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New location, new deals to be had!

16 May
Fence City has moved from Montgomeryville PA, where we were located for 40 years, to our New facility on January 1, 2019. Our New address is 3434 Unionville Pike, Hatfield Pennsylvania, 19440. We are at the intersection of Route 309 and Unionville Pike, across the street from the super Wawa.
We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM till 4 PM and now open Saturdays from 8 AM till 12 noon. Phone number, 215-362-8200.  Please visit our website, http://www.fencecity.com for information, pricing and photographs.

20% off on Ultra Aluminum Fence Materials

Valid May 13 – June 3, 2019
For a free estimate to have your fence installed, please call us at 215-362-8200 or go to our website and click on “request an appointment”. (or copy this link:)
Almost forgot! We are having a 20% off sale on ultra aluminum fence material! Promo code May20 — hurry, sale ends June 3, 2019.

 

“Ski Freeze” Fundraiser

19 Apr

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January 1, 2017:  The 37th Annual “Ski Freeze” on the river in Port Indian, PA

Once again, Fence City was a proud sponsor of the wet and wild water skiing show on New Year’s Day, January 2017.  (This was so much fun last year, we just had to come back and support this event again.)

Dozens of members of the Port Indian Waterski Club volunteered their time and skills — and potentially freeze their nuggies off  — in order to raise funds for Camp Rainbow, located in Schwenksville PA.  Hundreds of people watched the festivities all day long — water skiers, wake boarders, barefoot skiers, and more.

Some participants came in costume, others put on a great show of jumps and tricks.  All helped to provide kids with a low-cost, fun place to go to camp in the summer.  Rescue crews were on land and on the river in boats, just in case the cold water proved to be too much for any of the performers.  Fortunately, their emergency services were not needed, but their help with folks exiting the freezing cold water was greatly appreciated!

We’re looking forward to more cold, wet fun this coming New Year’s Day, January 2018 — see you there!  For info regarding Camp Rainbow, you can visit their website.

 

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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Pool Safety: Swimming Lessons

31 Jul

POOL Ultra PrivacyWe shared a post on Pool Safety earlier this summer, and now we found another interesting point to mention — most folks don’t know how to swim!  This is a major safety factor when it comes to having a backyard pool or if visiting a community pool.

If you have been swimming for a long time you may not remember the fear of going into the water.  Stats show that more than half of US adults don’t know how to swim, and the current stats for kids is staggering:  70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability. (www.usaswimming.org)

With summer approaching, young and old alike should gather courage and take the plunge.  There are many qualified, affordable professionals in our backyard that would be happy to teach you.  Age is not a factor!  Learning how to maneuver off the mainland can save your life, and you might save someone else’s.  —  Sharyl Volpe, Living Local magazine, May 2013

As the author of this little blurb mentions, there are many local places that offer swim lessons (the YMCA, for example).  Taking lessons as a family is certainly a fun adventure for kids and parents alike, and is a “must” if you have your own pool and actually don’t know how to swim.   And as the summer winds down and chilly temperatures settle in, taking lessons at the local Y extends your swimming fun – indoors!

POOL Ultra3rail SpearsAs mentioned in our Pool Safety: Gadgets post, knowing CPR or having a pool sensor alarm are also good things to consider for keeping your family and pets safe around water.

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Pool Safety

1 Jul

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With the upcoming holiday weekend and, for most folks, the first blast of summer swimming pool season — it just seemed appropriate to share our post from last summer — again.  Enjoy your pool, but by all means, play safely!

No one can argue with the monumental importance of pool safety — but even with tighter community regulations and technological advances in safety products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over 300 children under the age of five drown in residential pools each year nationwide.  In order for you to keep the ones you love safe and sound, experts agree that implementing multiple layers of protection is one of the best ways to create a comprehensive safety plan for your pool.

Ultra aluminum, click to enlargePVC Gothic capsUltra_PoolCornerThe first product most people consider installing is a pool fence.  The CPSC defines a successful pool barrier as one that prevents a child from getting over, under, or through and keeps the child from gaining access to the pool except when supervising adults are present.  One that completely contains the pool is thought to be the best protection.  Ultra_PoolGate

Township safety codes vary across the region, but general guidelines require a fence to be at least four feet high around the pool or property, with a 54-inch tall gate that includes a spring-loaded latch.  The gate must open away from the pool, as a child’s instinct is to push on the gate.  Whether it’s wood, vinyl, or aluminum, a pool fence can be safe and something that enhances your landscape.

Beyond going to great lengths to physically secure your pool, you can have an additional layer of emergency training by learning CPR.  Check with your area hospital to become certified, a process that only takes a few hours to learn but could save a life.  While all the latest techie gadgets (such as a pool-motion alarm) or a secure fence can beef up your pool safety, nothing takes the place of being within arms’ reach of your children in the pool — and knowing where they are at all times.  Alarms, a high fence, swim lessons, and parental supervision all add up to pool safety.

Springfield PVC web72Related Posts:   Gateway to Paradise,
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Source:  Suburban Home & Garden Resource Guide, July 2007

Happy Campers

30 Jan

ThankYouEveryone enjoys receiving thank you cards and praise on a job well done.  Plus, when you’re looking for a contractor, it’s always good to read reviews and testimonials to be sure a company is a good fit for your project.

With that in mind, we thought we would share a few reviews that have been shared on Angie’s List or with us directly regarding some of the projects Fence City has done the past few years.  If you’re in the suburban Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania and have a fence, hard scaping, or deck project in your future plans, we hope you will remember these notes from “happy campers” and contact us for a free estimate!  (215) 362-8200

Our fence was about 20 years old and falling apart.  The gate was in such bad shape that it couldn’t be closed.  My husband contacted several fence companies, and we decided on Fence City.  The company showed up on the scheduled day, did the work, were considerate of the neighbors, cleaned up after themselves, and did a great job.  The fence looks wonderful.  — Julie S., Glenside PA, July 2013

I chose them after getting several estimates from different fence companies. Their price was right in the middle. Fence City took a little longer than promised to get out here, but we did decide on having a fence built right in the middle of “fence season”. There were some hiccups along the way, but I’m very happy with how things turned out.  — Katherine W., Ridley Park PA, June 2013

They fenced our entire yard with aluminum (looks like wrought iron) fencing for pool protection. This was a very large job.  Fence City came highly recommended to me. They matched my neighbors existing fence. I am very satisfied and they will certainly get any future fencing jobs. — David Y., Bryn Mawr PA,  April 2008

We collected several estimates from different companies, all found on Angie’s List, but felt that Marvin with Fence City was the most knowledgeable. The price was fair, not the highest but not the lowest either. He offered suggestions that no one else did, suggestions on how which fence or application would work best with what we wanted to do. Mother Nature conspired to delay our start date by a few weeks, but once they were able to start the job they stayed until it was finished. Even sitting out a nasty little thunder- storm in their truck until they could finish up the job. We are very pleased with the work they did, the crew was professional and polite, answering our questions whenever we had any. I would definitely recommend them! — Sondra S., Springfield PA,  June 2013

A Fence City rep came promptly and provided a quote on site.  They were ready to come within 2 weeks of the quote.  The workers arrived on time and did a good job on removing the old privacy fence and installing the new split rail one.  They were very quick, the workers were polite, and overall the job was a pleasant experience.  I also felt the price was good and in line with several other quotes. — Jack Z., Yardley PA,  July 2012

Removed and replaced fence with efficiency. Hard workers.  Job well done!  — Anthony P, Lafayette Hill PA, June 2012

ClientPhotoHey, Fence City team, wanted to thank you for the great job by your crew on our fence work.  It looks awesome!   — Allen S.,  Springfield PA,  June 2013

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DIY Fence Installation

12 Jun

ALUM 2railSome folks like to “do it” themselves,
and installing a back yard fence is no exception.  In addition to delivering and/or installing fence products in
our local tri-county area here in Pennsylvania, Fence City also ships
what you need to install your own fence throughout the East Coast.  In fact,
we just recently received kudos from a customer in Virginia who found that doing it himself wasn’t all that hard after all.

Thanks for the quick response.  I’d like to add that this
was a first-time experience for me.  I had absolutely no background or experience with the assembly or installation of an aluminum fence.  I did quite a bit of research online before ordering from Fence City, and now, after having assembled the fence panels and installed the fence around my pool, I can report that I’m certain that I made the correct choice.  Not only was the assembly and installation fairly easy,  the quality and appearance of the fence is outstanding.  I’ve received many compliments and comments, in fact, it’s usually the first thing people notice and comment on when seeing my pool for the first time —  “Wow —  I’ll bet that fence cost a fortune.”

Now that I know how easy and inexpensive this is, I’ve planned several more fencing projects on my property.  Thanks for providing an excellent product with outstanding service!  —  Stan Wood, Arlington, VA

So if you’re looking into installing fence on your own property, no matter where in the US you may live, check out our online store for detailed descriptions and photos of what is available.  However, if you’re not so sure you are the handy type to do a self install and live in Bucks or Montgomery counties in PA, have us do the installation for you!

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Pool Safety: Gadgets

27 May

As a follow-up to our earlier post on Pool Safety, we thought this info / website was a good one to share.  Not only is this gadget a great idea for folks with little kids, but there are versions available for the family pet, an elderly grandparent, etc.  Check it out!

A recent development in pool safety is a wristband alarm, which when submerged in water, will sound an alarm.  This product also has the advantage of working in any fresh body of water like a lake or pond.  Terrapin Communications’ Safety Turtle  is a popular system that consists of waterproof bands placed on the person’s wrist (or pet’s collar), which work in conjunction with a base station.

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