How to Plan for Buying or Repairing a Fence

Wooden fence surrounding a home's backyard.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 add to the existing beauty of your front or backyard. It will also add an extra level of protection to your property. Start researching which type of fencing materials you would like most and which types go with the overall style of your home.

If you need a fence that will be solely functional, cyclone or vinyl fences are good options. If you want something that adds privacy as well as beauty, wood fences are a great choice. A well-constructed fence will add value to your home.

Talk to your neighbors

Before you plan on replacing your fence, make sure you talk to the neighbors that your fence may impact. If the fence is on your property, you are within your rights to build the fence but communicating to them about the upcoming change is a nice thing to do. If the fence is on the border or your property and theirs, you may be able to come up with a compromise and maybe even split the cost on the project.  

While you’re talking with your neighbors, it’s a good idea to talk to your local HOA if you have one, to make sure you follow whatever guidelines are in place.

Determine your budget

A new fence is an investment, so before you make any decisions, it’s important to look at your budget and determine how much you can spend. Fence prices really depend on the type of material you get. Vinyl is a smart option because it requires little to no maintenance over the long run.

No matter what style of fence you prefer, our experienced team of fencing professionals at Pacific Fence and Wire can build a quality fence for your home quickly and efficiently, which means your yard will be ready for you to enjoy throughout the upcoming spring and summer months. If you can envision it, we can build it.

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You’ve spent hours getting your garden planted. You’ve lovingly tended to it day after day. Your handiwork attracts the admiring looks of neighbors and passers-by. But if some of those glances come from rabbits, beware. You’ll need to protect your plants from these cute but hungry marauders.

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Thank you Lewis Rose

Please join us as we extend our best wishes to Lewis Rose is retiring after more than 45 years with the Pacific Fence family. He is a one of a kind worker and represents everything good about “old school”.  His character, company, loyalty, knowledge and dedication to hard work will be difficult to replace. He will surely be missed.  Thank you Lewis!

Essential Chain Link Fence Materials

 

Different Parts of a Chain Link FenceA chain link fence is a great way to keep your home safe and increase its value. These fences are easy for experienced DIYers to install. Depending on the size of your yard, you may be able to complete construction in a couple of days. Keep in mind that those two days have to be spread out. You’ll need to allow curing time for the cement that anchors the fence posts.

Not everyone wants to spend time building a fence. If you just want a finished fence without the hassle of construction, contact us. We’ll give you an estimate and build your fence.

If you decide to build yourself, read our blog post to learn how it’s done. Pacific Fence carries all the supplies you’ll need, and our knowledgeable staff will make sure you get your essential chain link fence materials.

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