Last updated 11 months ago
Cedar fencing is one of the best ways you can improve the look of your home, and increase your resale value should you ever choose to sell. Cedar is a durable and stable wood that is naturally resistant to warping and twisting. In order to keep your fence looking great for years to come, a small amount of routine maintenance is required. Keep reading for tips on how to take good care of your cedar wood fence.
All types of wood are susceptible to moisture, expanding and contracting as the moisture level in the air changes. Though cedar stands up to the elements better than other species of wood, sealing your cedar fence will extend its life a great deal. Use a waterproofing sealer to give your cedar fence additional protection against the weather. Apply a thin coat and let it dry, and then apply a second coat. Most cedar fences should be sealed every three to five years for best results. If you are unsure of what sealer to use, talk to your fencing professionals to see if they have any recommendations.
Fences provide a barrier around your home or business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As they are constantly exposed to the elements and everything else that comes their way, they will need to be cleaned at least once a year. If you notice that your fence has changed from a reddish color to gray, use a power washer to thoroughly clean the fence. Moving quickly over the surface will help restore your cedar fence’s beautiful color. For a deeper cleaning, fill a bucket with a diluted bleach solution. Use a garden sprayer to saturate the fence and let it seep in for about 10 minutes. Scrub the fence down to remove and mold or mildew, and rinse thoroughly with clean water when you are done.
At Paramount Fence, we are committed to providing all of our customers with the highest quality cedar fencing available. Give us a call at (630) 225-7680 to schedule your free estimate. You can also visit our website to learn more about our beautiful cedar wood fences.
Last updated 11 months ago
From beautifying your home’s exterior to protecting your property and loved ones, fencing has many uses. Check out these resources to learn more about chain-link fencing and other fencing options.
Did you know that you can customize your chain-link fence with a coat of paint? Read this article from This Old House to learn more about painting chain-link fencing.
If you are unsure of whether or not a chain-link fence is right for you, visit this link from the American Fence Association and fill out a short questionnaire to help you better understand your
To learn more about the design options available in chain-link fencing, read this article from the Chain Link Fence Manufacturer’s Institute.
If you have a wood fence, review this article on maintenance from TLC.
Read this article on wood fence maintenance from Living the Country Life.
If you are interested in fence installation or maintenance, contact Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410. Our experienced and professional staff is excited to help you find the perfect fencing material for you!
Last updated 1 year ago
If you recently installed a new fence, you are likely wondering what maintenance will be necessary to keep it looking fresh and well-maintained. In addition, proper maintenance of your residential or commercial fence will help to extend its life and keep your fence in good repair. However, your care should be tailored to the material of your fence. Whether you have a vinyl, wooden, or aluminum fence, here are our best practices for basic fence maintenance.
Vinyl: Vinyl fencing requires little maintenance. Unlike wood, vinyl requires no painting, staining, or sealing, and will not rot, warp, or splinter. However, for best aesthetic results, your fence should be cleaned annually with your garden hose and a scrub brush. Any stains can be treated with a combination of 1/3 cup powered detergent, 2/3 cup household cleaner, and one gallon of water.
Wood/Cedar: Your wood fence will require annual inspections to ensure that it is in good repair. Once a year, check your fence for rotting, splitting, or otherwise damaged fence panels, and repair or replace them as needed. In addition, your wood fence will need to be resealed approximately once every two years. Sealing your fence will help it to stand up to moisture and other adverse weather conditions. Caulk can also be used to protect your fence from moisture. Place caulk between your fence and fence posts to minimize water damage and help extend the life of your fence.
Aluminum: Like vinyl, aluminum fencing is a low-maintenance option. To maintain your aluminum fence, wash it annually with soap and water. Inspect hinges and fence fasteners to ensure that they are working properly. Because plants can grow into your fence, you may want to check your perimeter regularly and trim any overgrown bushes or shrubs.
Serving the Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles communities, Paramount Fence offers residential, commercial, and industrial fencing solutions. We offer a full line of fencing products, as well as installation and upkeep services. Call (630) 225-7680 to schedule a consultation today.
Last updated 1 year ago
One of the many potential benefits of fencing is that it can provide a protective barrier around your home or job site. However, did you know that in some cases fencing is actually required? For example, many municipalities require that pools be fenced in. These same municipalities oftentimes have specific requirements for the fencing, including guidelines for fence height, fence materials, gate fasteners, and more. For additional information on fencing guidelines and to better understand what may be legally required of your fence, watch this short video.
If you are in need of residential, commercial, or industrial fencing, contact Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410. Our team offers a full line of installation, design, manufacturing, and maintenance services for all of your fencing needs.