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    Preparing Your Wrought Iron Fence for Winter

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Unlike aluminum fences, wrought iron fences are extremely expensive to replace if they have rusted. If you have a wrought iron fence, protect it and you can save yourself a significant amount of money. Read this article for more information on how to prepare your wrought iron fence for the cold, wet winter weather in Chicago.

    You should clean your wrought iron fence once a week ideally, or once a month at the very least. To prepare your wrought iron fence for winter, you’ll need to clean it just like you normally do, using soapy water and a rag or sponge. Dry the wrought iron with a towel afterward.

    Brushing Existing Rust
    Use a wire brush to brush the wrought iron fence. In addition to cleaning any remaining dirt, this also removes rust spots. If you want to speed up the process, use a wire-wheel attachment on your electric drill.

    Sand and Prime
    Before painting you need to sand the wrought iron fence with medium-grit sandpaper. This removes peeling paint and makes the surface rough for the primer. Wipe the wrought iron surface with a rag to remove paint chips, cover the surrounding area with a protective cloth, and then apply a rust-inhibitive primer.

    Metal Paint
    After letting the primer cure per the manufacturer’s directions, apply a rust-resistant metal paint. You can buy the paint in liquid or aerosol form. Let the paint dry for at least two hours before touching the fence.

    If you are tired of putting up with the maintenance required by your wrought iron fence, go with maintenance-free aluminum fencing. Not only is aluminum attractive, but it is also a better value than wrought iron. Visit Paramount Fence of Chicago online to check out the long-lasting, durable aluminum fencing we offer. For more information about our aluminum fences, call us at (630) 406-8410.

    Keeping Your Pool Safe with Proper Fencing

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Sadly, many children have drowned in Chicago-area pools that were improperly or inadequately fenced. To learn more about the importance of keeping your pool safe with the right fencing, watch this video clip.

    Laws differ depending on where your pool is located, but most pool fencing needs to be at least five feet high, with vertical pickets that are about four inches apart. Walk around the pool fence and make sure that there are no climbing obstacles within four feet of the fence. If there is space at the bottom, it should not be more than about two inches high. Furthermore, the fence should have a gate that latches and self closes. Watch this video clip for more tips on planning proper fencing for your Chicago pool.

    Paramount Fence of Chicago offers high-quality aluminum fences, wood fences, and vinyl fences for a variety of uses. If you just installed a pool, call us at (630) 406-8410 or visit our website to find out how we can keep your family safe with proper fencing. 

    Creating Comfortable Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Fencing

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Whether you want to create a classic outdoor space or one that is more modern, decorative fencing will help you achieve the look you want. At Paramount Fence, we offer our customers lots of options. For instance, we offer quirky and colorful fences, classic fences, and fences built to maintain your backyard privacy. For advice on choosing a decorative fence that enhances your outdoor space, keep reading. 

    Classic Picket Fence
    Invite guests into your yard or garden with a charming white picket fence. If that’s not your style, add brightly colored pickets to create a playful, artsy focal point in the yard. If you don’t want to put up with the maintenance that comes with a wood fence, opt instead for a vinyl fence, which is virtually maintenance-free. For a unique look, add roses, clematis, or hanging potted plants to the pickets.

    Aluminum or Vinyl Privacy Fence
    If privacy is what your outdoor space needs to be complete, there are dozens of options for you. Privacy fences made from closely stacked pieces of aluminum, vinyl, and wood will add charm to your outdoor space while enhancing your privacy. Dress up your privacy fence by creating a niche for a window box planter, adding decorations such as seasonal garden art, or planting climbing roses.

    Rustic Charm
    If you want to create an old-world character to your outdoor space, wood is a great material. Add a wood fence and secure it with pillars made of brick or stone for an interesting mix of textures. Top the pillars with flowerpots made of clay for an elegant look.

    Your fencing options limitless with Paramount Fence. Serving the Chicago area, we offer residential and commercial fencing made from wood, vinyl, aluminum, and more. Call us at (630) 406-8410 if you have any questions, and visit our website to see our fencing showroom.

    Why You Need to Keep Wildlife Off of Your Property

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Wildlife doesn’t understand the concept of “destruction of property,” nor do wild animals feel sorry for destroying your award-winning rose garden or tipping over your garbage cans in search of a meal. Wildlife can also carry a number of transmittable diseases, many of which can be quite serious if left untreated. There are also far too many stories of wildlife attacks on pets and humans. In other words, the best way to protect your property, your pets, and your family is to keep wildlife out, and the best way to do that is by installing a durable fence around your property.

    If you want to fence in your property and keep wildlife intruders at bay, contact Paramount Fence. With over 20 years of experience in the fence business, we offer fence products and solutions that you can trust. To learn more about our wood, aluminum, and vinyl fences, visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410. 

    Is White Picket Fencing Right for Your Home?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The phrase “white picket fence” has become so ingrained in our culture that it has moved beyond its original literal meaning to one that is used to describe the ideal representation of “the good life.” However, white picket fencing isn’t right for every home. If you are in love with this quintessentially American fence, make sure that you use the right pickets (and the right color) for your home. Here are a few tips for using picket fencing around your home

    Matching Colors
    Most people think picket fences are always white. However, picket fences can be painted any color you’d like. The only reason people have the image of white picket fences is because of their long-standing association with American Colonial architecture. Largely, white is the traditional body color of these homes, so it makes sense that the picket fence would match. But when it comes to your home, the best advice is to match the color of your picket fence to the color of your home. Of course, if you must have a white picket fence, you could always paint your house to match.

    Matching Style
    Just as important as matching the color of the picket fence to the color of your home is matching the picket style to the style of your home. One of the best ways to match a picket fence with your home is to go off the roof pitch. For example, if you have a steeply pitched roof, then you should go with sharp, pointed pickets. The vertical height of your home will also help you determine the best picket fence style. If your home is single story, go with a shorter picket fence.

    If you want to surround your home with a beautiful wood picket fence, contact Paramount Fence today. We offer a variety of wood picket fences, including dog-eared, scalloped, arched, and traditional spaced picket. You can browse all of our wood fences online. If you have questions or would like to place an order, call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

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