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Within the pages of our fence blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to fencing.

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My chain link fence is corroding, now what?

Many homeowners opt for chain link fences because they’re affordable and easy to install. Unfortunately, they’re susceptible to decay because they are made of metal. Luckily, there’s no need to panic as a fence company can help you restore your chain link fence. First, an expert will remove any rust on your fence that may…
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How to increase the lifespan of your automatic gate

Automated driveway gates are a great way to secure your property by keeping unwanted cars and strangers out. Additionally, they’re convenient as you can operate them with a single push of a button. However, they require proper care and maintenance to increase their longevity. This includes: Keeping your automated driveway gates clean Keeping your gate…
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Reasons why your fence is leaning

Wood fences are a great choice for marking your perimeter and adding privacy. However, when they start to lean, it can be very frustrating since their functionality reduces. Here are some common reasons why wood fences lean. Extreme weather conditions such as heavy rainfall Shallow fence posts Rotten or warped wood Unfortunately, a leaning fence…
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6 signs it’s time to replace your wood fence

Wood fences are reasonably long-lasting, but they aren’t indestructible. For example, poor maintenance and care and extreme weather conditions can cause them to wear and tear, reducing their life span. As a homeowner, you should inspect your fence often for signs of deterioration and damage. Some signs you should watch out for include: Holes in…
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3 homestead fencing mistakes to avoid

Fencing your home is a great way to keep animals away from your garden and to mark the boundary of your property. They also give you some privacy when you want to bask in your backyard. However, there are several mistakes you can make when erecting fences. These include: Not considering the position of your…
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Fence repair vs. fence replacement

Fences make a great addition to your home since they add privacy, security, and value. However, fences wear and tear over time, causing them to rot, warp, or fall. Once your fence is damaged, you have to make a difficult decision – to repair or replace it. Fence repair is a short-term solution for minor…
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Family friendly fence ideas

We want to do everything to keep our families safe. That includes the neighborhood we live in and even the fence around our yards. Especially if you have smaller children, you want to be sure the fence you choose is sturdy enough to help keep children and pets in, as well as intruders out. If…
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Staining my new fence

Would your fence benefit from a spring freshen-up?

As winter recedes, and spring arrives, you will likely venture outdoors and inspect your property. Your faithful fence, having stood up bravely to the rigors of a harsh Coloradan winter, may seem a little sorry for itself. Your first thought might be to completely replace it. But there is often another option. Just like floors…
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What to know before building a fence

Building a fence on your property is a great way to keep off intruders and have some privacy as you bask in your yard. However, installing a fence is more than choosing a suitable material and figuring out how you want it to look. Here are some things you ought to know before building a…
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Top tips for protecting your wood fence against deterioration

Many people believe that wood fences aren’t sound investments. After all, wood can deteriorate faster than metal. Yet, it is possible for your wood fence to last a decade or longer. You merely need to take the following protective measures: Pay a little more for a pest-resistant wood like cedar or redwood instead of pine.…
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Why choose chain link for your new fence installation?

Home and business owners have a lot of choices available to them when selecting a fence material. You might choose weather-resistant cedar, eco-friendly composite or durable vinyl. Chain link is another excellent option. Consider the following: Galvanized chain links don’t corrode as easily as other materials. Since chain-link fences are also budget-friendly, you save money…
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Do you need your neighbor’s permission to install a fence?

In most states, the standard rule is that you don’t need your neighbor’s permission to install a fence on your land. Unfortunately, if the placement of your fence invades into your neighbor’s property, he/she can refuse its installation. It’s essential to get a written agreement from your neighbor that allows you to access your fence…
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