Pros And Cons Of A Wood Fence

Considering building a fence for your yard means evaluating what type of fence you should build and with what material. Among the most popular fencing materials in the Twin Cities is wood.

Selecting wood for a fence means choosing one of the oldest materials used for fencing. Wood allows for a wide variety of styles of fencing for a project, and is also traditionally the material used by do-it-yourselfers.

Similar to any material considered for a building project, wood has pros and cons when used for fencing. We will examine those advantages and disadvantages in this blog post, just as we reviewed the pros and cons of vinyl fencing as well as the advantages and disadvantages of chain link fencing. Continue reading

Best Fence For Swimming Pools

Enclosing a swimming pool is a good idea for a variety of reasons. From privacy to security and, above all else, safety, homeowners protecting their pool need to select the type of fence to fit those needs along with their individual style and taste.

Understanding applicable ordinances and rules to enclose a residential pool is important before making a final fence decision as they may have height and setback requirements that can affect the choice.

Wood Fences For Swimming Pools

Wood fencing for swimming pools are a solid option as they are custom built and offer various levels of privacy, height and styles. This allows fitting the fence to the contour of a property and also painting or staining a preferred color. Continue reading

Fence Options For Growing Families

Our previous post discussed the consideration a young, growing family should consider when discussing installing a backyard fence. Those options include Security, Privacy, Durability and Price.

In this post we will examine the various fence types available to homeowners and how the compare to the evaluations outlined previously.

When considering a fence for a family looking to keep children safe while they are alone outside there a several fence types:

Chain Link Fences. These fences are good at keeping children contained and unwanted animals out of your yard. However, while residential chain link fences can be of any height, they typically are four or five feet tall and can be traversed with some effort.

Chain link is also the most affordable fence type. Made from galvanized steel wire woven in a recognizable diamond pattern, chain link fences are durable and require little maintenance. They offer little privacy unless plastic slats are used.

They can be covered in black or green vinyl to help it blend into your yard, or can be used with wooden posts and cross beams to provide a distinctive appearance. Because the chain link is galvanized it is durable and has a longer lifespan than wood. Continue reading

What Families Should Consider When Buying A Fence

If your family includes children who are starting to play outside on their own and/or a dog you’d prefer not to have on a chain, you may have been thinking about fence options for your property.

What a growing family needs to consider when evaluating a fence for their yard:

Security. This includes keeping your children and dogs from wandering away when you aren’t watching them, but also keeping unwanted people and animals from entering your yard.

Privacy. This includes keeping passers by, neighbors and others from easily seeing what is going on in your yard. It could also include ensuring your children or dogs can’t be distracted by events outside of your yard, limiting the risk they will leave.

Durability. When building a fence, particularly one designed for a family, ensuring it is constructed soundly for both stability and durability is important. This makes sure your family fence remains sturdy and dependable for the years it is growing. Continue reading

Different Kinds Of Chain Link Fence

There are many types of chain link fences to choose from when deciding on the right choice for your personal or commercial property fence and Midwest Fence can help meet all your needs.

A more affordable choice than iron, wood or pvc, chain link fences are a great alternative. A galvanized steel chain link fence is made from woven and interlocking steel wire and is a very stable choice, using posts that are cemented into the ground.

Once a chain link fence is installed properly there is no ongoing maintenance for them and they can be cleaned with soap and water to keep it looking fresh and new.

Chain link fences are good choices for many things. To keep pets safe in your yard, or many people use them to make dog kennels or runs or to use around dog parks. Chain link fences also offer a secure barrier around a home or commercial property. They are available in different heights. It is also a good choice for playgrounds, areas for baseball or basketball, or other sporting activities. Continue reading