• Learn More About Fence Staining And The Perks Of Privacy Fencing WIth These Helpful Links

    Privacy fencing makes a very practical addition to any home, and routine staining is important to protect that investment. Find out more about privacy fences and how to maintain them by following these links:

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    • Check out AsktheBuilder.com for more information about choosing a privacy fence that serves its purpose without making you look overly reclusive.
       
    • Visit DoItYourself.com for a look at the many benefits of private fences.
       
    • HowtoCleanStuff.net tells you how to remove mildew from your wood fence .
       
    • Read this Yahoo! Voices’ article on how to choose wood stain for different purposes.
       
    • About.com has an advice article on how to hire a fencing contractor .

    For more information on fencing products and staining, call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

  • Signs It’s Time to Have Your Wood Fence Stained

    Wood fences add a wonderful touch of natural beauty to any yard that aluminum and vinyl fences just can’t match. Staining is one of the most important actions you can take to keep the wood looking bright and fresh for many years to come. You should always look out for signs that your wood needs to be re-stained, such as these four:

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    Mildew is Growing
    Wood stain is used to protect your fence posts from damage by the elements; without it, the wood absorbs precipitation such as melting snow and rain. If it doesn’t dry, wet wood is prone to growing mildew. If you find mildew on your fence , spray it down with a low-setting power washer and scrub it using a solution of one part bleach to two parts water. Wait for the fence to dry before applying stain.

    Wood is Graying
    Few things add more beauty to a home than a fence made from natural wood. However, as the elements wear the outer layers down, the wooden plank will stain and begin to take on an unpleasant grayish color. You can restore the color to the wood of your fence and make it look as good as new with a fresh coat of stain. There are a multitude of colors and shades available at hardware stores, so feel free to let your imagination run wild.

    Planks are Sagging
    Stain does more than just make a wood fence look nice. Without a layer of stain, wood will absorb moisture and swell and contract from fluctuating temperatures. When this happens, the planks change size and shape permanently and fit together differently than when they were first installed. They will thus appear to sag. Stain may not make your wood go back to normal size, but it can certainly prevent further damage.

    At Paramount Fence , we offer a top-quality wood stain with a high concentration of compounds that preserve your fence’s natural beauty. We are also available to answer any questions you may have about the staining process. Call us at (630) 406-8410 for more information on our residential and commercial fence products and services.

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Fencing Materials and Styles: Choosing the Best Fence for You

    You’ve probably heard the saying, “good fences make good neighbors” before. However, you may be wondering what makes a good fence! Wood, vinyl, and aluminum are all excellent choices for fencing in your yard. Each material has its own unique look to complement your Chicagoland home. Whether your purpose for fence installation is privacy, protection, demarcating property lines, or all of the above, you can find the perfect fence. Wood fences offer a classic, rustic look, while vinyl fences are a low-maintenance alternative to wood. If a more modern style appeals to you, ornamental aluminum fencing might be the right choice. Check out this infographic to learn more about the properties of these types of fences. Please feel free to share it with friends, family, and neighbors!

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  • Finding Ideas and Inspiration for Your New Fence

    When the time comes to erect a fence, you have many options to choose from. In fact, the choice of styles, materials, and colors can be so numerous that many people find the process overwhelming.

    In this video, a handyman discusses ideas for picking out a new fence. The criteria covered include identifying your purposes and personal preferences, as well as picking materials that look best and make sense. Click play to learn more.

    Paramount Fence offers a wide array of fencing products, using many different materials and designs. Call (630) 406-8410 if you have any questions about our residential, commercial, and industrial fencing options.

  • Exploring the Benefit’s of Privacy Fencing

    Fencing for privacy purposes has gained an unfairly negative reputation. Despite the stigmas about it being an indicator of unsocial tendencies, privacy fencing  serves many practical purposes. Read on to find out about three benefits of privacy fencing:

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    Shows You Care

    Many people are reluctant to put up a fence because they are afraid that the sight of them doing so will make them look unsociable. On the contrary, it actually makes you look like a much better neighbor. By putting up a privacy fence , you show your neighbor that your care about their privacy as much as yours.

    Protects You From Lawsuits

    This is especially important if you have a pool. It only takes one neighbor’s pet (or worse, a child) to wander into your yard and fall in your pool. If something unfortunate happens, all that your neighbor has to do is claim you were negligent in not putting up a fence. If they do that, they could file a lawsuit against you. Even if you don’t have a pool, a fence ensures that unwanted guests cannot wonder onto your property and injure themselves.

    Protects Your Family

    Whether you have a pool or just kids at play, you never want anyone to have an unauthorized view of your backyard. Not only does a fence protect your property from being scoped out and stolen, but it also protects your family members from peeping eyes. What you do in your backyard is nobody’s business other than your own; erect a tall fence and keep it that way.

    At Paramount Fences , we offer a variety of fence products to suit any need. Whether you like wood, iron, aluminum, or even PVC, we offer fencing solutions that are every bit as practical as they are beautiful. Call us at (630) 406-8410 to speak with a sales representative.

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  • Get The Facts About Aluminum Fencing And Choosing The Best Fencing Contractor By Visiting These Links

    Learn more about the versatility of aluminum fencing and how to choose a great fencing contractor for installation when you visit these pages. Paramount Fence can make your Chicagoland home beautiful, safe, and secure with our many options, including quality aluminum fencing. Visit us online to learn more, or call us at (630) 406-8410 today.

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    Read this article from AngiesList.com to understand why it’s important to consider a professional installer for your fence installation.

    On Kudzu.com, you can obtain additional advice on choosing a quality fencing contractor as well as determining what purpose your new fence will serve.

    This page from the AmericanFenceAssociation.com can give you an idea of why choosing an AFA contractor is your best bet when having a new fence installed.

    Head to HouseLogic.com to explore the benefits of aluminum fencing as well as other types and see what kind of fence best suits your needs.

    Check out this page from Houzz.com to see how homeowners have used aluminum fences on their properties for various purposes.