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3 Common Mistakes Made When Installing A Fence

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As a homeowner, having some kind of fencing around your yard can be beneficial for privacy, safety, and even appearances. However, there are certain mistakes that people make often when installing a new fence for their yard that you should be sure to avoid. Here are three common mistakes you should know about:  Closing Off the Patio: One common mistake that people make is thinking that closing off their patio would provide more privacy or even safety.

19 October 2015

Three Questions To Ask When You're Dealing With A Fence Company

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Having a fence installed around you home can provide security and aesthetics. Although you'll likely want to spend considerable time deciding the right style of fence to suit your yard, it's equally important to spend time picking the right fence company to do the work. Augering equidistant holes, ensuring that your fence posts are truly vertical and taking care of all the small details of the job will ensure that you'll love your fence for years to come.

16 October 2015

How To Pour Footing For Chain Link Fences

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Installing chain link fences is a relatively easy project because they are modular. The posts, supports and caps all fit on the actual chain link fence quite easily. You don't need to drill the fence pieces together with a screws. Instead, you will mainly be tightening bolts and attaching poles to pre-cut posts. While this part of the process is largely self explanatory, you do need to learn how to pour the footings for the posts.

14 October 2015

Using Electrical Fencing To Deter Deer: Six Essential Tips For Success

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You can use an electric fence to deter deer, but in order to be successful, you have to use your fencing strategically. Want to keep the deer out of your pasture or garden? Then, check out these essential tips: 1. Use continuous electrical current to encourage the deer to create new habits. Deer are creatures of habit, and if deer have been snacking in your field or garden for a long time, you will need to work hard to encourage them to embrace a new eating routine.

14 October 2015

Exploring 4 Benefits Of PVC Fencing

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Have you ever noticed a neighbor's white picket fence in the front yard managed to survive a storm, while your backyard privacy fence has entire sections that have blown over? Well, chances are, their white picket fence is made from a strong, relatively new fencing material: PVC. PVC is an umbrella term used for the materials that contain Poly-Vinyl Chloride, and these materials are steadily becoming a favorite fencing type among homeowners for their durability and low maintenance needs.

13 October 2015

Exploring The 6 Benefits Of Wrought Iron Fencing

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Wrought iron fencing is one of many options you have to consider when having a new fence installed around your home. Naturally, it is a good idea to explore the benefits of having this type of fence material installed to help you decide whether or not it is right for you. Many Different Styles There are many different options of wrought iron fencing to choose from, especially when you compare it to wooden fencing or chain link fencing.

12 October 2015

Fence It In: Choose The Right Fence For Your Yard

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You need a new fence for your yard but you're not sure what type you should choose. Before you make your final decision, take a few minutes and think about the purpose your new fence will serve. Do you want it to keep trespassers out? Do you want to give yourself more privacy? Do you want it to accentuate the landscaping you have around your home? Perhaps, you want it to do all three.

6 October 2015

How To Replace A Rail On A Wooden Post And Rail Fence

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Are one or more of the rails on your post-and-rail fence looking a bit worse for wear? While you could hire a professional to replace them, you can save money by doing this project yourself, as it's pretty simple. Just follow these instructions. Step 1: Purchase the new rails. Measure the length, width and height of your existing rails. Also, make note of what type of wood your fence is constructed from.

6 October 2015

New Gate Owners: Electric Gate Safety Tips

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If you are considering installing an electric gate at the end of your driveway, you also need to think about the safety of your family when you install the gate. An electric gate can be opened and closed using electricity, thus simplifying the process if you install it in front of a driveway and don't want to get out of the car, for instance. Here are a few safety tips to think about while installing your gate.

5 October 2015