Monday, March 27, 2017

3 Advantages of Aluminum Fencing

When it comes to fencing off your property, you have a plethora of options. Traditional wood fences are attractive, and they can add a touch of rustic charm to any property. Iron fences have a Gothic, old world appeal to them. You can even opt for planting bushes, creating a green border that screens your home. But if you aren't dead set on another option, it's a good idea to look at the advantages aluminum fencing offers.

1: It's Long-Lived
Aluminum, as a material, is tough. It doesn't react to wind, rain, or changes in temperature, which means that an aluminum fence is going to look pretty much the same years from now as it does today. It will need an occasional scrub, but it's never going to need to be replaced because of rust.

2: It's Inexpensive
Aluminum is a common material that’s used for everything from car parts to soda cans. Since it's so plentiful, and so easy to work with, aluminum fencing tends to be less expensive than other options. Particularly when viewed over the life of the fencing, as opposed to just comparing the initial costs.

3: It's Easy to Install
Aluminum fencing is simple to install, and it can be set up with relative ease. No matter the size of the property, or the shape the fence has to take, aluminum fencing's light weight and simple instructions makes it something anyone could install on their own, if they were inclined to do so.

Contact us today at Allstar Fence & Deck for more information on aluminum fencing.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Prepare Your Property Before Hiring a Fence Contractor

If you are a business owner, home owner, or own a farm or ranch; you may need the services of a fence contractor to properly secure the perimeter of your property. Fencing in your property can increase its value and add to the attractiveness of the overall landscape. Before hiring a contractor, there are some things you will need to do to prepare your property for fencing installation procedures.

Underground Utilities 
Before any digging occurs on your property, the fence company you’ve hired needs to contact TN 811. To avoid any danger to yourself or contractors, TN 811 can tell you if lines have been run underground that could be damaged during the process of setting posts for your fences. Please note, fence companies are not responsible for anything underground that is not recognized by TN 811.

Sprinkler Lines 
Often, sprinkler lines can cross over to a neighbor’s property. You should make sure in advance of having fencing done on your property that your heads and lines are inside of your property boundaries. This will save your time and avoid interference with installation of fence lines. If you’re unsure of property boundaries, it’s best to have a survey done beforehand so you’re aware of the property lines. You can request this through a survey company.

Property Pins 
Property pins are used to establish your property lines. It is important these pins are positioned correctly and your neighbors are aware of your property boundaries. As stated above, if you’re unsure of property boundaries, it’s best to have a survey done beforehand so you’re aware of the property lines.

If you follow these steps to properly prepare your property for fencing installation procedures, the process of installation should go smoothly and quickly. If you are unsure of what type of fencing you need to purchase, give Allstar Fence and Deck a call today with questions! We can be reached at (615) 635-8040.