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 dirt and debris from the base of the fence. Wash the fence with a hose or a power washer to remove ground-in dirt. Place tape over any hardware or hinges you don’t want to paint, and check for signs of damage that may need addressing before you begin. To make your job easier, paint your fence in sections and avoid working during the hottest part of the day. Don’t paint on days when rain is predicted for the next 48 hours. Remember that painting a large fence can be a big job; if you have any back or shoulder injuries, enlist help or hire a painter to do the job rather than risking injury or strain.

If you need to install, repair, or maintain a fence, Fence Connection, Inc. has the expertise you’re after. Call our Chicagoland office at (847) 388-0321 for more details on our wide range of fencing services. You can view a gallery of our projects for inspiration on our website.

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 the transformation of one couple’s yard from a large empty space into an extension of their home for living and entertaining. You will see how the addition of a dining area for adults and a play area for children turns their yard into a usable and stylish space.

Are you ready to transform your yard? Contact Fence Connection, Inc. at (847) 388-0321 for a free fencing estimate to begin creating your new yard. Check out our blog for more ideas on how fencing can enhance your home or office today.

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 closets, cabinets, fences, and siding. There are five different kinds of cedar: deodar, Lebanon cedar, Turkish cedar, Cyprus cedar, and Atlas cedar. All cedar trees have scented wood with thick, cracked bark, and their unique smell actually makes cedar wood a natural ideal moth repellent.

Cedar is durable, attractive, and affordable, making this wood the perfect choice of material for fences in all climates. If you are considering cedar for your fence, call your trusted Chicagoland fence company: Fence Connection, Inc. Our experienced installation and repair teams can help you hand-pick and install the wood that best suits the needs of your home’s fence. Call us today at (847) 388-0321 or visit us on the Web for more information about our services.

[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 if you pick a decorative style, like wrought iron or lattice-top wood. Fences can even be for safety, especially around pools. From a style perspective, fences can be designed to work on any property. So what kind of fence is right for you? This infographic from Fence Connections, Inc. will help you decide. Please share this information with your family and neighbors in the Chicagoland area.