What You Need to Know About Planting Near Wood Fencing

Wooden fences are beautiful and durable, but they do require some special attention. In addition to the routine maintenance that is required for wooden fences, you also have to be mindful of any planting you do near the fence line.

Watch this video for tips on planting near your wooden fencing in a way that doesn’t harm the structure. Moisture in particular can be problematic for wooden fences, so make sure any plants that are near the fence have proper drainage.

Fortunately, Paramount Fence offers both wooden fences and wooden fence repairs near Chicagoland, so if any damage does occur to your fence, we can have it looking like new in no time. To learn more about our fencing options and repair services, call (630) 406-8410.

Planning Next Spring's Garden? Consider These Fencing Options

The weather may be cold now, but many people are already envisioning brighter days in a springtime garden. Fencing can be as essential to a good garden as the plants you choose, so what kind is right for your needs? Before you begin fence installation, keep these tips in mind.

The fence you choose depends largely on the kinds of pests you’re trying to keep out. Generally, the best garden fences don’t allow animals to see what is inside, so solid privacy fences, like wooden and vinyl fences, are good choices. If deer are a problem in your area, then you will need to ensure that the fence is high enough to prevent them from jumping over. If you simply want to create a boundary for your garden without obstructing the view, then an ornamental fence can be a good choice.

Paramount Fence offers a variety of styles, from red cedar fences to metal fences, and provides quality fence installation in Chicagoland. Contact us at (630) 406-8410 to learn more about our selection.

How Long Will a Wood Fence Last?

Homeowners often select wooden fences because they add beauty to the property, increase the home’s value, and offer plenty of privacy. They will also last a long time, as long as they are well taken care of. The longevity of wooden fences also depends on the species of wood. Spruce fences generally only last 4 to 7 years, while pine may last 5 to 12 years. Cedar can last 15 to 30 years untreated, which is why reputable fence installers prefer this type of wooden fence.

Fence installers often recommend that homeowners purchase treated cedar fencing. When treated, pine and spruce fences might last up to 20 years. Treated cedar can last an astonishing 4 decades. To make sure your fence lasts as long as possible, apply a fresh coat of stain or paint about every 4 years. Additionally, keep plant growth away from the fence, and don’t aim your sprinklers at it.

Paramount Fence is committed to high-quality fence installations in Chicagoland, which is why we sell red cedar fences. Call us today at (630) 406-8410.

See a Fence Installation Demonstration

If you’ve recently scheduled a fence installation, you might be curious about what to expect. Watch this video to see a demonstration of installing a cedar fence on a narrow side yard. This homeowner wanted a fence with internal wing walls to create separate enclosures for trash and storage needs.

The expert featured here explains how he ensures the posts are kept stable with concrete. This particular job was made more difficult because the land was at a steep slope. You’ll hear how the wooden fence panels were adapted to suit the land.

Paramount Fence is proud to install durable Western red cedar fences in Chicagoland. Get in touch at (630) 406-8410 to find out how a red cedar fence can beautify your home and yard.

Little to No Maintenance Required for These Types of Fences

Despite the natural beauty of red cedar fences, wood does have one drawback: It requires staining or painting about every 4 years for maximum durability. If this doesn’t appeal to you, there are other aesthetically pleasing options that require little to no maintenance. Consider talking to a fencing contractor about having an ornamental aluminum, PVC, or chain link fence installed around your property.

Chain Link Fences

Chain link is the workhorse of fences. It’s endlessly versatile, practical, and durable—and of course, it’s virtually maintenance-free. The main problem to watch out for is rust. Purchase a rust-resistant coated or finished chain link fence, or have the finish applied afterward. If your fence features a gate, spritz some oil on the hinges every now and then. And about once per year, check along the length of the fence for loose fencing hardware. These simple tasks will help your chain link stay in good condition, and enhance the look of your yard for years to come.

Ornamental Aluminum Fences

If you love the look of wrought iron fences, but don’t love the price, then an ornamental aluminum fence could be right for you. It mimics the more expensive look of wrought iron at a fraction of the cost. Plus, they’re incredibly durable and nearly maintenance-free. Ornamental aluminum fences require a similar maintenance routine as chain link fences. Oil the hinges of the gate periodically, and tighten any loose screws. You can keep your fence looking like new by occasionally rinsing it off with a garden hose to remove grass clippings and grime.

PVC/Vinyl Fences

PVC fences are popular choices for homeowners who want that white picket fence look, but without the maintenance of wood. These fences require almost no maintenance, with the exception of rinsing it down every now and then to clean it. Occasionally, check the post caps to make sure they haven’t loosened.

Whatever your fencing preferences are, Paramount Fence will help you find the perfect solution. One of our representatives will work closely with you until you’re completely satisfied with the proposed design for your new fence. Call (630) 406-8410 to get started on your chain link, ornamental aluminum, or PVC fence project in Chicagoland.

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