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The Ideal Privacy Fence for a Corner Lot Provides Privacy and Beauty

By their placement, corner lots are much more exposed to the public eye than other lots. I’ve worked a lot of these in old neighborhoods as well as newer developments. Some clients don’t really care one iota that their home and yard is so open and visible, and some yards are better served with a…

Finding Attractive Fencing That Looks Like Wrought Iron

Speaking from personal experience as a welder, steel is a lot easier to work with than iron. If someone manages to break a piece of steel (which isn’t easy), repairing it is a simple matter of properly positioning the pieces and welding them together. In contrast, repairing a cracked or damaged piece of iron means…

The Best Fencing for Coastal Areas Resists Salt, Sand, and Spray

Building along the coast requires grappling with four things: salt, water, wind, and sand. This combination of elements corrodes and breaks down pretty much any material, including fencing. Having spent the better part of a decade building on the coast, and another decade working inland, I’ve seen firsthand what a big difference being near the…

Fencing for Industrial Sites That Secures Without Imprisoning

A former boss of mine recently complained about the money spent on repeatedly replacing a gate for his business. When I asked him why he had to keep replacing it, he told me, “The drivers keep hitting it.” Since they’d never bothered with closing the gate when I worked for them, I asked him what…

Rustic Style Fencing Complements Farmhouse and Rustic-Look Homes

Two of the most popular styles of decor right now are the rustic and farmhouse styles. It is no surprise why. Both are eclectic styles that allow the creation of a unified look for the home without the artificial feel that more formal styles enforce. Rustic decorating allows you to live comfortably in your home,…

Classic Fence Ideas for Colonial Style Homes

For a good year, I found myself working in an old New England neighborhood that was filled with Colonial revival and Colonial style homes. As the “fence guy” on the projects, my job was obviously making sure our clients were over the moon about their fencing situation. Many of my clients were burdened with old…

Attractive and Secure Fence Ideas for a Ranch Style House

When it comes time to put up a fence around your rancher, there is probably one type of fence that springs to mind first. Ranchers are the homes of the archetypical white picket fence of the 1950’s, and that’s the style that many still associate with them. A white picket fence does remain an option,…

Why Choose Pre-Assembled Commercial Steel Fence Panels

A few years back, I took some extra work on a friend’s building crew. Their bread and butter work was putting up and welding together steel fencing for everything from restaurants and breweries to lumber yards and building material depots. I’ve seen projects that required lots of onsite welding and those that didn’t require any…