Saturday, May 12, 2018

Is Aluminum Fencing Right for You?

Just about everyone knows that old story about how Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into whitewashing his Aunt Polly's fence, and how they were happy to do it, thinking it was some kind of contest. The truth of the matter was that fence painting is awful and Tom knew it! If only he never had to paint that fence. Well, back in those days, protecting and maintaining your fence was not only inevitable, but extremely necessary if you wanted to keep something around for longer than a few seasons. Today we have the benefit of modern building materials, including aluminum fencing, which never needs to be painted.

There are so many advantages to aluminum fencing over the traditional wood alternative. So let's begin with some pros and cons to help you decide which is best for you.

  • Strong materials resistant to weather of all kinds
  • Uniform building components without variance of structural integrity
  • Aesthetic uniformity, which means all pieces of your fence will look alike; no oddball pickets!
  • Strength and flexibility that wooden fences cannot match. 
  • Reduction in forest depletion.
  • Resistance to insects and animal destruction
  • Not having to keep replacing fence year after year will save you money!
  • Quick and easy set up!
  • The same versatility of construction that can be expected from wood
  • Years and years of maintenance-free enjoyment!
  • They can be set up anywhere a wood fence will go.

Wherever you decide the build the fence, it is going to stand the test of time. Many designs are nearly indistinguishable from wooden fences, and the installation time is comparable! The best part is that over time, your rails and pickets won't be gnawed to pieces by animals or bugs.

Take advantage of the benefits aluminum fencing will provide you and call Allstar Fence and Deck today to talk with one of our experts!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Is It Time to Install a Privacy Fence?

This is a question most homeowners are likely to ask themselves at one point or another; unless, of course, they live far enough away from a busy road, pesky neighbors or a commercial property—each of which we consider to be reasons why you should install a privacy fence. Join us below as we take a closer look at each of these factors:

Busy Road
Perhaps you deal with bright headlights shining through your windows at night when you try to sleep. Or maybe you notice people looking through your windows as they walk by. Either way, no matter what the case may be, living on a busy road can be a struggle.

However, installing a privacy fence on your property can help you better cope with some of the things affecting the comfort of your home. By contacting a fence contractor like Allstar Fence & Deck, a professional will help you determine the perfect height and style based on your concerns.

Pesky Neighbors
You don't necessarily have to like your neighbors, however, it's always best to build and keep respect for one another. But if you feel like one of your neighbors doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, it may be time to handle things on your own by installing a privacy fence.

Whether they host crowded parties, carelessly trespass, or let their dogs run free onto your property, an annoying neighbor can create a world of problems. Still, this is nothing a professional fence contractor can't help you resolve. After listening to your concerns and taking measurements, they'll begin the process of helping you enjoy a much more comfortable home life.  

Commercial Property
Living close to a commercial property presents its fair share of challenges as well. From office buildings, warehouses and hospitals to retail stores, hotels and even apartment complexes, these kinds of locations can put a serious damper on your privacy.

Not only are there a lot of vehicles, foot traffic and loud noises coming from places like this, but they also tend to be brightly lit. To reduce the impact of light pollution as well as the possibility of noise pollution, a fence contractor will consider all buildings within proximity to your home in order to provide the best solution possible.

Are you ready to move forward with a privacy fence installation? Contact us today for a free quote.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Expressing your Creativity through your Fence


A fence around your home serves as a boundary. Not only does it keep people from trespassing and ruining your garden, it also serves to extend your home to the area surrounding it. It marks your front yard and back yard as a part of your home, thus extending that feeling of comfort and happiness that you get in a house that belongs to you and your family.

Expressing your Creativity

Since the front and back yards are extensions of the home, people like to put some effort into enclosing and beautifying them. By putting your own personal stamp into the land that belongs to you, as well as the fence surrounding it, you're expressing your creativity for everyone to see and enjoy. You can either go with a classic white picket fence or fences in a multitude of colors, depending on what appeals to you.

The Classic White Picket Fence


There's a reason why the white picket fence is always included in images of the perfect home. There's something fresh and clean about a white fence. It might be set up to keep intruders out but it never looks forbidding. Plus, a white fence pretty much goes with any color scheme you might have set up for your home.

Fences in Complementary Colors


It's not necessary to paint your entire fence one color. You can also play around with using two or more colors.
  • You could paint a fence blue and yellow. This gives a playful look to the yard, especially if you have a children's area in it.
  • A blue and white fence can give your yard a sophisticated look. It's a good choice if you have a neat yard with well-trimmed plants and boxes of flowers.
  • You can also paint your fence in the same colors as your house. For example, if your house is white with a brown roof, you can use the same colors in your fence.
Go for a Balanced Look

The above suggestions can get you started when it comes to painting your fence and enclosing your front and back yard. But there are literally hundreds of different combinations you could use. Just make sure that your yard doesn't end up looking too "busy" with too many colors or too dull because you haven't used enough colors. Try to go for a balanced look.

If you have questions or are in need of service, please feel free to contact us at Allstar Fence and Deck.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Improve Your Home before Selling with Fence Installation


If your home currently doesn't have fencing surrounding it, you may be concerned about a lack of privacy or the space not looking as contained. When you're planning on moving and are listing your home for sale, you may be looking for ways to increase the selling value of your home. With this in mind, you should look into how a fence installation can be a great move.

Add Security Homebuyers Will Love

One of the things many potential homeowners are looking for when buying a house is security. When they have children or plan to, it's so important that the yard is secured with fencing. Keeping this in mind can help motivate you to get a fence installed to improve the security of the yard.

Great Opportunity to Add Landscaping

Having a new fence installed can be a great time for you to add landscaping to the property. By digging into the yard and having fencing installed, you can clear the space to add shrubs and other plants that can enhance the yard. You could even choose climbing vines to help enhance the way that your yard looks with new fencing.

Increase the Value of Your Home

Adding value to your home may be one of the things you're most interested in, making a new fence a great way to boost the value of your home. Listing your home with a fence already installed can attract more potential buyers and increase the amount of money you can sell your home for.
Getting familiar with the benefits of a new fence can ensure that you understand what to expect and how new fencing can get the house ready for sale.

We encourage you to contact us here at Allstar Fence and Deck with any questions or service needs that you may have.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Uses for Chain-link Fences


Finding the right fence to suit your needs can be difficult due to the countless fencing options available. From aluminum to vinyl, the possibilities are endless. One option available to the consumer is that of a chain link fence. Chain link fences are great for situations where added security and safety are needed; not to mention, they have the added benefit of being easy to maintain. If you are looking for a fencing option that will provide you with these benefits and more than a chain link fence should be a suitable option for you. If you have not yet considered the uses of a chain link fence, here are a few items for your consideration.
Uses for Chain Link Fences
  • Security: If you live in an area where an added level of security is necessary for your safety and peace of mind, then a chain link fence would be a wise option for you. A chain link fence will keep you safe from burglars and is incredibly resistant against attempts of vandalism. They are also great for businesses where increased security is necessary. The great benefit of chain link fences is that they are incredibly effective in keeping the wrong people out and at keeping the right people safe.
  • Safety: When it comes to fencing in an area where children will be spending a lot of time playing and running around, such as a playground or ball field, chain link fences are a great solution for keeping them safe and sound inside. Chain link fences are effective in keeping children from running out into oncoming traffic or endangering themselves in other similar ways. We know you want your kids to be safe at home or on the playground and chain link fencing is a suitable answer to the well-being of your children. 
  • Pets: If you want to build a small structure to contain your pets, chain link fences are an appropriate solution for accomplishing this. The strength of the fencing is effective in keeping large dogs from escaping and it is a great way to keep kids and neighbors safe from more aggressive animals.  
If you have any questions about chain link fences or if you would like to know about any of the other fence styles we provide, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Use the Right Fence to Create a Winter Wonderland or a Rustic Garden

Different people want to create different looks for the outsides of their homes. In fact, there's something to be said for exterior decoration as well as interior decoration! The color in which you paint your home, the way you keep your yard, the plants you grow in it and the type of fence you use to surround it can all help to create different looks. So be sure to coordinate these when you're setting up a home.

Here are some fence color tips that will help you to create different looks for the exterior of your home:

Slate Grey to Create a Winter Wonderland


If it is winter and not much is growing in your yard, you can paint your fence blue-grey or slate grey to create a wintry look which is sophisticated and calming at the same time. This technique works well if your home is also painted in the same cool colors.

Even if you live in a place where it doesn't snow, you can still create a wintry look in your yard. Try creating a rock garden and using dried branches for decoration. Stone accessories scattered around the yard also work well with the winter theme.

Use a Stain to Create a Rustic Look


If you're going for a rustic, well-worn look in your yard, you can use a stain on your fence to match. A rustic yard is one that looks like it has just been thrown together but it has really been carefully crafted to create little nooks and crannies that fit in with the natural environment.

A rustic garden might contain asymmetrically planted flower beds or plants that grow a little wild. Small gravel paths, naturally growing trees, natural-looking rock gardens and tables, and chairs placed in strategic corners can all make a lovely, rustic-looking yard.

Plus, a fence that has been painted with a stain will fit right in. The advantage of a stain is that it adds a touch of color but also lets the grain of the wood show from underneath. You can go with a green or blue stain to match the greenery of your yard.

Questions? We encourage you to give us a call.

Monday, February 19, 2018

3 Advantages of Installing a Picket Fence on Your Property

If you're looking to add some character to your home and improve its curb appeal, a picket fence will do just that! While other styles may offer more privacy, the beauty and charm of a picket fence is unrivaled. Below are five advantages of this style of fencing:

Elegant Design

Of course, the natural wood used to build most picket fences offers a timeless look and color. However, those built with materials such as aluminum or vinyl provide an appearance just as elegant as wood. Because no matter what materials are used, the unique spacing of the pickets separates this style from all the rest.

Limited Obstruction


Perhaps you've been hesitant about installing a fence because you don't want to appear as if you're trying to block out the rest of the world, especially your neighbors. The good news is picket fences offer a perfect balance for people who want to avoid building a "blockade," but are still interested in maximizing the aesthetics of their home.

Since picket fences tend to be relatively low in height and offer an ideal level of transparency, you can enjoy a classic look without disrupting the line of sight from either the inside or outside of your property. The only reason why your neighbors could ever feel indifferent about it would be due to their envy for its lovely design.

Complements Your Landscaping


Anybody that takes pride in their landscaping would find that a picket fence serves as an ideal supplementary feature to their home. Whether it lines up alongside green grass, a flower bed or bushes, for example, this style of fencing would provide a signature element to your landscape design. And if you were to use wood materials, you can customize it to your liking with a new coat of paint year after year.

Are you ready to get started with your picket fence installation?
Contact us today for a free quote!