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Ways You Could Benefit from a New Fence

Part of the joy of owning a home becomes, over time, tailoring your home to fit your exact dreams and specifications. Adding landscaping features takes a house from being simply a place to live, to an oasis for your friends and family to enjoy spending time together. There’s no better way (in our admittedly biased opinion) to add value and interest to your front or backyard than a beautiful, quality, perfectly-installed fence! In case you need more persuading, we’ve listed a few of the reasons we think every homeowner should invest in a fence. As the fence company Bucks County has trusted for decades, we’ve had plenty of time to figure out a good reason everyone needs a fence on their property!

Pool Safety and Privacy

If you’ve recently installed a pool in your backyard, you’re most likely familiar with the fact that most counties require a fence of a certain height around your backyard, mostly to prevent accidental injury from children wandering into your space. However, there’s great reasons to install a fence around your pool anyway; a fence can provide excellent sense of privacy (even if you don’t have a pool) and can provide shade for plants, too. We happen to think a fence bordered by some fragrant, flowering bushes is a great look for any home.

Define your Space

Good fences do indeed make good neighbors, in part because fences help define, once and for all, whose space is whose. Aligning your fence to your property’s blueprints will prevent any issues of overgrowth, lawn mowing, animal or child intrusion, or other typical neighborly issues. Even if you are on very friendly terms with your neighbor, a fence can help keep those feelings alive! Defining a space can also make it look tidier, organized and more pleasing to the eye than a sprawling, borderless backyard.

Prevent Intruders (of both human and non-human kinds!)

A fence serves as an excellent theft deterrent; a high, solid fence can be nearly impossible to climb, and the noise involved will dissuade a potential thief from choosing your household as victims of a robbery or home invasion. Less frighteningly, deer, rabbits, gophers and domesticated animals can be kept out of your backyard with the right kinds of fences, which prevents your gardens and landscaping from being ruined by these diggers and herbivores.

Added value and beauty

Fences add beauty to your home while you’re still in it, but it’s worth considering the potential value a fence can have when selling your home to a new owner. Not only does a fence visually tidy up a home, making it appear better-tended-to and more affluent, but the literal value of not needing to install a fence after their purchase can help persuade a potential buyer that yours is the home for them.

If we’ve persuaded you that getting a fence is the right choice for your home’s property, give us a call! Our experts are happy to help you with any questions you may have regarding selecting or installing the right fence for you.

 

What Fence Style do You Need? How to Choose the Best Fence Style for Your Needs

A fence can add beauty, personality and even a specific desired look to a home. The first question you should ask yourself when choosing a fence, though, is what purpose do you most need your fence to serve? After this important factor is determined, you can start to look into your options to fulfill this need, and narrow it down by personal aesthetic preferences. Take a look at our different categories to match up your needs with just some of the choices we offer at Clendaniel Fence.

Privacy/Pool
If you’re looking to fence a yard with a beautiful pool, patio or other area designated for recreation or entertainment, chances are you’d like both privacy and an attractive enclosure. Not only do fences allow you to have company without worrying about the outside looking in, but if you have a pool, fences of certain heights are actually required by law in many places. Fences that lend privacy to a space should be high with little or no spacing between the posts; depending on your personal preference, we have fences available in a variety of colors, textures and materials to suit all of your needs.

Ornamental
Everybody has an image of their ideal home, whether it’s a quaint villa with a white picket fence, a cabin with a more rustic, wooden enclosure or even a manor with an ironwork gate. Whatever your taste, the perfect fence will provide the finishing touch to the aesthetic you’re looking to give your home and property. You can visit our photo gallery to see some of the many choices you have to give your home the fence that best suits your needs and desired appearance, or call us for advice on choosing a style.

Garden
If you’re a gardener, chances are you know all too well the trials and tribulations of rabbits, deer and other local pests nibbling on your sprouts and flowers. Garden enclosures can take many forms, but to keep out small and large animals alike, a high fence with no space between posts will help keep your rhododendrons and carrots undisturbed. Clendaniel Fence can help you figure out the best way to fence a garden that also suits your home and property.

Animal Enclosure
Different animals call for different fences, and Clendaniel Fence can help you decide on the most effective way to keep your animals in, and predators out. A fence used to enclose livestock or household pets should be durable, of an appropriate height and able to stand up to potential pet damage. Steel link fences are an excellent option to enclose backyard spaces and ensure that your dogs remain safely where you want them; it is also durable, which is important to consider as pets can certainly inflict wear and tear on a property.

Visit our gallery to see the many options available to you from Clendaniel Fence Company in PA, or give us a call at 215-720-1140 for a FREE estimate on your fencing needs.

Getting Your Neighbors to Love Your New Fence

Neighbors: much like your family, you don’t get to choose them. Some become your friends for life, some become your nemesis and most of them smile and wave while you walk by. No matter what your neighbors are like, however, you can choose what kind of neighbor you are.

If you’re thinking about installing a fence, you might be worried about neighbor disputes. Neighbors who see contractors working in your yard might automatically assume that they have to deal with an unsightly fence or weeks of listening to hammers. They might also assume that you’re shutting them out.

Keep relations friendly by following this guide from Clendaniel Fence Company. You can still get a beautiful fence that protects your property while making your neighbors happy.

Stay Up to Code

Most townships and homeowners associations have regulations about the materials, safety and style of your fence. This FindLaw article explains that there are usually also height limits on fencing. Be a good neighbor and citizen by becoming familiar with laws about fencing in your area. If you’re having serious property issues, like pest invasion or highway noise, and need a higher fence than local regulations allow, you can apply for a variance.

Talk to Your Neighbor First

No matter the reason for building your fence, a little sweet talk never hurts. If you do want to build your fence to get privacy from prying eyes, we completely understand. Still, putting up a fence “no matter the reason” might send a signal that you’re trying to shut your neighbors out. To alleviate any hard feelings, bring over a baked good or a pot roast and let your neighbor know that you’d like to build a fence to boost your property value. Most neighbors will feel much better about your new fencing if you do them the courtesy of giving them an advance notice.

Choose a Reputable Fencing Company

Unattractive, unsafe or damaged fencing will not only be inconvenient to you, but it will hurt your neighborhood reputation. Choose a reliable, reputable fencing contractor like Clendaniel Fence Company. We use only the highest quality materials that are safe for your property. Neither you nor your neighbors endure weeks of construction noise or shoddy workmanship, because Clendaniel Fence Company takes pride in getting the job done quickly, thoroughly and professionally. We guarantee that we will build you a beautiful fence that becomes the pride of your property. Your neighbors might even decide to build their own fence once they see yours!

Keep Up Your End of the Deal

Once your fence is built, make sure you take care of it for your sake and your neighbors. Keep up with repairs so that you and your neighbors enjoy a great view. You might also want to choose a fence with decorative elements for added charm. Plus, your neighbors will appreciate a fence that has the same attractive appearance on their side as it does on your side.

Whatever your fencing need, Clendaniel Fence Company can build you a fence that both you and your neighbors will be delighted with. For more information, call us at 215-720-1104.

Fencing Concerns? Clendaniel Fence Can Help

There’s nothing more frustrating than being told that you can’t have something you’ve wanted for years. Take, for instance, a fence on your property. You might want a fence for privacy and security, a fence that adds visual appeal to your home or a fence that combines the two.

There might be several issues in the way of you getting the perfect fence. Perhaps you fear that your budget won’t cover it, or maybe you live on a property with difficult terrain. If other fence contractors told you that the job couldn’t be done, we’re here to show you that you’re wrong. Here are a few common fencing concerns and how Clendaniel Fence addresses them.

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Tough Terrain

Not all properties are created equal. Some have soft layers of muddy soil, while others might as well be bedrock. If you’ve been told that the density of the ground on your property will prevent you from getting the right fence, you might find yourself literally cursing the ground you walk on.

However, Clendaniel Fence doesn’t let tough, rocky terrain or soft soil stand in our way. We have the right equipment to install fences on properties that won’t otherwise budge, and install the proper reinforcements so that your fence won’t sink or tilt on soft terrain.

If you live on an unusually-shaped property with steep slopes or hills, we can accommodate those highs and lows, as well.

Budget

Even when times aren’t tough, no one wants to spend more than they have to. If you’re a homeowner, you already have to deal with your monthly bills and daily expenses. Why should a fence add to the stress? Clendaniel Fence can help you find affordable fencing material that still exceeds your standards for attractiveness and durability.

Live on a large property? Lucky you! Has it prevented you from getting the fence that you want? We’re sorry to hear it. Give us a call and we’ll develop an uncompromising fencing plan that meets your needs without straining your budget.

Customization

You might want a customized aluminum fence to add a wrought-iron look to your home. Or, maybe you want a classic picket fence with a few unexpected touches like decorative cutouts or an unusual shape. At Clendaniel Fence, we love creative projects. Each fence we create is customized to your wishes, which means you won’t have to settle for cookie-cutter designs.

Trustworthiness

Maybe your property, budget or vision isn’t the problem. In this case, the only thing preventing you from installing your dream fence is the lack of reliable, trustworthy contractors in your area. You need a licensed, insured contractor with the right training and equipment to get the job done quickly and meet your expectations.

At Clendaniel Fence, we continually update our team with the latest fencing technology, techniques and equipment to give you the best fence possible. Plus, customers love us on Angie’s List and we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Finally, we take your fence as seriously as you do, and never finish a job until we feel we’ve completed it to the best of our abilities.

For more help with these and other fencing concerns, visit the Clendaniel Fence website.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself for the Perfect Fence

Over the past thirty years, our customers have asked us many questions about fence installation, and we’ve always been more than happy to answer. Now, to help you understand what you need to build the perfect fence for your residence, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about fence installation. Read on to learn the answers from the experts at Clendaniel Fence Company.

Is it Safe, Secure, Private?

One advantage of fencing is that in addition to increasing visual appeal, it reinforces the security and privacy of your property. Depending on the kind of protection your home needs, you’ll have to select the appropriate design and materials. Here are some things to consider:

– Privacy: If you’re building your fence to feel like you’re in your own private Idaho, you need a fence that blocks visibility. Gapless wooden fences suit this purpose well. Your fence also has to be high enough. Clendaniel Fence Company can determine how high your fence needs to be to provide full coverage.
-Security: You may be building your fence to deter intruders or trespassers. If that’s the case, consider a high fence made of a strong material like chain link, aluminum or steel and make sure that the gate locks are also made of steel.
-Safety: Homeowners with small children or pets might install fencing for peace of mind about their little ones’ safety. When it comes to design, safety fences have a lot of flexibility, as long as they are high enough that pets or kids can’t climb them, jump over them or unlock them. Clendaniel Fence Company also recommends that you install gated entrances in case your family needs a safe exit.

Does It Add Visual Appeal?

It’s incredibly rewarding to install a fence that makes your home more beautiful. Whether you’re installing a fence solely for visual appeal or for other reasons, Clendaniel Fence Company will build you a sturdy, functional fence that also complements the rest of your home and displays your personal taste.

Our services include customizing gates, fence posts and decorative details. We are masters at installing classic white picket fences that add instant curbside appeal. If you’re building a fence that needs to serve a function, we can blend it into your property with custom decoration. For example, if you need a solid wooden fence for privacy, we can soften the imposing effect with decorative cutouts.

If you live in an area where fence designs fall under homeowners’ association rules and regulations, we can work with you to build you a fence that meets both HOA standards and your specifications.

How Much Maintenance Can I Manage?

Before you install your fence, consider how much maintenance you’d like to commit to. If you’re a power washing and staining fanatic, you’ll do well with a wooden fence, as they require regular upkeep. A well-maintained wooden fence looks stunning for years after its installation.

If you don’t have the time or inclination towards regular fence maintenance, Clendaniel Fence Company will help you select a less demanding material that still looks great and stays strong.

Consider coming to a happy medium by installing a combination of wooden fencing in the front and chain link in the back. Whatever the combination, Clendaniel Fence Company can do it!

What’s My Budget?

You should consider fencing an investment like any home improvement project. Spend enough to get the results you want, but don’t go beyond your means. Let Clendaniel Fence Company know about your budget limits and expectations. We can help you plan an installation design that revives your property without harming your wallet.

Where Can I Find a Licensed, Insured Contractor?

Some home improvement projects are simple enough that an intrepid homeowner can DIY without a hitch. But when it comes to fencing, it’s better to leave it to a professional that you trust.

Clendaniel Fencing Company is fully licensed and insured, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We have been in business for over thirty years because customers consistently love our work, trust our team and recommend us to friends. Still not convinced? Check out our customer reviews on Facebook and Angie’s List. Let us build you a fence that you’ll love for a lifetime!