types of gates are available for homeowners desiring high security gate installations?
There are three high security gates designed for enhancing home security:
- The picket fence. Yes, a picket fence is a great security fence for the home because it can feature a heavy wooden gate that’s not only attractive but also durable enough to keep intruders out and loved ones safe within your property. The picket fence style can offer both manual and automatic gate entry. This is a low maintenance fence, if the wood is treated annually.
- Security barrier gates. With the use of subtle colors, you can provide your home an attractive look while reaping the benefits of excellent security.
- Maximum security gating. If you prefer a very industrial feel to your home exterior design, maximum-security gates may be your best fit. It’s a perfect gate product for driveway entries.
Hercules Fence is here to help you identify your security needs so we may create the security fence of your dreams.
We can design custom gates solely for pedestrian access or vehicle access. It’s up to you.
Here at Hercules Fence we are dedicated to producing high quality residential fencing, commercial fencing and high security fencing.
Our gate entries can feature:
- Touch pad
- And Touch pad with intercom
You should never feel like you have to sacrifice your home security to ensure a home appeal that’s practical and aesthetically pleasing. You can have total access control security and still maintain a stylish gate.
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Your new wooden fence looks great now, but if you do not properly maintain it, it will not last very long. Sun, wind and especially water can wreak havoc on your fence. But a little preventative maintenance can go a long way to extend the life of your wooden fence.
Robert Frost may have scoffed at his neighbor’s assertion that “good fences make good neighbors” in his poem, “Mending Wall,” but it’s clear that most homeowners prefer their fences anyway. We recently contributed to an article in The Washington Times that found that fences are still very popular for homes.
However, the article also pointed out that the agreement seems to end there. While most homeowners like fences, their style, material, and even reason for having a fence tend to vary. Fortunately, there are many options to suit the variety of tastes.
It seems like a new material for fence building is coming out every day. Last week, we blogged about using bamboo for fencing. In addition to the traditional wood and wrought iron, there’s now vinyl and other metals. It all depends on the look and how much maintenance one prefers.
There are also many reasons why homeowners want a fence in their yard. Frost’s neighbor liked his to clearly define his property’s boundaries. Others want the privacy and security that a fence can provide. Some just like the look. For many, it’s a combination.
Another result of the different fencing options is that you don’t have to sacrifice one reason for another. You have choices that can afford you security without making your home look like a penitentiary. There’s vinyl that looks like wood, aluminum that looks like iron, and more. Contact us and we’ll help you figure out which options work best for you.
When HGTV’s hit show, “Curb Appeal,” needed some help turning Jessica and Bryant Wilson’s plain, suburban home into an attractive, seaside-themed bungalow, it turned to Hercules Fence for a vital component.
One of the first things that designer Christopher Ralston identified to “bring the beach to the ‘burbs” at the Wilsons’ house was a white picket fence to “frame the yard and give it a classic look.” We were honored to be called upon to handle this part of the project and flattered when Jessica Wilson said the yard looked like a movie set with the fence around it.
When you watch the video, you’ll see that the fence we installed wasn’t your traditional wood picket fence but rather one made of PVC vinyl and already assembled in sections. This made it easy to install and even easier for the Wilsons to maintain. It had all the look of a classic picket fence without the hassles of having to paint or replace old wood.
What you didn’t see in the video was “Curb Appeal’s” production schedule. Installing the fence had to be precisely sequenced with all the other work going on and completed within a tight timeframe. We were up to the challenge and extend such service to meet all of our customers’ needs.
The Wilsons’ relatives helped design and build much of the porch, its furniture, and the landscaping around the house. We’re therefore doubly honored to be called in for what was very much a family project. We now like to consider the Wilsons members of our extended family. Contact us to lean how we can add curb appeal to your home.