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Knock on Wood: The Pros and Cons of Wood Fences in St. Louis

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In 2018, the U.S. fencing industry made a whopping $8 billion in revenues. That represents a 6.4% increase from the past five years!  One possible reason for this boom is that privacy is a top priority for most home buyers. Younger shoppers with kids also want a backyard, but they want that area to be secure and safe. A solidly-constructed, beautiful fence can give them that and more. And when it comes to home fencing systems, wood fences are often the first to pop into mind. After all, they’re the classic, traditional choice.

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On the Fence? How to Choose the Best Fence for Your St. Louis Yard

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Deciding on the best fence for your yard can be a difficult decision. There’s more to it than just slapping up any old fence. You must base your decision on a various range of factors including the reason you’re building one in the first place. Beyond that, however, you must also decide on the type of fencing material you want to use for your fence. This part of your decision may be based on cost, aesthetics, or again have to do with your reason for installing the fence.

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10 Types of Fence Materials and Styles a St. Louis Fence Company Can Offer You

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When we think of home sweet home in the United States, we likely envision a white picket fence surrounding it.  This is an iconic image for the American dream of homeownership. It has firmly implanted a vision of fencing in our ideas of a dream home. The most common reasons for installing a fence are to increase curb appeal, protect children and furry friends, or provide security. A single fence installation can provide all three functions.

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13 Commercial Fencing Do’s and Dont’s

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Are you in the market for a fence for your small business or rental property? If so, you might already have discovered that not all commercial fence contractors are the same. We’ve heard enough horror stories from customers who have come to us after another company failed to deliver a quality product on-time and on-budget. So we thought we would share some of the “do’s and don’ts” to keep in mind when you need a commercial fence and are evaluating commercial fence contractors:

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Vinyl fence reviews to help you decide if a vinyl fence is right for your St. Louis area home

Vinyl Fence Reviews: How To Know If It’s Right For Your St. Louis Area Home

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If you are considering a vinyl fence for your home, yard, pool, or managed property, it pays to check out vinyl fence reviews to see what others are saying.

Trouble is, there is no one place to find vinyl fence reviews generally. But we did the hard work for you, unearthing dozens of online reviews and finding the common themes–and of course, we also talked with our own customers to see what they thought of their vinyl fencing from Maintenance Free Outdoor Solutions. Read More

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Navigating Vinyl Fence Costs

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Many people who want a vinyl fence will ask us: “What does a vinyl fence cost?” Vinyl fence pricing varies, depending on how much you need (in linear feet), what decorative features you want, and the average cost of labor for your area. This article will break down those costs and give you a rough estimate of what the average vinyl fence costs. Read More

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Faux Stone Fences: Be Trendy Without Breaking The Bank

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Looking to improve the look of your home, but on a budget? The look of a stone or rock fence can do a lot to improve your landscaping…but stone itself can be costly, especially with installation. Faux stone fences can give you the same look in a way that’s eco-friendly and budget-friendly.

In fact, faux stone fences and faux brick fences are becoming more and more common in today’s housing markets. Here’s why: Read More

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DIY Projects for the Home: Pros and Cons of Do It Yourself

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HGTV, DIY Network, and This Old House have inspired rehabber wannabe’s to keep the hammers and nails to themselves. From gutting bathrooms to installing cabinets, homeowners are deciding not to hand off the handiwork to the professionals and instead are managing their own DIY projects. Read More

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Fence Installation Tips for Do-It-Yourselfers

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Must-Know Fence Installation Tips

A better installation leads to a better fence. Proper fence installation is essential if you want to get the most for your investment. Fences that are not properly installed can create frustrating maintenance issues down the road and fail to look their best. With that fact in mind, we have put together this list of important fence installation tips for Do-It-Yourselfers. Read More

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How to Find the Best Value Fences

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Where are the Best Value Fences?

Simple tips to get the most for your money

If you are about to start a fencing project and want to stretch your project budget a little further, it’s important that you find the best value fences available. These fences combine quality with affordability to save you money now and for years to come. As you start your search, look for these qualities to identify the best value fences out there: Read More

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Quality Commercial Fencing in the St. Louis Area

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When you invest your heart and soul – and especially your life savings – into your company, you want to do everything you can to protect it. Whether that means arming it against intruders and hazards or creating an environment that keeps customers streaming in and your revenue stream flowing. Read More

Vinyl Fence Styles

Vinyl Fence Styles & Colors to Complement Your St. Louis Home

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The right accessory can pull your entire look together instantly. Outfitting your St. Louis home with the right vinyl fencing shouldn’t be any different. Choosing from vinyl fence styles takes more than just picking the first option in a catalog. You need to consider each fence’s color, design, and accessories to ensure it complements, rather than distracts from, your home.
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Affordable Vinyl Fences

Affordable Vinyl Fences for the DIY Guru

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Choosing Affordable Vinyl Fences

There are more options than ever

If you love to “do it yourself” affordable vinyl fences are a great option. Compared to alternative fencing options, namely stone and wood, low-cost fences made of vinyl or some other type of maintenance-free material simply work better in home and business improvement projects. If you are about to start your own fencing project here are a few reasons you should strongly consider affordable vinyl fences. Read More

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What is Maintenance-Free Fencing?

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A great alternative to a conventional fence

This is a common question and one that many people are confused by. Because while most people have an idea of what maintenance-free fencing is, they don’t realize how truly varied and versatile it can be. In order to answer all your questions about this exciting home and business improvement option, we have put together this simple guide. Read More

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Five “Fixer Upper” Tips We Love from Chip and Joanna Gaines

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From their base in Texas, Chip and Joanna Gaines have inspired homeowners across the country to turn their outdated and boring abode into the home of their dreams. While many of us fantasize about living in Waco so Magnolia Homes and HGTV’s Fixer Upper can handle our home transformation, the majority of us are left to tackle renovations on our own. Read More

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