The Boise Fence Blog
Adding a fence to your property is an exciting time! Adding fencing is often one of the last touches before completing your dream property, and at Certified Fencing, we love getting to participate in that great accomplishment. However, installing a fence comes with a lot of considerations. Here are three common fencing mistakes we see here in Boise, Idaho:
1) Incorrect Placement
Building a fence seems relatively simple: just figure out where you want to put it, and install the fence. A mistake that we see all too frequently is when a fence is placed without making sure that the property lines are absolutely crystal clear. There are few worse mistakes than completing an installation and finding out after the fact that you've built the fence on your neighbor's property--or that you cut a few off of your own yard! At Certified Fencing, we will walk you through every step of your fence planning to make sure we do it right the first time.
2) Inconvenient Gates
Gates increase the usability of your yard, but the spot you reflexively plan to put your gate may not be the most convenient location. Because a gate places a hanging weight on the fence, it's critical to place the gate where the fence has a lot of strength. Additionally, if you plan to put an RV, boat, or other large gadget in your yard, you will need to consider whether the large gate you install allows an adequate angle and space to maneuver from the driveway into the parking space.
3) Inadequate Planning
Many fencing materials--like vinyl or aluminum--come in sections of fence, making them a little less flexible. If the dimensions of your fence don't fall perfectly into the sizes these fences make, you will need to plan in advance to custom order a section of fence to perfectly enclose your yard. It's an easy mistake to make, but "measure twice, cut once" is a phrase that definitely applies to fencing.
Additionally, it's important to be proactive and find out where utility lines and sewage pipes are laid. Running into a pipe or wire when installing a fence post can complicate more than just laying the fence, so it's critical to do your research and have this information at hand when installing a fence.
We hope this list of three common fencing mistakes helps prepare you for the potential pitfalls of installing a fence! At Certified Fencing, our priority is to serve our clients and friends here in the Boise area. If you need additional information or help, give us a call at (208) 449-2040!
There's a lot to consider when managing a commercial property. From managing the buildings and necessary repairs and utilities, parking lots and grounds maintenance, landscaping, fire codes and more, making decisions about your commercial property can quickly become exhausting. There is a massive amount of research that goes into figuring out each of the numerous moving parts. At Certified Fencing here in Boise, Idaho, we're passionate about serving you best and want to help you in whatever ways we can. Today, we'll be discussing our top three picks for commercial fencing solutions, and we hope it will help guide you in your decisions as you consider what kind of fence to add to your commercial property.
Chain link fences are perhaps the most popular material used for commercial fencing. Chain link fences are an affordable option by the yard and are effective at what they do: keeping the premises secure in a cost-effective way. Chain link fences are especially popular for industrial areas, for schools and playgrounds, baseball fields, and more. If privacy is a concern, vinyl slats can be woven into the links to create a privacy fence.
2. Aluminum and Wrought Iron Fencing
For commercial properties that boast a smaller campus, a decorative aluminum or wrought iron fence may be a desirable option. Although these materials have a higher start-up cost for the initial installation, these materials are among the most durable fencing materials. If properly maintained, aluminum and wrought iron fences can last for decades. Additionally, these elegant metal fences have a charming, classic appeal, lending any property a sophisticated and high end appearance. These factors may be influential for private businesses with a high-end clientele.
3. Temporary Fencing
Temporary fencing is a solution often used for construction sites, demolition, concerts, festivals, and other events. While temporary fencing isn't part of the permanent landscape, renting fencing can help create order and keep trespassers out. Our team of experts at Certified Fencing will deliver, set up, and pick up temporary fencing on the schedule you need for your commercial event. The peace of mind that comes with our temporary fencing service is worth every penny to keep your event or project running smoothly.
Whatever the fencing needs of your commercial property, Certified Fencing is ready to help you! We serve clients in the Boise and Meridian areas, and are passionate about providing top-tier services. Give us a call at (208) 449-2040 for more information today!
When installing a fence, it's important to keep in mind the member of your family who will spend the most time in your yard: man's best friend, your fur baby, your four-legged pal. Here are a few things to consider as a dog owner:
- Functionality: can the fence keep your dogs in your yard?
- Visibility: will your dog enjoy seeing out onto the street from your yard?
- Aesthetic: does the fence meet your dogs needs while also being something desirable for your property?
At Certified Fencing, we've rounded up the top three options for fencing for dog owners
1) Chain link
Chain link fences are a popular option among dog owners, especially for owners who opt to install a dog run. Chain link fences are relatively affordable and allow your dog to see out onto sidewalks, where other dogs or people may interest them. These fences are fairly secure and easy to maintain, but they do not afford much privacy.
2) Aluminum or wrought iron
Although pricier, aluminum and wrought iron fencing shares many of the advantages and disadvantages of chain link fences; they allow your dog to see more of its surroundings but do not offer much privacy in your yard. However, aluminum and wrought iron fences are often viewed as more high-end than chain link fences, so if the aesthetic of the fence is important to you, this may be the fence for you!
3) Cedar: best of both worlds
Lastly, cedar is a popular and versatile option for pet owners. Cedar fences offer more privacy to your space, and an idea that is rapidly gaining popularity is creating a window for your pup to be able to see out. There are many affordable options for acrylic bubbles to be installed in cedar fences, which is a delightful and creative solution to creating a situation where both privacy and your dog's ability to see out has been preserved. And, if you ask us, seeing a happy dog's face through a dog window never fails to brighten our day.
There are a lot of options to consider when choosing a fence, and even more factors at play when you have a dog to consider as well. For more information or for fencing services in the Boise, Nampa, and Meridian areas, contact us or give us a call at (208) 449-2040 today!
Have you been thinking of installing a privacy fence in your yard? There are so many options to choose from, from the less expensive fence styles like chain link or vinyl, to the more expensive ones like decorative aluminum or wrought iron fencing. One of the best options for a privacy fence is a cedar wood fence. Not only beautiful, cedar fencing can be a great option for your yard for a number of reasons:
- Long-Lasting: Cedar wood fencing material can be one of the more durable of fencing materials when it is properly maintained. It can withstand the cold of winter and the heat of summer, as well a as precipitation as long as a regular sealing takes place.
- Cost Efficient: This type of fencing might be more expensive at the beginning, but cedar wood fences and gates can actually be incredibly cost efficient. This is because installation can cost less, and the actual material can withstand the Boise, Idaho seasons much better than other types of cheaper fencing materials. Maintaining a well-made wood fence is much less expensive than continually having to repair and replace a cheaper fence material.
- Adds value: A well made cedar wood fence or gate is a beautiful way to add value and ambiance to your home. Potential buyers find value in the functionality of cedar wood fencing, as it offers the highly desired options of durability and privacy and is incredibly effective at keeping children and pets safe in the yard.
- Customizable: Cedar wood fencing can be made into many different fencing styles, from a split rail ranch style fence to board on board. Whether you would like an 8 foot privacy fence or security gate or a 4 foot front yard or driveway ranch style fence, a wooden fence can really be created into anything you need.
Living in the Boise, Idaho area comes with some extremes in the weather and temperature. These conditions tend to be hard on cedar, vinyl and even wrought iron fences, resulting in rotted or broken fence posts, dry rot concerns and even pest infestations. Some signs that you need to repair (or even replace) your fence include:
When installing a new cedar wood, vinyl or aluminum fence, it is important to consider what will make your fence as functional as it is beautiful: a gate. When it comes to gate installation and repair, Certified Fencing offers quick and affordable fencing services. But first you'll need to decide which fence will best meet your yard's needs. There are several factors to consider when choosing the placement and type of gate in your new fencing, including:
- Number: Typically, a home or business needs at least two gates to optimize functionality. This usually includes an entrance or exit gate for people as well as a utility gate to push things in and out of, like lawn mowers and landscaping supplies. If you have a front yard fence, consider where would be the best place would be for yourself, family and guests to enter into your front yard. As far as a utility fence goes, make sure it is in a spot that is easily accessible to gardening tools and other larger items that will frequently go in and out, like trashcans. Feel free to contact Certified Fencing at 208-449-2040 to talk over possible gate addition options.
- Width and Height: The width of your gate will depend on what you would like the gate to function as. Is it a decorative aluminum front yard gate that only people will use? Then a thinner gate will suffice. It is meant to be more of a security or utility gate? A wider cedar wood gate or a taller aluminum gate could be a good pick for you.
- Aesthetic: Depending on the look you are deciding on for your front or backyard landscape design, you might choose anything from a wrought iron to a vinyl gate. It all depends on the type of fence you already have or are thinking about installing. Depending on that fence material, you can choose a gate material or look that will compliment the style or material.
When it comes to choosing residential or commercial fencing supplies for home and business owners in Boise, Idaho, the sheer variety of choices can seem daunting, especially if you are trying to decide whether to go for an aluminum fence or a wrought iron one. While the cost and look of both of these types of fencing is similar, they do have some keep differences that could help you determine which one would fit your needs best.
While this fence material is incredibly durable, wrought iron gates and fences will eventually rust due to the nature of the material, so occasional maintenance is a must. It is recommended that a wrought iron fence and gates should be professionally painted and repaired every 10 years.
Aluminum fencing on the other hand is maintenance free. You'll never have to worry about a peeling or cracking fence finish or rusting. Aluminum fence materials and supplies can cost a bit more than wrought iron fences, but considering the lack of upkeep you might actually save money in the long run by installing an aluminum fence.
Aluminum fencing is an easy to install fence. It is also relatively easy to repair, which makes it even more low maintenance. Rather than have to replace a entire decorate metal fencing panels, a single picket can be switched out in an aluminum fence.
Similarly, wrought iron fence installation is fairly easy. Metal fence repairs can be a bit trickier because they require cutting away the broken or bent fence pickets and welding new fence materials in their place.
Besides being a great choice for decorative fencing for historic districts, wrought iron fencing is a great choice for areas that will get a lot of wear and tear or needs to hold up as a high security fence. It is best used on flat terrain or on top of a retaining wall.
Aluminum fence materials are lightweight and durable, making them ideal for use in areas with uneven, sloping terrain. Some types of aluminum fence designs are also in regulation with pool fencing requirements.
Have more questions? Feel free to contact Certified Fencing today at (208) 449-2040 to talk over all of your residential or commercial fencing options. As one of the top fence and gate supply companies in the area, we can help you decide which fence material would be right for your space.