Category Archives: Choosing Fence

Choosing The Best Fence For A Family

When it comes to choosing the best yard fence for your family there are many things that come into consideration and Midwest Fence has all the choices to cover exactly what your family might need.

A chain link fence is an option, and a popular choice for many reasons. More affordable than wood or iron, a chain link fence can feel transparent and can allow the light in for a family that does a lot of gardening. Galvanized steel make these fences durable and strong, and a good choice for the type of climate changes that come in the Midwest area. If installed correctly, the chain link fence is virtually maintenance-free, needing only a hosing off with soap and water.

But some families might want a little more coverage than a chain link fence can offer. Another option is the wood fence — either privacy or wood picket fence. Wood fencing can easily adapt to any shape of a yard and is therefore very versatile. Fence posts are installed in concrete and are very sturdy. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Trex Fencing

The traits that make Trex fencing desirable include durability and low maintenance and also a lasting beauty. Trex fences offer durability and performance that you can’t get from wood and it comes in a variety of color and style choices.

The traits that lead to not using Trex fencing include the cost, some limitations in design and color and installation can be difficult. Composite fences typically come in prefabricated panels in a fixed size and design. Customizing them is difficult and can void a warranty and painting composite materials is tricky.

While those are generally considered the cons, they can also be viewed as a positive because Trex fences require little or no maintenance beyond cleaning with a hose. Continue reading

Why Experience Counts In A Twin Cities Fence Contractor

In previous posts we have discussed how to prepare to hire a fence contractor, tips for interviewing them and how to find prospective fence contractors to contact.

In this post we will discuss how important experience and reputation is when hiring a Twin Cities fence contractor.

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A fence is both a financial investment in your property — affecting curb appeal and practical use of your property — as well as a functional and safety extension of your home.

That combination makes the decision an important one for any homeowner.

While there are reputable fence contractors who have been working for only a few years, there are also a bevy of ‘fly by night’ fence contractors who work from a pickup truck and job-to-job.

The third kind is fence contractors who have a long history in a community, building up experience and a reputation that ensures they will stand behind the job.

While there are a handful of long-standing Twin Cities fence contractors, only one has been installing and standing behind fences in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area since 1947 and that is Midwest Fence.

In addition, Midwest Fence has been a family-owned company since its inception, overseen by the same owners as it has grown into the largest residential fence company in Minnesota.

The nearly 70 years of fence installation experience allows Midwest Fence to be licensed, bonded and insures as well as offering an exclusive material and labor warranty on all of its installed fences.

Midwest Fence has nearly 70 years of fence-building experience in the Twin Cities and has an unmatched reputation for quality and integrity. Call 651-451-2222 for a free estimate and consultation.

Finding A Twin Cities Fence Contractor You Can Trust

In our recent blog posts we have discussed how to best prepare to choosing the right fence contractor that is right for you and for your job.

We discussed how to prepare for interviewing prospective contractors, how to evaluate prospective fence contractors and how to identify red flags when meeting with the prospective contractors.

In this blog post we will discuss how to begin finding fence contractors for you to interview. By this point you should know the material and style of fence you prefer — wood fence, chain link fence, PVC fence, Composite fencing — mapped out how the fence will lay on your property and developed a preliminary budget. Continue reading

Choosing The Right Twin Cities Fence Contractor – Pt. 2

After selecting a fence contractor to interview for the job, and you are talking with them or a salesperson, how the conversation plays out can also provide hints on whether they are the right contractor for you job:

Pressure to make an immediate — or even quick — decision should make you wary.

Pressuring to pay in cash only is another reason to be concerned. While many legitimate contractors will offer a discount if you pay in cash, asking customers to pay only in cash is likely a red flag. Continue reading