How to Stain a Wood Fence

Updated November 2017 Treating an old wood fence with a protective stain as it will not only keep your fence looking good, it will protect it from the elements. There are plenty of 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…

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Choosing a Fence that is Right for You

Choosing a fence for your property can be a difficult task. There are so many different types of fences available and you may be installing a fence for many different reasons. When choosing a fence you need to ask yourself why you want a fence installed and what purpose it will be serving. This can range from increasing security to keeping a pet enclosed in your yard. Security Fences: Security Fence can range in make…

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Stop your Dog From Digging

If you are a dog owner you more than likely have seen you furry free-loader digging in the yard or at the base of a fence.  Dogs dig because, well, they are dogs.  They get bored, want to escape or just like to dig.  Stopping a dog from digging can be challenging and a dog that digs not only creates unsightly holes, but can create costly damage to fence, plants, lawns, etc. There are quite…

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Spring Fence Inspection

Updated: August 2019 Time to Inspect That Fence Mother Nature throws a lot of curveballs toward the Pacific Northwest during the course of the year. Rainy winters leak into spring, which gets pushed back into summer, which extends into fall. Some years, the seasons change on a dime at the precise moment the calendar says they should. You get the picture. Truth is, in the wonderful, bountiful PNW, you don’t often know what you’re gonna…

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Tips for Repairing a Wooden Fence

Updated August 9, 2018 Your wooden fence plays a key role in the overall protection and beauty of your home or business. But, sometimes things can happen to it! Sometimes damage from a storm could occur or something else that causes a portion of a fence to be in disrepair, even though the rest of it is still in great condition. Rather than replacing the entire fence, you may still be able to get a…

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Cleaning Mold And Moss Off Your Fence

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Updated: August 2019 Cleaning A Wooden Fence Dreaming of a clean wood fence? Then we need to talk a bit about the climate. Seasons come and seasons go. But in the Pacific Northwest, it’s sometimes hard to tell. With the exception of summer, which seems to arrive fully formed each year on July 5, the other three seasons tend to blend into each other. Rainy fall turns to rainy winter turns to rainy spring, and…

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How to Install Fence Posts for Wooden Fence

Updated November 2017 When it comes to building a fence, it is important to have install fence posts to ensure the most stable wooden fence possible.  Installing fence posts is a critical component that's responsible for keeping your enclosure upright and straight.  Installing a fence post can be tricky business but with right knowledge and tools, you can get the job done. To start with, make sure you buy the right kind of wooden posts. …

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Fix a Sagging Fence Gate

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We have all seen it before:  The sagging fence gate that has difficulty closing and drives us crazy.  On an old fence you may find that the gate is often the thing that starts to go first.  But what if you are not ready for a new fence and simply want to bring the life back into the gate ?  Here are some simple ways to get your gate working properly again. To begin,  you…

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Vinyl Fence: A Closer Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages

Vinyl fencing has become a reliable substitute for wood and chain link fence over the recent years and is continuing to grow in popularity.  Vinyl is very different than traditional fencing solutions and it is good to examine how before deciding whether or not vinyl fencing is the right product for you. Should you find yourself considering Vinyl fence be sure to do some research and ask the tough questions before making a final decision. …

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