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.

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Fence Installation

How Long Does It Take to Build a Fence

There may be many reasons why you would want to build a fence around your property. In addition to boosting your home security, they can add an extra level of privacy in a crowded neighborhood. If done with quality materials and professional help, fences can also make your home more aesthetically appealing, which can boost

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Fencing Styles

What is Temporary Fencing?

Fences keep pets and children in and dangers out. In addition, they serve as boundaries for construction projects and mark property lines. Some situations require fencing, but not as a permanent solution. This is where temporary fencing makes its grand entrance. Temporary fencing is a great way to secure an area without a long-term commitment.

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Fencing Styles

Different Types of Gates

There are a variety of gates to choose from that will complement your existing fencing. Here is a breakdown of three gate styles that you may need on your property. Standard Gates For standard gates, the gate material usually follows the material of the fence. For example, if you have a cedar fence, you’ll likely

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Fencing Styles

What is Bollard Fencing?

While bollards often go unnoticed in the world of fencing, bollard fencing can help to protect structures and objects from moving vehicles. These short posts are a great addition to any parking lot, park, or facility to increase the security and safety of their patrons. What is a Bollard? Bollards are steel posts placed in

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Vinyl Fencing

Are All Vinyl Fences The Same?

The simple answer to this question is no; not all vinyl fences are the same. Vinyl fences come in various designs, sizes, and qualities of vinyl fences that a consumer would want to consider before installing a vinyl fence. The purpose of your new fence best determines the decision about what vinyl fence to purchase.

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How To Build A Wood Fence With Metal Posts
Fence Installation

How to Build a Wood Fence With Metal Posts

When building a wood fence, you need to decide whether you’ll use wood posts or metal posts to secure your fence. These metal posts can provide strength to what would be the weakest parts of your fence. Although it may seem overwhelming to build a wood fence with metal posts, this isn’t the case. Through

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Benefits Of Adding A Fence
Fence Installation

Benefits of Adding a Fence

Regardless of how large your property is, a fence can significantly improve the function and value of your outdoor space. A privacy fence can also give you peace of mind knowing you’re keeping your family and personal property safe. If you’re considering installing a fence, here are five reasons why it’s worth adding one to

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Different Types Of Deck Designs
Deck Installation

Different Types of Deck Designs

Your deck is more than just an addition to your home. It’s where you gather with friends for a BBQ, lay in the sun to catch some rays, read a book in the shade, and make memories for years to come. The design of your deck should be functional for your home, and the design

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Repairing Vs. Replacing Deck: The Best Option For You
Deck Installation

Repairing vs. Replacing Deck: The Best Option for You

Like any other system in your house, your deck requires maintenance. Since it’s exposed to the elements for 365 days per year, decks are prone to some pretty severe weather-related wear and tear. Even with routine maintenance, at some point, your deck will require some more extensive repairs, leaving you with an important decision: Should

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Does My Pool Need A Fence?
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Does My Pool Need a Fence?

The short answer is yes; state law requires that you have one. According to the Minnesota state legislature website, all pool fencing must: be at least five feet high be equipped with self-closing, self-latching gates that are capable of being locked not have any openings greater than four inches in the fence not have any

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