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




Elements of a Safe and Effective Poultry Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2019 9:52:00 AM

When choosing a material for your poultry fence, there are several factors to consider. What kind of predators are in your area? What is the intended use of the fence? Depending on these factors and more, some fencing materials will be better suited than others. Here are the most common poultry fence materials, and their best applications.


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Topics: 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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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing




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




Which Fence Stapler is Right for the Job?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 14, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Although some contractors say the best way to install fence staples is with a hammer, pneumatic fencing staplers provide a consistent drive and can help you work faster. Gone are the days of smashing fingers with a hammer while constructing a fence. If you’re looking for a new fence stapler to help you speed through projects with greater safety and produce a high quality result, here are some factors to consider.


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Topics: Fencing




How Tall Is Too Tall? A Guide to Choosing Fence Height

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 2, 2018 7:50:00 AM

Deciding how tall to build your fence is an important consideration and calculation when planning a fence project.  How tall it is will determine how much material to buy and will also be a crucial factor impacting sight lines and the overall look of the project. Knowing its purpose and function is the first part of making the decision. Is this a white picket fence for the front yard that will complement the home’s size? Or is it more of a backyard functional fence designed to contain a pet or to create privacy?


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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




Labor Day Weekend Warrior - Quick Fixes in Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2017 1:55:43 PM

Holiday weekends are the calendar year’s greatest gift to homeowners. With an extra day added to the roster, the possibilities are limitless. This Labor Day weekend, tackle a project that never seems to fit into the standard Friday-Sunday timeline, and still have time for a family BBQ or two.


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Topics: Fencing, Deck, fasteners, Building Furniture, Staples




High Tensile Wire Fencing - Tips on When to Use It and How to Install It

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 3, 2017 3:25:39 PM

Farmers invest countless hours and dollars on livestock. The same amount of effort and planning should be invested into the boundaries that keep the livestock safe and secure.  Livestock fencing needs to be strong and long lasting in order to protect your investment. High tensile fencing covers both needs and is cost effective when compared to barbed wire. 


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Topics: Fencing





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