Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pin It to Win It Contest Winner!

Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who entered our first Pin It to Win It contest! We were blown away by so many entries and there were so many awesome boards. Alas, we could only select ONE winner! So without further adieu…

Congratulations to Heather from Ohio!

 

pin it to win it contest winning board

Here is her winning board: http://www.pinterest.com/reinaheather/fence-center/

We enjoyed ALL of the boards that everyone submitted and we’re so glad you all took part in this. Thank you for your pins, tweets, and Facebook posts too! This contest was a lot of fun and we loved hosting it. Stay tuned here or on our social media profiles for future contest announcements.

If you have any questions about building a fence or buying fence materials online, we hope to be your source for fences in the future! Bookmark our website: http://fencecenter.com/

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

What Are Three Ways to Remove the Stress from your Backyard?

Now that it’s getting cooler outside and the holidays approach us, it’s a great time to take stock of your current situation to see how you can improve it. One of the main resolutions many people will have for 2014 is to lower stress. Stress can not only have an effect on your daily life and mood  – it could eventually lead to a host of different acute and chronic illnesses. Therefore, reducing stress could lead to a much happier life, and who doesn’t want that? But where do you begin? We’ll make the case that you should start in the backyard.  Here’s why:

What are the triggers that cause stress? For many, they’re things that take place outside of the home. Just think of all the things that you can’t control in your life. From bad traffic to a tense workplace, there are so many stress-inducing factors out there, so you’ll need a place to take a break from these external threats. Therefore, many people will choose to make this place their home. One of the easiest ways to get started getting rid of the stress in your home is tackling the backyard. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Protect your backyard from winter’s wrath: One of the most bittersweet moments in the year is the first warm day after winter and seeing what’s happened to your landscaping and outdoor accessories. Snow and ice are not too kind to outdoor furniture and planters, so if you can, bring these inside. At the very least, make sure to cover them.
  • Build a new fence for privacy: Exposure is not usually in the equation for anxiety-relief. It can be tough to act like yourself and spend time with your friends and family when anybody can see you.  Building an aluminum fence or vinyl fence around your backyard is the best way to ensure privacy as well as security in your home. You can save money (another way to reduce stress) by shopping our latest Fall clearance items.
  • Start a garden: Ask anybody why they garden and they’ll inevitably start talking about how it relaxes them. Gardening is a way to go in the dark from technology and modern life to reconnect with nature. You’ll get some sun, burn some calories, and eventually reap the benefits through a bountiful harvest or beautiful plants. However, not having a plan or being too complicated can cause more stress than it’s worth. Now is the time to start the planning process for a smooth spring.

Relaxation starts with the backyard. Use these and many other tips to create the perfect stress-free backyard for 2014 and beyond.

Get a Great Deal this Christmas on Fence Materials without Standing in Line

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There’s no question that Black Friday has become a holiday in its own right. Minutes after the final piece of turkey is eaten and the final seconds of the final NFL game click down to 0, people scurry to their cars to stand in line at the mall or some Big Box department store. Many of those who don’t do this will invariably spend some money on Cyber Monday because all they have to do is open their browser. This is the time of year for crazy amounts of shopping.

And why do people do this? Many will say because they need to get Christmas gifts for their family (which is true for some), but a growing number of people are just standing in line in the cold, racing to find parking spots in crowded lots, and fighting over the last 75 inch plasma to get stuff for themselves. That’s because Black Friday sales offer significant discounts to encourage people to come in their stores.

At Fence Center, we have no problem with saving a little money. In fact, we encourage it. That’s how we got started in the first place. We saw the potential for an online fencing materials company that could offer the lowest prices because there wouldn’t be the overhead that there is in a brick and mortar store. At Fence Center, you will find the lowest prices on fence materials.

And because 2013 is coming to an end, you’ll find deep discounts on many fencing materials in our Clearance Section as we make room for next year’s inventory. Although the weather might be a little cold to start a project now for many, it’s never too cold – or too early for that matter – to get your fencing materials. Why not get those materials at a deep discount? Here are some other advantages of shopping with us:

  • Convenience: There is a big problem with going out on Black Friday: You’re out on Black Friday. You’ll have to deal with cold weather, heavy traffic, crowds of unfriendly people and simply utter chaos. When you shop with Fence Center, you can shop anywhere you have an internet connection.
  • Estimation Software: Use our Fence Estimator before you make your purchase to get an understanding of the type of fence and measurements you need. This way, you don’t have to make a blind purchase.
  • Quality Customer Service: If there’s one thing we’re proud of besides our low prices, it’s our quality customer service. We want our customers to be 100% happy with their purpose.

Stay in this Black Friday and shop for fencing materials with us. That way you’ll have plenty of time to spend time with your family and friends and do the things that the holidays are really about. And if you would really like to save on our latest selections, you can find big deals here in our Fall Clearance sale

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