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Dreamy Fence Ideas for 2014

February 11th, 2014

It’s a new year, and it’s finally time to build the fence of your dreams. Here at Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking, we have no shortage of dreamy fence ideas – here are a few of our favorites!

vinyl fencing

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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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Like Us on Facebook and Win a Free Arbor Kit

February 17th, 2012

Is there a certain spot in your yard that seems a little… well, boring? If so, we’ve got the perfect giveaway for you! At the end of this month, we’re giving away a free Specrail arbor kit to one lucky Facebook fan. To enter, just visit the Rick’s Fencing and Decking Facebook page and click the “Like” button.

The prize is an elegant Manchester garden arbor kit from Specrail. Constructed of durable aluminum, this arbor is the ideal gateway for establishing a clear transition in your yard. And its elegant side panels are the perfect “ladders” for roses and other climbing specimens. You’ll enjoy this arbor for years to come – especially since Specrail offers a limited lifetime warranty on its arbors.

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Winter Yard and Garden To-Do List

December 13th, 2010

When picking out New Year resolutions, most people choose things they can start right away – exercising, a diet or quitting smoking. Unfortunately, spending more time in the garden is not often on the list.

Well, if you’re a yard enthusiast, there’s no reason to wait until spring to get back into the garden. There are many wintertime yard and garden chores you can do to minimize the amount of work you’ll have come spring. The following are some things to do around your yard this month in preparation for spring.

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Decking Industry On the Rebound

October 26th, 2010

composite deckingWhether you are a decking professional or merely an enthusiast, you’ll be glad to hear that the biggest news in the decking industry right now is that sales are slowly but surely starting to get better.

According to a report from, the decking industry is seeing a steady rebound in sales of non-wood decking material. This is in stark contrast to the sluggish sales of 2009, which most industry professionals blame on the collapse of the housing market and the recession.
Here are a few highlights from the report:

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How to Nurse Your Fence Through the Winter

October 22nd, 2010

wood fenceFew things are as uninviting as an unkempt, broken-down wood fence. Unfortunately, the condition of your fence becomes especially visible during the winter months, when trees are bare and vegetation is sparse. To keep your fence looking attractive and welcoming for your holiday entertaining, keep a few winter wood fence maintenance practices in mind.

How Winter Weather Affects Your Fence

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Choosing a Chain Link Gate

August 19th, 2010

chain link gateWith more creative and decorative styles being introduced, chain link fencing is finally beginning to overcome its reputation for being industrial-looking and unattractive. More and more people are using decorative vinyl-coated chain link fencing to surround yards, gardens and property lines. This fencing material is durable, inexpensive and requires very little maintenance, so it’s no surprise sales are on the rise.

If you’re considering installing a new chain link fence, you should also consider the different gate options available. As with cedar and vinyl fences, chain link fencing manufacturers offer a number of different gate styles to choose from. Here are a few of the most popular chain link gate options:

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Eight Last-Minute Ways to Enjoy Your Deck

August 18th, 2010

composite deckingPacific Northwest residents know all too well that the wonderful summer weather will soon give way to chillier and rainier days. Before the transition into fall begins, there aren’t many better places to enjoy the remaining days of summer than in your own backyard. If you don’t already have plenty of reasons to love your cedar deck, we’ve compiled a list of easy ways to start enjoying it right now.

1. Have comfortable and accessible seating. If your deck chairs aren’t the softest, padded seat cushions can be a quick and inexpensive fix. If you’re looking to purchase new patio furniture, make sure it is weather-resistant so you don’t have to stow it in the garage or basement during those occasional summer storms. You want furniture you can leave outside for long periods of time. That way, whenever the mood strikes you, there’s a welcoming place for you to sit and relax.

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Choosing a Fencing Material to Fit Your Needs

July 14th, 2010

A fence is one of the most enduring, characteristic aspects of any home, so it’s important to carefully choose fencing materials. What is your main motivation for building a fence? Your answer to this question can help determine what type of material you should use. This article suggests materials to use according to various motivations for building a fence.

Enhancing Security

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A User’s Guide to Fencing & Decking Materials eBook

June 30th, 2010

Building a new fence or deck is not merely a substantial financial commitment for homeowners. It is also an important investment in the value of your home. A properly planned cedar deck can add 80% or more of its cost to the selling price of your home, while a well-designed fence and landscape can increase your property value by 20%.

Homeowners who are planning a new deck or fence face a litany of agonizing decisions, beginning with the most critical: Which fencing or decking material do you wish to use? The material you choose will affect everything from how long your fence or deck will last to what type of long-term maintenance it will require. And with more choices available than ever — from vinyl to aluminum fencing, from cedar to composite decking — consumers can easily become lost in debating the pros and cons of each product.

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