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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