Community parks are a special place for families and individuals of all walks of life. Heading outside to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors is great for the mind and the body, so when planning a nice community park, it’s important to think of all facets of the project, including the fence. Municipalities and city builders looking to construct a community park have several different style options. Here are some basics:
Pacific Northwest weather can be unpredictable. One day it might be sunny; the next day, homeowners around Oregon and Washington will need to prepare their homes and their yards for a rain and wind storm.
The unusually cold winter in the Pacific Northwest has left many residents dreaming of longer, sunnier days where they can get outside and enjoy their beautiful yards. Winter can take a toll on the landscape of your yard, so if you’re looking to repair your fence or just completely replace it this spring, here are some tips on how to prepare for it.
Know what type of fence you need
The right fence will add to the existing beauty of your front or backyard. It will also add an extra level of protection to your property. Start researching which type of fencing materials you would like most and which types go with the overall style of your home.
If you need a fence that will be solely functional, cyclone or vinyl fences are good options. If you want something that adds privacy as well as beauty, wood fences are a great choice. A well-constructed fence will add value to your home.
Talk to your neighbors
Before you plan on replacing your fence, make sure you talk to the neighbors that your fence may impact. If the fence is on your property, you are within your rights to build the fence but communicating to them about the upcoming change is a nice thing to do. If the fence is on the border or your property and theirs, you may be able to come up with a compromise and maybe even split the cost on the project.
While you’re talking with your neighbors, it’s a good idea to talk to your local HOA if you have one, to make sure you follow whatever guidelines are in place.
Determine your budget
A new fence is an investment, so before you make any decisions, it’s important to look at your budget and determine how much you can spend. Fence prices really depend on the type of material you get. Vinyl is a smart option because it requires little to no maintenance over the long run.
No matter what style of fence you prefer, our experienced team of fencing professionals at Pacific Fence and Wire can build a quality fence for your home quickly and efficiently, which means your yard will be ready for you to enjoy throughout the upcoming spring and summer months. If you can envision it, we can build it.
Your chain link fence offers great functionality, but unfortunately it doesn’t offer very much privacy. If you want to add an extra layer of privacy while beautifying your fence at the same time, then adding a lattice trellis can be a wonderful option.
These lattices are sturdy and lightweight and come in composite or trellis panels. They are available for purchase at home supply stores or lumber supply stores and are usually available in 4-by-8 foot panels.
Once you purchase, you’ll need to know how to add it to your chain link fence. Please, allow us to explain.
Step #1: Placement
Place a panel flush on the outside of the chain link fence and make sure that the panel does not touch the ground.
Step #2: Wrap
Wrap the wire in between the lattice and chain link fence in the middle of the panel, then twist the wire to make sure it is secured to the panel. Next, use pliers to cut off the extra wire. Repeat this on the edges to the left and right, then on the top and bottom. There should be about nine secure points for every panel that you use.
Step #3: Cover
Position the next panel directly next to the previous one, ensuring that it’s the same distance from the ground. Repeat the securing method and continue on until the fence is completely covered.
Step 4: Attach
Attach a 1-by-4-inch board that is approximately 4 feet long on the trellis side, then add another one on the chain link side. Then, use deck or wood screws to join the two boards to secure the fence for the long term. Next, attach boards at the top of the fence and at the bottom, making sure to cover the edges of the lattice panels. If there are more fence edges, repeat as needed until they are covered.
If you don’t prefer the look of lattice, you can also choose to use your chain link fence as the trellis itself. This “living fence” can be a natural and inexpensive way to cover large areas. For example, if you find plants, vines, or flowers that grow vertically and will wrap around the chain link fence, over time the plants will grow and provide a protective barrier around the fence that will add greenery, color, and privacy.
Not sure which option is right for you? Contact our fencing professionals at Pacific Fence & Wire Co. for fencing options
Summer will be here before you know it. Plan ahead and get your pool ready now to enjoy throughout the season. When you’re cleaning your pool and getting it set for summer fun, don’t forget to check your pool fence.
You’ve spent hours getting your garden planted. You’ve lovingly tended to it day after day. Your handiwork attracts the admiring looks of neighbors and passers-by. But if some of those glances come from rabbits, beware. You’ll need to protect your plants from these cute but hungry marauders.
A fence is only as good as its gate. With the right gate, your property is more secure, convenient and attractive. A driveway gate should keep unwanted visitors out while allowing easy access for those who you want to enter.
Please join us as we extend our best wishes to Lewis Rose is retiring after more than 45 years with the Pacific Fence family. He is a one of a kind worker and represents everything good about “old school”. His character, company, loyalty, knowledge and dedication to hard work will be difficult to replace. He will surely be missed. Thank you Lewis!
Vinyl fences have become popular in recent years because they are affordable and versatile. They come in a variety of colors and textures, so no matter what style you prefer, there will be a vinyl fence that matches your home.
When you build a fence in the Pacific Northwest, you have a range of choices. Wood, vinyl, chain link and ornamental metal are just the beginning. Each material also comes in a selection of designs and colors. Choosing the best fence for your Portland-area yard isn’t complicated, but it pays to do some research before you build.