Keeping Kids Safe with Pool Fencing

Barrier fencing is an important aspect of pool safety, and these helpful guidelines can help you understand just what type of fence should be used to protect your pool.

Fencing should be at least 4 feet high and difficult to climb. The gates should be self-closing and self-latching. If you do use your home as a fourth wall for your pool fencing, install alarms on doors and windows. Aluminum fencing is an excellent choice to use for pool safety fencing, because it is difficult to climb and resists corrosion.

Chicagoland’s favorite full-service fence sales and installation business, Paramount Fence can help you find the right style of aluminum fencing to use around your pool for safety. Visit us online or contact us at (630) 406-8410 for additional information.

How Staining Can Restore and Protect Your Weathered Fence for Years to Come

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Wooden fences are beautiful and timeless, but they do need a little care to maintain their appearance. A wooden fence will last for many years through inclement weather and harsh seasons with the right preventive care. Some species of wood are particularly durable. Cedar fences have excellent natural resistance to rot and pests, and with sealing and staining it will maintain a beautiful and striking appearance for years. Staining a wood fence can restore its appearance even if the fence is greatly aged, protecting it against the effects of time and pests.

  • Having your fence stained by a professional is a multi-step process that actually restores the fence itself. Stripping the paint reveals fresh layers of your wooden fence. Stain and sealant are then used to enhance and protect these layers so your wooden fence looks just like it did the day it was installed. Both stain and sealant work together to protect the fence from insects and rot. They form a durable external layer which keeps moisture and pets out.
     
  • Staining is a great way to bring out the natural color into fence while also adding the shade of your choice. You can darken a light fence or add a tint for a custom touch to your wooden fence.
     
  • Many types of advanced stain include compounds that add ultraviolet protection, which help your wooden fence resist the effects of the sun. Mildew-resistant sealants further extend the longevity of your wooden fence.

Chicagoland’s favorite full-service fence sales and installation business is Paramount Fence. To learn more about how staining can restore an aged fence or preserve the beauty of a new wood fence, contact us (630) 406-8410. We can help restore your old fence with our professional staining services and make sure that your new wooden fence stays looking great for years.

Why Aluminum is Your Best Bet for Pool Fencing

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Pool fencing not only looks great, but it is also a legal requirement in many places. Are you wondering what kind of fencing material is best for pools? The answer is aluminum. It’s durable, water resistant, and cost effective. Learn more about aluminum pool fences below:
 
Appearance

Aluminum fences come in a variety of styles that welcome swimmers to the pool. Black is the most popular choice for aluminum pool fencing, but there are a wide variety of other colors to choose from. The colored finish on aluminum fences not only gives it extra style, but also protects it from rust. Aluminum fences are also available in variety of sizes to meet your preferences and local pool safety codes.
 
Minimal Maintenance
Taking care of a pool is a big job in itself, and aluminum fences are popular with pool owners because they give them one less thing to maintain. Aluminum fences require virtually no maintenance and retain their great appearance for many years.

Moisture Resistance
Moisture is always present around pool areas, but is no problem for aluminum fences with a water-resistant coating. They won’t rust or rot like other forms of fencing and are able to handle the regular forces of nature year-round.

Value
Aluminum pool fences are usually less expensive than other fencing options, but are still extremely durable. This makes them a good buy for the cost-conscious consumer. They’re also built to last, relieving homeowner’s worries about the costs of future replacements.

Convenience
Aluminum is extremely light weight and easy to forge, making it easier to install around a pool. Because it’s easy to work with, transport, and mold into different shapes, fence contractors and pool owners alike find aluminum to be the perfect material for pool fencing.

Hire the experts at Paramount Fence to install your new aluminum pool fence. We provide both residential and commercial services, and work with a variety of fencing materials, including wood, aluminum, vinyl, and cedar. Give us a call at (630) 406-8410 for more information.

Vines and Climbing Plants to Grow on Your Fence

There are several plants that grow beautifully on arbors and pergolas. Knowing which plants will grow best on your fence depends on the direction it faces and the level of gardening you feel comfortable with.

Trumpet vines are vigorous growers that produce orange flowers in the summer. Virginia creepers are also vigorous growers, but attract insects without proper treatments. For more examples of vines and plants that climb well on fences, watch this video.

At Paramount Fence, we work with our customers during every step of the fencing process, from material selection to installation. Give our fence experts a call today at (630) 406-8410 for more information.

The Etiquette of Adding Fencing to Your Property

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If you’re having a fence installed, make sure you know the proper etiquette to avoid fencing disputes with your neighbors. Make sure that you are courteous and in compliance with local regulations when establishing your fence installation plans:

Make Sure Your New Fence is Within Your Property Line
If your new fence ends up on the wrong side of your property line, your neighbor could have it legally removed. With help from your fence provider and surveyor data, you can determine exactly where your property line is. If there is no current surveying data available regarding your property, order new data.

Tell Your Neighbor about Your Fence Plans
Pay your neighbor a visit to let him or her know about your plans to have a fence installed. This little gesture goes a long way when it comes to fence etiquette. Let your neighbor know you’ve already looked into property lines and zoning regulations, and answer any questions that he or she has about the new fence.

Take Care of Your Fence
If your fence is not identical on both sides, consider having it installed with the better looking side facing out toward your neighborhood. Be sure to keep your fence looking good to those around you by cleaning and maintaining it regularly. Remove leaves and debris that gather around it and wash the fence as needed.

Talk to Your Homeowners or Neighborhood Association
Some homeowners and neighborhood associations have rules or guidelines concerning the style, color and height of fences in their communities. To avoid fence disputes with your association, familiarize yourself with these guidelines and do your best to comply. If the fence you want doesn’t meet their standards, consider talking to them or showing neighbors a fence sample and having them sign a petition if they like it.

Chicagoland’s favorite full-service fence sales and installation business is Paramount Fence. We have 20 years of experience installing high-quality fences and providing our customers with creative and affordable fencing solutions. Call us at (630) 406-8410 if you’re interested in a new wood, aluminum, vinyl, or cedar fence.

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