But time always takes its toll on outdoor structures, so taking care of your fence as it ages is important.
If you don’t want to be “that house” on the block where the fence becomes a neighborhood blemish that could even drive down property values for you and your neighbors, it’s important to be prepared to invest in maintenance.
Even more important is making the proper decisions about fencing material before your fence is built. Be sure the fence type you choose is both affordable and of a type that you will be able to care for as time goes on. Be mindful that a wooden fence, while very appealing, is likely to cost much more to maintain in the long run. If time and cost of maintenance is an issue for you, then exploring PVC/vinyl fencing could be a more prudent solution. You might find that PVC/vinyl can offer just as much curb appeal as wood.
Regardless of the issues involved, having a fencing expert on your side as you choose your fence can be extremely helpful. Here at Security Fence Company, our staff can help you sort out your options based on your needs so that you will ultimately have just the right fence that will make your home a standout in your neighborhood.
Why not contact us to discuss your fencing needs and get a free quote? We’re ready to answer all your questions and work with you to arrive at the perfect plan. If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA for a more hands-on look at our many fencing options.
A fence can help if you wish to have protection for your backyard pool and to see that the neighborhood children don’t play in the garden that you spend most of your spare time tending. It also helps you to prevent your dog from digging holes in your neighbor’s perfectly-manicured lawn.
You might be asking why knowing the exact property line matters if both you and your neighbor agree on where his property ends and yours begins. Even if you have the best of relationships with your neighbors who might actually be more like extended family members, things can change. If your neighbor moves away, your fence stands to mark the extent of your property when new neighbors arrive who might not be quite so chummy.
Property disputes can be most unpleasant – something to be avoided if possible. Given that it is unlawful to build a fence that infringes on someone else’s property, your neighbor could legally require that you remove it if it is not in exactly the right place. Think of the cost to remove and rebuild.
Your fence establishes a boundary, and it is important that it be properly placed according to existing property plats and deeds. If you don’t have this document, the place to start to obtain a copy is in your local zoning office well before the first post hole has been dug.
You might have reservations about your fence project. You know that you really want that new fence, but it could seem like a hassle with more than a little risk. Never fear -- our consultants here at Security Fence Company can help you avoid the pitfalls and make the right choices. They know how to apply the zoning guidelines, recommend the right fencing to meet your needs and your property; and they can point you to civil engineers or surveyors if your property line is unmarked. With their experienced help, you can relax and rely on them, knowing the result will exceed your expectations.
Contact us today here at Security Fence in Red Lion, PA with your questions and your ideas. We’ll get right on it.
Does your back yard sit next to a busy street or within sight of a highway? If so, then you know how aggravating street noise can be; and you are likely annoyed when you can’t enjoy a backyard get-together without being “on display”. You might even worry about your children and pets being exposed to passersby as they play in their yard. If you can identify with any of these concerns, then you’ll want to consider a privacy fence.
Typical street noise measures at about 60-70 decibels. A solid fence constructed of closely fitting panels along your property line at the road can reduce the typical street noise you hear in your yard by as much as 6-10 decibels, assuming it is tall enough to block the sound waves. A fence of at least 6-8 feet high should offer an effective change. However, balconies or higher-elevation structures would not receive the benefit; the sound would flow over the top of the fence. Likewise, if the fence is elevated from the ground, the tire noises will flow under the fence.
By virtue of the fact that a privacy fence blocks the view of your yard from the street, it offers enhanced security. Children and pets, in particular, can play without being noticed by anyone who might otherwise approach them or photograph them. Likewise, it contains pets and children who might be tempted to wander off the property if they see something that attracts them. In addition, if you have vehicles, equipment or other items of value visible in your yard, they will not be noticed by passersby.
A home sitting next to a busy road is obviously going to be less desirable than the same home on a private, quiet street with a back yard off the road. However, with all other things being equal, if that home on a busy road has an attractive privacy fence in place, it might well appeal to a family with children and pets for the extra security. Thus, your chances for a quick sale are enhanced.
We all have had our share of overly-friendly and nosey neighbors. This is especially true if you like a quiet swim in your backyard pool, like to enjoy cooking out with the family or perhaps just cherish time to sit in the shade and read without “those neighbors” dropping in to socialize just because they saw you out in the yard. With a privacy fence, you are out of sight – thus out of mind.
Given the many different sizes, styles, colors, and materials that can be used to create your privacy fence, it can be crafted to fit your home, landscape, and circumstances perfectly. If you’re ready to explore the many choices you have for your own privacy fence, it’s time to bring in an experienced fencing consultant to help.
Here at Security Fence Company, our seasoned staff knows everything that you need to know about fences. We’ll take a look at your property, discuss your needs, and help you explore your options to arrive at the perfect privacy fence for your home. Why not Contact Us today to get your questions answered and discuss your project? We’re waiting to hear from you.
Did you surprise the family with a new puppy for Christmas? We all know that a Christmas puppy can fill a family home with happiness and excitement, but there are things to consider before taking such a step. As you shopped for your new dog, you likely heard all the cautious advice. The pet experts advised you to think carefully about what breed of dog you choose. Others ask whether you have the time and funds to properly care for a new dog; and of course, they caution to be sure no one in the household has allergies to pet dander. Once you had all these bases covered, then there was just one more obstacle: to prepare for your pet’s outdoor safety.
Ask 10 people to list the top 5 dog breeds most likely to run or wander from home and you’ll get 10 different lists. If you’re a pet lover (and you wouldn’t be reading this is you weren’t), then you’ll love this video .
After all, on that first warm Spring day, if you send your Christmas pup, Rover, into a back yard with no fence, then it’s clear that he will wander away into the neighborhood and beyond. Maybe he’ll chase the first squirrel that comes his way or follow a passing group of children. Who can blame him? That’s what dogs do. But chances are, you’ll be listing Rover as a “lost Dog” online and stapling his wanted poster on every post and tree in the community before sundown.
To be sure that you’ve protected your puppy from the dangers that might await outdoors, a fence will be your primary consideration. One option, of course, is the shock-based “invisible fence”; but many pet owners advise against it. This containment option demands a lot of training to let the dog know where the invisible barrier is located. Moreover, if your dog becomes agitated enough, he might run past the shock barrier.
Some dog owners opt for the dog kennel or dog run – a choice, of course, depending upon your pet and your circumstances.
However, a physical fence around your property will likely be your option of choice; but remember, dogs are escape artists. The type of fence you choose depends upon the size – and talent – of your dog.
Is he a climber or large enough to make his way over the fence?
A tall fence is in order. For large, athletic breeds, even a 6-foot privacy fence might be the choice.
Is he a smaller breed, more likely to dig under the fence to make his escape?
If so, then the fence should be constructed so that a portion of it is actually underground as a barrier.
Is he the cerebral, patient type...
who will learn how to open the gate or just wait for his distracted humans to leave the gate ajar for him? This, of course, is a bit more challenging but not impossible to solve.
Here at Security Fence in Red Lion, PA, our fencing consultants have helped many pet owners to choose a fence that will not only contain their dogs but will also offer the family home security, privacy, and increased home value as well. We are ready to help you make the right fencing decision to meet the needs of your family and your pets. So why not contact us with your questions? We look forward to speaking with you.
If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA for a more hands-on look at our many fencing options.
Security Fence welcomes Pal's Park in York, PA as our Guest Blogger today, and we are proud to be supporting this community dog park along the York County Heritage Rail Trail in the City of York, PA. The park is undergoing a facelift, and we will be providing the fencing to help complete the project.
It's Been a Busy Summer
at Pal's Park!
If you've driven by the Park or walked by on the Rail Trail this summer, you've likely seen lots of activity happening at Pal's Park.
The work being done has been made possible by The Arthur J. and Lee R. Glatfelter Foundation, Powder Mill Foundation, Embracing Aging at the York County Community Foundation, Gannett, and our amazing individual donors who have been supporting the park through crowdfunding efforts like Give Local York over the past year and a half!
Many of you may have seen the story on the local news recently about the sinkhole in Ephrata. Security Fence Company’s Temporary Fence Division was called upon to secure the area to protect lives and property. Within twelve hours of the request, our management and crews had delivered and installed over 600 linear feet of 6’ high temporary chain link fence which will stand guard 24/7 until repairs can be made.
Since 1972, Security Fence Company has responded to private, public, government, business and institutional customers with this type of outstanding service. We are proud to be a part of Central Pennsylvania’s community and are always pleased to serve. Contact us when you find yourself in need of perimeter security access controls, surveillance cameras, temporary and permanent fence of all types, decks, railings or flagpoles. Our service, pricing and professionalism are unmatched in the industry.
Since it is typically much taller and serves to block the view of your property from the outside, a privacy fence can be a good option for many homeowners. You will want to be informed about all the features before making your final decision, and the following outlines some benefits for your consideration.
When used in conjunction with landscaping materials, you can form a beautiful setting or define an area of your yard. In fact, the height of a privacy fence may allow it to serve as a “wall” to enclose a new and trendy Outdoor Room – whether it is an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pool scape, spa or some other personal space taking advantage of the outdoors. Consider the possibilities.
Perhaps more than any other type of perimeter barrier, a privacy fence will offer your property some shelter from the elements. The fence will act as a windbreaker, protecting you and whatever it encloses from the effects of wind. Moreover, it will often also offer shade from the sun, depending on the layout in relation to your house.
A yard confined within a privacy fence will serve to keep out intruders – including the neighborhood animals – and it keeps your property hidden from prying eyes. At the same time it keeps your children and pets within the boundary, especially since they cannot see beyond the fence and be tempted to stray.
Typically, the height and solid construction of a privacy fence can lessen the amount of noise that your yard suffers from the outside so that it is not as intrusive as it would be with another type of fence or with no barrier at all. In addition, it will help to danpen the noise coming from your yard making you a considerate neighbor.
Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, we can answer your questions and help you explore your fencing options so that you choose just the right type of fence for your property and lifestyle. Why not call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how fencing can improve your property and enhance your lifestyle?
For those of you who are thinking that fences only belong outside, we're here to enlighten you.
Creative interior designers often have a different idea; and from time to time, they come to us here at Security Fence Company for help. We are always glad to accommodate as we did when a customer wanted to add a special touch to a bedroom with a unique headboard made from a single fence panel. The result was a beautiful focal point in this bedroom -- one that could likely not have been achieved with the use of a traditional bed headboard.
This is not a new concept. Creative homeowners have been using items such as fencing panels for many indoor uses. They have created stunning room dividers, railings and walls. They have added fence panels -- from split rail to white picket and more -- to give another dimension in front of a full wall mural. They have even incorporated outdoor elements like fencing, decking and railings into custom-built furniture.
Let's not forget all the innovative displays and decor crafted by commercial decorators and found in restaurants and retail stores where decorating themes are designed to capture the imagination of the customer -- everything from wood for rustic western to ornamental aluminum for european chic.
How about you? Have you made use of fencing or other nontraditional items in your indoor decorating? If so, why not share your creations with us? And if you have decorating ideas and could use our products, then let us be a part of your creative process. We can help you with your projects.
Needing some inspiration? Why not browse the online showroom here on our website or visit our company showroom in Red Lion, PA? Then let us know how we can help you make your home a decorator's showcase.
Aluminum fence is an upscale, maintenance-free classic-style fence that will add lasting value to your home.
Better Quality Control
Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, we assemble our own aluminum fencing. This assembly process allows us to inspect every extrusion including rails, pickets, posts and hardware to avoid the hassle of scratches and dents.
Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, we give you the advantage with top quality fence sections that are packed in cardboard boxes with plastic rail clips between each section to prevent any damage while in-transit to your jobsite.
More Flexible Delivery/Installation Time
Moreover, having our own assembly operation means that we have all extrusions (black and bronze) in stock, so delivery and installation times are easier to control here locally.
Faster Turnaround for Repairs
Our large inventory helps us to assemble many styles in just days instead of weeks. This is a huge advantage if your fence is ever damaged by vehicles, mowers or falling trees. We have the repair pieces you need ready for pick up or shipping.
Since 1972, Security Fence Company has manufactured, distributed, assembled and installed our own brand of superior fencing, decking and railing products for the quality-conscious customers in our operating area.
Why not call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how SFC aluminum fencing can meet your fencing needs? Better still, browse our line of aluminum fencing here on our website or visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA, and then let us know how we can help you enhance your home’s value.