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    Maintaining Your Wood Fence

    Last updated 7 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 16 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 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.

    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.

    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 29 days 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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    Last updated 1 month ago

    How to Care for Your Wood Fence in the Cold Weather

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A well-maintained cedar wood fence is a durable investment that can add curb appeal and functionality to a home. Keeping a wood fence in a good state of repair does require some effort, especially in the wintertime. In addition to winterizing your fence in late fall with a thorough cleaning and staining, you should take the following steps throughout the wintertime to further protect your fence against seasonal damage.

    Keep Your Fence Clean
    Thoroughly cleaning your fence and then staining it with a water-repellent sealant after it has had a few days to dry is the best way to prevent exposure-related fence damage during the wintertime. Check on your fence every few weeks to ensure that no leaves or debris have accumulated, and cover it with burlap on heavy snow days to protect it against damage.

    Check the Foundation
    Frost causes soil to move in ways that can damage fences with shallowly rooted posts. Check your fence’s foundation to ensure that it is strong, and hire a fence repair professional if you think it could use some fortifying. In order to withstand winter soil shifting, your fence posts should reach at least three-feet below ground.

    Trim Branches
    Falling tree branches can cause significant structural damage to a fence. Protect your wood fence by pruning at the beginning of the winter season and any other time you see branches that have grown too long or look precarious.

    At Paramount Fence, we offer a host of cedar fence care and repair services. Regardless of whether you are looking to stain your fence before the next long winter arrives or replace your fence after the beating it has taken over the past few months, we can help. To enquire about our fence services or to request an estimate, call (630) 225-7680.

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