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How To Care For And Maintain Cedar Wood Fencing

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Care For And Maintain Cedar Wood Fencing

Known for both its attractive reddish-gold color and fresh, woody smell, cedar wood is ideal for fences. Not only is the fragrant wood durable, but it’s highly resistant to insects and warping. Even though a cedar fence will hold up well a variety of outdoor elements, it’s still important to protect it with a stain and regularly maintain it. This is especially true if you live in an area that experiences harsh climatic conditions, such as high humidity in the summer or very snowy winters. Here are some tips for keeping your...

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How Can You Make A Chain-Link Fence More Private?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Can You Make A Chain-Link Fence More Private?

If you have a chain link fence around your property but are craving a little more privacy, you may be considering having the chain-link fence removed and replaced with something more solid, like a vinyl or wooden fence. However, this can be quite costly. It may be worth your while to look into methods of making that chain-link fence more private, first. Here are a few things you can try: Plastic Slats Sold in most home improvement stores, plastic slats, or privacy slats as they are sometimes called, slide between the links on your chain link...

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Eliminate Rust Spots From An Iron Staircase That Leads Up To Your Home’s Balcony

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eliminate Rust Spots From An Iron Staircase That Leads Up To Your Home’s Balcony

If the iron stairs that are leading up to your home’s balcony have rust spots on them, remove the damage with the following steps. Once the iron staircase is rust-free, apply a rust-inhibiting sealer over the surface of each stair to prevent them from rusting again. Materials scouring pad naval jelly piece of high-grit sandpaper hand sander detergent water hose bucket long-handled scrub brush masking tape or painter’s tape paint tray rust-inhibiting sealer mixing stick paint roller and frame paintbrush Eliminate Rust Spots From...

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Child Safety Tips When Choosing A Fence Or Balcony Railing

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Child Safety Tips When Choosing A Fence Or Balcony Railing

Whether it’s a fence around your yard or a safety railing around a balcony or along some steps, making sure it is a suitable railing for your child is a must. Not all railings are created equally, especially when it comes to child safety. When choosing a railing, the following tips can ensure you make the right choice. Tip #1: Opt for a smooth top Decorative railings may have pointed pickets or decorative spikes, either along the entire top or as finials atop the posts. This is because pointed tops can lead to injury if your child does...

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Protecting Young Children And Dogs With Chain Link Fences: 3 Important Features For Keeping Alligators Out

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Protecting Young Children And Dogs With Chain Link Fences: 3 Important Features For Keeping Alligators Out

In the wake of the alligator attack on the two-year-old boy at the Florida Disney resort, the media has drawn nationwide attention to the dangers posed by alligators. Unknown to many Americans, southeastern U.S. is actually home to many American alligators, with populations reaching approximately 1.5 million in both Florida and Louisiana respectively. If you reside on or near alligator territory, this unfortunate tragedy may have drawn your attention to the importance of installing fences that will keep alligators off of your property. Chain...

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Chain Link Vs Wrought Iron: Comparing Two Fencing Materials

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chain Link Vs Wrought Iron: Comparing Two Fencing Materials

One decision you may be stuck on when selecting your new fence is the material itself. If you are undecided between chain link and wrought iron, it helps to know the pros and cons of each material to help you make an informed decision. Wrought Iron Pros If you want to have a fence that is more decorative, you can’t go wrong with selecting wrought iron. There are decorative options to help change the look of the material, such as caps on the top of the fence posts that can drastically change the look. The design itself can also be...

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3 Vital Tips For Managing Alligators On The Construction Site

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Vital Tips For Managing Alligators On The Construction Site

If your construction crew will be doing work in any coastal state from North Carolina to Texas, or in the states of Arkansas or Oklahoma, be prepared to deal with alligators. Although they are normally found in these 10 states, they are also occasionally found well outside of their range, including in states as far north as Pennsylvania. In true gator territory along the Southeast United States, wherever you find a body of fresh water you can expect to find gators. The entire state of Florida is an alligator’s dream. Here’s how to...

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Want To Build A Front Yard Fence? 3 Ways To Improve Your Home Security With This Addition

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Build A Front Yard Fence? 3 Ways To Improve Your Home Security With This Addition

Front yards often receive a considerable amount of wear and tear from being next to the sidewalk. Dogs may urinate on the grass, people may accidentally step on your plants, and trash may get tossed around. Adding a front yard fence is one method to reduce the impact of these negative effects. But you may not be happy with just eliminating a few inconveniences; you may want to positively impact your home’s security. It is important to follow a few installation ideas to get the most security out of this type of fence. Install Solar...

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Replacing Part Of Your Backyard Fence? 3 Tips For A Seamless Addition

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Replacing Part Of Your Backyard Fence? 3 Tips For A Seamless Addition

Whether a certain part of your fencing in the front or back of your home is damaged or simply in bad shape, you may be interested in replacing it entirely. Before replacing any fencing on your property however, it’s a good idea to look into what kinds of things you can do to ensure the new fencing fits in perfectly. With the right things considered beforehand, you can be confident that the new fencing is implemented without looking out of place. Make Sure the Measurements Are Exactly Right One of the easiest ways to mess up with getting...

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Two Ways To Keep Strangers From Using Your Driveway As A Turnaround Spot

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Ways To Keep Strangers From Using Your Driveway As A Turnaround Spot

If your home is located near the start of a secondary road, then you might find that drivers are using it as a turnaround to reverse direction on the main road. Rather than travel the distance required for an authorized exit and reverse course, many people take the first available egress point, then make a u-turn at the first available spot. If this happens to be your driveway, then you know how bothersome it can be. You shouldn’t have to park your car at the foot of your driveway to block unwanted cars and be forced to walk up to your...

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