Blog Posts in 2013

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Design Inspiration for Your Wrought Iron Fence

Wrought iron fences have been a classic choice for homeowners throughout the centuries. If you are seeking a classic and refined look for your new fence, you may want to consider installing a wrought ...
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Important Factors to Consider When Building a Fence

As with any new addition to your property, a new fence requires a great deal of thought and research. There are many different kinds of fence you can install—before you start building, ...
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How to Select a Wood Fence that Is Right for Your Home

Though artificial fences have their charms, many homeowners can’t resist the natural beauty of wood fences. Once you decide to go with a wood fence, you’ll then have to decide which kind ...
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What Are Some of the Advantages of Choosing an Aluminum Fence?

Deciding what kind of fence to install is no easy feat. Before you call your fence installation crew, you should explore all the various fencing materials and consider the pros and cons of each. ...
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Taking a Look at the Different Styles of Wood Fences

If you’re thinking of installing a fence on your property, it’s important that you learn as much as you can about the different kinds of fences. It’s also important to understand the ...
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Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Wood Fence

When in its best condition, a wooden fence can do extraordinary things for a home’s curb appeal. When left to fade, rot, and crumble, a wooden fence can make passersby wince and opt out of ...
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A Brief Guide to Your Wood Fence Options

Low-maintenance fence materials such as vinyl and composite have been made to resemble wood so homeowners can have that natural wood look without having to stain and reseal their fences. Still, faux ...
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Selecting a Decorative Fence for Your Home

On residential and commercial properties throughout the Chicago area, fences serve many purposes. In many cases, one of the primary functions a fence serves is decorative. If you are looking to build ...
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Choosing a Fence that Suits Your Yard

The possibilities can seem endless when choosing the right type of fence to install in your yard. Considering the functions you want your fence to perform and the style of your home, yard, and ...
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A Look at Common Fence-Building Mistakes

A fence provides privacy, style, and creates an enclosure for your yard. Building a fence that will last requires the right materials, installation process, and maintenance. Check out these common ...
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Tips for Painting Your Wooden Fence

Painting your wooden fence keeps it looking crisp and clean. You should paint your fence every few years as part of your regular maintenance plan. Before painting, mow your lawn and clear away any ...
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Ideas for Decorating Your Backyard

Your backyard serves as a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy. Landscaping, fencing, and furniture all play a role in your yard to achieve both style and functionality. This video features ...
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Surprising Facts About Cedar

Did you know that cedar trees can grow to over 130 feet fall? These coniferous trees are native to mountainous regions in the western Himalayas and Mediterranean, and their wood is regularly used for ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Finding a Fence That Fits

Installing a fence can serve many purposes. A fence can add privacy to your yard so you can enjoy outdoor activities away from prying eyes. A fence can also add curb appeal to your home, particularly ...
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Reasons to Talk to Your Neighbors Before Building a Fence

Neighbors are usually friendly and willing to help one another with a new fence. In some instances, however, they can become upset about a fencing project, especially when they are not consulted for ...
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Factors to Consider Before Building a Fence

A new fence can make your yard look fantastic and add value to your home. Before you go out and buy a new fence, however, you should carefully think about which type of fence will work best for you, ...
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Garden Fencing 101

Garden fences serve a variety of purposes from keeping out pesky critters to adding an attractive touch to the outdoor space. If you've been thinking about installing a garden fence on your ...
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Proper Cedar Wood Fence Care

The aesthetic appeal, versatility, and durability of cedar make it one of the most popular choices for fences around the country. Cedar wood fences are both affordable and naturally beautiful and can ...
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Exploring the Natural Properties of Cedar Wood

For centuries, Native Americans prized cedar wood for its long-lasting durability and natural aesthetic beauty. With its straight grain, uniform texture, and relatively light weight, cedar is ...
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All About Cedar Lumber

Cedar lumber is a member of the redwood family, and untreated cedar is highly valued for a wide range of construction projects for its lasting beauty and durability. As you will learn in this video, ...
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Fence Styles: Picket

Picket fences are short, decorative fences characterized by evenly separated posts connected with a horizontal top and bottom rail. Posts range from 36 to 48 inches in height and feature a top which ...
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Choosing a Vinyl Fence That Meets Your Needs

Once you've decided that it's time to install a vinyl fence around your home or yard, the next big step to take is to determine what style of fencing you require. There are three major types ...
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Fence Styles: Shadowbox

From their curb appeal to their unbeatable longevity, wood fences offer a number of unique benefits that homeowners can't seem to get enough of. If you're thinking about installing a wood ...
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A Guide to the Various Uses and Benefits of Chain-Link Fences

Chain-link fencing is a durable, economical, and functional option for your home or business. This type of fence features woven strands of lightweight yet durable galvanized or coated steel in a ...
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Exploring the Benefits of Privacy Fences

A privacy fence is a handsome and functional addition to any home. Privacy fencing allows you to feel safe and comfortable in your yard. Many homeowners choose to install a privacy fence for a variety ...
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