What product will be best for a new fence? To answer this question, you have to consider many factors. What weather will it have to endure? What’s the lifespan of your material? Can it handle pests, rotting, and decay? The material used for your fencing will determine how much mileage and enjoyment you get from it. For many homeowners, they choose between wood and vinyl fencing. Both have their merits and shortcomings. If you’re struggling to decide on either wood or vinyl fencing, here are some comparisons to make the choice easier. (more…)
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Pros And Cons Of Wooden Fencing
Fences serve a wide variety of roles. They can be used for privacy, keeping little kids and pets from leaving your yard, and just make your home look more appealing. The selection of materials you could use for your fence can be a bit overwhelming. There are fences made out of wrought-iron, aluminum, and PVC, and many more. The most traditional material for building a fence is wood. The question for now though is whether or not it’s the best option. Before getting wooden fencing, consider the pros and cons that come with it. (more…)
The Top 3 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Wooden Fence
This spring has brought a huge amount of rainfall to the East Coast, and if the summer is filled with the usual brutal heat, your wooden fencing might need some serious maintenance. Summers in the Mid-Atlantic can consist of at least a few major heatwaves and high levels of humidity are guaranteed almost daily. Many aspects of your home need some extra care and attention during the heat of the summer months, and your wooden fence is no different. These easy maintenance tips will keep your wooden fencing looking fresh all summer long. (more…)
Seal, Stain, or Paint: The Wooden Fence-Owner’s Dilemma
Spring is here, and the sun is shining brightly down upon your home. The sun, while we welcome it after a long winter, can cause some damage to your wooden fence. There is a lot to know about owning a residential fence. If you want your fence to live a long life, you need to know how to maintain the wood your fence is made out of. You must decide between staining, sealing, or painting your fence. All of these will protect the wood, but there is a lot to know about each option. You know your home best, but you also know how much time and money you’re willing to spend on your fencing. This comprehensive guide will help you make the right decision when it comes time to choose sealing, staining, or painting your fence. (more…)
Winter Fence Damage to Avoid
It looks like our first big snowstorm of the winter is headed our way. Significant snowfall brings plenty of concern and chaos to the mid-Atlantic, but your fence doesn’t have to be on the receiving end of any of that chaos. As long as you keep proper fence maintenance in mind, winter fence damage will be safely on the list of things you don’t have to worry about this weekend as the blanket of snow drifts down. Once you’re all stocked up on toilet paper and milk, take a minute to read our tips to prevent any winter fence damage. (more…)
Choosing the Wood Fence for You
When the concept of a fence began almost 400 years ago, the list of materials to use was limited. While a wood fence has been used to protect and highlight a home and property, the style has evolved to meet the needs of the homeowner. Today, homeowners can choose from several different styles of wood fence to create the perfect look for their homes.
Wood Fence vs Chain Link Fence
Have you found yourself stuck trying to choose between a wood fence and chain link fence?
When you began your journey in the world of fences, you found yourself faced with a number of options. However, now that you have narrowed your search down to these two options, making a final decision can be difficult. In order to choose between a wood fence and a chain link fence, a homeowner must take the time to compare the two within a number of areas.
Choosing your Wood Fence
One of the most popular fencing materials both today and it the past is wood. A wooden fence is known to bring plenty of security and appeal to your home while being easy to maintain and even easier to afford. However, when you mention a wooden fence to some, not everyone has the same vision. A wood fence can come in several different styles, so it is important to determine which style is best for your home.
Caring for your Wood Fence
Wood fencing is a great way to add security and privacy to your yard while enhancing the overall look of your home. After taking the time and money to install a wood fence, you want your fence to last you a long time. There are steps that can be taken to help your wood fence last longer, saving you money and keeping your home looking at its best.
- Keep the tops of your fence at an angle. This will prevent pooling water and will stop rotting.
- Make repairs whenever needed to your fence.
- Keep debris that will eventually decompose away from your fence. You can also avoid plants and bushes from growing near the fence to prevent damage.
- Have sufficient draining systems in place around your fence to prevent water damage from standing water.
- Stain your fence every 3-5 years to help preserve and protect your wood fence.
- Clean your fence with a quick spray of the hose to remove light dirt.
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the care and installation of quality wood fencing. For over 50 years and with 6 convenient locations, Hercules Fence has been a trusted name in the fencing industry. We have worked to develop our buying capabilities in order to provide our customers with quality materials at a price they can afford. Our custom wood fencing options are sure to please any residential home owner and will complement any landscape. Our sales team will work with you to determine if your wood fence is needed for privacy, security, decoration, or a combination of the three.
Since 1955, Hercules Fence has served the areas of:
- North Carolina
- Newport New
We have been involved with projects that range from government buildings to airports. Our fences can be found at The National Zoo, NASA, Harbor Park Baseball Stadium, and BWI Airport, to name a few.
To get started with your new wooden fence, or if you have any questions on how to care for your wooden fence, call Hercules Fence at (800)-883-3623 or click here. Follow us on Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook today.
What should you look for when purchasing a commercial fence?
Are you in the market for a commercial fence? Before making a purchase you should get familiar with the fence types available. Hercules Fence is here to provide you information on the most popular fence types for commercial properties.
It is best to select a particular fence type based on your functional needs and the security level of expectations.
Here are the best fence types for commercial properties and when you should use it:
1. Wood fencing. A wood fence is a traditional privacy fence. Hercules fence can tailor a wood fence for your commercial business to enhance aesthetic appeal. Wood fencing comes in pine and
cedar. Hercules Fence will treat your wood to protect your fence from weathering and rotting. We are dedicated to providing our clients low maintenance fencing that will last without sacrificing appeal.
2. Aluminum fencing. Anytime you’re searching for a long lasting and very durable fence, you cannot go wrong with an aluminum fence. It’s an excellent security feature and the fence provides great visibility.
3. Chain Link Fencing. This fence is perfect for property owners looking to precisely designate property lines. It can also serve as a safety fence for children or pets.
4. Vinyl Fencing. Vinyl is a perfect fence solution for property owners with a need to keep cleaning and maintenance to a minimum.
Have a look at our commercial fence photo gallery to see what we can do for you. Hercules Fence can create sophisticated security fence systems for large and small commercial properties.
You can count on Hercules Fence as your commercial fence contractor. We are ready to make your property safer and more secure by customizing your fence enclosure. With us you’ll never have to sacrifice the quality of fence material or the look/ feel of your fence. Hercules Fence is able to guarantee a superior fence for you because we tailor commercial fences to meet boundary and aesthetic needs of each and every client.
Contact Hercules Fence by calling (800) TU FENCE or click here today!
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