An American farmer by the name of Joseph Glidden invented the barbed wire fence. Within seven years of his patented invention, over 80 million pounds of his inexpensive barbed wire was manufactured and sold. Unfortunately, cowboys saw the product as a threat, which led to fence-cutting wars in states like Wyoming, Texas, and New Mexico.
Did you know that more than 50,000 fence companies are operating throughout the U.S. at this time? That can make life very difficult for those who are interested in hiring an outdoor fence company to install a residential or commercial fence.
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.
If you are in the St. Louis area, there are many options when it comes to fences for your home (and fence contractors). No wonder, given the many different styles of homes in the area. But how do you choose what will add the most beauty and value to your home? In truth, there’s no better source than a reputable St. Louis fence company.
When looking for a fence for your home or commercial property, looks and cost are important, naturally. But the cost of maintaining your fence should play a large role in your decision, too. A low-maintenance fence can be a better investment in the long run without sacrificing security, style, or privacy.
Winters in the Midwest can be brutal on outdoor structures and furnishings, including your fence. A true winter fence should be able to withstand the swings in temperature, not to mention the snow, ice, and wind that come with winter weather.
Looking for a fence for your yard that adds a touch of character without the need for constant maintenance? Ameristar fence products from Maintenance Free Outdoor Solutions offer all the luxury and durability of ornamental wrought iron fences—but without the high cost and time-consuming maintenance.
If you own and/or operate a business or storefront, you already know that your building, lot, and facilities are a large part of your business’s total capital value. How can you increase that value without a huge outlay of capital or disrupting business operations? One of the easiest ways is to invest in better fencing, of course. Commercial steel fencing can create a safe space around your property while improving the overall look.
If you are considering a fence for your property, you’ve probably considered traditional wood fencing. But there are also a number of non-wood alternatives. Some of these alternatives are a much better choice when it comes to safety, durability, and pricing.
To prove the point, we’re going to do a head-to-head comparison of aluminum vs wood fencing. Let’s look at each using the five criteria St. Louis area homeowners tell us they care about most: Cost, maintenance requirements, installation hassle, privacy, and looks/style options.
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
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
The St. Louis region offers an unmatched variety of neighborhoods, communities, and municipalities. Whether you live in a 19th-century-row house in Lafayette Square, a ranch house in Hazelwood, or a renovated farmhouse in Jefferson County, you want the same things for your home and family as your fellow St. Louisans – security, privacy, and comfort, and all at a price you can afford. Read More
Residential chain link fence used to be a popular fencing option in the metro St. Louis area. Many homeowners chose it because it’s cheap, easy to install, and well, everyone else was using it. But installing a chain link fence is no longer the preferred choice of residential fencing. Read More
As with any home improvement project, a little research can go a long way in finding the right fencing materials for your needs and budget. Unfortunately, a little research can quickly turn into a big time commitment as you visit website after website and go from store to store to compare fencing products and brands. Read More
Whether you’re buying a new house in St. Louis or upgrading the one you currently have, consider adding yard fencing to your to-do list. While fencing requires an upfront investment, it’s one of the smartest ones you can make to add value to your home and to protect everyone inside.
Whatever yard fencing ideas you have in mind, there’s an option to meet your taste and budget, from ornamental and simulated stone to vinyl and aluminum. Best of all, maintenance is a cinch so you can spend your time focusing on the dozens of other home updates you need to tackle. 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
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.