Privacy Fences: Tips for Installation

A privacy fence is a great asset to any property, especially those with neighbors close by. There are many factors to consider, however, before deciding on the right privacy fence for your property.

This informative video lists a number of these factors. For instance, a tall fence will offer you privacy, but if you still want to be able to talk with your neighbors when outside, you may be better off with a shorter fence. You also want to ensure quality installation, and you may want to hire a surveyor before installing the fence if there are any boundary line issues. To learn more, watch the full video clip. 

Are you interested in installing a fence on your property? Paramount Fence can help you choose and install your ideal fence in Aurora, Elgin or the surrounding areas. Visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410 today.

The Rot- and Insect-Resistant Properties of Cedar Fencing

A wood fence is a handsome and cost-effective addition to any home. However, most woods require regular yearly maintenance to keep them looking bright and beautiful. For example, pine and fir are susceptible to weathering by the elements as well as insect infestations, so steps must be taken to maintain their look. When choosing a type of wooden fence, Paramount Fence opts for cedar fencing for its unique hardiness and properties. Read on to discover just what makes western red cedar so ideal for beautiful, long-term fencing:

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Insect-Resistant

Wood is often subject to insect infestations, and therefore, must be maintained regularly to ensure it remains structurally sound. Cedar, however, produces natural aromatic oils called thujaplicins that act as natural insect repellent. These oils keep the wood insect-free without the need for chemical treatments or yearly maintenance, which can save both money and time when it comes to keeping your yard looking great.

Rot-Resistant

Another consideration when using wood fencing is rot. Dry rot is caused by a species of fungi that causes wood decay as it digests the wood fibers. The thujaplicins that give cedar its insect-repellant properties also act as powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents. These compounds not only resist moisture, but are toxic to fungi and make cedar resistant to dry rot and warping without the need for the chemical treatments that other woods require. Of the two most commonly-used types of cedar, western red cedar is considered the tougher and more rot-resistant of the two. However, both western red and eastern white cedar produce thujaplicins and are excellent choices for any fencing project.

Are you thinking about adding a wood fence to your home? Paramount Fence offers quality western red cedar fencing and installation to the Chicagoland area, including Naperville, Aurora and more. Visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410 for more information today.

Need More Reasons To Outfit Your Property With A Fence? Check Out These Links!

Investing in a damage-resistant fence secures your home against intrusions and adds value to your home. Learn more with a call to Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

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  • NewsOK.com explains the benefits of purchasing a fence made from high-quality materials.
  • Explore the advantages of an aluminum fence by logging on to this wiseGEEK.com tutorial.
  • This list of money-saving tips from WalletBlog.com lists multiple ways a new fence can save you cash.
  • ConsumerReports.org urges homeowners to keep their fences in good shape in this informative article.
  • Review a number of popular wood fence designs by browsing this About.com Landscaping page.

Complaint Free Again for 2011!!!

Paramount Fence has been awarded another Complaint Free Award from the Better Business Bureau for 2011!!  Check out the award on our website at ParamountFence.com!!

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