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Fence Materials: 5 things to Know before Selecting a Fence

February 25th, 2014
Fence Materials: 5 things to Know before Selecting a Fence

Fence Materials: 5 things to Know before Selecting a Fence

It’s easy to spend more time designing your fence than building the fence itself, and with so many options available you may not be sure what fence materials will work best. Coming up with great fence designs happens to be one of our pastimes, so here are five things to keep in mind before making a selection:

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5 Fence Types: Explore your Modern Fence Design Options

February 20th, 2014
5 Fence Types: Explore your Modern Fence Design Options

5 Fence Types: Explore your Modern Fence Design Options

Fences are known for having a wide variety of styles and designs, but having these options raises an important question: “What type of fence should I build?”

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Tendencies for 2014: Decks and Patios

February 18th, 2014

It’s already February, and you’re likely to have started entertaining new patio and deck designs for your home. However, it can be challenging to navigate the many possibilities available to you. If you’re intimidated by the wealth of choices, or if you’re stuck on a design idea, Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking wants to share some deck and patio tendencies that are proven to last well into the new year:

Tendencies for 2014: decks and patios

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Get inspired: 5 Aluminum Fence Ideas for 2014

February 4th, 2014

Usher in 2014 with a renewed look for your yard. Aluminum fencing is a great way to add sophistication to your yard or garden without breaking the bank. Start your next project in style with these aluminum fence ideas:

No More Rust

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Get Inspired: 5 Wood Fence Ideas for 2014

January 28th, 2014

Get Inspired: 5 Wood Fence Ideas for 2014

With a New Year comes new beginnings, and what better way to ring it in than with new fence idea? Make good on your New Year’s resolutions with these five wood fence ideas!

Get Inspired: 5 Wood Fence Ideas for 2014

Get Inspired: 5 Wood Fence Ideas for 2014

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Salem Homeowners Make Good Neighbors via Fencing

November 21st, 2013
good neighbor fence

Good Neighbor style fence in Port Orford Cedar

At a population of 155,000 residents, Salem, Oregon is the third largest city in the state.  Salem’s name is derived from the Arabic and Hebrew words for peace (Shalom and Salam, respectively). It appears aptly named, judging from our experience providing Salem, Oregon fencing. We’ve found that residents of our capital city really are “good neighbors,” so it makes sense they should select that fencing style as well. Let’s take a look at what goes into good neighbor privacy fences.

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Stock Up on Fencing Materials for a Fun Fall Project

November 7th, 2013

fence materialsThere’s something extremely satisfying about completing your own home improvement projects. Stepping back from a freshly painted window frame or de-mossed roof, the DIY aficionado feels a sense of pride—the pride of taking care of his or her own home. Plus, completing your own home improvements keeps your property value up, since potential buyers value proper maintenance.  For those who savor the pride of DIY home improvement, we sell fencing materials year round. If you’re looking to tackle the incredibly rewarding project of building your own fence, read on for an overview of the types of fence materials we sell, along with their benefits and potential applications.

Cedar Fencing Materials

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Portland Goes Crazy for Halloween Fence Decoration

October 23rd, 2013

Halloween_20081031_003Halloween is around the corner and it is never too late to add fence decoration. Decorating picket fences in your front yard with spooky décor helps give your neighborhood a festive feel. Turning your front yard into a haunted hollow or even a graveyard is a fun activity for kids and adults alike. In fact, if a graveyard is on your mind, you have to start with the fence, as no real graveyard is complete without one. If that broken down look is what you are after, you can consider demolishing inexpensive garden trolls; spray paint them, and break them up a bit for a unique Portland All Hallows Eve decoration. If you already have a fence, just add cobwebs, drape spooky blue or purple lights, and scatter some fake tombstones (homemade or store bought) in front for the final touch.

Decorating your backyard can help enhance a Halloween party or late season BBQ under your patio cover, but it also takes some planning and organizing to get it right. If you really are not into the cobwebs and tombstones this year, add decorative lighting, luminary candles, and autumn bounty décor—corn stalks, squash, pumpkins, and so forth.

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Build a Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space [Infographic]

October 15th, 2013

Deck infographic thumbnailBy building a deck, you are off to a great start to expanding your outdoor living space. This infographic details some of the amenities that are in high demand to create the perfect space as well as the great return on investment they provide. Learn more information about how to create your perfect outdoor space, popular materials used to build decks, and important questions to ask before beginning the deck building process.

Right click to view infographic in full-size

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Fall Fence Protection in Windy Kennewick, Washington

September 17th, 2013

Fence casualty, Wentworth FallsEvery area puts its own unique demands on homeowners. In Florida, homeowners must quickly learn how to protect windows against hurricane-level winds, for instance. In heartland states like Kansas, residents must know how to protect their family in case of a tornado. The windy conditions of Kennewick, Washington require homeowners to protect their properties against strong wind gusts. This is something to keep in mind when constructing and maintaining fences.

Kennewick, Washington’s damaging gusts have a special name: the “Chinook Winds.” In the native Chinook language, they are known as “snow-eater” winds, because the high temperatures of these desert winds can melt snow quickly. While temperatures in the Tri-Cities area (Kennewick, Pasco, and Richmond) are mild, and the scenery is impressive, the area is drier than surrounding locations, only occasionally receiving more than 8 inches of rain a year. The geography of local mountains sends Chinook Winds barreling through town, testing every structure’s strength. (To learn more about the physics behind the Chinook winds, read our previous blog post explaining the adiabatic process.) The wind, heat, and dry conditions in Kennewick take a heavy toll on fences and other structures.

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