Katy Luna Fence, 2018-07-14 17:10:17. The purpose of the fence As you consider the style of fence think about what you want the fence to do. Is the fence intended to keep pets and children in the yard, is it for privacy, or to secure a swimming pool, or is it simply to add style and texture to your yard? Once you know this you will be prepared to select your fence style: privacy, semi-privacy, or decorative.
Lakisha Cook Fence, 2018-07-18 19:21:10. The second most common privacy fence design is the shadowbox. This fence starts out like a basic privacy fence that has approximately 2" wide gaps between each picket rather than them being butted together. In addition to having pickets on the outside of the fence, there's also pickets on the inside of the fence that are spaced approximately 2" apart as well. The gap between the pickets on the inside of the fence are lined up with the center of the pickets on the outside of the fence so that you can't see straight through the fence. There's boards (usually 2"x4" in size) that run between the pickets on the outside and the inside of the fence. This causes the fence to have a shadow effect.
Flossie Ferguson Fence, 2018-07-18 19:21:10. Without stain a cedar fence will turn gray over time. If it is desired to stain the wood the stain can be applied before or after the pickets are attached. Be sure to use a high quality, heavy-bodied, oil based stain. The first application is the most important. To apply the stain do not use a garden sprayer or a roller as the stain will only rest on the surface of the wood. This will result in a fence that needs to be re-stained year after year. It is better to use a short (2 inches or less) thick-bristled brush. Using aggressive brush strokes work the stain into the wood. This does take a little more labor the first time. The brush will insure that the stain penetrates into the cells of the wood. When done properly the first year the fence will not need to be re-stained for up to five years. When the fence needs to be re-stained use a common garden sprayer.
Aisha Wade Fence, 2018-06-29 16:22:18. Vinyl Fencing Vinyl fencing is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and has several benefits over other fencing materials. Vinyl fencing is more expensive than its competitors but has incredible longevity and is maintenance-free. It is only limited by a small range of available colors. Most vinyl fences are designed in the picket fence style but are also available in privacy, ranch, and pool fence styles.
Beatriz Tyson Fence, 2018-06-29 16:22:17. Aluminum Fencing: Aluminum is durable and long lasting, and does not require constant maintenance. It can also be color treated to enhance its visual appeal. Comparatively it an inexpensive alternative to other metals such as steel or iron.
Margie Hinton Fence, 2018-07-03 13:59:39. Consider Safety Fencing for Your Yard and Pool - This type of fence can be made of the material of your choice, but will meet Florida's specifications for protecting children from pool-related death and injuries.
Alberta Kane Fence, 2018-06-29 16:22:18. Two of the most popular woods used in residential fencing are pine and cedar. You'll hear the expression 'pressure treated pine' used often, but realize that process does not exempt the wood from potential damage from insects or weather. Pressure treating will help limit the breakdown of the wood, but additional sealers and periodic painting or staining are needed to extend the fence's lifespan and keep it's appearance from deteriorating. In almost any neighborhood, you can see fencing that has a driftwood gray hue. That's pressure treated pine that wasn't sealed and painter (or stained) after installation. Ideally, you'll seal your pine fencing and then paint or stain it every two years or as needed.
Tanya Knox Fence, 2018-07-02 15:17:30. Building your Own Wood Fence Once you have decided to put a wood fence around your property, here are the basic steps to building one yourself The first thing you should do is decide on the location of the fence. You can mark the location with some stakes and string. Fences are usually located along your property line, but be sure you are not trespassing on your neighbor's property. If so, you will have to relocate your fence sooner or later.
Therese Sheppard Fence, 2018-07-02 15:17:31. Home fence is the finishing touch of every home. It serves as the framework of your home from the outside. It is also the one responsible in securing your house. Picket fence is used in suburban houses, split rail fences for country cottage styled houses, and wrought iron fences for historic colonial houses. It adds more personality and uniqueness. Usefulness of fences around the house is not only for decorative purposes but also for home security purposes. Fence building can protect your home or your garden from any intruder that may cause harm to your household. Here are some important ideas you can use before you start building your fences:
Tommie Trevino Fence, 2018-07-02 15:17:31. Features are important for making it apart from your neighbours. Set a particular feature of your fence that is unique, this can help your house be identified to you. For instance, you want to use stockade fences for your house, by simply choose from various woods such as red cedar, spruce, white cedar as well as pressure treated pine wood, you will be able to come up with a nice fence. Today, fences made from bamboo are gaining popularity. It is also considered as one of the best fences not just for houses but also for garden and backyards. To make it look more unique and personalize, you can use paints to add some personal touch on your fence.
Suzette Hunter Fence, 2018-07-02 15:17:30. Component vs. panel Another option to consider is if you'd like a component or panel fence. A component fence is usually wood and is built onsite one piece, or component, at a time which can take a little longer to build but is sometimes preferred since it can more easily follow the natural lay of the land. Panel fences are made of pre-constructed panels. Most metal and vinyl fences are only available as panels and cannot be built onsite. Wood fences sometimes come this way too. Panels can make it easier to build your fence but they do not follow the contours of the land so they have to follow the grade, or curves, in a stair-step manner.
Yvette Sargent Fence, 2018-07-02 15:17:32. Of the three types of wood I mentioned above, treated pine is the most popular material for building wood privacy fences. This is because it cost less than other types of wood and will last a long time when it's exposed to the outdoor weather. A lot of people choose to go with cedar when building their fence because of the red color and how it holds up to the weather. What most people don't realize is that after a couple years, you can't hardly tell the difference between a pine fence and a cedar fence. They both turn to a grayish color and last around the same amount of time. The main difference between the two is the price of cedar is much higher. Cypress probably last the longest out of the three, but it can sometimes be hard to find, and it costs more than pine.
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