Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Reasons to Consider Vinyl Fence Installation for Your Home

When looking to install, or replace, a fence on their property, homeowners will have several options to choose from. Ultimately, which option you choose for your property will depend on several factors including the style you are looking for; however, the most common choices among homeowners tend to be wood, chain link, and vinyl fences. If you are looking to install a privacy fence on your property, here are a few of the reasons why you should consider a vinyl fence.

A Variety of Options

When it comes time to choose your vinyl fence, you will have a myriad of options to pick from, as these fences are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, textures, heights, and styles. Vinyl fences allow you to find a fence that perfectly matches your style, as well as your home’s design, allowing you to build a fence as unique as you are. No matter what you are looking for in your new fence, there will likely be a vinyl design option available to fit your needs.

Simple to Install

Vinyl fencing is a particularly good option for homeowners who are interested in DIY installation. This is because vinyl fences come in prefabricated sections that easily slide into place. You do not have to worry about hauling heavy materials, cutting pieces, and building sections of fencing yourself. Once your materials come, you will be able to quickly erect your new fence, and will have an attractive, functional fence on your property in a matter of hours rather than days. However, should you choose to have your fence professionally installed, having your vinyl fence installed will likely cost less than other fencing installations due to how quickly these fences can be installed.

When it comes time to choose a new fence for your property, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all of the options available to you. Ultimately, the fence that will work best for your home will depend on many factors including your budget and your overall style preferences.

Questions? If so, contact Allstar Fence and Deck. We offer fencing installation in Murfreesboro, TN

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fence Building: Why You Shouldn't DIY

In this day in age people are all about doing things themselves as opposed to hiring professionals. It only makes sense for you to want to try to save money wherever possible when the cost of owning a home is high. While this seems to completely make sense, there are some scenarios and projects that you really should just leave up to the professionals. When it comes to fence building, take a look at why you shouldn't DIY. 

While you will save money in labor costs by building your fence yourself, you absolutely have to consider the long and laborious hours that you will have to spend getting the job done. And if you're new at things like carpentry and digging, the whole process will likely be a matter of trial and error while you try to find the right materials and techniques. It will likely take you a lot longer to figure this all out than it would to just hire a professional. Not only are you saving yourself tons of time and aggravation, but you are ensuring the quality of the job as well.

To expand a bit on being even slightly inexperienced at fence building, you will probably run into obstacles along the way that you may not know how to handle. For example, if your yard is rockier or more uneven than expected, or you come across hidden wiring underground that you're not sure what to do with. A professional would know exactly how to handle these types of unforeseen issues.

You will never see a professional building a fence on their own, or at least you shouldn't. They should have one or two other professionals helping them out. Each worker will serve a purpose to make certain that everything's done properly.

Contact us today at Allstar Fence & Deck for more information on why it's best that you leave the fence building up to the professionals.

Monday, March 27, 2017

3 Advantages of Aluminum Fencing

When it comes to fencing off your property, you have a plethora of options. Traditional wood fences are attractive, and they can add a touch of rustic charm to any property. Iron fences have a Gothic, old world appeal to them. You can even opt for planting bushes, creating a green border that screens your home. But if you aren't dead set on another option, it's a good idea to look at the advantages aluminum fencing offers.

1: It's Long-Lived
Aluminum, as a material, is tough. It doesn't react to wind, rain, or changes in temperature, which means that an aluminum fence is going to look pretty much the same years from now as it does today. It will need an occasional scrub, but it's never going to need to be replaced because of rust.

2: It's Inexpensive
Aluminum is a common material that’s used for everything from car parts to soda cans. Since it's so plentiful, and so easy to work with, aluminum fencing tends to be less expensive than other options. Particularly when viewed over the life of the fencing, as opposed to just comparing the initial costs.

3: It's Easy to Install
Aluminum fencing is simple to install, and it can be set up with relative ease. No matter the size of the property, or the shape the fence has to take, aluminum fencing's light weight and simple instructions makes it something anyone could install on their own, if they were inclined to do so.

Contact us today at Allstar Fence & Deck for more information on aluminum fencing.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prepare Your Property Before Hiring a Fence Contractor

If you are a business owner, home owner, or own a farm or ranch; you may need the services of a fence contractor to properly secure the perimeter of your property. Fencing in your property can increase its value and add to the attractiveness of the overall landscape. Before hiring a contractor, there are some things you will need to do to prepare your property for fencing installation procedures.

Underground Utilities 
Before any digging occurs on your property, the fence company you’ve hired needs to contact TN 811. To avoid any danger to yourself or contractors, TN 811 can tell you if lines have been run underground that could be damaged during the process of setting posts for your fences. Please note, fence companies are not responsible for anything underground that is not recognized by TN 811.

Sprinkler Lines 
Often, sprinkler lines can cross over to a neighbor’s property. You should make sure in advance of having fencing done on your property that your heads and lines are inside of your property boundaries. This will save your time and avoid interference with installation of fence lines. If you’re unsure of property boundaries, it’s best to have a survey done beforehand so you’re aware of the property lines. You can request this through a survey company.

Property Pins 
Property pins are used to establish your property lines. It is important these pins are positioned correctly and your neighbors are aware of your property boundaries. As stated above, if you’re unsure of property boundaries, it’s best to have a survey done beforehand so you’re aware of the property lines.

If you follow these steps to properly prepare your property for fencing installation procedures, the process of installation should go smoothly and quickly. If you are unsure of what type of fencing you need to purchase, give Allstar Fence and Deck a call today with questions! We can be reached at (615) 635-8040.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Why Choose Aluminum Fencing?

Of course when you put up a new fence you are going to want to pick the perfect material for it. This will determine the sturdiness of your fence, how well it will stand up to the elements, and how long it will last. Aluminum fencing can do all that and so much more. Check out a few reasons why you should consider choosing it.

We all know how expensive it is to own a home and to make improvements to it. Aluminum is the most abundant and affordable type of metal out there to use for fencing. While it is more expensive than wood, it will actually end up saving you on costs for repairs and replacement down the road. It's quality fencing that's within your budget.

When it comes to a stylish look and a modern design, aluminum fencing has you covered. It's one of the only materials that can give you such a quality appearance for what it is. The style and the design of your fence is so important not only for you, but for your neighbors and your entire neighborhood.

Another benefit of aluminum fencing is its amazing durability. Wood is of the most popular fencing material choices, but it is really no comparison to aluminum when it comes to durability. Wood requires a lot of upkeep and will not last as long. You will also end up with a lot of pricey repairs, whereas aluminum is solid, won't corrode, and is easier to keep clean.

Contact us today at Allstar Fence & Deck for more information on aluminum fencing and why it's such a popular choice for so many people.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Choosing the Right Fence Style

Whether you're building a fence for your children, your pets, your pool, or even just for security reasons, you still have to decide on a style that works for you. Keep in mind that this is an extension of your home that we're talking about here, so it's important to think long and hard about what you want the finished product to look like. Let’s take a look at a few different fence styles that are available to you.

People have privacy fences installed for the purpose of creating a secluded area for their family to relax, entertain, and engage in various activities without worrying about anyone being able to see them. You will want to decide on the style and the height that appeals to you the most and will help you accomplish your goal of gaining the amount of privacy that you're looking for.

Nothing can really add character to your home like a picket fence can. It may not give you much privacy, but it will give your home a charm that you just can't get with any other type of fencing. Plus, it will still give you a safe, enclosed area for your children and your pets to play in.

Vinyl fencing is always a popular choice and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it look fantastic, but it's low maintenance. You will never have to worry about painting it or staining it, it also has a 10 year warranty! It comes in many different colors and styles to match any type of home design or decor that you may have.

Aluminum fences can really add value to your home. This type of fencing really screams class. It has a unique design and long-lasting durability. Get the classic look of wrought iron, while still having the strength and the safety of aluminum. Additional perk – aluminum has a lifetime warranty and is no maintenance!

Contact us today at Allstar Fence & Deck for more information on the different styles of fencing that we have, and which one would be the right choice for your home and your family.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Important Facts and Considerations Before Installing a Privacy Fence (Part 2)

Now, for part two of our series on installing a privacy fence.

Aside from marketability, a privacy fence can also help your home stand out in a crowd once it's time to sell. With hundreds of homes listed at any given time in a particular area, a privacy fence adds appeal to your listing, which other homes simply cannot offer.

It should be noted, however, while a professional will install a fence around any part of your property, it's not always advisable to install a fence in the front yard.

Wooden privacy fencing around the front yard can decrease curb appeal and hide your home from potential buyers. It's always best to consider future buyers even if you have no interest in selling yet.

A privacy fence around a backyard is like adding an extension to your house. A large privacy fence surrounding your property increases your backyard safety, which allows pets and children to enjoy a worry-free backyard adventure and getaway oasis. In fact, home and family security are among the top reasons that people want a fence in the first place.

For those interested in setting up their own backyard sanctuary or vegetable garden, a wooden privacy fence is your new best friend. It can help protect your garden and landscaping efforts from wildlife and prying eyes alike. This extra protection will allow all of your hard work to come to fruition without any fear of destruction from local wildlife.

Join us next time as we cover part three of our privacy fence installation series.