Fencing & Decking Blog

Fencing & Decking Blog

Our specialty is fencing in Minnesota & North Dakota, so we write about fencing in MN & ND.  Whether you are new or a native to our frozen tundra, we hope you will find something in our blog about fencing that will both intrigue & educate.

Tips for Upper Midwest Homeowners

Our Fencing & Decking Blog features insider tips on the best fencing and deck installation styles for Upper Midwest homeowners looking to boost curb appeal and security on their property without breaking the budget. Read on to find out what fence is best for your property and learn about logistics on installation.

3 Fence Styles That Fit Any Budget
Fencing Styles

3 Fence Styles That Fit Any Budget

A fence is a terrific asset to any premises and protects your family. In addition, it can safeguard your yard and deter any would-be intruders. Fences could also provide a sound barrier and add a beautiful background for your landscaping. If your neighborhood is not very well taken care of, a fence can help with

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Do Fences Add Value To Your Home?
Fencing Styles

Do Fences Add Value to Your Home?

Many homeowners who are looking to incorporate large changes to their home or property often wonder if those new installations will yield a significant return on their investment when it comes to their home sale price — or at least a little something to justify the cost of their project. While outdoor structures like sheds,

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3 Things To Do To Your Chain Link Fence To Make It Look Better
Fencing Styles

3 Things to do to Your Chain Link Fence to Make it Look Better

While chain link fences are often the most practical and cost-effective fence type for a quick and efficient install. Many homeowners find that they eventually get tired of the way they look, or they decide that they don’t provide enough privacy — as the essentially provide no privacy for your property the way they are.

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Pros And Cons Of Building Your Own Fence
Fence Installation

Pros And Cons of Building Your Own Fence

Many people who are thinking of erecting a fence on their property are probably also wondering if they should hire professionals or attempt to do it themselves. While much of the time, for other projects, people have gotten used to the idea of DIY and how you can save money doing it yourself. What you

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What Is A Scalloped Tongue And Groove Fence?
Fencing Styles

What is a Scalloped Tongue and Groove Fence?

To understand what a scalloped tongue and groove fence is, we need to break it down into two parts. First, a tongue and groove fence uses boards with a “tongue” and a groove” on opposite ends that interlock with one another, allowing for maximum privacy. Second, “scalloped” refers to the shape of the top of

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wood fence
Fencing Styles

Wood vs. Composite Fence: Pros and Cons

Fencing is an excellent investment that adds to your property value and gives you privacy and safety in your home. But not all fence materials are created equal. Each has its pros and cons that should be weighed before committing to a certain kind of fence. The Advantages of a Wood Fence Wood fencing adds

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3 Types Of Privacy Fencing For Your Home
Fencing Styles

3 Types of Privacy Fencing for Your Home

Good neighbors always make for a great neighborhood. While you may enjoy the company of those who live close to you, chances are you value your privacy more. Some people choose to live in their homes with their blinds constantly closed, but others prefer a more practical option like getting a privacy fence for their

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horizontal fencing
Fencing Styles

Horizontal Fences: A Modern Look You’ll Love

While there’s a time and place for beloved classic fencing styles, many homeowners are looking for a more modern fence design. One of the most popular and eye-catching fence trends is horizontal fencing. This edgy reimagination of fencing creates a sleek, polished look. Horizontal Fencing for Any Type of Home From mid-century modern and ultra-chic

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3 Reasons To Consider Privacy Fencing
Fencing Styles

3 Reasons to Consider Privacy Fencing

There are many advantages to having a privacy fence around your property. In contrast, its primary purpose is to provide a little seclusion from the outside world. While this is an obvious choice for many homeowners, there are many more reasons why getting a privacy fence is a good choice. Here are just three reasons

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Lattice Fencing
Fencing Styles

Lattice Fencing – Just For Gardens?

The picturesque garden bed nestled beneath a lattice fence is a timeless outdoor style. Lattice fencing is so closely associated with plants, ivy, and flowers because of how ideally it allows vines to grow vertically while still allowing daylight through.  But we would be remiss if we claimed that lattices were only useful in gardens.

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