Spotlight on Picket Fences

Wooden picket fences go back in our country’s history all the way to colonial times. They were used in a functional way to keep children in and certain animals out. However, chickens use to fly to the top of the fence, and then continue on down into the yard. The pointed tops of today’s pickets were invented to prevent any birds from landing on them. Pickets used to be mounted into the soil, until people realized that this caused them to rot away. Today, they are held just above the soil with two horizontal cross-bars connecting them to the fence posts. They also serve more of a decorative purpose than they did in older times. Cedar and redwood can be used to attain a rustic aesthetic, while white painted fences are a very popular option to pair with a beautiful flower garden. In recent years, vinyl picket fences have been used as an alternative. They are easier to maintain since they do not rot, and you do not have to repaint them.

Paramount Fences helps the people of St. Charles, Elgin, and the surrounding Chicagoland area with all of their fencing needs. Alongside our excellent customer service, we provide wood and vinyl fences, among other options. Call us today at (630) 225-7680 to find out more.

All About Vinyl Fences

When it comes to installing a durable, aesthetically pleasing fence, vinyl is a great option. Although they are currently very popular, it was not always that way. They used to be very expensive, and only used by a small group of people. Today, you can find them in yards all across the country, and for good reason.


Vinyl fences have shown that they are heavy-duty and long lasting. A lot of times they can even outlive the warranty. Due to the strength of material, it is a popular choice all across the country from the frigid Northeast to Southern California where there is a lot of saltwater exposure. Additionally, vinyl cannot be chewed through like wood can, which oftentimes leads animals to hurt themselves with sharp splinters.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

Vinyl fences are easy to install, typically made up of posts and panels that snap into place. Additionally, once they are installed, they are simple to maintain. As opposed to other materials, you do not have to worry about repainting vinyl frequently, or fret over potential decaying and termite attacks. However, it can be important to consider washing vinyl fences with soap and water in order to maintain its shine.


Although vinyl materials may cost more up front in comparison to other options, homeowners usually reap the long-term cost benefits. Since they are easy to maintain and last a long time, homeowners usually spend substantially less throughout the lifetime of their vinyl fence.

Paramount Fence is a top-of-the-line fencing services provider in the Chicagoland area, serving Elgin, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. We offer different kinds of fences for whatever your need may be, including vinyl, wood, and more. Call us at (630) 225-7680 to find out how we can start assisting you today.

A Look at Wooden Fence Repairs

Over the course of their lifetime, wooden fences will need to be repaired as pickets come undone and out of place. When you want to replace one of the pickets on your wooden fence, it is important to keep the right materials handy. Consider using a crowbar, a hammer, a cordless drill, and outdoor screws to hold up the new piece. It is advised to take out the picket you do not want using the crow bar, and hammer back in any rusted nails. Once the surface is good to go, the new picket will be ready to be screwed in using the drill. Watch this video for more details on how to repair your wooden fence.

With over 20 years' experience, Paramount Fence has been installing high-quality fences in Batavia, Geneva, and other communities in the Chicagoland area. We specialize in wood, vinyl, and more. Call us today at (630) 406-8410 for more information.

The Steps of Planning Your New Fence

Drilling Screw into Wood

Fences are an important piece of any property, and are used for many purposes. They can be purely functional, keeping objects inside or outside, or they can be entirely for decoration. However, a lot are created to meet multiple needs at once. Constructing a new fence can be a substantial undertaking, and it is important to keep various aspects in mind. If you are planning to build one for your home, consider these steps.

Determining Reasons for Building It
Before making any decisions, it is important to consider why you want to build a fence in the first place. For example, installing a beautiful picket fence in front of your house for adornment is a very different project than building one in your backyard solely to keep your pet from getting out. Once you have decided the purposes that your new fence will serve, then it is time to begin other steps in the process.

Doing Research
A lot of homeowners and neighborhood associations typically have rules and regulations for changing the appearance of your house. Before making any purchases, it is critical to find out what these are for your neighborhood. Key details to find out include what your fence can look like, how tall it can be, what materials you can use, where on your property you can build it, and if you need a permit.

Choosing Materials
The materials you choose for your new fence may depend on your reasoning for building it, your budget, and what your local neighborhood association allows you to use. If you want to add a decorative element to your home, the classic wooden picket fence is a great look. However, if you just want to build one to ensure your dog does not get out, a simple chain link fence will do. Vinyl fences are another popular option, due to their easy maintenance.

With over 20 years' experience, Paramount Fence has been the premier fence provider for Aurora, Elgin, and the greater Chicagoland area. We offer aluminum fencing, wood fencing, and more. Call us at (630) 406-8410, or visit our website for additional information.

Spotlight on Privacy Fences

Two boys on the fence looking for smth

Privacy fences are a common feature for homes across the country. If you are seeking an effective way to contain your outdoor space and enhance the security of your home, you may want to consider a privacy fence installation. When you are planning a new privacy fence, it is important to make sure that your fence meets the code limitations of your local area. Once you have determined the proper height and dimensions of your privacy fence, you will be ready to choose your fence material. Privacy fences can be made of a variety of materials, including wood, sheet metal, and vinyl. Your fence contractor can help you choose the best material for your property.

When you are ready to install a privacy fence in your yard, do not hesitate to contact Paramount Fence. For more than twenty years, we have served the Aurora and Batavia areas with highly rated fencing services. To hear more about the fencing services that we can provide for your home, give us a call at (630) 406-8410.

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