Entries by Matt Fortuna

Wood Fence Maintenance for Fall

Who doesn’t love fall? The leaves start to change, you can wear a sweater comfortably as well as enjoy the last weeks of serenity before the rampant cold weather hits. Unfortunately, autumn, as well as winter, can cause homeowners a lot of frustration with fence damage. If a fence isn’t properly prepared, the elements can […]

Fence Materials: A Quick Guide

One of the bigger decisions you will have to make when deciding to install a fence in your yard is what material you want your fence to be. There are several options, but what benefits do you get from each? Here’s a quick guide to help you decide: Wood Fencing Gives a warm, natural look […]

Weatherproof Your Fence Today

Fences can be used to enhance your privacy from neighbors or to keep animals contained in a certain area.  No matter the reason for your fence, it’s important to know how to protect it so it lasts as long as possible. Follow these guidelines for keeping your fence safe during any type of weather.   […]

Ornamental Aluminum Fencing

Ornamental aluminum has several advantages over other fencing materials, the first and foremost being its durability and long-lasting qualities. Many people see their aluminum fences last decades with no rusting, fading or rotting from severe weather and other environmental conditions. Since they acquire minimal damage and deterioration, they are virtually maintenance-free. The second benefit of […]

Four Functions of Fences

When it comes to having a fence installed, you need to ask yourself, what do I want to get out of this fence? Once you decide on a purpose for your barrier, it will make the rest of the decision process easier. Fence Enclosure: These types of fences are installed for the sole purpose of keeping something […]

I Just Want Some Privacy!

Sometimes, people just want a little more privacy – and we can’t blame you for that. Privacy fences are very popular among Western Michigan homeowners, and the following are the most common styles to give yourself the added privacy you are looking for. Tongue and Groove Fence This is named as such due to the […]

6 Fencing Considerations

You have decided to install a new fence – exciting! As much as you want to dive in and get the project started, here are some things you should think about. Know what you want. Ask yourself why you are installing a fence. If it is for keeping your dog in the yard, a chain-link […]

Fence Removal

If you have an aging fence on your property, depending on the amount of wear or damage, it may be time to tear it down for replacement. But before you run outside with a sledgehammer, there are some things you should check with first to avoid any trouble. Before any tearing-down starts, it is important […]

Don’t Forget the Gate

When considering your fencing options, it is vital you think about gates as well. Most people choose to have at least one gate to get in and out of a yard without having to go through the house. If you are having friends over for a backyard barbecue or simply doing some gardening, outdoor access […]

Help Your Fence Survive the Winter

Let’s face it – it’s starting to cool off, and winter is near. The trees lose their leaves and vegetation is sparse, revealing the true condition of your wooden fence. To keep your fence attractive and welcoming for the holidays, keep wood fence maintenance in mind! How does winter weather affect my fence? In the […]