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    What Factors Should You Consider When Designing a Fence?

    Last updated 1 day 11 hours ago

    Do you feel that your yard needs more privacy? Do you have pets or young children who you want to keep safe when they are playing outside? No matter what your reasons, building a fence is a great way to improve your home. Check out the following guide to learn about a few of the factors you should consider when selecting the materials, height, and style of your new fence. 

    Your Goals
    If you are building a fence, you likely have a specific goal in mind. The type of fence you choose should meet that goal. If you want your yard to be more private, look for a tall fence with boards that are close together. For a pool fence, choose a sturdy option that children cannot climb over or slip through. It can be helpful to talk to your fencing company about your goals, as they may have suggestions to help you with the design.

    Maintenance Needs
    Different fence materials have different maintenance needs. Some only need to be cleaned every so often, while others need to be repainted or resealed to maintain their beauty and functionality. Be realistic when considering how much time you’ll be willing to put into maintaining your fence in the years to come.

    Your Landscape
    If your yard is already landscaped, you should be sure to select a fence style that will work well with your current plants and hardscape features. For example, an ornamental aluminum fence can accent a formal garden very nicely, while a picket fence may be perfect for a traditional front yard. If your yard is a blank slate, you can do the opposite—choose the fence you want, and then add shrubs, flowers, pathways, and other features that look great with the fence.

    Local Regulations
    In many areas of the country, there are regulations put in place regarding residential fences. It is essential that you research the regulations in your area and design your fence to abide by these rules.

    At Paramount Fence, we are committed to helping our customers design the perfect fences for their yards. If you live in the Chicagoland area and are considering building a fence, we can help you select the right material and style to fit your needs. Call (630) 225-7680 to find out more

    Maintaining Your Wood Fence

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Wood fencing offers numerous benefits to homeowners. If your Chicagoland fence company has recently installed a wood fence on your property, you may be wondering about the steps you need to take to keep it looking beautiful.

    Watch this video to learn some useful tips for cleaning and sealing your wood fence. You’ll find out how to use a pressure washer to get your fence as clean as possible, and discover how to coat your fence with a stain.

    Are you interested in adding a wood fence to your yard? Let Paramount Fence in Batavia do the job for you. Call us at (630) 225-7680 to learn about the fencing materials and styles we have to offer.

    Getting to Know Some of the Most Common Fence Materials

    Last updated 18 days ago

    If you’re getting ready to add a fence to your yard, it means you’re about to increase your home’s value, curb appeal, and privacy. You have several choices when it comes to fencing—in addition to there being many styles of fencing available, there are also several different materials to choose from. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common fence materials.

    Wood
    Wood is one of the most versatile fence materials. You can leave wood fencing with its natural color, stain it to bring out its inner beauty, or paint it a fun color to make your home stand out from the rest. While some types of wood are prone to damage from insects or weather, Western red cedar is insect- and rot-resistant. This makes it an ideal option for residential fences.

    Aluminum
    If you like the look of wrought iron fencing but don’t want to worry about the maintenance or costs associated with it, consider aluminum fencing. Like wrought iron fencing, aluminum fencing is available in a variety of styles that can lend a formal or casual feel to your property. Unlike wrought iron, aluminum does not have to be repainted. Aluminum fencing is durable, and will resist damage from insects and different weather conditions.

    Vinyl
    Do you want a low-maintenance fence that will stand up well to the elements? If so, vinyl fencing, or PVC fencing, may be the best option for you. You will never have to worry about repainting vinyl, as it will not fade or chip in the sun. It is easy to clean—just wipe down the fence with soap and water. Additionally, vinyl fencing does not warp due to moisture, is resistant to insects, and can stand up to even severe weather conditions. Vinyl fencing is generally only available in neutral colors.

    At Paramount Fence, we have the right fence material and style for you. We offer ornamental aluminum, chain link, wood, and vinyl fencing for residential customers, plus options for commercial use. If you would like to learn more about building a fence around your Chicagoland home, call Paramount Fence today at (630) 225-7680.

    Could Rock Salt Harm Your Fence?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Even individuals who much prefer sweet to savory are thankful for salt in the wintertime, when it serves as the most effective way to combat the snow and ice that overtake the Chicago area. Just as you have to clean your car regularly and park it in a covered place to safeguard it against rust damage, you may also need to take a few precautions to spare your fence from rock salt damage.

    Aluminum and vinyl fences are not susceptible to salt damage and require no special attention on this front. If you have a cedar fence, however, you will want to protect it from snow-melting salt. You can do this by refraining from using salt anywhere near your cedar fence and by covering the fence with burlap when heavy snow is forecast. Burlap is inexpensive, easy to use, and prevents cracking and discoloration due to rock salt.

    If your cedar fence suffered during the polar vortices of this past winter and is in need of repair or replacement, entrust Paramount Fence with the task. To speak with an experienced and friendly fence contractor about our services, call (630) 225-7680. You can also contact us online to request an estimate for your fence project. 

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