Cedar is a distinguishable wood, known for its reddish color, and is a common choice for residential fencing. What makes cedar the best choice for a wooden fence? Since cedar trees take a long time to grow, boards of this material are straight grain, meaning the grain is tight and without knots. This means the […]
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, putting up a fence is great for you, but may not sit so well with the surrounding neighbors. We give you a lesson in fence manners here. Discussing the fence. There is no excuse for keeping the fence a secret. Since the structure will be visible on and […]
You’ve narrowed your fence options down to vinyl and aluminum. Which one should you choose? Both are great options, but the material that will be best for you depends on what you want from the structure. We break it down here for you! Ease of installation: Both aluminum and vinyl fences are relatively simple to install, […]
We just installed a commercial grade, aluminum ornamental fence around an outdoor seating area. Stop by El Rancho Mexican Grill & Bar in Holland to check it out!
When building a fence, you must make sure that it does not extend into any neighboring property — but how are you supposed to know where your yard ends and the neighbors’ begins? Building a fence, or anything for that matter, on property that doesn’t belong to you can cause tension in the neighborhood, and […]
When you think of chain link, you likely think of the traditional metallic-coated fences you have seen around commercial facilities. However, chain link fencing has come a long way, with new styles and colors to fit any home. In fact, it is one of the most widely used fence systems in both commercial and residential […]
With awesome new platforms like Houzz and Pinterest showing homeowners everything that’s possible with their new home or remodeling project – we thought we’d recommend seeing some of the latest trends in home building first hand at this year’s Lakeshore Parade of Homes. The 2014 Lakeshore Parade of Home started on June 12th and runs […]
Certain types of fences are better than others when it comes to withstanding what nature throws at them.However, all kinds of fences are susceptible to some kind of damage. Read for the five most common culprits of fence destruction, and how to minimize their effects. Weather: Rain, snow and wind may cause the fence to become […]
More and more homeowners are choosing to add a little pizzazz to their yard with ornamental aluminum fencing. These fences cost less and require far less maintenance than a wrought iron fence, but give the same look and appeal. Believe it or not, there are many elements that go into an aluminum fence, allowing you […]
Fences and railings, basically the same thing, right? Wrong! Although they appear the same, there are functional and design discrepancies between railings and fences that set them apart from one another. If you are thinking of putting up a barrier, knowing the contrasts is important. To start, fences are usually put up for the purpose […]
Especially during cold winters, handrails are an attractive addition to outdoor steps as well as a vital safety feature for people who occupy or visit your home. Year round, handrails provide extra safety for seniors or others requiring extra assistance. During the winter season, snow and ice accumulate on ground surfaces, including the exterior walkways […]
The last thing on your mind now that winter has begun is building a fence around your pool. But one can dream and look happily to the future, right? Come spring, it’s time to get that yard ready for lots of outdoor activity. So what are your options for a fence around the pool? The […]