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Do I Need a Permit For a Fence Installation in Portland?

June 12th, 2012

Custom Cedar FencePermits are the bane of many homeowners’ existence as they go about remodeling and adding to their homes. The following includes answers to common questions about permit requirements for fence installation in Portland, Ore.

Fortunately, the city has published a useful handout on fence installation. Portland fence and deck codes should be consulted during the fence design stage so as to avoid trip-ups during and after fence installation. Read the rest of this entry »

DIY Kick-Start: Hire for Partial Fence Installation

June 7th, 2012

Partial Fence Installation: Post Set and MaterialsEven the most dedicated do-it-yourself enthusiast might balk at tackling a fence installation. Completing a fence installation on your own is possible, but it requires a lot of time, and possibly the purchase or rental of specialized tools.

Hiring out for partial fence installation is an often overlooked option that allows you to save money while still getting the satisfaction of completing a DIY project. One possible scenario is to hire a fence design and installation company to install and set the posts, leaving the boards and rails for you to finish. This allows you to save on labor costs, while also ensuring a solid foundation for your fence.

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Old Town Lake Oswego Fencing Code: Visual Enhancement vs. Visual Barrier

May 23rd, 2012

Lake Oswego BridgeIf you are planning a fence installation project in Lake Oswego, Ore., there are several things that you should know about the Old Town Lake Oswego fencing code.

An important aspect of this code is that, with the exception of stone fences, any new fence installation within the Old Town Neighborhood (i.e., within the Downtown Development district, or DD Zone) must be used in an ornamental or symbolic manner, as opposed to creating a visual barrier. In other words, Lake Oswego cedar fencing (as well as vinyl, aluminum and other non-stone materials) must serve a mainly decorative (not obstructive) purpose.

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5 Wood Fence Killers [Infographic]

May 18th, 2012

Wood Fencing Hazards InfographicA wood fence is an investment that should last for decades – but did you know your yard may be full of hazards that can cut its life short? Only by protecting against these fence-destroying elements can homeowners ensure their wood fencing reaches its maximum lifespan.

This graphic highlights the top fence killers Northwest homeowners should watch out for. Read the rest of this entry »

Topping it Off: Fence Design with a Finished Look

May 3rd, 2012

Lattice Top Cedar FenceThe cherry on the top. The icing on the cake. All languages have such idioms for those important final touches that add a “wow” factor to any project. In fence design, an interesting fence top is that dazzling feature that can take any fence from blah to bam!

When you’re considering different fence design options, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here’s a breakdown of the basic topper options for your fence design:

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Lawn and Garden Season: Celebrate by Adding a Trellis to Your New Cedar Fence

May 2nd, 2012

Trellis 2We are in the season of tending to our lawns and gardens. Celebrate by adding a trellis to your cedar fence design.

Trellises: Decorative and Structural

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How to Hide Ugly Garden Equipment Using Great Fencing Design

May 2nd, 2012

BirdbathEvery yard has unsightly but necessary items. Your home’s exterior could feature ugly, utilitarian objects such as septic or propane tanks, garbage cans, bulky equipment and pool maintenance gear. Such eyesores can easily ruin an otherwise stunning landscape and fence design.

Fortunately, landscaping and fencing design experts have clever methods of hiding such unattractive objects around your home’s exterior.

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PVC Fence Installation vs. Vinyl Fencing: Are They the Same Thing?

May 1st, 2012

Vinyl FencingYou say “vinyl fencing,” I say “PVC fence installation.” Is this a “po-tay-to vs. po-tah-to” situation, like in the old George Gershwin song? Are vinyl fencing and PVC fencing really the same thing? This post examines PVC, one of the most popular construction materials in the world, and explains how the terms vinyl fencing and PVC fence installation are interchangeable from an installation perspective.

What is PVC?

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Fencing Installations that Create Unique Architectural Character, Beyond Post and Caps

April 27th, 2012

Picket FencingFences don’t have to be boring. A unique fence design can add style and visual interest to any yard or garden. However, many fencing installations are plain, utilitarian stretches of “same old, same old” materials, with no spark of individualism. Create a fence design through which your creative spirit can shine by following the tips below.

1. Add an Unusual, Eye-Catching Gate

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Fence Calculators: A Great Place to Start!

April 27th, 2012

CalculatorHow many calculators do you use in your day-to-day life? You probably have one calculator on your mobile phone, another at your desk and perhaps a third in your checkbook. Today we’re introducing another type of calculator that comes in extremely handy for those considering a new fence installation:

Click here for our complimentary fence materials calculator.

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