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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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Getting 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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My fence? Oh, it’s constructed from Thuja Plicata!

Should a neighbor, friend or passer-by comment favorably on your new fence (and they will), this would be a great answer to provide! You could then explain that Thuja Plicata is also known as the western red cedar. As they admire the craftsmanship that goes into the construction of a quality fence, you might also…
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Can you install a fence during winter?

Many of our Colorado clients wonder whether or not it is possible to install a fence during winter. The answer is that, so long as the ground is not significantly frozen, it is indeed possible to install nearly any type of fence during winter. Since fewer people have a fence installed during the colder months,…
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Frame your home perfectly with a fence

Perhaps on one of your travels, you saw fences around properties that made the homes look like diamonds in a beautiful setting, and you know that similar fencing would be perfect for your own home. Essentially, a fence around a property is not unlike what a frame is to a painting. Whether it’s the wow…
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Do you want to see over your fence or keep prying eyes out?

Some folks prefer complete privacy; others like to be able to see a little of what is happening in the outside world. Whichever is your preference, here are a couple of fence/gate combinations that will work a treat. Firstly, for that added touch of privacy, we can install a 6-foot fence and beautiful cedar wood…
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Dumpster keeps

Keeps were fortified towers built into European Castles during the Middle Ages. Which is somehow apt when talking about dumpster enclosures. As they are also useful ‘keeps’, as in… Keeps animals out – while wildlife enclosures might be enjoyable in proper locations, your back yard becoming a home for scavenging and even dangerous animals is…
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Are you fed up opening and closing your gates?

It’s a hassle, stopping the car, getting out, opening the gates, getting back in, driving through, stopping, going back to close the gates. While it might be little more than a hassle during the balmy days of spring, summer, and autumn, it can become a real bind when the howling, freezing winds of a Coloradan…
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Fall fence maintenance tips

Is your fence prepared for the winter? If not, here are some fall fence maintenance tips to ensure it is. Wood fencing Wood fences are susceptible to warping and rot through winter. Hence, it’s vital to keep debris and wet leaves off your wood fence. Waterproofing can also help keep it in good condition through…
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Why are preseason fence and retaining wall inspections so important?

Home and business owners who place fences right behind or on top of retaining walls face unique challenges as compared to fence owners who don’t combine the two features. Consider the following: Ground settling can cause a retaining wall to lose support in spots, which can also cause a fence atop it to experience structural…
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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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