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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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Give your gate some solar power

Have you considered securing your property’s driveway, but your gate is lacking electrical wiring? A solar–powered automated gate system can give you the multiple benefits of a traditional setup even if an electrical connection isn’t possible. The lifetime advantages of using a solar-powered system may prove friendlier to your wallet and to the environment in…
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Western Red Cedar fencing

At Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, we want to highlight the benefits of a western red cedar fence. Durability Western red cedar is in a class with only one other long-lasting wood, redwood. Both woods are quite durable. Because cedar has natural oils, its durability is so long-lasting. It can better resist decay and…
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Giving your fence a spring cleaning

Here at A Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, we are experts at how to bring an old fence back to life. We’ve found that many of our customers see the upkeep on wooden fences as time-consuming and difficult. If you want to do it yourself, be prepared to spend a good amount of time…
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Driveway gate adds security

Security is, unfortunately, becoming more of a concern across the country and in the Denver area. When you install driveway gates you are not only increasing the curb appeal of your home, you are taking your security to the next level. Don’t leave your safety to chance, install driveway gates today and protect your home.…
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Why you should install a fence around your house

There are so many reasons why you should consider installing a fence around your home. Here are a few: A fence would create a border around your land, showing which areas are your responsibility and which are your neighbors’. Trespassers would be deterred because a fence would provide a clear marker between private and public…
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How to keep your vinyl fence clean

Vinyl fences are low maintenance, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t require any maintenance. White vinyl fences especially show any stain, whether it is algae, mold, mildew or rust. An excellent annual cleaning will remove grime from your fence and keep it looking its best. All you need to get started is a bucket,…
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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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