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Pool Safety Tips Every Parent Should Read

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Summer is here, and it’s time to beat the heat! For a lot of folks in St. Louis, that means hitting the swimming pool. Backyard pools are a lot of fun, but they also present serious safety and liability concerns. Whether you’re in our own St. Louis backyard, or looking to improve pool safety somewhere else, follow our eight pool safety tips before you dive into the summer months. Read More

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Swim Safe with these St. Louis Pool Fence Requirements

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Summer in St. Louis: when the sun is out and temperatures are up, there’s not a lot better than taking a refreshing dip in the pool. But along with that fun in the sun comes serious liability and safety concerns, which is why a pool fence is required by law. It’s important that you choose the right St. Louis pool fence to keep the fun in, and potential hazards and liabilities out. Read More

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Types of Fences: Fencing for Your St. Louis Home

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A quick tour of St. Louis neighborhoods quickly confirms it: our community is full of character. From the historic charm of Lafayette Square, Carandolet, and Soulet, to the small-town vibe of Kimmswick, Maplewood, and Kirkwood, each of the city’s neighborhoods brings its own unique vibe, and with it, its own take on residential living. That’s just one of the reasons why St. Louis fencing is so wide-ranging: the type of fence you see in St. Louis neighborhoods depends on the area’s architecture, culture, and history. Read More

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Summer Entertaining for St. Louis Backyard Fun

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Summer Entertaining Done Right

Ah, sizzling St. Louis in the summer: baseball, barbecue, pool parties… the list goes on. Our hometown was practically made for backyard entertaining. Looking for summer entertaining ideas in St. Louis? Soak up the summer sun with some of our favorite ideas sure to make your backyard the place to be… Read More

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Increase Your Curb Appeal and Home Value

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We sell and install a lot of fences in the St. Louis area, and customers often ask us:

Will a new fence add resale value to my home?


When it comes to selling your home, Realtors consistently rank exterior improvements and “curb appeal” as offering the best return on investment (ROI). Depending on a few important factors, adding a fence is a great way to add curb appeal and value to your home. Keep these things in mind: Read More

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How to Install a Vinyl Fence: 9 Simple Tips

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Quick Tips for DIY Success

There are a lot of things to keep in mind when installing a vinyl fence. And a little extra planning at the outset can go a long way in preventing costly and time-consuming mistakes. At Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions we’ve been installing vinyl fences since 1994 — and advising and supplying vinyl fence supplies to many DIYers along the way.
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Hardware Store vs. Fencing Company

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What’s Your Best Option for Buying Fencing?

Whether it’s a big-box store like Lowe’s or Home Depot, a retailers’ cooperative like True Value or ACE, or even a smaller independent shop, most any hardware store will sell you fencing — and some even offer installation.

But there’s a big difference between buying a fence from a hardware store and buying a fence from a dedicated fencing company like Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions. Sure, we’re a little biased, but our belief is backed by the facts.
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Aluminum vs. Steel Fences

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Aluminum vs. Steel Fences: 3 Things to Consider

Aluminum and steel are excellent options when it comes to choosing a fencing material for design, durability, and minimum maintenance. Both aluminum and steel fences are virtually maintenance-free, meaning you’ll spend more time enjoying the yard — not working in it. And, at a fraction of the cost of wrought iron, aluminum and steel fencing provide style and security without breaking the bank.

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CertainTeed Bufftech Vinyl Fencing Contractor in St. Louis

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Choosing the best vinyl fencing in the business to outfit your home is the smart choice. So is choosing the right fencing contractor to install it.

Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions, your St. Louis vinyl fencing expert and installs the full line of CertainTeed Bufftech® vinyl fencing, providing more choices and greater peace of mind to homeowners across the metropolitan area. As the most popular fence product on the market today, Bufftech offers benefits and advantages that other manufacturers can’t match at a price that puts your dream yard in reach.

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Simtek Simulated Stone Fence Supplier in St. Louis

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Enjoy the Unique Properties of a Simtek Simulated Stone Fence

Sturdy stone fencing finally made easy

Stone is the world’s oldest fencing material and remains one of the most popular. That’s because stone has a striking appearance, provides lots of protection around your property, and stands up to the worst of the elements. Unfortunately, stone is also expensive and hard to work with, forcing home and business owners to make compromises regarding their fencing upgrade. Luckily, a Simtek simulated stone fence provides all of the advantages and none of the disadvantages. As you look for ways to enhance your property, be sure to keep this unique option in mind.

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