Thursday, December 15, 2016

Secure Your Location with Chain Link Fence Installation

Chain link fences are popular choices for securing homes, businesses, sports facilities, and many other types of organizations. Contrary to what many think, chain link fences do not have to be bulky and unattractive. They come in several different types of colors, weights, and sizes. Even if you are not sure what you are looking for, a chain link fence installation specialist can help you pick out the perfect fencing options for your property.

Reasons to Use Chain Link Fences 


Safety issues often necessitate companies to erect chain length fences around their properties. These fences secure the locations and provide protection against burglaries or other mischief. A burglar who sees a chain link fence around a property will look around for an easier target to burglarize.

Types of Chain Link Fences 


No matter what type of property you have, you may have a need for a chain link fence for security purposes. There are several types to choose from including galvanized, residential, vinyl, or a commercial security fence. A chain link fence installation specialist can help you determine what type of chain link fence will best suit your property’s security needs.

Preparing Your Property for Installation 


There are a few steps you should take in preparation if you plan on having a chain link fence installed on your property. You will need to use property pins to distinguish your property’s boundaries. Also, contact the utility company if any digging will take place where underground power lines may be buried. Before calling an installation specialist, you will want to make sure all your plants, trees, and shrubs are properly protected and will not be disturbed by the installation process.

After you find the type of chain link fence you are looking for, a chain link fence installation specialist can go over a detailed quote with you including the costs of materials and installation.

Contact us today to find out more about the benefits of chain link fences.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Important Facts and Considerations before Installing a Privacy Fence

A privacy fence comes with a host of property benefits. Residential and commercial property owners have been installing privacy fences around their properties for a long time for this reason.

Further, a new privacy fence around your property also comes with a security promise. So, without any effort on your part as a property owner, your new privacy fence automatically protects your home or business with no work on your part at all.

Lastly, by installing a privacy fence around your property, you are also increasing your home or commercial business's value.

In this blog post we are exploring one of the most important considerations surrounding a privacy fence installation.

Home Value

As many are aware or have at least heard, fencing can add value and equity to your property.

Installing a fence in your backyard for privacy purposes will increase marketability for your home with prospective buyers when selling... Privacy wood fences and solid fences like concrete or cast iron can net a profit of at least 50% of the material and installation costs on resale.

So, if you have been struggling with why a new privacy fence would suit your home, value should top the list.

Not to mention that, when you work with a fencing contractor, your new privacy fence will remain maintenance-free and worry-free for a long time to come.

When working with Allstar Fence and Deck to install your new privacy fence, you can rest assured that any future maintenance or repairs can be handled by us. Give us a call at (615) 635-8040 to start on your new fencing project.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Four Ways Fences Can Make You Happy

When you think of happiness, your mind may not immediately be drawn to the idea of fencing. A new fence, however, does have several benefits that can help to make you “happier” and improve the quality of your home and life instead of it. We’re sharing four ways fences can make you happy. Whether you choose wood, aluminum, vinyl, steel, chain link, or wrought iron, any type of fence has general benefits that will improve your happiness in both little and big ways.

  • Protect Your Home: Give yourself some peace of mind with a sturdy, secure fence around your yard. Fences are proven to reduce the likelihood of a break-in or trespassing. Sleep safe at night and relax on vacation knowing that your home is safe and secure.
  • Keep Your Dog Safe: Rest assured knowing that your dog can go do their business outside and not wander off and get lost or hit by a car, nor can they easily be taken from your property by another person or animal.
  • Add Resale Value: Even if you're not looking to sell your home anytime soon, it's always a good idea to keep your home up to date in the event that you ever decide to. Adding value to your neighborhood is also beneficial to yourself and your community.
  • Give Yourself Privacy: Feel comfortable sitting in the backyard knowing that no one is being nosy and watching you when you're in the comfort of your own property. Know that you can garden or sunbathe in peace.
All of these are ways that even a fence can bring a bit of happiness into your life. So, why wait? Contact Allstar Fence and Deck to work with a fencing professional to design and construct your dream fence.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Aluminum Fencing Will Bring You Peace of Mind

You want to fence in your yard and you have your reasons. Perhaps you see the neighbors’ fences and wish you had that added security. Here is how to begin:

  • First, have an idea of where you want your fence. Fencing lines describe the layout of a good fence and often it takes a professional installer to point out some things about your property that you did not realize. For example moving the fence placement a few feet one way or the other could save on costs or provide a better barrier. 
  • Second, have an idea of how high you want your fence. Aluminum fences can range from 4 feet to 6 feet. Perhaps your neighborhood mostly has fencing of 4 or 5 feet, and they are happy because it does the job. Or perhaps you want a high fence. Again, a professional installer can provide some insight based on your reasons for installing a fence and what they think will be most aesthetically pleasing on your property. 
  •  Third, have an idea of what style you like. Aluminum fencing has multiple design features that can help you. For example, do you want a dense looking fence where the pickets are very close together, or a lighter fence where there is more space between them? Also, do you want the pickets to have extending points or finials above the top rail, or do you want a flat rail on top of the fence? The professional installer will help guide you to the right choice. 
  • The last thing to consider is color. The choice is up to you, but your installer will provide you the choices available and help you the best decision based on the look and colors of your home and landscaping. 

Here are reasons why aluminum fencing will bring you peace of mind: • It’s affordable. • It adds distinction and value to your property.
    • It’s manufactured to be durable and long-lasting. 
    • It is maintenance free. 
    • Lifetime warranty from manufacturers. 

Now is the time to contact your local dealer and professional installer. We at Allstar Fence and Deck service a wide area in the heart of Tennessee including Nashville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation or a free estimate. We will bring you peace of mind!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3 Signs You Should Consider a Fence Installation

Even though you might like the idea of having a fence, you might have never really put any serious thought into hiring a professional for fence installation on your property. These are a few signs that you may want to consider working with a pro on fence installation.

1. You Have Kids 


If you have kids, you probably want to encourage them to spend as much time outdoors as possible. After all, staying active is essential for healthy kids. Installing a fence can help create safe boundaries for your kids and can help prevent them from accidentally dashing out into the street or wandering onto a neighbor's property.

2. You Have Pets 


Do you have pets? If so, being able to turn them loose in your backyard while knowing that they are safe and contained could be a wonderful thing. This could allow your pets to get ample exercise without you having to walk them every time that they need to go outside.

3. You Don't Have Enough Privacy 


You should be able to feel as if you have some privacy in your backyard. If this is the not the case because you have neighbors who are close by or because you live on a busy road, installing a fence -- especially a privacy fence -- is a great way to get the privacy that you want so that you can enjoy your property. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider installing a fence on your property.

These are a few signs that you may want to talk to a fence installation professional to have a fence put on your property. Give us a call at (615) 635-8040 - we’d be happy to talk through your options!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Prevent Storm Damage by Inspecting Your Fence Now

When expecting a large storm, it’s important that you’re prepared so that your home and landscaping do not suffer a lot of damage. If you have a fence surrounding your property, it’s a good idea to take a close look at your fence before any storms hit - if you catch and rectify a problem ahead of time, you can drastically decrease the amount of damage a major storm can cause.

Check the Stability of the Fencing Posts 


Your first step should be to check the stability of the fencing posts. Walk along your fence and give each of the posts a good shake, making sure that the individual fence posts feel sturdy. Posts that are not firmly in the ground or are in poor condition can lead to them toppling over once it begins to get windy.

Check for Worn Down Boards 


Any worn down boards that feel loose can snap off during a storm and go flying, potentially causing other damage as flying debris can be quite dangerous.

Check the Soil Surrounding the Fence 


Take a good look at the soil surrounding your fence - on both sides. If any soil is loose or if there appears to be any erosion, you should look into getting that squared away. Fencing that is situated in loose soil is more likely to suffer damage in a strong storm.

Do not wait until after a big storm hits to check out your fence! Save the time and headaches that storm damage can cause by giving your fence a thorough inspection, and make a plan to correct any potential problems.

Questions on what to do about any issues you find, or is your fence so damaged that it’s time for a new one? Give us a call at (615) 635-8040 - we’d be happy to talk through your options!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Allstar Fence & Deck for All of Your Fencing Needs

Do you want to make your yard a safer environment for your children or pets? Do you have the desire to have a bit more privacy? If so, then you should contact a fence contractor. A fence contractor can set you up with the type of fencing to fit your needs. A fence contractor can also make the whole business of getting a fence much easier for you!

Deciding on a fencing contractor can be tricky, but with goals in mind and a little research, you’ll be able to find a company that will be able to properly install and maintain your new fence for years to come.

Keeping Price in Mind 


It’s important to find a company that understands your budget and is willing to work with you to find a fencing material that will fit your specifications without exceeding what you’re willing to spend. With so many fencing options to choose from, there isn’t any reason why you should have to break the bank in order to keep your home and family secure. When researching and receiving estimates from contractors, make sure they have a clear understanding of what you are looking to spend.

Experience and Expertise 


When looking to hire a fencing company, you’ll want to be certain that the group that you work with has plenty of experience and has received positive feedback from their customers. It’s important to remember that you’re hiring a professional to help you with your fence because it isn’t a project you’re equipped or have enough time to handle on your own, so you’ll want to make sure to decide on a company that knows what they’re doing and will install your fence right the first time.

At Allstar Fence and Deck, we are committed to bringing you the very best in fence and deck installation and services. Your fence or deck is an extension of your home, so make sure it is treated as such! For more information about our company or services, give us a call today!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Maintaining Your Aluminum Fencing: What You Need to Know

For many homeowners, aluminum fencing is a wise choice. Not only is aluminum lightweight and durable, it's also rust-resistant and comes in customizable designs. However, as with any fencing material, there are some basic care and maintenance tips to keep your aluminum fence in tip-top shape.

Use Caution with Weed Trimmers 


Despite the high durability of aluminum, using a weed trimmer or weed whacker in close proximity to the aluminum fence posts can cause paint to scratch and chip away. Over time, you may even cause permanent damage to the fence that will require repairs or partial replacement.

Be Careful with Cleaners 


Typically, removing any grass clippings or other debris and hosing down your fence with water will be enough to keep it looking its best. However, in the event that your fence needs a deeper cleaning, be careful what types of chemicals you use. Specifically, be sure to stay away from harsh or abrasive cleaners. Generally, you can remove most stains from your aluminum fence using a mixture of warm water, a gentle dish soap, and a micro-fiber cloth.

Touch Up Paint as Needed 


While the paint on your aluminum fence is meant to last, it is possible that small scratches could occur over time due to exposure to the outdoor elements. The best way to avoid corrosion and rust from scratches is to simply touch-up paint as needed. It only takes a few minutes of your time and will keep your fence looking like new.

By keeping these simple tips in mind, you can properly care for your aluminum fence, and there's no reason it shouldn't last you many decades to come! Contact us today if you have any questions about maintaining your aluminum fence!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Combine Fence Building with Pool Construction for a Family-Friendly Addition

Constructing a pool is one of the most exciting features that you can add to your home, but it is also something that you need to plan for accordingly as it comes with numerous risks. Although pools are often thought of as simply a fun home addition, it is still necessary for a homeowner to set their pool up in a way to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Consider combining fence building with pool construction, you can feel confident about this family-friendly addition. Here are a few ways a fence can benefit your new pool:

Keep Wildlife Out of the Pool 


Although it depends on exactly where you live, you may have wild animals that want to drink from the pool or even go for a swim. It is also possible for small critters such as lizards or frogs to get stuck in the pool. You can prevent this from happening with proper coverage and surrounding the pool with a fence. A pool is dangerous to wildlife because the water is not safe to drink due to its chemical content, and these animals can introduce bacteria into the water that may require additional maintenance.

Beautify the Pool Area 


By building a fence to surround the pool, you will find that it is an easy way to make the entire area more attractive. When you combine a fence with features such as a waterfall and palm trees, you can create a beautiful oasis that your family and friends will enjoy spending time around on a regular basis.

Protect Your Pets and Children 


One of the most important parts of building a fence is being able to protect your pets and children. If it is necessary, you should cut back on some cool features to get a fence installed. It is not worth putting anyone at risk, and you will find that having a fence will keep your home insurance premiums down.

If you’re looking to add a pool to your property, give the fence installation experts at Allstar Fence and Deck a call to learn how we can help protect your family and complete your new pool area in style!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Limit Frustration over a Wobbly Fence with the Help of Allstar Fence and Deck

Getting a quality fence put up in your backyard can add a great deal of privacy and help boost the value of your home, but it can also be concerning since you want to be sure that it’s installed properly. Instead of rushing into getting a fence built on your own or with only help from a friend or family member, it’s best to look into how hiring a fencing contractor can be ideal for a finished project you’ll be happy with.

Ensures That Fencing Posts Are Installed the Right Way 


The fencing posts are the main form of stabilization, making it so important that they’re installed the right way. Simply digging a hole and placing the posts inside isn’t typically enough to keep them standing straight for months and years after, making the need for cement apparent. With professional help, you can make sure that the fence posts are installed properly and without any issue.

Avoids Wobbly Fencing Due to Weak Materials 


When you choose to install a fence on your own, you risk the chance of the fence being uneven and even tilting to one side dramatically. This can often be due to you trying to save money and choosing the cheapest fencing materials. With the input of a professional builder, you can make sure that you have a good balance of a sturdy fence without uncertainties over its longevity.

Guarantees the Project Will Be Done Right 


While you may be prepared to handle a lot of the construction work on your own, it can lead to unexpected repairs being needed due to you doing some of the steps incorrectly. With a professional, there’s no need to worry about anything being done wrong.

Lucky for you, the professionals at Allstar Fence and Deck can help you with all of your fencing needs. Contact us today to start your new fencing project!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Choosing A Material For Fence Building: Six Common Types

Trying to decide on a material for fence building can get confusing. Here's some basic information on six types to get you started.

Aluminum Fencing 


Aluminum works well for an attractive, basic-style fence that doesn't require much maintenance. It's durable and strong, although not as strong as iron. Unlike iron, however, aluminum won't rust and doesn't need sanding. Property owners can paint aluminum any color to match exterior decor.

Wood Fencing 


Attractive and homey, wood is an extremely popular material for fencing. It's also a cheaper option for fence building than other materials. Unfortunately, wood is vulnerable to pests and rotting, but higher-quality wood will be more durable.

PVC Fencing 


PVC can mimic wood's appearance, and it's a cost-effective option for fencing. The material comes in a variety of heights and colors to suit different preferences. It resists the elements fairly well.

Wrought Iron Fencing 


If you're looking for strength and beauty, wrought iron is a good fencing option for you. The downsides are that wrought iron is expensive and requires significant upkeep. Every two to three years, it requires sanding or repainting to maintain its aesthetics.

Chain Link Fencing 


Chain link fences are durable, cheap, and low-maintenance. They provide little privacy, but some property owners add vines or shrubbery to decrease visibility through them.

Vinyl Fencing 


If you're concerned about graffiti, vinyl is a great choice. The material resists paint, which makes cleaning it simple. It's also fairly strong and cost-effective.

The professionals at Allstar Fence & Deck can give you more assistance in choosing the right type of fence for you. Please contact our company to find out more.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Signs Your Chain Link Fence is Structurally Unsound

Unlike other fencing materials, chain link fences are less likely to be damaged by weather or insects, making them an extremely popular and resilient fencing option. However, while these fences tend to last longer than others do, your chain link fence will still need to be replaced eventually should its structure become damaged. Here are the two primary indicators that your chain link fence is in need of replacement.

Bent Frame 


While chain link fences are extremely sturdy, that doesn’t mean they are indestructible! Storms, animals, or people can cause the frame to become bent. The problem with this is that the frame supports your entire fence. Warping of the frame can cause the other components of the fence to become bent, warped, and twisted as well. In this way, the structural integrity of your entire fence will become compromised - maybe beyond repair. In this case, rather than relying on a deformed fence, it will be best to simply have it replaced.

Sagging Fence 


An additional sign you can look out for that the structural integrity of your fence has become compromised is if your fence appears to be sagging. This can be a common problem as the fence gets older. A sagging fence is likely no longer sturdy, and is not protecting your property as well as it once did; for safety and security’s sake, it is best to have a sagging fence replaced.


Chain link fences are a great fencing option, as they can stand strong for many years. However, nothing lasts forever, and your fence will eventually need to be replaced. The important thing is to know the signs to look out for that can indicate that your fence may be in need of replacement. This will allow you to have your fence inspected, and if necessary, replaced, before it becomes a problem by compromising the security of your property.

Contact us today to find out more about how you will know if your chain link fence needs replacing, and what your options are for a new fence!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 Reasons Fences Make Sense for Your Home

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment you have made in your lifetime, and you want your home to look its best. One of the ways you can improve the look and value of your home is installing a new fence. There are plenty of good reasons for installing fencing at your home; here are just five of them!

Privacy 


One of the biggest enjoyments of home ownership is a chance to get away from the world for a while after a long day at work. A fence is a good way to gain some privacy. With the different stylings of fencing, you get to choose the level of privacy that makes you the most comfortable.

Enclosure 


A good fence contributes to the safety of your children and pets by keeping them contained and out of harm's way. You will be secure in the knowledge that when they go out to play you are providing the safest area possible.

Security 


A good fence can contribute to the safety of your home by keeping intruders from entering your property. A good fence adds one more layer of protection for you and your family.

Home Appeal 


Installing the right type of fencing can add just the right touch of elegance. In some instances, it can also increase the value of your home.

Noise Reduction 


The use of a fence for noise reduction is a huge advantage. Your home is your sanctuary and noise can intrude on that solitude. A fence can help to combat some of the noise of your neighborhood and street from entering into your yard.

There are different ways that you can improve your home. Fencing is a smart investment and goes a long way in making your home your castle. Call us today for all your fencing questions and needs.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Forms and Functions of Fences

The classic images of white picket fences are as American as apple pie and baseball. But times have changed, and so have the styles and materials available to give your property a fresh look. Whether you are looking for some added privacy or a little more curb appeal, or both, today's fencing options offer a wide variety to satisfy the form and function you are looking for, while complementing your existing architecture and color palette.

Privacy fences are built for... you guessed it: privacy and security. Keeping your space private by obscuring the view from the outside world is often achieved with a contiguous wall or tightly woven wood or PVC.

Post and rail fences consist of a series of vertical posts and horizontal rails with an open look; they are the classic farm or ranch fences. They do not obscure the view so much as provide a boundary or separation of spaces and some added physical security.

Chain link has come a long way in recent years. While among the cheapest options, these fences come in a variety of vinyl-coated colors and provide an excellent physical barrier to keep the kids in or the strays out. They can also be fitted with strips of vinyl for added privacy.

Of course the classic picket fence is a timeless option for just about any home. Customize the color, style and spacing of the pickets to achieve your desired aesthetic while balancing security and privacy.

Ornamental fencing is often made of aluminum and provides a refined look, with low maintenance and high durability. They provide a solid physical barrier without overshadowing the existing landscaping.

Get the most out of your outdoor living space with a quality built fence from Allstar Fence. With all of the options available, there is every reason in the world to visit our website, or call our Murfreesboro office at (615) 635-8040 to schedule your free quote today.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Signs You May be in Need of New Chain Link Fence Installation

When compared to other fencing options, chain link fences are one of the most durable options available, and when properly maintained, they can last for decades. However, as with anything else, your chain link fence will begin to deteriorate over time and will eventually need to be replaced.

Yet, how will you know when this has happened? You may not know the age of your fence, and the age of a fence is not necessarily an indicator that it is in need of replacing. Fortunately, your fence will begin to show clearly visible signs that it is time to have it replaced.

Here are two of the primary signs you can look out for to help you to determine when you may be in need of new fence installation.

Large Holes

 

You will first want to be on the lookout for holes in your fence, as this will be one of the easiest problems to detect. Wind, accidents, rust, and aging are all factors that can cause sections of your chain link fence to break off and fall away. This can be a major problem, as such breaches in your fence can leave your property vulnerable to intrusions. Small holes, though, may not mean that your fence needs to be replaced, as these can sometimes be repaired.

However, if the fence damage is large, or if there are many holes, then the damage may be irreparable. In this case, you will want to have your fence replaced. Either way, you will want to have holes in your fence taken care of in order to ensure its safety.

Rust 

 

Rust, as many people know, can mean the end of a metal fence. It will corrode and eat away at your fence until it is no longer structurally sound, or safe. Fortunately, most metal fences have a special coating that will help them to withstand rusting. However, this coating will degrade over time, which can leave your fence vulnerable to rusting.

If you notice rusting on your chain link fence, then you will likely need to consider having it replaced before too long. Not only does this rusting mean that your fence may no longer be structurally sound, but also, it could indicate that your fence is deteriorating and may soon need replacement.

It is important to know the signs that you chain link fence need replacing. Contact us to learn more about these signs as well as to find out about having your fence replaced.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fencing and Deck Options for Your New Home

You just bought your home and you got a great deal. It's in a good location but it needs a little fixing up, especially on the outside. If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider adding to, or updating your fencing and deck. Now, before you become involved in other projects, is the time to find a reputable fence and deck contractor.

Let’s Talk About Fencing... 


Strong fences can provide both privacy and security for homeowners. This is especially true if you have pets or small children, although many homeowners without either still find that a well-built fence adds value to their home.

There are many fencing options out there. From white picket to wrought iron to chain link fences, aluminum or private, fences come in all shapes and sizes and built to fit not only your needs and tastes, but your budget as well.

Let’s Talk About Decks... 


You are having friends over for a night of good food and good times. While your spouse prepares the side dishes, you carry the main course outside to the BBQ grill, on your new deck! Your friends compliment you on the spacious and well-built deck, complete with overhang and ample seating for everyone. There is even a built-in fire pit for you to sit around and enjoy a cool drink.

The best part of your new deck is now you can come out any time of day or night and enjoy a nice, clean surface, free from dirt and little critters. It's a great place to have that hot cup of coffee while listening to the world wake up or a quiet area to wind down after a tough day.

Give us a call today to learn more about the fencing and deck options we can provide for your new home.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

3 Tips in Choosing the Right Fence for Your Yard

Fence installation is a lucrative investment, as it adds curb appeal and value to the property. The average fence is four to eight feet tall, but you can have a fence customized to fit your needs. An expert fencing contractor will give you a cost estimate based on the style, size, and height that you choose. You can choose from a variety of designs and styles including chain link, vinyl, a wood picket fence, aluminum, and farm or ranch style. Here are three tips when choosing the right fence for your yard.

1. Decide the Primary Function for Your Fence Whether you're getting a fence for the first time or to replace an older one, it will add privacy to your home. A wood fence about six to eight feet tall is great to keep children safe. It also keeps pets, plants, and gardens contained.
If privacy isn't a huge issue, it is recommended to have the chain link, vinyl, or picket fence installed. For an increase in design and protection, try the picket fence. Keep in mind of any plants or flowers that grow on the side of the fence because some flowers grow in between chain link fences.
 
2. Measure the Size in Feet You can work with your fencing contractor to measure the linear feet for your fencing project. An expert will get the right measurements in order to have enough building materials for your front or backyard.
We have a great tool on our website that lets you get a quote based on the linear feet of your project.

3. Consider the Cost of Fence Installation The cost of installing a fence varies depending on the size
and style you want. There are also maintenance costs to take into consideration. For example, a wood fence requires painting or staining every so often. A professional will explain the different prices based on the style, height, and the linear feet you need.

Let us help you choose the right fence for your yard. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Privacy Fences vs Open Fences

As Robert Frost wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors." How to apply that quote is anyone's guess. Just as people set boundaries for a variety of purposes, so too do our literal fences serve to establish a particular set of boundaries. Thus, one must look at his or her circumstances before determining whether to build a privacy fence or an open fence.

What a View 

Clearly, privacy fences stop neighbors and onlookers for snooping into your backyard, but they can also prevent you from looking out. If you live in a home with a view, you may want to consider an open fence such as aluminum or chain link, unless your house happens to stand higher than your fencing.

Who Should View 

Who are your neighbors? Is there a reason you would want to block out the view? Do your neighbors have an annoying dog (or several annoying dogs)? Privacy fences may help stop them from barking every time you go outside. Or conversely, if you're the one with a dog, a privacy fence can work the other way. No reason to bother your neighbor.

Where's the View 

At times, a property's location is not ideal, and your need for a privacy fence may have nothing to do with your neighbors. Does your backyard border a busy street or walkway? Privacy fences are a simple block against gawking strangers. Plus, a beautifully constructed privacy fence can create an oasis in the rough. Not only do they block out that unsightly hustle and bustle, they can muffle some of the humdrum clamors.

Whether you go privacy or open, fences are great way to add value and character to your property.Contact us today to learn more about your fencing options!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fence Building: Leave it to the Professionals

When you are considering putting up a fence, it is important to know exactly why you want it. That's because fence building should reflect that individual purpose for its existence. Are you building a fence for privacy, to protect your children or pets, or simply to provide a separation from your neighbors? Each of these will require a different process.

Knowing the style of fence you want 

Once you know the fence's purpose, you can determine exactly what type and style of fence you are looking for. A high wooden fence, for example, offers the most amount of privacy into your yard. Or perhaps you are looking for something that is not only functional to separate your space, but still allows the light and air to pass through, in which case you may consider an aluminum fence. Once you've decided on the style and type of fence you want built, now it's time to call in the professionals.

Why use professionals? 

 You want to use professionals for a multitude of reasons. First, they can help you get exactly what you want. Additionally, when installing a fence, you are making an investment in your home and so you want to be sure that the work is done properly. Especially if your fence is working to keep pets and children in the yard, you want to be sure that the fence is built securely with no risk of falling down.

When you want to undertake the task of fence building, you should always use professionals. Not only will they be able to help build you the fence of your dreams, but you will have the knowledge knowing that the work has been done correctly.

If you’re ready to start your new fence building project in the Murfreesboro area, use the tool on our website for a quick, free quote! Or you can call us directly at (615) 635-8040.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Why It's Important to Leave Fence Building to the Pros

There's an old saying: "Good fences make good neighbors." While that's very true, the key words here are "good fences," because badly built fences will not only cause problems for you, they'll also cause problems for your neighbors... which in turn can cause even more problems for you.

Fence building is a skill with many facets. Skipping any steps, underestimating complexities or missing even the smallest consideration can cost you in time, materials, and relationships with your neighbors. Here are some of the biggest headache-generating mistakes DIYers can make when attempting to build and install their own fences:

Know Your Boundaries. Don't assume you know where your property lines are; their exact location may surprise you. Encroaching on city-owned property or that of your neighbors could cost you in legal fees and fines. Also, some areas don't allow fences to be erected for various reasons. Zoning laws for your specific property must be checked, or you could be in violation of height or placement requirements.

Grading Issues. Unless you live on perfectly flat land (which is highly unlikely), your property will have some variations in grading, whether it slopes or has dips and rises. To allow for these fluctuations, special carpentry skills and tools are needed so you don't end up with large gaps under the fence that could get even larger over time.

Proper Post Placement. If fence posts aren't deep enough, anchored with the proper materials, or allowed to set long enough, your fence could collapse at any time, especially in strong winds.

Gate Errors. Where you want to put a gate and where gates should actually go may be two different things; also, the width and design of your gate depends upon its intended use. Is it just for foot traffic or will you be driving larger equipment like a riding lawn mower through it? Also, if the gates aren't set correctly or the proper hardware isn't used and accounted for, problems will arise.

These are just some of the things that can go wrong with improper fence installations. Besides these construction mistakes, you can choose the wrong type of fence or the wrong materials if you don't consult with trained professionals who can foresee issues you may not be able to. While DIY projects can be a satisfying way to add value to your property, there are some jobs better left to the pros, like those at Allstar Fence and Deck. Visit our website today for a free estimate on your next fencing project.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Aluminum Fencing Will Add Durability and Elegance to Your Home

When you are considering all the fencing options on the market, you should really put aluminum fencing at the top of your list. Aluminum fencing is beautiful and offers you the needed security and separation without all the maintenance that comes with a wooden fence.

A Variety of Styles 
If you want a fence that doesn't feel like a large wall of separation, but instead is more open and allows you to still see past your yard, then an aluminum fence is a great choice. Aluminum fencing can fit with any taste in style. If you like modern clean lines, aluminum fencing can accomplish that look. Or perhaps you are looking for something a little more ornate and regal, in which case aluminum fencing is still a great choice.

Durability is Second to None 
When you choose aluminum fencing, you are picking a product that was specifically designed to have no run lines or seams, and therefore it won't accumulate water or dirt. This means that your aluminum fence will continue looking good over time, and won't get mold or mildew on the surface.

Maintenance Free
Additionally, an aluminum fence looks much like wrought iron, which is always a timeless choice of materials. Unlike iron though, aluminum is maintenance free. Our aluminum is powder-coated, which enhances its durability and also makes it very thick and strong.

Safe for Kids & Pets 
Lastly, aluminum fencing is also an option for a home with children and pets, because it has rounded edges, so no fear of your loved ones getting harmed by your fence.

Having a fence installed around your home can be a big decision. But the great durability and look of aluminum fencing is sure to simplify your decision. More questions? Let us know - give us a call at (615) 635-8040... we’d love to help.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About Fence Installation

A fence wears many hats. It is, all at once, a way to add beauty, security, privacy, and protection for a residential or commercial property or business.

Those who have fences already know the benefits of fence installation, but for those who don't, here are five things you should know.

  1. Research the type of fence that you want before scheduling installation, and know the reason that you want a fence in the first place. Different materials, heights and layouts will be ideal for different reasons: privacy, keeping in your pets, security, etc. 
  2. Know the type of material and design that you want. Fences range widely in materials and styles, so the type that suits you and your situation best will also vary. Some considerations include maintenance, style, weather resistance, and so on. 
  3. Find out if you are allowed to install a fence on your property. Contact local government officials and zoning committees, and ask about installing a fence on your particular parcel. 
  4. Never install a fence made of the wrong material in an area where weather and environment can adversely affect it. Colder climates will need deeper post holes to avoid freeze line issues, while proper material protection and climate defense are also a must. 
  5. Don't go it alone; hire a professional for proper installation. Fence installation is sometimes difficult and requires a concerted effort to get it right. If you have never installed a fence in the past, consider hiring a fencing contractor to ensure your fence's longevity and durability.
A new fence adds much-needed character to a residential or commercial property. Talk to us today about your fencing options, and create a new element of style or security to your property.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

3 Ways Allstar Fence & Deck Can Help You with Your New Fence

While we are well aware that a fence won't install itself, sometimes doing it without the aid of a professional is ill-advised.

A fence install requires some knowledge and expertise that an average homeowner simply won't know - after all... you have no reason to know it! That's why we recommend using a professional to aid you in installing your new fence.

Further, among many other expectations, when you seek the help of a qualified fencing contractor, you can rest assured that the work will be done fast and right.

If that sounds like something that you'd be interested in, here are three other ways Allstar Fence & Deck can help you with your new fence install.

1. We can help you decide which style suits your particular needs the best. If you are unsure as to which fence style will work best, we’ll help you assess your property long before the installation takes place.

2. We will help guide you so that you get the proper building permits for your property. Whether you own a commercial or residential property, building permits are often required. We have years of experience working with local governments, and will resolve any issues connected to your new fence.

3. When it's time for the installation, an experienced fence contractor like Allstar Fence & Deck will take care of the entire process. From the beginning to the end, a fencing contractor will take care of the entire build and set up.

Don't attempt a new fence installation by yourself; consider working with Allstar Fence & Deck instead. No matter the fence style your property needs, we can help you through the entire process, and make it quick and painless!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Reason Many Homeowners Prefer Aluminum Fencing

If it is time to install a new fence, or you are simply looking to upgrade, you have undoubtedly discovered there are many things to consider. Aluminum fencing is one of many options available, and has several advantages that homeowners prefer.

Durable and Lightweight 
Aluminum fencing is durable, and will hold up against most natural elements. Though it may resemble wrought iron, it is lighter and virtually maintenance free once installed.

Saves Money and Time 
Unlike other types of fencing, aluminum does not rust, peel or chip. While it may cost more upfront, in the end it will save time and money, because it eliminates common maintenance issues such as sanding, painting and staining.

Decorative and Versatile 
Aluminum fencing has a decorative element that is pleasing to the eye, but is still versatile enough to install just about anywhere. That is because aluminum fencing can easily flow seamlessly over any slope in your lawn. This reduces unsightly gaps other types of fencing may leave.

Provides Additional Security 
 You may also consider aluminum if you are looking for added security. It is often used to enclose a new pool or to keep unwanted visitors out. Another advantage is that it provides a safe outdoor area for children and pets to play.

There are many different colors and styles of aluminum fencing to choose from. The down side is that it often does not provide the privacy some homeowners are looking for. However, if privacy is not your primary concern, aluminum fencing is an inexpensive option that will add value to any home.

Questions? Feel free to give us a call at (615) 635-8040, or visit our website to get a free quote on your new fence.