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Happy Autumn!

16 Oct
Autumn fence beauty

Surrounded by an elegant aluminum fence, your pool can look beautiful in any season!

Most folks think that the spring and summer seasons are the only time you can install fencing here on the East Coast — wrong!  As long as the ground is not frozen, fence can be installed well into the wintertime. In fact, the months of October and November are the perfect time to get new fencing installed, as that tends to be a less busy time for most fence installation companies. Late season rainfall helps keep soil softer and makes digging post holes easier — especially compared to the packed-hard, dry, cracked dirt of July!

So if you have been contemplating getting a new fence on your property — don’t wait till spring — get an estimate now!  The folks here at Fence City would be glad to help — give us a call at (215) 362-8200, stop in our office/showroom at 619 Bethlehem Pike in Montgomeryville PA, or visit our website.

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6 Tips for Outdoor Projects

12 Jul

hardscape stone fireplaceThinking of remodeling your outdoor spaces?  Before you start hard scaping, adding a deck or pool, building an outdoor kitchen, etc., keep these tips in mind:

  1. Plan ahead.  Bring up the outdoor idea when you are designing an indoor project so you can plan connections to outdoor areas.
  2. Consider the impact outdoor features will have on interiors.  A covered porch will darken the interior space.  A new deck railing might block a view from an interior window, so consider dropping the deck a few feet to maintain the unobstructed view.  Adding exterior lights can enhance the view of your property at night from inside the home.
  3. Team up with a landscape professional, especially if you
    haven’t done many outdoor projects before!
  4. Make managing water a priority.  The key to a successful outdoor project is water management.  While it’s not as glamorous as designing pavilions or outdoor kitchens, if the deflection and movement of water is not done properly, the project is doomed down the road.
  5. Look for cost-effective ways to replicate high-end features.  Houzz and Pinterest are powerful tools that allow homeowners to see projects from around the world.  Although you may not be able to afford that $300,000 outdoor project you fell in love with, you can extrapolate features or concepts to incorporate into your project. Landscaping display
  6. Make sure products meet code!  Glass, aluminum, or cable railings, composite decking, and outdoor fireplaces may not meet code or be approved by homeowners’ associations.

Remodeling magazine, June 2013)

hardscape planterIf your outdoor renovation ideas include a new fence around the pool or decorative aluminum railing on your new deck, be sure to browse all the products Fence City provides to make it easy for you to complete those dream projects!

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Visit our Open House!

6 Dec

UAB200 flattop SBL flush SMAluminum fencing, railing, and PVC decking . . . 

At Fence City there are more new products here than you can shake a stick at!  And for tomorrow (Friday, December 7), our Open House continues for one more day, just to show them all off!

Ultra Logo

Ultra aluminum fencing and railing products . . . by far, the best aluminum product on the market!  In our search to provide our clients with a premium product, we found that there is just no comparison to the quality and selection offered by Ultra Aluminum.  Their attention to detail, color and style selections, and product durability are impressive — stop in and we will prove it to you, as we have a variety of displays and samples! You can preview some of the Ultra Fence styles on our website… but why not come in during our open house and see them in person.

Genovations LogoGennovations decking . . . one of the newest decking products available, this no-maintenance material puts an end to the usual deck  hassles:  re-staining, replacing boards, re-staining (again), wear-and-tear, restaining (again) . . . you get the idea!  Check out the front deck and steps here at our office / showroom — it’s a working material sample!

Complete details regarding these new Ultra and Genovations product lines can be viewed on the Fence City website, or by stopping in their office/showroom.  Fence City is located at 619 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville PA.  Whether or not you can attend the Open House, we hope you will drop by to see all of these exciting new products soon!

Simple Deck Maintenance

29 Nov

A beautiful fence and deck can add a lot of impact to your back yard, but there is some maintenance involved to keep these materials in tip-top condition. 

Inspect them yearly.  Clean and refinish the deck regularly (if it’s made from a material that needs or can be refinished).  Check for popped nails (if nails were used), and hammer raised nail heads to below the deck surface.  Make sure fasteners are secure and that railings are bolted securely.

Look for cracks in the decking and splintered or broken floor boards and treads.  Replace boards in poor condition and re-attach any that are loose.  Remove mildew with deck cleaning products, soapy water, or oxygen bleach.

If you’re looking for decking and railing material that requires the least amount of maintenance, yet still provides beauty and value for your home, Fence City now carries the innovative products from Genovations Decking & Railing.  (nice segue, eh?)  Genovations’ PVC deck flooring and color-matched railings with specially engineered surfaces are guaranteed to enhance your home’s beauty as well as provide the benefit of vinyl’s low-maintenance qualities.

Whether you’re replacing an old deck or adding a new one, Genovations decking and railing is ideal for both situations.  Feel free to contact us for more information, photos, etc.

(215) 362-8200   

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