Should I paint or stain my fence?

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So you got a new fence, and now you have a few questions. Won’t my fence age over time? Do I have to seal it somehow? There are three basic options for “finishing” a fence: painting, staining, or leaving it natural. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option, and we are here to help you […]

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How to Easily Build a Customized DIY Fence

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how to build a customized fence

There are various reasons why you might be interested in building a custom fence. Maybe your property has unique features that present challenges. Maybe you just want to enhance your curb appeal with something no one else has. In these situations, DIYing a custom fence may be the way to go. Plus, by building your own fence, you will save money on installation, and you’ll take pride in the accomplishment of making something that’s both functional and aesthetically enjoyable for years.

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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. Don’t let that discourage you—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.

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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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