2 Simple Tips for a Pest-Proof Garden Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2019 10:08:46 AM

Summer is a great time to enjoy your beautiful garden, unfortunately unwanted pests may also find your garden attractive. Building a fence will allow you to protect your investment and keep your garden safe. Here are two critical tips to keep pests out and your plants protected.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




How to Spruce Up Your Aging Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 27, 2019 9:08:00 AM

Brighter and warmer days are around the corner, and many are looking forward to spending more time outside. However, a dirty fence can be an unsightly distraction while enjoying time in your backyard with family and friends. After seasons of rain, snow and dirt accumulating on the fence surface, it’s likely past due for a good spruce. Here are some tips to get your fence looking good as new for the warm months to come.


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Topics: Fence, Fencing, Fence Stapler




How to Build a Strong Fence Corner

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 21, 2019 12:29:57 PM

The strength of a fence comes from the corners. Fences with sturdy, well-crafted corner posts are more likely to stand the test of time. Meanwhile, shabby corner posts might fall from a gust of wind or a small bump. Corners hold the most amount of tension within a fence, and a strong corner will anchor the fence to prevent tension from letting up. So, what makes a corner sturdy and strong? The materials and techniques used to build it, which will depend upon its intended purpose. For example, a fence for livestock would differ from a fence for the garden. Other factors, such as soil type, will play a role in determining required materials as well. Here are 6 elements to consider when building a strong fence post.


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Don’t Let Your Fences Fall Over this Fall

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 15, 2018 4:13:59 PM

Regardless of the painstaking lengths you go to when building a structure, there are constant forces working against you, namely nature. Fences are particularly vulnerable as they rely on themselves and their stability in the ground to keep them rigid and holding. What do you do when your fence falls victim to gravitational pulls and shifts in the earth? You do your best to make it last and probably learn something about installation for the next edition. Here are a few tips to address common fence issues.


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Topics: Fence, Fencing




The Biggest Threats to Livestock Fencing and How to Address Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 17, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Livestock fencing is a critical barrier you rely on to keep your animals in and threats out. Weaknesses and failures can cause major problems for any farmer. All types of fencing, from hi-tensile to barbed to wire to wood, are susceptible to damage. Here we outline the major categories of threats to your livestock fencing and how to address them.


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Topics: Fence, Wire Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But What Makes a Good Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons people want fences. Whether it’s to keep something in or keep someone out, they all ultimately want the same thing, a fence that lasts. Here we discuss the most important factors of good fencing.


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Real-Life Lessons about Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 29, 2016 9:55:45 AM

Bulls running down the streets of Baltimore.1 A cow strikes a car (and lived to tell) and causes $6,000 of damage.2 A loose goat in Queens, then two days later a cow is running free in New York City.3   Sounds like scenes from the movies, but it’s reality … and no town, big or small, can escape the possibility of escaping livestock.  These stories pop up on newsfeeds, and most people get a chuckle out of watching a policeman try to chase down a goat, but there can be severe consequences when livestock are not contained, as they learned in Oklahoma.


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Topics: Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples




What Material Is the Best for a Residential Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fencing is a great way to add privacy and curb appeal to any size residential property. Choosing a material for the fence is one of the most important decisions a homeowner will need to make, and you can help guide them after learning more about the best materials for their residential fence project.

Wood 

Wood fences are the most popular type of fence and have been around the longest. The type of style and range of colors are unlimited, and wood is a renewable resource if it has been sustainably harvested. The initial cost of a wood fence is much less than vinyl or composite, and if well-constructed, a wood fence will last for many years. Wood fences do require more maintenance than other types of fences. They need to be rinsed off on a regular basis and will need to be repainted or stained every 3-4 years. The upkeep cost of a wood fence will likely make it equal to or more expensive than the other types of fences.  


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7 Signs That Tell Everyone You Made a Mistake When You Built Your Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 9, 2016 12:30:59 PM

People choose to build a fence for many different reasons including landscape decoration, privacy, keeping pets contained, and more. A fence installation is an investment, and the result is something that should be a source of pride. Be sure to avoid these seven common mistakes that can instead broadcast to everyone in the neighborhood that you made a mistake when you built your fence:


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The Anatomy of a Great Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 11, 2016 9:26:00 AM

There are many reasons to install a fence – to keep family pets safe in the backyard, to keep unwanted visitors out of a farm, to increase outdoor privacy, to add curb appeal, and more. A fence can serve any of these purposes – as long as the right one is chosen and the project is done properly. There are hundreds of different styles to choose from, each with their own set of pros and cons, maintenance requirements, and price points.


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