Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Your Fence: Repair or Replace?

Many factors can lead to damage to your fence including insect and termite infestation, severe weather, freezing and thawing, and ground shifts.

It's a good idea to inspect your fence often for anywhere that may need repair, and, a lot of the time, you can take care of basic fence repair on the spot with a personal toolkit. Larger problems will likely need the help of professionals though, so taking note of the places that need help is a good idea.

Simple fence cleaning that can be done includes hosing down the fence surface. You can rent or buy a pressure washer for more unsightly items that need cleaning, like mold, moss, and the discoloration that comes with aging wood.

Rotting wood requires immediate attention, as this can lead to serious damage to your fence. If you notice any fence posts that are broken or rotting, promptly get those fixed, as they are the support structure for the entire fence.

When it comes to repairing your fence, you must make sure that the structural integrity of the fence isn't compromised. If more than 20% of the fence components are damaged, it may be time to consider replacing your fence instead. Many homeowners have their fence covered under their insurance, and can receive help from that for the costs of repairing or replacing their fence due to damage. Check with your insurer for details.

For more complex tasks, it's always best to consult with a professional on the best course of action to take. Someone that has experience with fences will be able to guide you to the best and most cost-effective solution to your fence damage. Contact us today to discuss the state of your fence.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

How to Transform Your Deck with Paint

Looking for a fun and easy way to make over your deck? All you need is a can of paint! Adding some paint to your deck is a great way to bring new life to it without completely overhauling it. Here are some unique ways to transform your deck with paint:

Add some to the floor: use different colored stains or floor paint to give the base of your deck a fun new look! You can create a tile effect, a colorful pattern, or even add a painted "rug".

Paint the railings: Create a fun color block effect by painting the railings of your deck a different color than the floor. Just make sure that the colors complement each other, as well as the paint color of your home!

Update your furniture: If you're looking to change the look of your deck without painting directly on it, consider painting your outdoor furniture! Give chairs, benches, and tables a makeover with a fresh coat of paint. Just be sure to work with paints that can withstand outdoor conditions!

Add pops of color with accessories: If you're looking for a less drastic change, adding some fun colored decor to your deck might be the way to go! Have fun painting flowerpots or planters, bird feeders, or watering cans. Add your initials or a welcoming message to a doormat for some custom style.

We'd love to see how you transform your deck! If you've done some painting lately, send us a photo!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Why Choose Chain Link Fencing

Fences are an important part of providing our homes with security, privacy, and peace of mind. With so many different types of fences to choose from, finding the type that is right for you can be a challenge. One of the most common types of fences that has remained popular is chain link fencing. Chain link fences have many benefits and make a great addition to the area around any home. Here are a few reasons to consider chain link for your next fencing project:

Adaptable: Is the ground around your home hilly? Chain link fences are a great option when the terrain is uneven, as they can easily be configured and customized, unlike wood, brick or stone stones. They are also easy to install and move around, as they are not too heavy.

Cost Effective: Chain link fences are inexpensive to purchase and to install, making them a great option for the budget conscious. Additionally, chain link fences are long lasting, which means that they will not need to be replaced nearly as quickly as some other varieties of fences.

Security: Chain link fences are strong, which makes them ideal for those with pets or children. Since they are see-through, they are perfect for securing the area around a yard or pool so that you can always keep an eye on things no matter where you are. If you'd prefer a little more privacy, you have the option of weaving plastic through the link openings.

Low Maintenance: The great think about chain link fences is that they can be coated in vinyl. In doing so, you get one of the greatest benefits of vinyl fences, which is that they are very low maintenance. Adding a vinyl coating will also allow you to change the color of the fence. Many people opt for brown or green, to help your fence blend into its surroundings.

To learn more about the benefits of chain link fencing, contact us today!