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Is Your Outdoor Wooden Railing Ready For Winter?

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Railings are extra important in the wintertime because of the role they play in outdoor safety. Wooden railings in particular need special attention at this time of year because wood is vulnerable to damaging effects from snow, rain, and sun if not properly maintained. If your railing is showing signs of rot or damage, then it's time for you to get it fixed or replaced. Look for Signs of Wear

18 October 2015

Building A Privacy Fence? Consider PVC Vinyl Fencing

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Privacy fencing is a great way to turn your yard into a little sanctuary. Whether you're trying to keep people from looking in your yard or you live somewhere with an unattractive view, you want fencing that will look nice and block vision completely. PVC vinyl fencing might be exactly what you need. No Warping, Splitting, Or Cracking Perhaps the number one reason why PVC vinyl fencing is a good choice for privacy fencing is that it holds up over time.

15 October 2015

Take Extra Precautions With Electric Fences In Drought Zones

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If you've got a horse fence up on land that's dealing with drought, you've got two frustrating security issues on hand. If you have an electric fence, it might not work properly, and if your fence posts aren't sunk deeply into the ground, you could see them go out of alignment very quickly -- and your horses could escape into open pasture. Knowing why these two problems exist can help you take steps to shore up your horse fence.

14 October 2015

Barking And Digging: How To Deal With Your Dog And Your Chain Link Fence

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As a homeowner and a dog owner, you love how your fence keeps your dog safe within your yard. Unfortunately, some dogs tend to get into trouble by barking at neighbors or other animals on the opposite side of your fence. They may even dig around the bottom of the fence to try to get to the opposite side. Here two ways can deal with your dog and your fence.

14 October 2015

Got Dogs? Tips To Keep Them From Destroying Your Chain Link Fence

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If you have dogs, you may have a chain link fence around your yard to keep them in. They may be destroying the fence, however, by jumping over or digging under it. If this is happening to you, below are some tips to keep your dogs from destroying your chain link fencing. Stop Them from Digging If your dogs are trying to break free from your yard by digging under the fence, this can not only harm your fence, but can also make your yard look unsightly.

13 October 2015

Exploring 3 Benefits To Installing Aluminum Fencing

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Are you looking for a durable and visually appealing fence to wrap around your home? Do you want something that will add a little security to your home without costing you a ton of money? What you are looking for may be aluminum fencing. Before you rush out to the nearest fencing company to make a purchase, take a closer look at these three benefits to help you determine if this is the right type of fence to have installed on your property.

9 October 2015

Three Common Issues With Chain Link Fences And How To Work Around Them

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Chain link fences are popular, largely because they are inexpensive, easy to find, and easy to install. However, they tend to get a bit of a bad rap with homeowners who are looking for fencing because of a few shortcomings that are perpetuated about them. Here's a look at those common worries – and how to address or work around them. #1: Chain link fences will rust and look worn out rather quickly.

7 October 2015

Three Natural Ways To Keep Insects Away From Your Wooden Fence

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Wooden fences can look beautiful on your property, but they have the unfortunate quality of being appealing to insects like wood bees and carpenter ants. Even cedar fences, which are known for their insect repellent abilities, may harbor insects once they age and their natural oils have dissipated. Many homeowners turn to chemical insect repellents to protect their fences, but these can be dangerous to pets, children and the environment. A great alternative is to use one of more of the following insect control measures:

6 October 2015

Painting An Ornamental Iron Fence

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If you have an iron fence adorning your property, painting it can enhance the overall look of the fence while helping to protect it from harmful elements. It is not that difficult to prepare and paint an ornamental iron fence on your own. Here are some instructions to follow when you wish to give your fencing a new look. Materials You Will Need Paint scraper Wire brush Medium-grit sandpaper Pressure washer Mild detergent Piece of cloth or a sponge Two tarps Paintbrush Rust-inhibiting primer Paint Preparing The Fence

6 October 2015