Friday, December 28, 2018

3 Tips When Interested in Fencing Around Your Garden

Having fencing installed around your home can be a great way to add security, making it a great feature to look into if you have a garden that you want to keep protected. Whether the garden is located in the front of your home or the backyard, you'll need to take steps to make sure that the fencing can be installed properly.

Instead of getting just any fencing installed, you should look into the following tips so that the garden fence can work great.

Keep the Fencing at the Right Height

If you're eager to have fencing installed at home, you need to take care to choose fencing that will be the right height for your needs. Since you'll want to keep both wildlife and any pets that may have access to your yard out, you'll need to have the fencing tall enough for this purpose. Keeping the garden still easy to access with a gate can ensure that you're able to pick a taller fence for security. 

Make Sure the Plants Do Well with the Fence


As you prepare for having fencing installed at home, you need to make sure that the plants that will grow along the fence won't be affected negatively. Climbing vines, for example, could attach themselves to any fencing installed nearby. Picking out fencing that won't be damaged by your plants is essential, making it important to take your time when selecting a fence.

Choose Fencing Suitable for the Climate

Along with choosing fencing that will stay in great shape with your plants, you need to make sure that the fencing is properly suited for the climate. Keeping the climate in mind can help you pick fencing that won't be affected negatively by rainwater or snow, depending on where you live.

Taking your time picking out the right fencing can make all the difference in the way that your garden looks and how it's protected after it's been installed. For more information on choosing the right fencing, contact Allstar Fence and Deck LLC today.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

3 Reasons Why Your Business Might Want to Call a Fence Contractor


If you own a business, you are obviously going to be interested in protecting your employees and inventory. While you can hire security guards or install a security system to keep an eye on your main building, you might need some additional help along other areas of the property. Here are three reasons why you might want to call a local fence contractor to get a new fence installed on your commercial property.

Theft Deterrent 

When criminals go looking for a business to rob, they generally try to seek out the path of least resistance. If your entire property is surrounded by a large, sturdy fence that looks like it would be difficult to climb, those criminals are likely to move on to an easier target. A well-built fence can serve as your first line of defense and as a deterrent for trouble.

Protect Your Intellectual Property and Shield Your Clients and Staff

If your business is located in a congested area where the public frequently walks or drives by, you might not like the idea of people being able to glance over at your property and see what is going on. Perhaps you are working on a secret project and you don't want anyone to know what is going on yet. In this situation, a
privacy fence could be exactly what you need. Another consideration is if your company typically works with high profile clients or if you are trying to negotiate a deal with someone in your industry. A privacy fence will keep the media and any other onlookers from discovering what you have in the works until you are ready to announce it.

Block Dangerous or Sensitive Areas

While fences are great at keeping people off your land, they can also be used to redirect employees and clients away from sensitive areas within your property. For example, if your property has a building that houses your power generators or other electrical work, you could build a fence around the building and station a guard at the front. This will ensure that no employee or client accidentally wanders into a dangerous space.

For more information on the benefits that a fence can provide for your business, we encourage you to
contact Allstar Fence and Deck LLC today.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Aluminum Fencing: Better Than Other Metals

Aluminum is an ubiquitous metal. It's used in countless products and for many applications which makes it easy to forget that up until the late 1800s, aluminum was considered a precious metal and commanded a price to match. That all changed when a process was developed to extract aluminum from bauxite, an abundant rock containing lots of aluminum. With the influx of cheap aluminum came experimentation, leading to the multitude of uses we see today. Aluminum is an excellent choice for fencing for several reasons; here’s why:

  • Corrosion Resistance. Aluminum doesn't rust, which is a big advantage for outdoor applications like fencing. Iron-containing materials can be coated or plated, but as soon as that finish gets scratched off, rust will follow. The portions of post sections that sit in the ground are particularly vulnerable to rusting and corroding. With aluminum fencing this isn't an issue as a powder coating adds further protection to all surfaces, including anything exposed through punching and notching. 
  • Ease of Fabrication. Aluminum is easier to work with than iron, which cuts down on costs. It can be formed into nearly any shape or design, allowing for lots of style options! Aluminum fencing is often made to look just like wrought iron but can be had in a variety of styles. 
  • Durability. Iron is stronger overall but aluminum has a much higher strength to weight ratio. By constructing fence rails with three contact points per pick, the strength of aluminum fences is remarkably high, which eliminates sagging. The fact that it’s light weight also allows for easier, faster installation! 

Aluminum has a lot going for it, particularly when it comes to fencing. If you are in Middle Tennessee and are weighing your options for fencing, we encourage you to contact us! Even if aluminum is not the way you decide to go, we offer a variety of fencing styles, such as picket, privacy, chain link, post and rail, and vinyl options. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Is It Better to Paint or Stain a Wood Fence?

There are a lot of reasons to choose a wood fence for your yard, but primary among those reasons is that it looks great! You simply can't beat the aesthetic of wood. However, if you spend the money to install a wood fence, you’ll want to keep it looking nice for as long as possible. In this regard, it is best to cover a wooden fence with a protective coating… but is it better to choose paint or wood stain? That is the common question.

While both options are good for preserving the wood, choosing which is best for you is more about how you want the fence to look and how much time you want to put into it. Paint has become fairly popular because you can have a wide variety of design options available. However, the downside of paint is that you will need to repaint the fence every three years for optimum protection. Furthermore, before repainting, there is a lot of prep work that needs to be done. The cracking and peeling paint needs to be scraped off, and that is a time-consuming affair! So repainting a fence is often a multi-day job.

Staining is usually the preferred option by wooden fence owners. The stain protects longer and requires much less work when it comes time to re-stain it since the stain doesn't need to be scraped away. However, stains are best at highlighting the wood features. This means you have less color options available, but the results are still beautiful. If you enjoy a natural wood look as opposed to colors made available from painting, then stain is to be preferred. Furthermore, stain tends to fade much more gracefully than paint, without any flaking or peeling; so even if you are taking your time getting around to staining it again, it will still look acceptable.

Do you have questions on the information above? If so, please don’t hesitate to contact us; we would love to help you come to a decision!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Secure your Front Yard with the Right Fencing

Installing a fence in your front yard can be a great way to add more privacy to your home. If you're curious about fencing installation, but have some reservations about getting the right fencing installed, you'll need to consider what you can do to ensure that you make the right investment. The team here at Allstar Fence and Deck can help you with that!


Consider the Fence Height

As you begin to look into fencing options for your front yard, you've likely spent a lot of time considering exactly how tall the fencing should be. Without proper planning, you could end up with fencing that's either too short or too tall for your preferences.

Since you likely don't want the front of your home to be completely blocked, it's a good idea to pick fencing that is short enough to still provide a view of your home.


Choose the Right Material

With so many different types of fencing that you can choose from, it makes sense to look for fencing that has the material you gravitate most towards. With durable options such as solid wood, vinyl, or even chain-link, you can pick the fencing that suits your budget and adds the look that best fits your home.


Keep the Cost Reasonable

Taking your time to look for good prices on fencing can make all the difference in ensuring that you get a good rate, and that the fence won't be too expensive for your budget. Knowing exactly how many feet of fencing you'll need, as you begin checking out your options, can help you to get fencing that is priced fairly.

Contact us
with any fence questions and/or service needs. It’s our pleasure to make sure you’re happy with your choice of fencing once the job is done.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Insurance Companies like Fences

From an insurance perspective, homeowners and property owners will greatly benefit from installing a fence around the perimeter of their lot or yard. Underwriters and insurance carriers like fences because they provide security and are also helpful from a liability standpoint. The professionals at Allstar Fence & Deck can install fencing that fits the specific needs of any and all customers, especially when it comes to offering a protective barrier and boundary line.

Security

A fence is a great asset to any property because it provides a barrier that can discourage trespassers and unwanted critters from entering a person's yard or land lot. Fences can come in a variety of heights and locking mechanisms, which will go a long way in showing insurance carriers that a policyholder is proactive in keeping their property protected.

Many insurance claims are filed as a result of vandalism or theft to a property. The existence of a fence will lower the chances of a structure being burglarized or destroyed during a criminal act. Repair and replacement costs can lead to a costly insurance claim on top of unsafe feelings from being a victim of theft. A fence can provide security and a sense of relief!

Liability


Many insurance claims that are filed have to do with the issue of liability. Homeowners and landowners can be at fault if a person is on their property (even without permission) and gets harmed. Many liability cases end up in the courtroom in order to decide fault. Having that said, the installation of a fence on a property will go a long way in proving to judges and juries that the property owner was taking every precaution to keep unwanted visitors off of his or her land.

Fences also help to define property lines which can be good when neighbors try to install pools, tree houses, or additional structures. A fence that adequately follows the boundaries of one's property will be a beneficial outline to the owners and others living nearby.

Contact us
at Allstar Fence & Deck today to learn more about the benefits of fence installation.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fencing Replacement to Improve your Property

If your current fence is in poor shape and you've made plans to have it torn down and replaced, it's important that you start focusing your efforts on picking out a new fence that will continue to look fantastic in your yard as time goes on. If you're worried about durability with the new fencing, there are several things that you can look for to make sure that the fencing remains in the best condition possible in the years to come after the installation.

Keep the Climate in Mind


While choosing a new fence for your yard, it's important that you keep an eye out for fencing that fits the climate you live in. If you get a lot of rain or snow in your town, it may be best to avoid wood fencing unless it has been treated to be water-resistant.

Since different fencing materials can vary in how they react to the climate, it's vital that you look for fencing that will remain in the best condition even with the climate you live in.

Stick with a Neutral Style


When you want the new fencing to continue standing in your yard for a long time, it's important that you lean towards more neutral designs that won't go out of style. Vinyl fencing, as well as iron fencing, that is neutral in color and without any flashy designs can fit a variety of landscaping styles so that it won't need to be replaced any time soon.

Get Familiar with Upkeep


Understanding just how much effort is needed for maintaining the fence you choose can help you feel much better about the costs involved, as you'll be able to take the necessary precautions to extend the lifespan of your new fence.

With the above tips in mind, you should feel more at ease when it comes to starting the process of installing your new fence and keeping up the needed maintenance to ensure your money’s worth. If you have any questions at all, we encourage you to contact us here at Allstar Fence and Deck.