Should I buy individual fence pickets or pre-made fence panels?

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Individual fence pickets create classic style, but can be a lot of work.

If you’re considering building your own fence, you’ve probably done research to determine what type of fence you want, how to prepare your yard, and what tools you will need. There is one seemingly minor, yet important question that you may still need to research, though – whether to use individual fence pickets or purchase pre-made fence panels.

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Fence Etiquette: Who Gets the Good Side?

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When you get a new fence, you can’t just think about yourself—you have to consider your surrounding neighbors. If the type of fence you want is permitted in your neighborhood, you may feel you have the greenlight to install it. However, your fence may be in your yard, but your neighbors are still going to see it every day from their yards or windows. There are a few rules of fence etiquette you should keep in mind before you go forward with the installation.

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4 Big Considerations for Small Dog Fences

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Often, what smaller breeds lack in size, they make up for in mischief. When it comes to jumping a high fence, small dogs find that being vertically challenged gets in the way, but their little bodies give them other advantages when it comes to getting loose. Do you already have a fence that isn’t doing […]

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Checklist: What DIY fence materials do you need?

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Aside from measuring your yard, one of the most important steps you must take to prepare for this project is acquiring your materials. There are a variety of ways to get the necessary ingredients for a DIY fence, from scavenging your own garage to bugging a neighbor to contacting a local supplier.

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How to Measure Your Yard for a Fence

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There are several steps you must take in a fence installation project before you can actually start installing your fence. During the planning stages of your project, you should confirm your property lines and then proceed to measure accordingly. Marking and measuring your yard is crucial prior to installation, but it’s also a good idea […]

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Buying a Fence Online: What to Consider First

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Shopping online has become popular because it’s so easy, and nowadays, there’s almost nothing you can’t order from a website! You can even start acquiring materials for your fence project without leaving your home. However, when buying a fence online, there are a few factors you need to take into account—including whether or not ordering […]

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How to Build a DIY Fence on a Slope

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While few yards come close to being perfectly flat, significantly sloped yards present specific challenges for homeowners who want to build their own DIY fences. However, don’t be discouraged—a challenge doesn’t make the project impossible by any means. Many a homeowner with an uneven yard has prevailed and built their dream fence anyway. Besides, the […]

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Low-maintenance fences: How to build the Great Fence of DIY

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The Great Wall of China Vs. The Great Fence of DIY

Next to that beautiful aluminum fence is the Great Wall of China. Emperors worked on this wall (not personally, of course. What good is being emperor if you can’t order people to do your work for you?) for more than a thousand years, adding to it and maintaining it so well that it kept the empire safe from enemies like the Huns and the Mongols. Chinese engineers incorporated sticky rice into the mortar, which made it so impenetrable that weeds can’t even grow in some sections, even hundreds of years after the last construction was completed.

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The Fence Authority – More Than Just PA Fence Installation & Sales

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The Fence Authority is well known as a leading provider of aluminum fencing, wood fences, and vinyl fencing in Pennsylvania; but we go beyond providing quality fence installation and products. The Fence Authority proudly supports many local organizations in and around West Chester, PA.  We enjoy being a part of our community and showing support […]

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