5 Ways to Jazz Up Your Fence

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Your fence should be unique - like you!

Many people search for homes that fit their personality, and for some, a home needs to be unique. Whether you’re into bright colors or vintage fixtures, your home should feel like… well, like home. This extends to your yard as well. The space around your house should be inviting and show the type of person […]

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Do it Yourself Fencing: A Cautionary Tale

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Like my DIY fence?

Fences are gorgeous. Nobody’s questioning that, least of all you since you want to put one in your yard. So, you start looking around at fence companies, looking at prices, maybe getting an estimate or two, and you don’t like the installation cost. Fair enough, people generally don’t like expenses. It’s natural, don’t call your […]

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Making Your Yard More Private, With or Without A Fence

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A brick wall and terra cotta planters create private space in a yard.

Privacy can be achieved in many ways and for many reasons. Whether your house is small and you need to expand your living space into the great outdoors, or you simply enjoy the feel of a summer breeze on your skin while enjoying your favorite bev, having a private yard is a benefit that can be enjoyed by all. We’ll walk you through ways to achieve your dream of an outdoor oasis – with or without a fence.

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What’s the Best Fence for Kids?

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Do these kids need a new fence?

The saying goes that having a child is having your heart walk around outside your body. When you have kids, it’s stressful to worry about their safety at all time, but also inevitable. Part of that worry is about knowing where they are, and part is wanting to know that where they are isn’t posing a danger. That’s where your fence comes in.

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How to DIY Build a Customized Fence

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A wood fence with colorful paint

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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Why Can’t You Have Fences Over A Certain Height?

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A fence helps protect and accentuate your garden.

Fences come in many different heights, and for good reason – different sized fences serve different purposes. Depending on your needs, wants, and can-dos, you may choose a short, 3 foot picket fence or an 8 foot fortress of privacy. The placement of your fence, such as your front yard or backyard, can affect the height of your ideal fence. Unfortunately, local regulations may dictate height for you and limit your options. That’s often the first concern for homeowners, but it’s not the only reason to think about height. Here are some considerations when deciding on the perfect fence height for you.

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5 Fence Security Risks for Your Dog

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Make sure your fence doesn't have footholds for Fido!

One major benefit of a fenced-in yard is being able to let your four-legged friend out with minimal supervision and without a leash. This is especially nice when it’s raining or cold outside, and it’s a definite time saver on those mornings when Fido wants to sniff each and every tiny hole or plant in the yard, and you really want to get inside to refill your coffee.

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How Can Winter Weather Affect Your Fence?

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You must prepare your wood fence for winter by staining or sealing

Living in the Mid-Atlantic, harsh winter conditions are a fact of life. The same things you don’t like about winter, especially snow and cold, can also affect your fence. The winter preparation and care needed to preserve your fence for years to come will depend on the type of fence you own and the winter […]

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3 Fence Options to Replace a Chain Link Fence

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Chain link fences are common because they are inexpensive, functional, and easy to find. Just because it’s cheap and easily available doesn’t mean chain link is the best fencing material choice for your backyard. While chain link fencing has been around for decades, it has some major drawbacks that should have you considering other fence styles. […]

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