Entries by Matt Fortuna

Four Functions of Fences

When it comes to having a fence installed, you need to ask yourself, what do I want to get out of this fence? Once you decide on a purpose for your barrier, it will make the rest of the decision process easier. Fence Enclosure: These types of fences are installed for the sole purpose of keeping something […]

I Just Want Some Privacy!

Sometimes, people just want a little more privacy – and we can’t blame you for that. Privacy fences are very popular among Western Michigan homeowners, and the following are the most common styles to give yourself the added privacy you are looking for. Tongue and Groove Fence This is named as such due to the […]

Keep Your Mind (and Your Deck) Open

Thinking about installing a new deck or need new a new railing for an existing deck? Consider a cable railing. These increasingly popular railing systems are contemporary and have a modern aesthetic, as they use either horizontal or vertical cables in place of traditional posts made of wood, aluminum, and other common materials. Homeowners who […]

6 Fencing Considerations

You have decided to install a new fence – exciting! As much as you want to dive in and get the project started, here are some things you should think about. Know what you want. Ask yourself why you are installing a fence. If it is for keeping your dog in the yard, a chain-link […]

Fence Removal

If you have an aging fence on your property, depending on the amount of wear or damage, it may be time to tear it down for replacement. But before you run outside with a sledgehammer, there are some things you should check with first to avoid any trouble. Before any tearing-down starts, it is important […]

Don’t Forget the Gate

When considering your fencing options, it is vital you think about gates as well. Most people choose to have at least one gate to get in and out of a yard without having to go through the house. If you are having friends over for a backyard barbecue or simply doing some gardening, outdoor access […]

Help Your Fence Survive the Winter

Let’s face it – it’s starting to cool off, and winter is near. The trees lose their leaves and vegetation is sparse, revealing the true condition of your wooden fence. To keep your fence attractive and welcoming for the holidays, keep wood fence maintenance in mind! How does winter weather affect my fence? In the […]

Are You ‘On the Fence’ About Installing a Fence?

Your home is one of the most important investments you make in your life, and the one feature that will increase the marketability and value of that investment is a perimeter fence that is professionally installed and maintained. The same may be said for a commercial building. Whatever style and type of fencing you choose, […]

Dress up Your Fence

You want your yard to reflect your style and personality, so why not add a little decoration to your outdoor fence? Here are just a few ideas: Shadow Boxes:  Find scrap wood pieces and screw them together to form a square or rectangle. Use “L” brackets to secure the boxes to your fence. Place potted […]

Is It Possible To Light Up Your Fence?

Is It Possible To Light Up Your Fence? So, you’ve finally finished building a fence around your yard, but it feels just – naked – on its own. Plus, now you have to worry about walking into it at night. To make your new lawn decorations feel more homely, you should consider adding lights to […]

The Beautiful Choices of Deck Railing

Railing is an important part of any deck. Of course we need railings for safety but the deck railing can be so much more than that. The type of deck railing you choose should express your personality. It should be beautiful and add to the view not obstruct it. It should increase your property value […]