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Deer Fencing Solutions that Work

If deer have become unwelcome guests in your yard or garden, you may be considering installing a fence to keep these unwanted visitors from helping themselves to your plants, bushes, grasses, fruits, veggies, and anything else attracting them to your yard. The good news is that there are several effective and attractive fencing options that will keep deer from entering your property and grazing on its contents. Continue reading “Deer Fencing Solutions that Work”

Simple Tips for a Personalized Fence

As spring arrives and summer approaches, you may have started to notice that your wood fence needs some sprucing up. Whether it is simply showing wear or it no longer compliments the color scheme of your home due to updates, there are several easy improvements you can make to personalize your fence and, in turn, brighten your entire property. Continue reading “Simple Tips for a Personalized Fence”

Plan Your Fence Installation Before Spring Arrives

Why Planning Now is Important

Though it may not quite feel like spring, warmer weather is just around the corner, and in the Pittsburgh area, that means we are all spending much more time outside than we did all winter. It also means you need to be sure that your yard and outdoor entertaining areas are inviting, safe, and secure for family, friends, and pets. If you are considering a new or replacement fence on your property, now is the time to begin the process. Spring and summer are the busiest time for Fence by Maintenance Service, and waiting any longer to start planning a fence installation may mean that you miss out on enjoying your yard for part of Pittsburgh’s glorious spring and summer seasons. Continue reading “Plan Your Fence Installation Before Spring Arrives”

Residential Fencing Cost

Like with any home improvement project, cost is a significant factor. If you are thinking of installing a fence or hiring a professional to do it for you, it’s important first to understand the process of fence installation to ensure you make the best decision to meet your needs.

According to HomeAdvisor, most homeowners spend anywhere between $1,645 and $3,946. The national average cost for installing a fence is roughly $2,737. Some homeowners can save approximately $1,000 off the average installation cost while the upper price boundary is around $4,000. Although cost if a significant factor for fence installation, it is also important to consider what type of fence you need to achieve your goals such as security or privacy.

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Should I Repair or Replace my Fence?

Deciding whether you should repair or replace your fence can be tricky. In some cases, a coat of paint or minor repair may be cheaper, but in other cases, it may be cheaper to replace the entire fence, rather than performing extensive repairs. The decision to repair your fence or replace it relies heavily on the condition of your fence.

Fence Maintenance Service, your premier fence company in Pittsburgh, has put together a few tips to help you determine the condition of your fence, so you can decide whether repair or replacement is best to meet your fencing needs.

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Best Fences for Pools

If you own an in-ground swimming pool in Pittsburgh, chances are you have been mandated to install a pool fence around its perimeter to protect unsuspecting people from inadvertently falling into the water. While you are mandated to install a fence, you do have options regarding its aesthetics and materials. There are currently three popular types of fences used to surround a pool. Either of the three, ornamental aluminum; PVC; or wood, will get the job done and can be completed fashionably.

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Best Affordable Fencing Options

When you need to add a fence to the perimeter of your property, you may want to avoid sticker shock. The cost of a fence depends on two factors: the linear feet required and the type of fence. Often times, the size of the fence cannot be compromised. Leaving your only wiggle room in the area of the type of fence. The cost, quality, and appearance of the fence can vary greatly. Your needs are the other variables that will depend on your willingness to dig deeper into your wallet. Continue reading “Best Affordable Fencing Options”

PA Requirements For Building A Fence

Building a Fence in PA

A fence can serve as many things: privacy, protection, decoration, and safety. However, once a fence is installed, it becomes a permanent fixture on your property. In addition to choosing the type of fence and the right fencing material to suit your needs, it is equally important that you learn the code requirements for building a fence on your property.

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Wooden Fence Maintenance

Fence Maintenance

Every fence needs some sort of maintenance, even if only a minor cleaning and checkup. Wood fences, due to their organic material, require more maintenance than other materials. Issues such as warping, dry rot, insects, and general weathering can occur if a wooden fence is not properly maintained. The good news is, some simple maintenance tips can help to minimize or avoid these issues and extend the life and appearance of your wooden fence.

  1. Be sure that you add a protective coat. The ideal time to add a protective coat to your wooden fence is right after the installation. The sealer is designed to extend the life of the fence, and can consist of of a stain, paint, or protective sealing coat. Be sure that your sealing product is designed for outdoor use and is appropriate for wooden fences.
  2. Yearly checkup. Each fall and spring, walk the perimeter of your fence to check for areas of damage. Little repairs are easier to deal with when you catch them early, rather than wait for them to become major eyesores.
  3. Clean your fence. Wood fences can acquire mildew from moisture, particularly when Pittsburgh is having a lot of rain or snow. Clean any areas of mildew where they are visible to prevent mold and dry rot.
  4. Caulk between the fence and fence posts. Caulking helps to seal off the moisture, which can lead to the fence posts failing. Fixing this after the fact can prove to be a costly endeavor, and caulking regularly can help to keep your fence sturdy.
  5. Repaint or restain when necessary. If your wooden fence is painted or stained, you will need to reapply every few years to keep up the attractive appearance of your fence as well as providing a level of protection from the elements.

If you are looking for the right fence for your property, contact the experts at Fence By Maintenance Service, Inc.. Serving the Pittsburgh Metro area for over 50 years, Fence Maintenance Service has a number of fencing materials in a variety of styles to beautify your property or provide a level of privacy or protection. Contact Fence Maintenance Service to find out which fencing solution will best meet your needs!

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