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  • 4 Myths About Vinyl Fences Busted

    If you've been thinking about installing a fence, you probably know you have a lot of options and styles to choose from, to the point that it can seem overwhelming. And it can be especially difficult if you don't get the facts, particularly when it comes to vinyl fences. The truth is vinyl has changed a lot in recent years and holds up better than many consumers would expect. So no matter what you've heard, here are the top four myths of vinyl fencing, busted for good.
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  • Access Granted: Options For Emergency Responders To Get Through Electric Gates

    An electric gate offers a convenient and effective way to protect private property from trespassers, criminals and unwanted visitors. However, it can also serve as a stumbling block for emergency responders unless there's a way for them to gain access to your property. The following takes a look at several options at your disposal when it comes to granting controlled access to emergency responders. Keypad Access This is one of the most common methods of access for emergency responders, especially in rural areas.
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  • Wooden Fence Post Installation Tips

    If you want to install a wooden fence on your property, then you will need to make sure that the fence posts are as secure as possible. These posts retain the weight of the fence and keep it upright. The fence posts must be chosen, dried, protected, and installed at the right depth to ensure their security. Keep reading to learn about what you need to do in regard to installing your wooden fence posts.
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  • Tips To Pressure Wash Your Wooden Fence The Correct Way

    If you have an old and worn looking wooden fence on your property, then it may be in your best interest to replace it if you notice a great deal of rot across the surface. Rotten wood is wood that has actually decayed to the point where the cellulose inside has broken down. Many different insects and pests feed off the decayed material, and this can leave your home susceptible to infestation. If rot has not started to show up yet, then you may be able to clean the fence and protect the surface from moisture damage to keep those pesky termites away from your home.
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  • Termites, Bees, And Ants, Oh My! Dealing With Pesty Insects In Your Wooden Fence

    Few things can ruin a beautiful wooden fence as quickly as an insect infestation. Termites can destroy your fence posts in a few short months, stinging wood bees can make it dangerous to touch the fence, and carpenter ants leave pesky little holes in your fence while also often invading your home in search of food. If you've noticed any of these three pests in or around your fence, it's time to take action.
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  • Make Your Yard A Work Of Art: Explore Your Creative, Private, And Secure Fencing Options

    While privacy and security are important aspects of installing your new fence, you shouldn't overlook the aesthetic value either. Visual barriers don't have to be plain wood walls to ensure your yard stays private. If you want to turn your quest for privacy into a fun project instead of a chore, consider a few of the ways you can add privacy and give your home more personality to boot. Spruce Up Your Chain Link
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  • Chain Link Fencing: 3 Common Problems & What To Do About Them

    Chain link fencing is ideal for many homeowners. This fence can provide security while leaving the view unobstructed. However, there are a few common problems with chain link fencing. Fortunately, the problems can be prevented with proper installation, or corrected by retrofitting the fencing after installation. Your dog digs underneath the fence & gets out Problem: Some dogs are escape artists, especially if they are small and agile enough to get through tight places.
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  • Use And Reuse Cedar Fencing For A Beautiful Home Interior

    Cedar wood is one of the most popular types of wood used for fencing. This is because it is attractive as well as strong, and it has a wonderful aroma that brings the fresh smell of the forest right to your own doorstep. Cedar fencing is lovely along the perimeter of the yard, but you can take this useful wood indoors as well. Here are some ways to bring the outdoors into your home using cedar fencing.
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  • Four Creative Ways To Use White Picket Fences In Your Traditional Landscape Design

    White picket fences are known for their popularity in suburban areas, where they're used more as decorations than for privacy or security. These attractive fences are typically made from wood, though there are some vinyl models available today, and they're usually short enough that you can see over them without standing on your toes. There are three major parts of a picket fence. The support posts anchor the fence to the ground and are usually spaced about 4 - 6 feet apart.
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  • Do Your Part And Consider Composite Fencing

    If you are considering a commercial fencing installation, you probably have already begun to consider what materials you want your fences to be constructed from. Many times the materials that you choose, will be based upon what you need your fencing for, and you owe it to yourself and your environment to consider using composite fencing. What Is Composite Fencing? Bonding two or more dissimilar elements together creates a new material, which is a composite.
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