The materials used in commercial fences are all sturdy and durable, but even so, they need some attention and help to be able to perform at their very best and to offer the protection and the looks that property owners expect. Here are some tips from commercial Denver fence companies that can help you increase the longevity of your fence:
- Regular inspections – whatever the material used for making the fence, regular inspections are the best way to detect any damage and to stop any deterioration on its tracks. Perform an inch-by-inch inspection of your fence at the beginning of each season and address the issues that you find right away;
- Make sure that the posts are sturdy – posts that are not planted firmly into the ground can expose the fence material to excessive tension and can cause the premature deterioration of the fence. Whenever you inspect your fence, pay attention to the posts, too and refill the holes around them with gravel to prevent water damage and to ensure the stability of the fence;
- Use coating – if your fence is made from wood or metal, protect it against moisture and other types of damage with the right type of coating. Don’t forget to reapply the coating according to the instructions on the product, usually every 1-3 years.
Fences are continuously exposed to the elements and each type of fence material has a different reaction to the prolonged stress. Here are some of the most common residential fencing Denver issues, the materials that they affect and the repair methods that should be used:
- Leaning fence posts, fallen panels – most commonly affecting fences made from chain link, wood and vinyl, the issue is usually caused by high winds, soil erosion or impact. If the fence is damaged by wind or falling objects, the remedy involves only the replacement of the panels and the straightening of the posts, but if the issue is caused by soil erosion, you will need an expert to create a suitable drainage system;
- Mildew, rot and insect damage – these issues affect wood fences and can be repaired by removing the damaged part of the fence and correcting it with some caulk. You can prevent the issue in the future by applying and reapplying suitable coating and paint;
- Staining – the issue is mostly encountered on vinyl fences. Fortunately, it is easy to remedy, all you need to do is to clean the affected area with some soap water;
- Rust – found on chain link and metal fencing, the remedy depends on the extent of the damage. Small spots can be removed with a brush and some rust removal product, but if the rusty area is too large, the panel needs to be replaced. To prevent further rusting, the repair should include the application of a rust prevention coating as well.
The requirements that commercial fencing needs to fulfil are very similar to the requirements pertaining to residential fencing, but commercial applications need to provide much sturdier solutions for all those requirements, therefore the materials used for making these fences are slightly different. The principle roles of both residential and commercial fencing are access control, security, visual appeal and property delimitation, but commercial facilities usually carry large inventories of products and other very expensive assets, so the fences that surround them need to be able to deliver the best performance. Here are some of the most popular, time-tested materials used for making commercial fences:
- Chain link – the durable chain link fence Denver material is very sturdy and great for property delimitation purposes as well as for protection against intruders;
- Barbed wire – the material uses sharp barbs located on the top of the fence, which makes it the preferred solution for areas where access control is essential as well as on farms where livestock needs to be safely contained;
- Ornamental aluminium and steel – made from heavy-duty materials, these fences suit aesthetic as well as protection purposes;
- Composite fencing – a relatively new material on market, composite panels are made from a mix of plastic, resin and wood. The material is available in many different styles and it is suitable for building very tall fences for complete privacy.
Investing into a new fence around your home is a great way to add value to your property through the aesthetic appeal, the comfort and the protection provided by your fence.
According to real estate experts, you might not be able to add the entire amount of the investment to the price you ask for your property when you want to sell it, but a home surrounded by an attractive, stylish and reliable fence will surely sell much faster and will attract much more serious buyers than a property delimited with warping, falling and damaged fencing.
New fencing installed by Metro Fence Company Inc is a great investment into the comfort of your household as well – you and your family will feel much better in your own home if the fence around it is attractive and able to offer you the privacy and the safety that you need. If you have young kids or pets that can run out to the street, your fence will play the role of keeping them safe, making your fence an essential tool for personal safety as well. A sturdy fence can also act as a deterrent for burglars and other intruders and will protect you from the curious eyes of the people passing by your property.
Your fence is probably more than a barrier that separates your property from the surrounding plots of land and from the street in front of your home – the fence needs to play a protective as well as an aesthetic role. While the safety provided by your fence depends on the its sturdiness and height, its aesthetic function is governed by design. Here are some of the latest trends in Brighton fence design that you can use for making a modern fence:
- Green fences – climbing plants can transform any fence into an attractive, organic component of your property. If you decide to start a green fence, be prepared that you will have to wait for at least a year to get a nice fence, but the effort is surely worthwhile;
- Multicolored fences – you can buy vinyl panels designed especially for mixing colors and create your own, special and unique fence design;
- Combining materials – wood panels fastened with elaborate metal stripes that play an ornamental role, too or fences that are made from stone or brick on the bottom and from iron or wood on the top are also very trendy fence solutions;
- Horizontal panels and wood boards – the fences that use panels or boards installed horizontally, rather than vertically are very popular, too.
Many homeowners decide to install their own fences, but in most cases, the project turns out to be more overwhelming than it looked before the first post hole was dug out. Fence installation can also take very long, especially if you are doing it all by yourself and without experience in designing and executing fences and chances are that the results will be less than perfect.
Fortunately, there are lots of great Thornton gate and fence contractors out there who can hardly wait for your call – here is how to find a contractor who does a great job for a great price:
- Get multiple cost estimates for your fencing project – invite at least three contractors to see the future job site and then request a detailed estimate in writing. Choose the fence and gate contractor whose prices are the most reasonable, not the cheapest one – reducing the price too much will prevent the contractor from using quality materials;
- Ask all your questions – the method that the contractor will use for revealing hidden underground utilities, the way he is planning to do the grading or to incorporate obstacles, such as trees, are all essential for your final decision;
- Discuss the deadlines – most fencing companies have huge backlogs, so try to get at least a promise about the starting date for the fencing project.
The Colorado building industry is in the process of continuous growth and expansion, one of the most important trends that can be expected for this year being further growth of at least 7%. Here are some other trends that can be relied on:
- Further increase in residential construction – Colorado is becoming increasingly attractive for companies in various segments. More companies coming to the state bring more people who move to the state permanently and need a home to live in, so if the process continues, residential construction is likely to continue growing, too. If you are looking at Colorado real estate, know that there are many great companies around to support the buying process – from roof repair to quality fence repair Thornton CO is home to amazing service industries;
- Sustainability – another important trend that governs Colorado construction is the incorporation of green elements and of sustainable building solutions. Timber construction and the extended usage of recycled materials are just two of the most popular sustainable technologies used;
- Labor shortage – the rapid growth in demand is matched with the increase in the number of building projects started, but most building companies are continuously struggling to find suitable workforce. Labor shortage affects mostly the level of skilled and unskilled work, but building companies are looking for office staff, managers with or without experience in construction and many other positions, so for people looking for a way to start a career in construction now is the time to make their move.
Security fencing is a type of fencing used mostly on industrial or commercial property with the purpose of providing enhanced protection for the assets, for the storage areas as well as the open areas on the property. To achieve a high level of protection, security fences use additional features, such as razor wires and barbed wire as well as alarm systems, in most cases complete with camera systems equipped with motion sensors. Security fences are also made from sturdy materials – here are a few examples of the most common fence materials used by Brighton fencing for security fences:
- Timber – the natural material is not only very solid and suitable for being used in security fencing, but also very attractive;
- Welded wire mesh – this cost-efficient solution is the preferred choice for many industrial facilities, being suitable for security fences due to its strength;
- Metal railings – usually made from steel, metal railing fences are extremely durable, resistant to any weather, cost efficient and attractive;
- Chain link fencing – also called hurricane fencing, chain-link Brighton fencing is available in various gauges and can be used for fencing in very large territories while keeping costs to the minimum. Chain link fences are usually combined with other security systems for enhanced protection.
If you want to make your mom feel really special, here are some easy and entertaining ways to express your love for her and to make her feel really appreciated:
- A necklace with a locket that has a photo inside – choose a classy, delicate necklace with a matching locket. You can put a picture of yourself, of yourself and your Mom or of the grandkids inside;
- Photo pillows – many companies nowadays offer personalization services and create prints on fabric. Pick a few pictures of yourself, of your kids or of the entire family together and have them printed on plain white pillow cases, your Mom will love her new decoration items;
- Spend the day together – the best gift you can offer your mom is your time, so take your Mom to a special spa day, then invite her to dinner to her favorite restaurant or to a place that she will like. If your Mom prefers to stay at home, spend the day in the family home with her, but don’t let her do any housework – do the cooking and the cleaning for her or convince her to just enjoy the time you spend together.
Help your mom do chores around her house. Call professional Westminster fencing pros to do a fence inspection and complete repairs if needed. Help her clean windows, complete lawn maintenance, and other diy home projects.
The summer is for spending time outdoors and time spent outdoors is for playing games – here are some of the funniest games that you will want to play all summer long:
- The lawn twister – you can use some eco-friendly paint and stencils to draw the circles on your lawn or, if you don’t want to paint your lawn, you can use an old twister set or a game board. Whichever your choice, you and the members of your family or your friends joining the game will love twisting their bodies on the soft lawn;
- Dodgeball with water-filled balloons – this is the perfect game for really hot summer days, when the water on your clothes can dry in a matter of minutes. Playing dodgeball with balloons that have water inside will refresh and entertain everyone, just throw that balloon;
- Lawn darts made from soft, spongy material – lawn darts used to be popular decades ago, but then so many people got injured that the game was withdrawn. It is now back in a safe version, without any pointed or sharp edges, made from safe and soft material, giving you all the fun without posing any dangers for the players or for the people standing around the players.
However you choose to spend your time this summer, the experts at Arvada fencing wish you a safe, relaxing, and happy summer!