Archive for December, 2016

Common Aluminum Fence Myths

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
aluminum fence

Aluminum fences have a very long lifespan.

If you are considering a fence for your property and are leaning toward aluminum fence, you may have come across some conflicting information. In fact, there are quite a few aluminum fence myths and misconceptions floating around. Read on to sort out fiction and fact when it comes to aluminum fence. (more…)

Decorate Your Iron Fence for the Winter Holiday

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Don't leave your iron fence looking boring this holiday season!

Don’t leave your iron fence looking boring this holiday season!

Now that the beautiful harvest decorations for Thanksgiving are long gone and the holiday season rapidly approaches, it’s time to decorate your iron fence for the winter holiday season! Decorating your iron fence is a great way to add some holiday cheer to your landscaping without sticking a giant blow up Santa Claus in your yard. Here are some tips for making your iron fence festive this winter. (more…)

Installing a Wrought Iron Fence on a Hill or Slope

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

 

wrought iron fence slope

Iron fences can still be installed over hills and slopes.

You might be surprised to learn that most landscapes are not, in fact, flat! Chances are your yard has some level of grade to it, whether it’s a slight variation or a complete hillside. This can have some impact on the process of installing a wrought iron fence. Some manufacturers choose to use a fence panel that bends in accordance with the grade of your yard, but this is not the most ideal solution.

Panels that can ‘rack’ up and down a grade tend to have a weaker weld that will bend. This ends up decreasing the overall strength of the panel. Iron that bends usually causes the finish to pop off as well, leaving your fence vulnerable and susceptible to rust. (more…)

5 Easy Tips for Cleaning Glass Railings

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
glass railing

Are your glass railings sparkling clean?

Glass railings are increasingly becoming the go-to choice for patios, decks and balconies. Their modern look makes them stand out from other materials like wood or metal, all while providing a beautiful, unobstructed view of your surroundings. Glass panels are an affordable way to imbue your property with an air of sophistication. And when it comes to maintenance, you really only have to be concerned about cleaning them every now and then. If you have glass railings installed on your property, here are a few simple tips for keeping them clean. (more…)