Friday, January 27, 2017

Important Facts and Considerations Before Installing a Privacy Fence (Part 2)

Now, for part two of our series on installing a privacy fence.

Aside from marketability, a privacy fence can also help your home stand out in a crowd once it's time to sell. With hundreds of homes listed at any given time in a particular area, a privacy fence adds appeal to your listing, which other homes simply cannot offer.

It should be noted, however, while a professional will install a fence around any part of your property, it's not always advisable to install a fence in the front yard.

Wooden privacy fencing around the front yard can decrease curb appeal and hide your home from potential buyers. It's always best to consider future buyers even if you have no interest in selling yet.

Safety
A privacy fence around a backyard is like adding an extension to your house. A large privacy fence surrounding your property increases your backyard safety, which allows pets and children to enjoy a worry-free backyard adventure and getaway oasis. In fact, home and family security are among the top reasons that people want a fence in the first place.

Gardening
For those interested in setting up their own backyard sanctuary or vegetable garden, a wooden privacy fence is your new best friend. It can help protect your garden and landscaping efforts from wildlife and prying eyes alike. This extra protection will allow all of your hard work to come to fruition without any fear of destruction from local wildlife.

Join us next time as we cover part three of our privacy fence installation series.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Allstar Fence and Deck Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service 

Allstar Fence and Deck has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the fence and deck companies in Murfeesboro, TN were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Different Purposes Fences Serve

Most fences are built for a purpose, and you need to really consider what it is that you are trying to achieve as an end result. Maybe you're building a fence as a safe area for your children or pets to play, or maybe it's just a backdrop for your landscaping. Other people build fences for around their pools, or even simply just as a way to provide more privacy and security. No matter what your specific purpose is, it is a worthy investment for your home.

Safe Area 
If you have children or pets, it definitely makes life a lot easier when you can let them outside without having to worry about them escaping from your yard. A fence will provide you with piece of mind knowing that your children and your pets can run and play freely in a closed area.

Privacy 
Whether you have children and pets or not, everybody deserves some privacy. Building a fence can provide you with a sense of security that you just can't get with anything else. It can effectively block neighbors and people passing by from seeing into your yard.

Pool 
If you have a pool, you may want or need to build a fence around it. This is not only important for safety reasons, but also helps to create a more comfortable and functional pool area overall.

Decoration 
Fences are not always just for security or privacy reasons. Sometimes people build fences solely for decorative purposes. They can make a great backdrop for your landscaping. A fence can make the perfect finishing touch to your yard.

Contact us today at Allstar Fence and Deck for more information on all of the different purposes that fences can serve and how your home and your family can benefit from having one.