Choose the Right Picket Fence for Your Home

Picket fences have been gracing American yards since Colonial times. The early fences were probably made from whatever wood was readily available. The open design stretched resources because the pickets alternated with open space. The slats only needed to be close enough to keep animals, and possibly kids, from getting in or out of a yard.

Picket fences have become a symbol of domestic happiness. Aside from symbolism, though, these classic fences are versatile and practical. A picket fence can be dressed up or down, made fancy or remain unadorned.

If you’re looking for a fence that doesn’t block the view, the open design and short height of a picket fence may be the answer. Before you decide on a style, consider the following variations on this popular theme.

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Wood Fence Winter Maintenance Tips

Are you looking for ways to extend the life of a wood fence? Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest is hard on all types of structures. Months of wet weather leaves its mark.

Whether your fence is cedar, pressure treated or some other type of wood, it will last longer if you take simple precautions.

Heads Up!

Storms blow through Oregon and Washington all winter long. Rain, wind, snow and freezing conditions cause tree branches to break and debris to fall.

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Make the Grade With a Chain Link Fence

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Chain link fences are versatile. They’re used to secure property, surround athletic fields and add style to backyards. They’re great at keeping kids and pets from straying into the street, or wildlife from invading a garden. Chain link comes in a variety of strengths and styles. It takes a bit of research to find the right type of fence for your needs.

At Pacific Fence, we work hard to make sure our customers find the right fencing for their projects. This summary of chain link fencing types will give you an idea of the variety of fencing available. Contact us if you need more information about our fences.
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Best Types of Fences for the Pacific Northwest

When building a fence, it’s important to consider the styles of fences available to you. Regional weather will expose fences to different elements, all of which can have an effect on your fence’s integrity and appearance over time.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we face several different environmental forces; in particular, rain and wind. Wood in particular requires maintenance, as this material is porous and subject to rot, moss growth, and other issues. However, fence structure can help to make the most of this climate and help you maintain your fence for years to come.

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What’s the Best Fence for Dogs?

Updated November 2017

If you’re like many dog owners, you’re concerned with both ensuring your pup gets all the exercise he needs as well as keeping him safe when he’s outside. Luckily you can do both if you’ve got a yard where you can build a dog run fence—but you should give careful thought as to what kind of fence for dogs you should use. So what’s the best fence for dogs? Take a look below for popular types of fencing for dogs so that your furry friend stays where he should and doesn’t go wandering off. (more…)

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Best Types of Fencing for Horses

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(Updated Sept. 24, 2020)

Owning or boarding horses requires planning, space, and a firm commitment. When it comes to horse fencing ideas, there are several factors to take into consideration.

Terrain
The terrain over and through which your fence will run plays a big factor in determining the type of horse fencing system you need. The type of fencing and fence materials for flat terrain may differ significantly from fence lines that need to cover rough or uneven ground.
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