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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5 Ways to Improve your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Are you looking to improve the look of your home's exterior but don't have the money to spend on a contractor?  Consider these five simple steps that you can do yourself to add to the curb appeal of your property. 1)Wash/Clean the Exterior: This is perhaps one of the most affordable and important things to do to improve the curb appeal of your home.  From the drive way to the actual siding you can clean…

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Natural Noise Barriers

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One of the more popular reasons for adding a fence to a property is to increase privacy in a yard or to block street/road noise.  Depending on the property this can work out great or it will cut down on only half of the noise.  If you are trying to block out road noise but your home sits on a hill above the road chances are good that you are not going to be able…

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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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Tips on Building a Dog Run

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It is no secret that we treasure our relationships with our fuzzy canine friends and in northwest it can be a love and hate relationship.  Dogs are great, but with them come a long trail of dirt and mud, especially during the wet winter months.  So how can you have the best of both worlds? Build a dog run, of course. The problem with dogs in a backyard is that during the winter they can…

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Tips for Painting and Staining A Fence

Updated: August 2019 How To Stain A Fence Yourself Let’s face it: Staining a fence can definitely seem like a daunting, tedious, and unappealing task. But it doesn’t have to be! Although it can be time-consuming depending on the size, shape, age, and condition of your wooden fence, it’s also one of the most rewarding chores that we undertake as homeowners and property owners. Why? A newly stained and treated fence is beautiful to look…

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Spring Cleaning your Vinyl Fence

Vinyl Fence has become increasingly popular as a low maintenance, decorative enclosure solution. It tends to last longer than wood and is relatively low in maintenance. The actual vinyl material lacks a porous makeup which keeps it cleaner longer makes maintenance easier. After awhile, though, your vinyl fence may begin to build up dirt, algae and grime on it taking away from that nice and clean look you like. Lucky for you, it is very…

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Simple Tips for Extending the Life of your Wooden Fence

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Keeping a wooden fence in top shape is important when it comes to extending the life of your fence.  Unfortunately, many fences will have a shortened life span because they were neglected and not taken care of in a proper manner.  There are a number of things you can do to keep your wooden fence from rotting and all it takes is a few materials, some time and a bit of elbow grease. For starters,…

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Preparing Your Fence and Yard For Winter

Preparing your yard for the winter elements can be a daunting task, especially if you live in an area with extreme weather.  It is important to take preventative measures in order to protect your investments especially if you have a large fence enclosure in your yard. If you have an old fence it is a good idea to check how stable it is and make sure it has not weakened due to rotting.  Give it…

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