Rot Board Fence

If you are looking to prolong the life of your fence, installing a rot board is a must-do. Debris, dirt, grass, rodents, and other outside elements could cause damage to the fence – especially at the bottom of the fence where it is exposed. What is a rot board? A rot board is a pressure-treated piece of lumber that is installed horizontally along the bottom part of your fence. It can be placed inside or…

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Can you paint a vinyl fence?

Vinyl fencing is fast becoming one of the most popular materials to mark property lines, keep your pets in the yard, or just improve the resale value of the home. They’re nearly maintenance-free, quite durable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. Unlike wooden fences that are painted, high-quality vinyl won’t chip, crack, or splinter and never need to be re-painted or stained. It’s an ideal product for the true four-season weather…

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Who Pays For A Fence Between Neighbors?

Let’s say you need a fence between your property and the one next to yours. Let’s also say that this fence is not for aesthetic purposes; instead, it’s a necessity. Who pays for a fence between neighbors? Answering this question requires us to simplify this hypothetical situation, as we’ve done in that first paragraph. Why? Because there are far too many variables at play to fit inside one humble blog post. Local ordinances, state laws…

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Dog Fence Aggression And How To Prevent It

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We’ve all seen it: An aggressive dog is barking at us from the other side of a fence. It’s been taught to protect the homestead, so it perceives passersby as a threat. It barks and growls and sometimes pushes against the fence, sniffing for signs of the enemy. Dog fence aggression is no joke. It can lead to a lot of trouble, especially if your bold canine protector were to somehow escape its confines and…

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How To Stop A Dog From Digging Under The Fence

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Ahh, dogs. Their loyalty, bravery, friendliness, and unconditional love for us are just a few of the reasons why their companionship provides us with such great joy. But when their instincts get the better part of their good nature, they sure can drive us crazy! Such is the case with dogs that dig, dig, dig — especially when they’re digging, digging, digging under our fences. Wondering how to stop a dog from digging under the…

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Best Climbing Plants For Wooden Fences

It’s important for property owners to know which vines provide the best and most beautiful cover for their wooden fences. But it’s just as important — if not more so — to ask another question: Which climbing vines should I not have on my wooden fence? Fast-growing vines — especially woody vines — can damage wood fences. There are a lot of different types of vines out there, so you’ll have to do a little…

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How to Replace a Wooden Fence Panel

For those of you looking for an overview of how to replace a wooden fence panel, we’ve provided a broad outline below. If you have any questions about specifics or if you need a fence expert to provide guidance and advice, we suggest calling the pros at Pacific Fence & Wire. PF&W is approaching its 100th year in business. For four generations, we’ve been a family-owned and family-operated business. We can help you tackle projects…

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How to Plan for Buying or Repairing a 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 some tips on how to prepare for it. Know what type of fence you need The right fence will…

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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. Check out our list of fence types for dogs. Once your pet is contained with the right fence, there are…

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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 sprayer, as it will make the job go much faster.  For smaller projects, staining a wood fence with a simple…

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