Category Archives: Home Improvement Projects

Buying Your Fence from the Comfort of your Own Home

There’s no question that buying a fence can be intimidating at first glance. You have to figure out the type of fence, get your measurements right and go over neighborhood statutes and community zoning laws. You’ll also need to find a place that will sell you your fence at a price that won’t break your budget. It can be downright nerve-wracking if you’re not too careful.

In response to these concerns, one trend that has emerged is the increased acceptance of purchasing fence materials online. This is the very reason Fence Center was founded. As more and more people use the internet to pay their bills and complete other errands in their lives, we saw an opportunity to expand this pervasive use of the internet into home improvement.

Here are just some of the advantages you’ll find when shopping online for your fence:

You won’t have to worry about getting ready: Depending on where you live, going to your home improvement store can be a hassle. You have to deal with driving there, finding a parking spot and trying to navigate the warehouse-like setup.  And that’s if you only go to one. More likely, you’ll want to go to several to make sure you’re getting good value. Rather than deal with all of these things, shopping online allows you to shop anywhere you have an internet connection.

You can shop when you want: We all live busy lives. Making time to shop for a fence can be very inconvenient. That’s probably why hardware stores are as busy on Saturdays as they are usually the only day in the week where shopping is possible. Having the opportunity to shop online puts the power back into the consumers’ hands to shop on their own schedule.

You can get great prices: Because you’re shopping online, you’ll often find better prices than you would at a traditional brick and mortar store. That’s because there’s less overhead.  When you shop at Fence Center for bamboo fencing or whatever fence you’re looking for, you can rest assured that you won’t find fencing materials cheaper anywhere else.

Delivery Right to your Door: When you shop online, your order comes to you.The only thing you need to do is wait. When you purchase fencing materials from the store, you’ll most likely be responsible for bringing those materials home. This could take several trips with your truck or the help of some very generous friends.

You can get an estimate right away: Our Fence Estimator program allows customers to get an estimate on their plan right away. You can pick the material and the type of fence, which will then provide you with many different choices. From there, you’ll have the opportunity to draw the fence, indicate the number of gates you need and select your fence attributes to get your estimate immediately.

Still not sure if you should buy a fence online? Give us a call: 1-888-336-2358. 

Fall Home Improvement Project – Build A Fence!

A recent Zillow® survey shows that 52% of homeowners are planning home improvement projects this Fall. With the fall months approaching and the weather turning a little cooler, it’s the perfect time to get some home projects done before winter comes. In addition, many home improvement companies are looking to unload product to prepare for the new season, so it’s possible to get fantastic deals for your home improvement project.

In fact, you can find a 10% discount on our Facebook page here.

image of a fence and fall foliage
Looking to get the most bang for your time and money? One of the best ways to improve the security of your home and increase its value is through constructing a new fence. Constructing a fence is minimally invasive, can easily be done by you and a few friends, and won’t cost as much as other bigger projects. However, one of the things you’ll need to consider is what type of fence you want.

Here are some of the more popular fence materials you can choose from:

Vinyl Fencing

vinyl fence imageIf you’re looking for an alternative to wood fencing that will last much longer and not be subject to rotting and other concerns, vinyl fencing might be a viable option. Although it can be a little on the expensive side, a vinyl fence will last you a very long time, more than making up for the costs. In addition, vinyl provides excellent security and privacy if you’re leery of nosy neighbors.

Aluminum Fencing

aluminum fence imageAluminum fences are generally less expensive than vinyl and can add aesthetic value to your home as well. Homeowners often choose aluminum fences for their ornate designs and patterns. However, aluminum fences also provide great security as well. If you’re looking for a more ornamental face that still has pretty good durability, an aluminum fence might be best for your home.

Chain Link Fencing

image of black chain link fence gateA chain link fence is never going to win a beauty contest, but if you’re in need of a fence that will demarcate boundaries and provide security, you can’t go wrong with a chain link fence. If you’re hesitant to cover all of your boundaries with a chain link fence, a good idea might be to use steel or aluminum ornamental facing for the visible boundaries and chain-link for the less visible areas. Chain-link also is by far the cheapest material, which could be beneficial if you’re on a budget.

No matter what type of material you choose, you won’t find better prices than you will when you shop at Fence Center. Contact a representative today to learn more about the best option for your home.

Stay tuned to our blog for more fence tips and information. As always, we’re happy to answer ANY questions you might have about DIY fence projects, fence repair or fence maintenance. Leave a comment here, call us toll free 1-888-336-2358 or find all of our customer service information here.