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
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
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
There are a lot of options when it comes to fencing companies in St. Louis. Finding the right one can seem overwhelming. Good news: it doesn’t need to be. Check out our list of 5 important questions to ask when choosing the best St. Louis fence company for your project. Read More
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
Looking to Create a More Private Backyard?
Whether you want to surround a pool, playset or patio, or just create a space to escape the rush and noise of everyday life, there’s an option for every style and budget. Here are just 4 ideas to create a more private backyard: Read More
Finding the right business for your next project isn’t always easy. In St. Louis, for instance, there are hundreds of businesses offering fencing and fence installation. If you’re not familiar with fencing, it can be hard to know what to look for.
The Better Business Bureau can help. Read More
Which Is Your Best Fencing Option?
There aren’t many ways around this one: chain link fencing just isn’t that attractive — especially when compared to cost-effective, virtually maintenance-free fence materials like aluminum. But apart from aesthetics, what’s the difference between chain link and aluminum fences? Read More
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.
Tips for Choosing a Fence for Your Furry Friend
Dogs were meant to run free — but whether you live in the suburbs, the city or the secluded countryside, keeping your pets safe with reliable fencing is an important concern. We’ve been installing dog-friendly fences in the greater St. Louis area for 20+ years.
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.
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.
Chain Link vs. Vinyl Fencing: Which is Right for You?
We’ll save you the time and just come right out with it: there are a lot of disadvantages when it comes to chain link fences. While it’s also true that you save a bit of money opting for chain link fencing over other materials, such as vinyl, you’re also facing a host of potential issues.
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right fence for your home. Made of materials like vinyl or aluminum, a new fence will last a lifetime — or even longer (really). Don’t make it harder on yourself than it needs to be. Consider these 5 questions when selecting a fencing option:
Aluminum Fencing: A Cost-Effective Alternative to Wrought Iron
Wrought iron fencing. It’s synonymous with sophistication, security and style.
Iron fencing also happens to be one of the most expensive fencing options available, averaging $20-30 per foot. It requires regular maintenance to prevent rust.
You might be thinking, “There has to be a better option.”
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.
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.