Thursday, October 22, 2015

Why Choose Aluminum Fencing?

As a homeowner, there are many fence options available to you to choose from and so many choices can make deciding difficult. Different types of fences serve different needs, but one that has stood the test of time is aluminum fencing. Here are a few reasons why many people are choosing aluminum fencing in the Franklin TN area:

Strength: If you’re looking for a fence that will last you for years, aluminum fencing a great option. It doesn’t warp or fall apart like some other types of fencing and can withstand severe temperatures. No matter where you live, you won’t have to worry about damage with an aluminum fence.

Low Maintenance: Aluminum fences do not need to be painted or stained and will not rust or rot over time. For this reason, they require very little upkeep to remain looking nice and new. Not having to worry about looking after your fence will save you both time and money.

Easy to Install: Aluminum is a strong metal, but it’s also lightweight and easy to cut through with the proper tools. This makes it easy and inexpensive to transport, install, and adjust in size if need be.

Great for Pets: If you are a cat or dog owner, keeping your pet safe is most likely a top priority for you. An aluminum fence can prevent them injuring themselves or others and is a great way to keep them enclosed in your yard without worry.

Affordability: Though more expensive than traditional wood fences, aluminum fences last longer and require less repair and upkeep. Because of this, choosing an aluminum fence is actually one of the more cost effective options available to you.

If you’d like to talk through your fencing options, or if you’ve decided that aluminum is the way you want to go, we can help! Visit our website for a free estimate or give us a call at (615) 635-8040 to get started.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tips for Power Washing Your Fence or Deck

Power washing on a regular basis is an affordable way to increase your home’s curb appeal and keep your fence and deck looking brand new. With power washers available on the market for rent or purchase, it’s easy than ever to keep the exterior areas of your home clean on your own. Here are few things to keep in mind when using a power washer on your fence and deck:

Keep Your Distance: A power washer is a powerful piece of equipment so it’s important to keep a safe distance from the surface you’re cleaning. When using a power washer, be sure to keep it 3 to 4 feet away from your fence or deck. Getting too close can cause damage to your property and injury to yourself or others around you.

Rinse Surfaces Off: After power washing your fence or deck with a cleaning detergent, you’ll want to rinse it off thoroughly with water to prevent leaving behind any residue. You may also want to rinse off other nearby surfaces with a hose, such as your car or outdoor furniture.

Increase Pressure Gradually: Always begin with the lowest pressure setting on your power washer. If your fence or deck is extremely dirty, you may need to increase the pressure. Make sure that you do so gradually to avoid damaging your fence or deck or losing control of the machine.

Plan Before You Start: Create a plan before you even pick up your power washer. If you’re cleaning your deck, make sure that you start closest to the house and work your way out. Move any furniture, plants, etc. out of the way before you begin.

Safety First: The most important thing to keep in mind when starting any home project is to be safe! You’ll want to wear safety goggles, gloves, and boots when power washing your fence or deck. Make sure you know what direction the nozzle is pointed towards before you turn the washer on and be mindful that even a light wind can shift the direction of water flow.

If you have questions about how often your fence or deck needs to be cleaned, give us a call - we can answer all of your questions about fence and deck maintenance!