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?
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hire a Fence Contractor to Add a Picket Fence Before Yard Renovations

Working on your backyard is a great way to make it a better place for spending time, but the improvements will not have a noticeable impact on the curb appeal. You may want to work on the front yard landscape to make your home more attractive from a frontal view. Beforehand, you should hire a fence contractor to install a picket fence to get ready for landscaping upgrades.

Gain a Better Perspective

Before installing a fence, you can only imagine what the yard will look like with this addition. This can make it difficult to figure out what kind of changes you should make to the landscape.
For instance, you may think that your front lawn makes the entire space look plain; however, a picket fence will hide a large portion of the grass when you are standing outside the property. This may encourage you to grow trees, bushes, and flowers that will grow taller than the fence.

Protect the Front Yard

When you make landscape improvements, you do not want new growth to be damaged. Installing a fence before doing front yard renovations can protect your landscape from animals as the gaps may be small enough to prevent rabbits from getting through and it can keep the neighbor’s dog from urinating in your yard.

Avoid Fence Issues

After installing the fence, you should make it a priority to protect it from damage. So, you want to avoid growing any trees with invasive roots that could damage the pickets or posts over time. If you decide to hire landscapers, they will see the fence and know what plants to avoid.

Contact us at Allstar Fence and Deck, or visit our website! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about adding a picket fence to your front yard.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3 Reasons to Get Aluminum Fencing When Adopting a Dog

Having new fencing installed around your yard can make a world of difference as it will provide you with privacy and security. If you are eager to get new fencing installed while in the process of adopting a dog, you will need to be careful to choose the ideal fencing option. Exploring the many benefits of aluminum fencing can help you feel good about your selection.

Improve Safety for Your Dog
If you're concerned that your yard may not be safe enough for your dog, it's best to get fencing installed. While you can always keep a leash on your dog when taking them outside or getting a dog run put in, a fence can be a much more flexible option. With secure fencing around the perimeter of your yard, your dog won't be able to get out as easily.

Can Be Dug Deep to Avoid Escapes
When getting a new fence installed, you can have the fence dug deeper than normal. The reason for this is that you won't need to worry as much about your dog digging and climbing out from underneath the fence. Discussing your need for a deeper dug fence can allow you to get the kind of peace of mind you are looking for.

Durability Against Staining
If your dog urinates or kicks up dirt onto the fence, the wood can often become damaged. However, an aluminum fence will not stain as easily which makes it the superior choice.

If you're eager to get new fencing installed around your yard, it's best to consider how aluminum can be an ideal choice for you as a dog owner. We encourage you to give us a call at Allstar Fence and Deck, or visit our website! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Why You Should Consider a Privacy Fence for Your Yard

If you struggle with getting the privacy and security you want for your home, it might be in your best interest to look into privacy fencing in Murfreesboro TN. Neighbors in close proximity of your home shouldn’t keep you from enjoying peace and quiet. Here are some reasons why you should consider installing a privacy fence for your yard this year:
One of the best benefits you will find in a privacy fence is increased security for your yard and your home. There is no guarantee that a privacy fence will keep all intruders out, but you are drastically lowering your risk with this type of fence. Limiting the view and accessibility of your yard will likely deter any trespasser from wanting to enter.


Given the layout of your neighborhood and property lines, it is not rare to have neighbors in close proximity to your yard. Having a friendly relationship with any neighbor is welcomed, but sometimes you want some time to yourself! Installing a privacy fence gives you the seclusion to enjoy your time with family or friends without feeling the surroundings of other homes.


Privacy fences have a wide variety of styles and materials when picking and choosing your fence. The design process will be simple given the abundance of colors and types of fences available on the market. That being said, you shouldn’t expect to break the bank picking out your privacy fence. The range of selection will help you find the right fence within your budget.

Exploring the benefits of privacy fencing and the value it will bring to your yard can help make your fence shopping simple. We encourage you to call Allstar Fence and Deck LLC today!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Three Reasons Why Aluminum Fencing is the Right Choice

If you are a homeowner looking to install a new fence on your property, you have multiple options available to you. From wood to wrought iron and steel, there are certainly a lot of different materials you can use to get your new fence installed. But one material you might want to consider for your fence, if you have not already, is aluminum. Aluminum fencing has several advantages that can make the installation and long-term care of the fence easier to manage than other types of material.

Easy to Adjust During Installation
Aluminum fencing is incredibly versatile and can be molded to handle multiple types of landscapes, whether you are installing on a flat or a sloped terrain. Try doing that with say, wrought iron, and the benefits of aluminum become quite clear. On the other hand, even though it's easy to install, it can also be customized with a unique design to give your fence the exact look and detail that you want.

Low Maintenance and Durable
Aluminum fences do not need to be painted like wood. Aluminum is also an incredibly durable material and you will not have to worry about rust like you would with iron. An aluminum fence can literally last for decades without needing much more than maybe the occasional bath with some soapy water. Come hail, sleet or snow, your fence will continue to stand tall with little effort needed on your part. The lower price of aluminum compared with other materials and the lower ongoing maintenance costs make aluminum fencing one of the most affordable options around.

Friendly to the Environment
Aluminum is obviously a recyclable material which means it is friendlier to Mother Nature than some other fencing options. That previously mentioned durability also means you won't be dealing with extra paint or cleaning products that need to be safely disposed of in the years to come. When the day finally comes when you decide to move on to something else, your entire fence can likely be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill somewhere.

If you are in the market for a new fence, make sure you take a look at aluminum before you make your final decision. Aluminum fencing is easy to install as it can adapt to almost any kind of terrain while still allowing you to come up with a design that you enjoy looking at. Aluminum is recyclable and durable, meaning you won't have to put in many hours of maintenance once it is upright. If you are interested in aluminum fencing, contact Allstar Fence and Deck LLC today!

Monday, November 27, 2017

How to Protect Your Deck This Winter

If you do not properly prepare your deck for winter weather, it can weaken and potentially require costly repairs come spring. No matter the surface, be it natural wood or composite materials, your deck needs to be winter-proofed to survive the snow, ice, and harsh winds it will soon endure. Here are some tips for getting your deck ready before the temperature drops below freezing this year:

Clean Surfaces are Key
Wood surfaces are known for trapping dirt. If the dirt remains on the surface throughout the winter, mold and mildew will accumulate. This dirt, combined with any leftover leaves from fall, can retain moisture from snow, sleet, and rain and cause discoloration on your deck’s surface. 

Protect With Stain
Protective stains are excellent at preventing damage to your deck. Choose a stain that instructs you to apply two coats. Two-coat applications are much more effective at prolonging the life of the finish.  Keep in mind: these stains are only necessary if your deck is made from natural wood.

Handling Snow
We recommend only removing snow from your deck if it can be easily brushed off with a broom. Heavy snowfalls that freeze are best left to melt on their own. Removing the snow with a shovel could end up damaging your deck’s surface.

Should you find your deck looking less than perfect despite your winterization efforts, contact Allstar Fence and Deck LLC for help!