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!