• Spotlight on Picket Fences

    Wooden picket fences go back in our country’s history all the way to colonial times. They were used in a functional way to keep children in and certain animals out. However, chickens use to fly to the top of the fence, and then continue on down into the yard. The pointed tops of today’s pickets were invented to prevent any birds from landing on them. Pickets used to be mounted into the soil, until people realized that this caused them to rot away. Today, they are held just above the soil with two horizontal cross-bars connecting them to the fence posts. They also serve more of a decorative purpose than they did in older times. Cedar and redwood can be used to attain a rustic aesthetic, while white painted fences are a very popular option to pair with a beautiful flower garden. In recent years, vinyl picket fences have been used as an alternative. They are easier to maintain since they do not rot, and you do not have to repaint them.

    Paramount Fences helps the people of St. Charles, Elgin, and the surrounding Chicagoland area with all of their fencing needs. Alongside our excellent customer service, we provide wood and vinyl fences, among other options. Call us today at (630) 225-7680 to find out more.

  • All About Vinyl Fences

    When it comes to installing a durable, aesthetically pleasing fence, vinyl is a great option. Although they are currently very popular, it was not always that way. They used to be very expensive, and only used by a small group of people. Today, you can find them in yards all across the country, and for good reason.


    Vinyl fences have shown that they are heavy-duty and long lasting. A lot of times they can even outlive the warranty. Due to the strength of material, it is a popular choice all across the country from the frigid Northeast to Southern California where there is a lot of saltwater exposure. Additionally, vinyl cannot be chewed through like wood can, which oftentimes leads animals to hurt themselves with sharp splinters.

    Easy Installation and Maintenance

    Vinyl fences are easy to install, typically made up of posts and panels that snap into place. Additionally, once they are installed, they are simple to maintain . As opposed to other materials, you do not have to worry about repainting vinyl frequently, or fret over potential decaying and termite attacks. However, it can be important to consider washing vinyl fences with soap and water in order to maintain its shine.


    Although vinyl materials may cost more up front in comparison to other options, homeowners usually reap the long-term cost benefits. Since they are easy to maintain and last a long time, homeowners usually spend substantially less throughout the lifetime of their vinyl fence.

    Paramount Fence is a top-of-the-line fencing services provider in the Chicagoland area, serving Elgin, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. We offer different kinds of fences for whatever your need may be, including vinyl, wood, and more. Call us at (630) 225-7680 to find out how we can start assisting you today.