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  • Find More Fence Material Selection Tips And Information By Exploring These Sites

    Western red cedar and PVC have become two of the most highly coveted fencing materials in the United States. If you are interested in learning more about either of these materials and their private and picket fence applications, check out the following resources. To speak with an experienced fencing contractor in the Chicago area, call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

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    Read more about the durability of western red cedar in this United States Department of Agriculture plant guide.

    Discover why polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has become a popular choice for privacy fencing by reading about its properties at PVC.org.

    Find out what benefits you can enjoy with a privacy fence with a visit to DoItYourself.com.

    Learn about the western red cedar’s moniker as the “Tree of Life” in this Oregon state government publication.

  • Why Cedar is the Best Wood to Use for Fencing

    The timeless appeal of wood fencing has contributed to this material’s enduring popularity, even in the face of materials such as vinyl that have proven to be highly durable and virtually maintenance-free. One of the most desirable and high-performance wood fencing options is western red cedar . Used by reputable fencing design and installation specialists for decades, western red cedar boasts the following advantages over other common fencing materials.

    Western Red Cedar Wood Fence - Shadowbox Arched Double Gate

    Perennial Beauty
    Cedar wood really does have a one-of-a-kind beauty. The wood has been a favorite for centuries, and its rich red color and intoxicating smell continue to be appreciated by homeowners and builders alike.

    Red cedar has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that make it more resistant to pest- and weather-related decay than most other woods. Recommended annual maintenance procedures should still be taken, but a well-constructed cedar fence that is properly cared for is likely to retain its eye-catching appeal for well over a decade after installation.

    Favorable Aging Properties
    Most types of wood fence must be painted or stained quite regularly in order to maintain their aesthetic appeal. Western red cedar is unique in that it fades into a generally attractive silver-gray. Homeowners can choose between staining a red cedar fence and leaving its color as is.

    To most people, the smell of cedar is almost divine. That same smell, however, is anathema to the pests that tend to bore into and destroy other types of wood fencing. When the frost melts away in the spring and Chicago transforms into a seasonal pest paradise, those wood-boring insects will steer clear of your cedar fence.

    At Paramount Fence in Batavia, we know cedar. For more than 20 years, we have bee constructing stylish and durable fences throughout the Chicago area with only the finest western red cedar. To learn more about our privacy and picket fence design, installation, and staining services, call (603) 225-7680.

  • Finding Property Lines in Preparation for Fence Installation

    Before you install a fence on your property, you want to ensure that you know the exact measurements of your property. Failure to do so may result in neighborly disputes and may even result in your being forced to tear down part or all of your fence and rebuild.

    To learn about two ways in which you can find out the specifics of your Chicago property’s boundaries, check out this video clip. Other important issues to consider before starting construction on a fence include local zoning laws and any cars or trailers you currently have or anticipate having that you may need to park within the fence’s boundaries.

    After you have determined your property lines and other considerations for your new fence, you should consult an experienced fence design and installation professional. To speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Chicago area fencing professional about having a wood or vinyl fence installed, call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

  • Choosing Between Wood and Vinyl for Your Privacy Fence

    Erecting a privacy fence on your property can help make your yard a safer, quieter, more enjoyable place to spend time. When you meet with a fence design and installation specialist about the privacy fence you wish to have on your property, he or she will likely suggest using either wood or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). When choosing between these two materials, consider the following factors:

    Western Red Cedar Wood Fence - Arched Picket


    The cost of wooden fencing varies dramatically from wood type to wood type. PVC fencing costs are more fixed, and are more expensive than some types of wood and less expensive than others. If you have a strict budget for your privacy fencing project, sit down with a fence installation professional to get cost estimates for the materials you would like to see utilized in your fence’s construction. This may help you rule out one material or another.

    Maintenance Preferences

    If you like the idea of little-to-no maintenance when it comes to your privacy fence, then PVC fencing may appeal to you. In order to maintain their aesthetic appeal, wood fences must be repainted or stained every couple of years. They are also more prone to weather-related damage, thereby requiring more of a homeowner’s attention. If you are the type who enjoys yard work and manual repairs, a wood privacy fence could be perfect for you.


    Natural wood has a strong appeal to many homeowners. If you are attached to the idea of constructing your privacy fence from real wood, then you will probably be happiest if you choose cedar. If vinyl’s other benefits have you leaning toward PVC but you like the appearance of natural wood, you will be happy to know that PVC fencing is available in realistic imitation wood designs.

    Regardless of whether you wish to go with vinyl or real wood, Paramount Fence has the perfect privacy fencing solution for your Chicagoland home. To speak with a knowledgeable team representative about our first-rate fences and the design and installation services we provide, call (630) 406-8410.