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.

Wooden Fence
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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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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What Is Laminate Decking?
Fence Materials

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?
Cedar Fences

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
Fence Materials

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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Cedar Fencing – Pros, Cons, And Costs
Cedar Fences

Cedar Fencing – Pros, Cons, and Costs

Cedar is one of the most popular choices for wood fencing. It’s known for its ability to stand the test of time and the elements. You’ll find it in backyards across the nation, and for a good reason. If you’re looking into cedar fencing, chances are you want to learn a bit more about this

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How To Install Chain Link Fencing
Fence Installation

How To Install Chain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing brings us all back to those days in the schoolyard with our friends during recess. It’s one of the oldest used materials for fencing and is a great choice for both residential and commercial properties. If you’ve chosen a chain-link fence to secure your property, you might wonder what steps you need

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What Is Composite Wood?
Fence Installation

What Is Composite Wood?

While solid wood reigns supreme in the world of furniture and fencing, composite wood has started to give wood a run for its money. So much so, that you can find composite lumber in stock at several home improvement centers right next to our beloved wood. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look

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What Kind Of Security Fence Should I Choose?
Fence Installation

What Kind Of Security Fence Should I Choose?

When deciding on the best kind of security fence for you and your property, many factors will come into play. It would be best to think about what level of security you want, what area you live in, and the look you want it to give your property. You’ll also need to consider how long

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