• Tips for Protecting Your Wood Fence from the Elements

    A new wood fence is a great way to add value and security to your property. While some types of wood fences are naturally resistant to rotting and decay, like Western red cedar wood fences, you will still need to protect your fence from the elements if you want it to hold up over the years. These tips will help you maintain your decorative or privacy cedar wood fence and protect it from the damaging effects of Mother Nature. 

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    Strip and Stain Every Few Years
    Exposure to rain and sunlight can make your once pristine wooden fence appear dull and gray. Untreated wood fences are also susceptible to damage caused by wind, fungus, and microorganisms. To protect your wood fence and keep it looking like new, go over your fence with a power-washer and apply a quality stain and sealant every couple of years. Ask your wood fence company for recommendations on stains and sealants.

    Make Repairs as Necessary
    Keep a close eye on your wood fence. When you notice damages areas or missing boards, contact your fence company to have the damage repaired or to have the missing boards replaced. Repairing your wood fence as problems arise will prevent further issues from developing in the future. Not only that, but a well-maintained wood fence just looks better than a fence that is clearly in need of repair.

    Whether you’re looking to replace your old, tired-looking fence or you want to put up a brand-new wood fence around your property for the first time, Paramount Fence can help. We professionally install, design, manufacture, and sale the finest quality custom cedar wood fencing available. Visit our website to learn more about our wood fences, or call us at (630) 406-8410 to speak with one of our fencing experts. 

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  • Which Fencing Materials Are Right for Large-Breed Dogs?

    If you are the owner of a large-breed dog and your dog requires a fence , it is important to carefully consider your options. Large-breed dogs are strong, excitable, and capable of jumping over tall objects. Read on to find out which fencing materials are right for large-breed dogs. 

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    Chain Link
    One common type of fence that can help to contain a large-breed dog is the chain link fence. This type of fence can be built high enough so that no dog can jump or climb out. However, your dog may try to dig under a chain link fence. Be sure to bury rocks or solid blocks under the fence so that your dog will be unable to escape out of your yard. This type of fence is affordable, simple, and effective.

    Wood
    A wooden fence can serve multiple purposes ; it can improve the appearance of your home while also appropriately containing large-breed dogs. When it comes to wooden fences and large-breed dogs, it is best to go with solid wood or traditional style. These fencing styles will prevent your dog from reaching through or gnawing and scratching at the pickets. If you decide to go with pickets anyway, make sure that they are close together so your dog cannot reach through to the other side.

    PVC
    PVC fencing comes in many different shapes and sizes—some are appropriate for large-breed dogs, and some are not. Styles of PVC fencing that provide privacy will help to contain your large-breed dog by limiting its awareness of what is on the other side. The greater amount of privacy your fence offers, the less distraction your dog faces, and the less enticed it will be to try to break through the boundaries of your fence.

    For more information about the appropriate type of fence for a large-breed dog, feel free to contact Paramount Fence . We provide fencing services in the Aurora, Batavia, Elgin, St. Charles, and Geneva areas. For more information about our aluminum, vinyl, cedar, and wood fences, visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410.

  • The Best Way to Power Wash Your Fence

    Power washing your fence is a good way to remove debris and stains from the fence before the process of staining. However, it is important to use the proper techniques. Watch this video to find out the best way to power wash your fence.

    In order to power wash your fence successfully and efficiently, you will need a power washer, a rotating nozzle, and a garden hose. Turn on the power washer and spray each picket individually; if you spray across the pickets, marks will be left behind. It is important to move slowly so that the power washer can strip the wood. Stay close to the fence, but not so close that you damage the wood. Once you have sprayed each picket, stand back and rinse the whole fence off with the hose.

    Paramount Fence is a commercial, residential, and industrial fencing company. We serve the Aurora, Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, and Batavia areas. If you would like to know more about our fences, call us at (630) 406-8410.

  • A Guide to Choosing the Right Fence for Your Landscaping

    A fence can be useful in a variety of different ways—it can enhance the aesthetic value of your home and property, mark a boundary, provide privacy, and be a beautiful component of your landscaping. In order to choose the right type of fencing , it’s important to identify your primary needs. Read on for a guide to choosing the right fence for your landscaping.

    Backyard

    Post and Rail
    If you are looking for a beautiful fence that can mark a boundary, consider a post and rail fence. This type of fencing is made up of horizontal rails that fit into notches on vertical posts. This provides minimal privacy, but allows for the growth of climbing plants. A post and rail fence is ideal for homeowners who want to outline their yard with a pleasant-looking fence covered in roses or other climbing plants.

    Solid Board
    In contrast to post and rail fences, solid board fences provide great security and privacy . They are durable and strong, and can effectively deter animals and potential intruders. Since solid board fences do not have gaps between the boards, they can offer as much privacy as you need.

    Picket
    The classic picket fence is similar to a post and rail fence in that it offers great visual appeal. Picket fences are also ideal for marking your property line and helping to keep small pets or young children safely contained in your yard. This type of fence typically does not reach very far off the ground, so a full view of your yard is still available.

    Lattice
    A lattice fence offers more privacy than a post and rail or picket fence, but not as much as a solid board fence. It is made up of panels that form diagonal lines, which makes it ideal for climbing plants and other decorations.

    For more help choosing the right fence for your landscaping, call Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410. We provide various kinds of fences in the Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles areas. Our fencing options include wood, aluminum, vinyl, and cedar. If you would like more information about our services, visit our website today.