• Creating Comfortable Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Fencing

    More than adding privacy and structure to your backyard, garden, or pool, decorative fencing can also turn the areas outside of your home into comfortable outdoor living spaces. Whether you prefer the look of wood, the strength of wrought iron, or the durability of vinyl, a new decorative fence can completely transform the look and feel of your outdoor living space. Here are a few tips to create unique and compelling outdoor areas with decorative fencing.

    Rainbow Fence

    Soften a White Fence
    If you originally went with the classic white picket fence look but now feel that your white fence feels stark and bare in your yard, soften it a bit by weaving rambling roses, clematis, or other plants through the pickets. This is a great way to add a dash of much-needed color to your fence.

    Match Fence Details to Your Home
    If you will be adding additional details or supporting elements to your fence, try to match them to your home to tie various landscape elements together. For instance, if brick pillars will be used to securely hold wood fence rails in place, match the brick to others used in your patio or on your house. This will create a cohesive look throughout your property.

    Embellish Your Fence with Decorations
    If you want to make your wood or vinyl fence pop , dress it up with garden art and other ornamental pieces designed for use outdoors. You can leave these decorations in place year-round or change them to fit the season or holiday. Framed metal starts, potted plants, and wrought iron sculptures are a few examples of great fence decorations.

    If you are in the market for quality fencing materials, Paramount Fence can help. We are the Chicagoland’s premier fencing company, offering wood, aluminum, vinyl, chain link, and ornamental fences. To learn more about our fencing products, visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410.

  • Is White Picket Fencing Right for Your Home?

    Everyone wants a white picket fence —it’s all but synonymous with the American Dream. But is it right for your home? While it is possible that a white picket fence may be the perfect boundary marking complement to your home’s exterior, there are plenty of fence alternatives that may look just as good or better against the backdrop of your home. Here are some questions that can help guide you through the process of getting a new fence.

    Climbing Roses, White Fence

    What Are Your Home’s Exterior Colors?
    Regardless of what you may have heard, white does not go with everything. White picket fences look good on homes with white exteriors, but they complement few other colors. If you really want a picket-style fence but do not want to paint your home white in the process, consider matching your home’s exterior with a beige or light blue picket fence instead.

    What Is Your Home’s Style
    Picket fencing is affiliated with architectural styles that are considered traditional or conservative. They look great on colonial and colonial revival homes, but not most ranch-style and modern homes. Examine your ideal fence in the context of your home, and only choose a picket fence if it seems appropriate.

    Why Are You Building a Fence?
    Picket fencing tends to serve more of a decorative function than a practical one. If making your home more private or keeping your dog on your property is among your reasons, a picket fence may not be your best option. Consider something that is taller and more solid in its coverage.

    If you started to doubt that a white picket fence is right for your home as you answered these questions, then there is probably a better style of fence out there for you. To speak with a courteous and experienced fence sales and installation expert about choosing and erecting the perfect fence on your Chicagoland property, call Paramount Fence today at (630) 406-8410.

  • Why You Need to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Property

    Without the proper defenses, homes in the Chicago area are susceptible to invasion by rats, squirrels, and other forms of wildlife. Not only can unwelcome wildlife wreak total havoc on the cleanliness of your home, but rodents and other wildlife can also eat or scratch their way through walls and cupboards, inflicting expensive property damage. They are also carriers of nasty illnesses that can send you and your pets to the doctor.

    Cat ready to pounce on raccoon

    Even if you find some types of wildlife endearing, it is in your sanitary, economic, and health interests to never invite them into your home. Instead, you should regularly check your home’s exterior for cracks and crevices and erect a fence to keep wildlife from burrowing, feeding, and breeding in your yard.

    Are you a resident of the Chicago area who is looking to have a virtually wildlife-proof fence installed on your property? To speak with a skilled and experienced fence contractor about your options, call Paramount Fence today at (630) 406-8410.