By Chere Charlet. Fence. Published at Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - 14:01:09 PM.
Existing fence If you have an existing traditional fence and your creative thinking dog (The Explorer?) keeps finding ways out then you can consider adding an underground dog fence to keep him contained. This is the best of both worlds. Installation is much simpler too since you can simply attached the underground fence wire to the existing traditional fence.
Ideas For Customizing a Privacy Fence Homeowners who are looking to build a privacy fence with a little extra flair have plenty of options for embellishing and customizing a basic privacy fence. This article offers tips for combining different fence styles to create a privacy fence that stands out. Privacy fences have become one of the most ubiquitous neighborhood fence styles. A basic solid style cedar fence combines coveted seclusion from neighbors with a clean, simple look. When its repeated in yard after yard, however, privacy fencing can become a bit monotonous. These days, there are plenty of options for homeowners who want the privacy of a solid style cedar fence but dont want a yard that blends in with everyone elses. If youre looking for a fence with a bit of flair, there are a variety of customization options available. As you begin planning, take a look through surrounding neighborhoods for any unique or interesting fence designs that catch your eye. Some of the most attractive designs actually combine elements of several different fence styles. By piecing together aspects of other privacy fences you like, you can build one thats unique to your home.
Changing a Wood Fence Picket: Changing a Fence Picket is almost self explanatory. In the Dallas Texas metro the choices of fence pickets are starting with the best then to the last are Cedar (3-4 different grades), Composite ( recycled materials like Trex, Correct Deck ), Pressure Treated Yellow Pine and Spruce - Fir - and White Pine ( These are all in the white wood category). The white woods typically have a longevity of 7 - 10 years unless a good weather sealant is applied. Once again make sure that your screws or nails are of the proper length and either hot dipped galvanized or aluminum. You can attach a fence board to the top of the pickets or a nylon string to use to keep the top straight as you fasten them to the rails.
Block Fence A true block fence 6″ or 8″ is a good choice and solves almost all of the reasons for a fence. Although you better get your pocket book out because a well built block fence is going to cost you big time and if you dont do it right then dont bother, it will not last. Block fences have a reputation of being poorly constructed unless you pay the big bucks to have it done right. Not convinced? Go try and shake the top section of a cheap block wall installed by a track home builder, I bet youll find a couple of loose blocks there at the top just waiting to pop out.
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