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

Do’s and Don’ts of Fence Installation

If you’re a DIYer, then you might think that installing a fence will be a pretty simple project. After all, what’s involved besides digging some holes and putting in some posts? While installing a fence may be a simple project, starting without considering the basics could cause you to have some pretty expensive blunders that

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Fence Materials

Steel Fence vs. Wood Fence: Which is Better?

You’ve decided to invest in a fence to protect your family, improve your privacy, and add aesthetics to your home. That was the easy part. Now you have to decide which material is best for fencing, and the options start to be overwhelming. If you can’t choose between a steel and wood fence, you’re in

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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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How To Build A Wood Fence With Metal Posts
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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
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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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Does My Pool Need A Fence?
Fence Installation

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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What Is Laminate Decking?
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What is Laminate Decking?

Like any major home investment, it’s important to consider an affordable yet smart option when looking for decking to help you enjoy every corner of your home.  Before doing so it is important to consider a few things: Materials Sustainability Costs Materials We have more options than before when it comes to choosing what materials

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How Much Is Wooden Fencing?
Fence Installation

How Much is Wooden Fencing?

The American dream includes the place we call home surrounded by the white picket fence. However, the idea of the white picket fence has evolved to adapt to each unique owner’s preferences. Fences can be built with materials ranging from wood to vinyl and in various styles. But there is something about installing wooden fences

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How Long Do Wood Fences Last?
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How Long Do Wood Fences Last?

A wooden fence adds value, security, and beauty to any home. As homeowners, installing a wooden fence has its benefits but also comes at a price. When investing in a project like this, you should analyze the cost and the life span of a wooden fence. How long does a wood fence typically last? A

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Pine Fencing – Pros, Cons, And Costs
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Pine Fencing – Pros, Cons, and Costs

Pine fences are known for their affordability and availability. They make great choices for privacy fencing, providing you and your family with the security and privacy that you deserve. If you’re mulling over pine fencing for your property, here are some of the pros and cons to help you make a great decision. Pros Price

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