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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.

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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.

Reduce the Stress in Your Life Through These Simple Home Solutions?

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Do you find that you’re more stressed than usual? If so, you might want to rethink your home’s décor. It might be the best place to reduce your overall stress. Unfortunately, our work lives may not be conducive to a stress-free environment. The Huffington Post recently released an infographic on just how much our work environment impacts our stress-levels, and the numbers are quite shocking.

According to the post, eight out of ten Americans experience high levels of stress at their jobs, and this could be slowly killing them. Those who work 11 hour days or longer have a greater chance of depression, and those who sit in front of a computer for a long period of time are more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease.

However, what is even more disconcerting is the fact that workers who are stressed also bring their stress home. Your home is supposed to be your refuge from the stressors that might occur during your daily work life, so it’s important to foster a relaxing environment when you’re at home. Here are several ideas to keep in mind:

  • Remove Stress through the Right Security Measures: Making sure your children or pets are safe is your top priority, and it can be a serious source of stress. Protecting your children and pets from leaving your yard or having others come in your yard through a chain link fence is a fantastic way to remove this stress. We chose a chain link fence because chain link fence prices are generally cheaper than other types of fences – money is a stress for many as well. You’ll be able to keep your children safe, so you can remove that worry from your mind.
  • Decorate your Home with Soothing Colors: According to one Minnesota State University study, color has a major impact on how we perceive stress. Did you know, for example, that rooms with a large amount of bright red will trigger a far greater stress response than those rooms with a blue or green shade? If you’re looking for more calm energies through your color schemes, opt for shades of blue and muted shades of other colors.
  • Keep your Home as Green as Possible: People who interact with nature on a frequent basis are more likely to be less anxious than those who depend on artificial lighting and see nature through a window. Don’t have enough time to spend in nature? Why not look into getting more nature in your own home through simple houseplants. Houseplants can help purify the air and bring a calming presence to your home.

There’s no doubt that work can be stressful. Your home life shouldn’t be if you can help it. Hopefully these tips help to calm your mind.

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 or find all of our customer service information here.