By Madelon Raynal. Privacy Screens. Published at Friday, March 01st, 2019 - 12:01:41 PM.
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: 1. 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 neighbors property. If so, you will have to relocate your fence sooner or later. 2. The next step is to figure out how high you want your fence to be. Privacy fences are typically about six feet tall whereas picket fences are only about three feet tall. 3. If you havent done it already, be sure to get all the materials you need. You will need items like a posthole digger, hammer, drill, tape measure, circular saw, nails, and the fence posts themselves. A home improvement store can help you find everything to get the job done. 4. Once you have all your supplies, you can begin by setting the end posts, the parts of the fence at the corners. Use a post hole digger to make the holes, ideally about thirty inches deep. You can then set the posts in the hole, make sure the post is level, and then fill in the rest of the hole with dirt or cement. 5. The next step is to place other posts between the end posts. It is recommended to start out placing the posts eight feet apart. You can use a plumbing line made out of string and attached to the posts with nails to make sure that they are all the same height. Use the same technique to set these posts as you did on the end posts. 6. Once you have those posts in place, the next step is to install the horizontal boards along the fence. These 2 x 4 boards are attached with nails, and depending on your preference, they are usually set at the top, center, and bottom of the vertical posts. 7. The next step is to nail the vertical boards all along the fence. Once those are in place, it is a good idea to cover the fence with a high-quality waterproof sealer.
Tips for choosing fence companies for landscaping : • Fencing companies provide fences in different materials. Wood fences provide a traditional look but require regular maintenance. Vinyl fences do not fade or rot and this makes them a popular choice. Aluminum and steel are also popular choices for landscaping. • After you have identified the type of fence you want, you can start interviewing the fence companies that you have shortlisted. Ask as many questions as possible so that you are able to make an informed choice. • Ask for references and look at the track record of fence companies offering their services. Do they finish the work on time? What is the type of warranty that they offer on the work they provide?
Benefits of bamboo fence : · Its an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood and chain link Bamboo takes 3-5 years to grow and will not replenish once harvested. Secondly, it has a much higher environmental impact. A bamboo tree releases 35% more oxygen compared to other trees and absorbs twice as much carbon dioxide.
Picket Fences Many people visualize living in a house that has a white picket fence, which resembles a perfect version of the American Dream. Most picket fencing is around three feet high and made of redwood or cedar. Of course, such fences serve to accessorize more than protect the backyard. Thus, picket fence designs typically vary the most and afford best chances to customize.
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