Monthly Archives: September 2015

Time To Get Fenced In?

As one of the preeminent fencing contractors in Montgomery County, we’d like to think we know a little something about fences. But, we also realize there are a lot of people out there who don’t share our passion for fencing, so we wanted to provide some information on the most important question there is: to have a fence or not to have a fence?

Maybe you love your beautiful house and just think a little something extra is missing from its look. Or, you might be exasperated with problems related to security, privacy and gardening. Either way, the thought has crossed your mind: should I get a fence? Getting a fence isn’t necessarily an easy decision, as it will certainly affect the overall appearance of your house, as well as its functions, so we wanted to share a few thoughts that might help you make up your mind.


Have you ever wondered why people say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? It’s because they can’t see the grass – or anything else for that matter – that’s behind a fence. Privacy isn’t a concern for everyone, but many of us know what it’s like to have neighbors or passersby that are a little too nosy. And even if you get along with everyone around you, sometimes you just need some personal space. Getting a fence will help you with that, and if you pick the right kind of fence, it will look more like an accessory than a way to keep others at bay.


If you live near a high traffic road or in an otherwise noisy area, the right sturdy fence will help mute the commotion. You’ll sleep better, not be constantly disturbed and you’ll also be able to actually hear yourself think.


An average house fence won’t keep experienced burglars away, but it will protect you from random strangers seeing something they like in your yard and taking it. Remember, an opportunity makes a thief, so there are definite security benefits to a good fence.


Depending on your gardening needs, you might find yourself faced with a multitude of problems a fence might help you with. The most common issues are wild animals entering your yard to eat their way through, or otherwise destroy, your garden, and weeds or other unwanted plant life trying to claim areas of your yard for themselves. A well-chosen fence will help you remember why gardening is supposed to be an enjoyable and relaxing hobby.



Should You Winterize Your Fence?

A lot of people understand how important it is to winterize their air conditioning and heating unit, as well as many other appliances in their home. But, did you know that you should also make sure your fence is ready to handle the winter weather? As fence contractors in Bucks County, PA, we know that winter snowstorms and rain can have an impact on your fencing. Therefore, to help you find yourself less likely to replace your fencing once springtime comes once more—here are a few things to keep in mind:

If you have wood fencing, it is important to protect against and/or remove dry rot.

There is no denying that it (usually) rains at all times of the year. So, there is also the chance that your fence may already have dry rot. If it does, you should remove the dry rot as best as you can and then clean the rest of the area with watered down bleach. When done, it is wise to repaint or prime the whole fence. Inevitably, guaranteeing your wooden fence lasts through the winter is by eradicating any dry rot.

Even though metal fencing requires little maintenance, it is not totally impervious.

If you find that the coating is wearing off on a powder-coated aluminum fence, it is important to fix it immediately. If you leave it alone, the exposed metal has the potential to rust over the winter.

In the case that you find rust on a steel or iron fence—it needs to be repainted.

When you find rust, it needs to be removed using a stiff metal brush. Once that is done, you can wash the fence, prime it, and then paint it again.

It is important to ensure fences remain in good condition so that they do their job – protect your home and you, as well as help you maintain your privacy. If you feel like any of the above needs to be addressed, please feel free to call us at any time.