• Low-Maintenance Fencing Solutions for Your Home or Business

    Adding a fence is a great way to increase the value, security, and privacy of your home or business. Depending upon your needs, there are a few types of low-maintenance fencing that are perfect for residential and commercial applications. Vinyl fencing , for example, is incredibly easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. Chain link is also a popular choice for homeowners and businesses looking to secure their property with a cost-effective fencing material. Read on to learn more about these low-maintenance fencing solutions for your home or business.

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    Chain Link Fencing
    Chain link fences are the best choice for property owners who want to maintain high visibility on their property while protecting their assets and deterring unwelcome visitors. This type of fencing is perfect for businesses with outdoor storage areas that contain expensive vehicles and materials or sensitive areas that require access control. Chain link is highly modular and can be customized with different pieces to suit your property’s specific needs.

    Vinyl Fencing
    Vinyl fencing is much-desired by homeowners and smaller businesses looking to boost their property’s exterior appearance. Because vinyl fencing requires virtually no maintenance, the investment stands on installation and materials cost—after that, the fence basically pays for itself. In addition to helping you avoid the maintenance costs associated with other fencing materials, vinyl fencing also lasts much longer than wood and wrought iron. Because it does not rot, rust, or warp, vinyl fences will not need to be replaced as frequently as other fence options.

    Paramount Fence carries a wide selection of low-maintenance fencing materials. And because we are the Chicagoland’s premier residential and commercial fencing company, you can trust us with all of your fencing needs. Visit our website to learn more about our fencing products and services, or call (630) 406-8410 to schedule an appointment today. 

  • The Importance of Proper Fence Installation

    It can be tempting to mix concrete for your fence posts in the holes themselves, pouring dry ready-mix and then adding water with a hose. However, this often results in an uneven set with poor long-term strength. It’s best to mix the concrete in a wheelbarrow or bucket beforehand and thoroughly mix to fully distribute water.

    This video has some important tips regarding mixing and setting concrete, including what to do with non-solid posts like chain link or vinyl fencing. It’s vital that the posts be set in cement and not soil. Even sand or gravel still promotes movement and rot in wooden posts as moisture is absorbed.

    To ensure that your new fence is properly installed, contact the trained and licensed fence professionals at Paramount Fence. We also provide a full range of fencing materials for your home or business. To learn more about our fencing products and services , call (630) 406-8410.

  • How to Hang Holiday Lighting on Your Wood Fence

    Decorating the exterior of your home is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. While most homeowners go straight for the roof, your wood fence is a great place to hang beautiful and festive holiday lighting. However, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind before you start to hang holiday lighting on your wood fence.

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    Using Nails and Staples to Hang Lights – You can install all-season lights using permanent clips affixed to your fence. If you are going to use fasteners that penetrate through your fence, consider the type of wood your fence is made of. Older fences can crack or break when staples or nails are used. Rot-resistant woods like Western Red cedar are more resistant and better suited for support nails.

    Alternative Hanging Methods and Color Coordination – While nails and staples are a popular way of securing lights to wood fences, you may want to consider using an alternative method like outdoor twist ties. If your wooden fence is painted, choose ties that blend well with the color. Also, many holiday lights come on green, white, or black strings, so try to find a strand that works well with the color of your fence.

    Testing Your Lights – It’s very important to test holiday lights before hanging them on your wood fence. Old lights can be a fire hazard. If any of the bulbs are not lit, or if the strand flickers and shorts out, buy a new strand of holiday lights for your fence. Always choose lights that are appropriate for use outdoors.

    Paramount Fence can give you more tips on decorating and caring for your wooden fence during the holiday season. Give us a call at (630) 406-8410 if you have any questions. And if it’s time to replace your aged fence, visit our website and explore our selection of wood fencing. You can also learn how we can stain your fence to give it a new lease on life.