Posts Categorized: Fencing Tips

Dog Fencing Solutions

Is there such a thing as dog-proof landscaping? A picture-perfect lawn may not be attainable with an energetic dog on the loose. But a safe yard – one that’s comfortable for both human and canine family members – is possible. A fenced-in yard is the perfect place for your best friend to romp and relax…. Read more »

Staining Fence

Treating an old wood fence with a protective stain will not only keep your fence looking great, it will protect it from the elements. There are several ways to stain a wood fence including a paint brush, roller or paint sprayer. For larger projects, it may be worth the money to invest in a quality… Read more »

How to Plan for a New Fence

new-fence

A repaired or new fence can add value to your property, add privacy, or add a decorative aspect to your yard, but there’s a few things to know before you jump feet first into a new fence. Here’s your guide to planning for a new fence. Should I Repair or Replace my Fence? Before determining… Read more »

Installing Outdoor Safety Railings

Safety Railings

When it comes to installing outdoor safety railings, there are a fair amount of questions to consider. First, who will be using this railing? Is the railing around the edge of a small pond, or accompanying a winding set of stairs? Another factor to consider before installing safety railings is the local codes and ordinances… Read more »

How to Measure Your Yard for a Fence

Check out this white picket fence. How to measure your yard for a fence.

Before you can build a fence, you need to buy the materials. To get the right supplies, you need to measure your yard. If you’re building on your own, you’ll need to measure and plan carefully. If you’re hiring a fence company in Portland, they’ll do the measuring. But, you might want to make preliminary… Read more »

Plan Your Fence Demolition

Staining a Wood fence on a sunny day

A wood fence can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Some structures may last longer, but eventually, you’ll need to replace your fence. Before you install a new one, the old one needs to come down.

Best fence types for a park

Mini mesh chainlink fence at park

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… Read more »

How to Plan for Buying or Repairing a Fence

Wooden fence

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… Read more »

DIY ideas for chain link fence slats & decor

Wooden lattice on white background.

Updated December 2017 Chain link fences are practical, strong and, to some people’s eye, plain. Many people admire the simple, clean look of the classic silverish gray chain link fence. People often choose chain link because they want both security and an unobstructed view.

How to Get Your Pool Fence Ready for Summer

Beautiful brown fence around a well-kept pool

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.