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How to Choose a Home’s Fence and Gate Design and Material

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Your home’s fence and the gate attached to it are very important for both appearance and security. You probably want a fence that does more than just mark off your property boundary but will also deter intruders from coming into your yard, give you some privacy from neighbors, and enhance your property’s appearance as much as possible. With so many options for fencing design and materials from which to choose, this can actually make it difficult to find just the right one; note a few tips to make the selection easier on you overall. 1. Start with regulations First, note if there are regulations you need to follow when it comes to your home’s fence. This can be regarding its height and its style; in some neighborhoods, the fence cannot be so tall that it overwhelms your neighbor’s yard, and there may also be laws about fences with vertical bars and how far apart they must be spaced, to keep children and animals from getting caught between them. If you live in an area with a neighborhood association or homeowner’s association, they too will probably have rules in place regarding your fence, so start by checking with them. 2. Consider security If you want a gate for your fence, you no doubt want it to be as secure as possible. Consider the lock you can purchase with each type of fencing material and style and if it would be easy to access from outside the fence. Choosing a wood or vinyl privacy fence with no openings between slats and no mesh design can keep someone from reaching through to inside the fence and unlocking the gate. Larger posts on the side of the gate can give you a way to drill an opening for a thick deadbolt so that the gate is more secure against someone simply forcing it open. 3. Material After noting the important factors of local regulations and security, you can then turn to the material of the fence and gate. A wood privacy fence may give you the most options for color, as you can easily repaint a wood fence any color you want, when you want. Vinyl may be more durable than wood, as it won’t rot, chip, or stain, but it can be difficult to repaint vinyl so you may need to consider your limits on its appearance. The same is true for metal fences; aluminum won’t rust or corrode, but to refinish it, you may need a contractor who can add a layer of powder coating. Keep these points in mind so you know you’re happy with your fence for years to come. For more information about fencing options and designer gates, contact a local fencing...

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What are the different types of metal fences?

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If you are thinking about installing a fence on your property, you might be thinking about metal fences. These have loads of benefits, from the amount of security it offers you, to the fact that the materials are recyclable if you ever decide to take it down. Here are some different types of metal fencing to consider for your home. Chain Link Fence A common type of metal fence to choose is a chain link fence, which is an affordable option. This fence is great when you don’t have a lot to spend but want a durable and secure fence. With a chain link fence, it is made with sturdy metal posts and frames that hold together steel mesh. You can get a chain link fence in different types of metal, from the more affordable aluminum to the high-quality steel. It is easy to have the fence custom-made to get the height you need for your property. While they aren’t good for privacy purposes, you can keep your dogs and children from running into the street. You can easily make it more private by planting tall bushes and trees in front of the fence. Aluminum Another good metal fence that doesn’t cost quite as much is an aluminum fence. A great thing about aluminum is that it is versatile and can be found in many different fence styles. If you want a fence that is good for privacy and includes large panels that keep out nosy neighbors, aluminum is perfect. There are a variety of styles of aluminum fences, where some are solid material, while others are more decorative with interesting detail and scrollwork on the surface. You can also paint aluminum fences to be any colour you like. Also keep in mind that aluminum metal fences are low-maintenance. Wrought Iron For a more durable fence that is hard for others to break down and gain access to your property, a wrought iron metal fence is ideal. Wrought iron is one of the most durable types of metal fences, lasting a long time, even if you pay a little more in the beginning. It also does require more maintenance, so that is something else to keep in mind. However, if you have security concerns with your home, you can get a wrought iron fence with a locked gate that keeps all unwanted visitors out. Have it made extra high so nobody can climb over the top of the fence...

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How To Style A Mesh Pool Fence

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For families with small children, mesh is very often the best choice for a pool fence. Mesh pool fencing is generally less expensive than other kinds, and it’s also a lot more childproof. Crossbars can be used to climb over; gaps at the bottom can be crawled underneath and openings between bars can be slipped between – but mesh pool fencing gets around all of these concerns, and does just as good a job of keeping out much wildlife as it does children. The one concern many people have is that they won’t be able to style it to fit in with their garden. It’s sometimes thought of as being less attractive than metal or wooden fencing – but there are plenty of things you can do to get around that, and there’s no aesthetic reason not to have a safe, childproof mesh pool fence installed in your property. Here’s a selection of the best ways to make your fence look as good as the rest of your garden. Make judicious use of potted plants – especially ones that grow tall. The first rule of garden decoration is potted plants – they’re useful for hundreds of things, and beautifying a mesh fence is no exception. Arrange them in clusters, especially around the corners of your fencing. It’s important to choose ones that stand tall by themselves or use bamboo staves to keep them up, though – anything that tries to climb on your fencing itself could damage it. Consider adding a few garden screens to mix things up. Many garden centers now sell wooden or metal room dividers suitable for outdoor use. When erected in front of a mesh fence as part of your garden decor, they can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your outdoor space. Use the mesh to add some unexpected light. Solar-powered fairy lights are now widely available and very inexpensive. They can be wound through your mesh if the gaps are spaced far enough apart, or across the top bar if they aren’t. When you’re swimming at night, plenty of little twinkling points of light will help to make the experience truly magical. Create distinct areas to break up a flat wall. Rather than thinking of your pool fence as one solid area, use your imagination to figure out how to break your garden up into multiple areas. You can then make these clear by arranging furniture, creating ‘walls’ with potted plants and garden decorations at right-angles from your fence, and adding a couple of outdoor rugs. Mix up the access points to these zones to further enhance the...

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Stop Low Flying Birds From Flying Into Your Pool Fence

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If low flying birds such as the welcome swallow keep flying into your glass pool fence, it can be annoying. It can also result in smears or even blood, in some cases, on the fence. Luckily, there are things you can do to deter birds from hitting your fence: 1. Make your pool area less enticing to birds. If birds are hitting your glass pool fence because they are trying to reach your pool area, consider making it less attractive to birds. If you have fruit or seed bearing plants near your pool, consider removing them, and also remove bird feeders. If there are branches for roosting hanging over your pool, prune them to remove that temptation as well. If you own the area outside your pool fence, consider creating small areas in that space for the birds. For example place a bird bath somewhere outside your pool area. That can attract the birds and keep them away from your fence. In particular, if they have a bird bath, they won’t be as likely to dive toward your pool for a sip of water and hit the fence on the way. 2. Decorate your glass fence so it is more noticeable. The tips above help to slow the flow of birds onto your property, but to curtail accidents, you should also make your pool fence more noticeable. There are a range of ways you can do this. If the birds are a recurring problem, you may want to add permanent etching to your pool fence. You can choose any design you like from waves, to dolphins, to other aquatic themes. If you prefer a temporary solution, buy decals and stick them on your glass fence. Alternatively, you may cover the fence with a net or even a blanket to make it more visible to birds. 3. Use deterrents to scare birds away. Many people love the crystal clear nature of glass pool fences, and as a result, they don’t want to clutter them with decals or other items. If you fall into that category, you should explore other deterrents. If you have trees hanging near your fence, hang shiny objects from them. Old CDs or DVDs work perfectly — loop some string through the holes, hang them in your tree and let the reflecting light scare away birds. Alternatively, you can hang fake predators such as hawks or snakes in your tree or place them around your pool. If you want to learn more techniques for keeping birds away from your pool fence or for taking care of damage that they cause, contact a glass pool fence specialist....

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