• Common Fence Installation Mistakes a Professional Can Help You Avoid

    If you’re considering fence installation , the thought of doing it yourself may have crossed your mind. While there are certain home improvement tasks you can tackle by yourself, some jobs are simply better left to the professionals. Fence installation is one of them. Installing a fence is a huge task, and one in which it’s easy to make mistakes if you don’t have experience. Professional fence companies can help you avoid such mistakes as:

    Destroying underground infrastructures: There is a reason why utility companies stress the importance of calling before you dig. In order to make a new fence sturdy and straight, post holes will have to be dug deep into the ground. There’s no real way for you to know where underground utility lines lie, including electric lines, gas lines, and water pipes—all of which have potential dangers. Professional fence companies know how to install your fence without disturbing any underground structures and will research the layout of your property.

    Not planning ahead: You will need your fence to have at least one gate, and many homeowners prefer more. Placing these gates at the wrong location, however, can leave you with a fence that is inconvenient to use and aesthetically unpleasing. You will have to allow enough room for a gate door to swing open and ensure that it is high enough from the ground. A professional fence installation starts with thorough planning, including taking into consideration where the best gate locations would be.

    Installing a fence that you can’t use: Many counties and neighborhoods have ordinances outlining the type, size, and style of fences that are and aren’t allowed in the area. You don’t want to invest a lot of money in your fence installation, only to be told by the authorities that you’ll have to take it down because it violates regulations. In addition, fences that are not built with the best material for the location can become easily damaged or weaken prematurely.

    At Fence Connection, Inc., fence installation is our area of expertise. We also perform fence repair for your existing fence. Give us a call at (847) 388-0321 to learn more about how we can help you with installation of a beautiful new fence for your Chicagoland home.

  • Quick Tips about Installing and Owning a Wood Fence

    Wood has long been a favorite material for fence installations. Wood is attractive, relatively durable, and can be crafted into a seemingly endless array of styles and types. Before you settle on a wood fence, however, there are some things you need to know.

    Watch this brief clip from home improvement guru Bob Vila to learn what you need to consider before installing a wood fence, including commitment to upkeep and your neighbors’ approval. You’ll also learn a few tips on how to maintain your wood fence to keep it lovely and serviceable.

    Contact Fence Connection, Inc. to learn more about the joys of a wood fence. We also offer a variety of other fencing materials and are happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each with you. Call (847) 388-0321 to discuss your fence installation project with us today. You may also visit our website for more information about the styles and materials we offer to homeowners and business owners in the Chicago area.

  • SHADOWBOX, SOLID, BOARD ON BOARD, PICKET, LATTICE, STOCKADE…WE HAVE IT ALL!

    The visual appeal, low cost, and versatility of wood make it the most popular material choice for fences in the Chicagoland area. Also the natural feel of wood fences is very attractive.

    When the Postmaster steel post option is added to a wood fence, such as a cedar wood fence, the life expectancy of the fence can be extraordinary! Call us for more details!

    Many styles of wood fence are available. We offer a complete line of wood fencing solutions. From modern to traditional.

    Call us today with any questions about wood fence options that you may have!

  • The Value Of Professional Fence Installation

    Check out the links below to learn more about the mistakes that can occur when you attempt fence installation yourself. You can also find out more about advances in fence materials that make them extra durable and easy to care for. Fence Conne ction, Inc. can give you all the information you need to help you choose a new fence. We can also install it on your property for professional results. Call us at (847) 388-0321 for more information.

    • Learn more about the qualities of composite fencing on this page from AmericanFenceAssociation.com.
    • Read this article from LandscapingNetwork.com to explore both composite and vinyl fencing materials and determine which one is best for your property.
    • Find out what kind of problems you can avoid by having your fence installed professionally on this page from HouseLogic.com.
    • You can compare a range of newer fencing materials by reading this article from TodaysHomeowner.com.
    • This article from AsktheBuilder.com explains why fence installation is not the best DIY project and explores some of the advantages of vinyl as a fencing material.