A Straight Up Fence Company Blog

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

Staining my new fence

Do I need fence staining?

Yes, you do. It’s no secret that your fence provides security and privacy for you and your loved ones. However, without proper care, your fence is more susceptible to damage from rot, water, and insects, reducing its life span. Luckily, staining your fence every two to three years helps in preserving its function and look.…
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Increase your home safety with handrails

Many homeowners assume handrails only boost the curb appeal of a home or yard. However, they are vital in ensuring the safety of you and your loved ones when entryways and stairs get icy. They also help elderly individuals and toddlers walk up and down the stairs with ease. Therefore, you should consider adding a…
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A positive stain on your character!

We know the phrase ‘a stain on your character’ is usually used in a disparaging sense – but not here! When considering rejuvenating an existing fence – or adding a superb finishing touch to a new one – then a wise choice of stain actually adds a great deal in terms of style and character.…
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4 tips for maintaining your split rail fence

Split rail fences are a great way to fence your home without completely blocking your view. They’re ideal for homeowners with pets, children, or livestock who want a long-lasting and durable fencing solution. However, split rail fences require a lot of maintenance to remain functional and long-lasting. Here are four maintenance tips for your split…
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Staining my new fence

Face-lifting a fence

You might think that, if your fence is looking old and gray, it’s simply time to replace it. You might well be right, but it can equally be the case that it might only require a professional face-lift. This process starts with a thorough power wash, which strips off the outer skin. Often, this reveals…
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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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Staining my new fence

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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