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.

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Will my insurance cover my fence?

Most insurance companies consider fences a permanent fixture on your property. They are ranked with your home, garages or sheds, swimming pools, and solar panels when it comes to your home insurance policy. Your policy, therefore, covers your fences for the same incidents that cover your home or other parts of your property. For example,…
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Repairing shared fence

If you practice fence etiquette and bone up on local zoning regs, you can avoid neighbor disputes. Here at A Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, while fences make great neighbors, knowing your local fence etiquette for a shared fence can save you from headaches and other trouble. Find the Fence Owner The type of…
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Staining my new fence

So how do I keep my wood fence looking like new?

There are a few answers to this question, but we’ve asked our team of experts to come up with their top ones. The answers may surprise you, though the simple solutions to keeping the wood fence looking like new, need not cost you a lot of money. On the list of top tips for keeping…
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Automated gate installation

Automatic Gate options

Every property has its own layout and features. The best performing gate is the one that been designed to your particular property, whether it’s a sliding, cantilever, telescopic, or swing gate. A key consideration is your property’s space constraints. For example, if you have a short driveway, a sliding gate will work better than a…
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Rust on my wrought iron fence

At A Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, we know that along with being attractive, wrought iron is incredibly durable. It retains its shape, appearance and style for decades. It’s a worthwhile investment that will last many years if the iron is cared for appropriately and regularly. Unless you live where it never rains, place your…
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How to Choose the Right Fence Gates

Front gates can elevate the white picket fence dream home to a whole new level but they are just one of your options when it comes to fence gates. Fence gates can be used for additional privacy and security in your driveway, to create an aesthetic and functional walkway, or to provide an exit from…
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Your cedar fence

At A Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, we always recommend a cedar fence to our customers. This material comes with a number of benefits and today we shed light on some of the knowledge our experts have gained about using cedar for building privacy fences, gates and more. All about western red cedar Use of the…
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The Top 5 Places to Install Fencing on Your Property

When you think of fences, you probably think of your basic enclosing property fences. These are normally either wire fences, or privacy fences, made from red cedar. But fences aren’t just enclosure features, they can be significant contributions to your home’s value. By installing them and taking care of them, you can create a custom…
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Ornate metal sidewalk gate

A classy wrought iron fence and gate

Wrought iron fencing is classy and timeless, adding a stylish aesthetic and increased value to your home. Here at A Straight Up Fence Company in Denver, we think that there are many benefits of wrought iron fences. If you are thinking about a new fence, wrought iron might just be the way to go. If…
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What Kind of Fence is Best?

Unless something prompts you, you most likely haven’t thought about your fence in a while. Off of the top of your head, is it clean? Damaged? Missing boards? When was the last time you circled the perimeter and inspected every piece? Most people have no idea about what state their fence is in. A significant…
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Power washing your cedar fence

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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Solar powered fence opener

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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