<![CDATA[All Type Fence - Blog]]>Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:25:30 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Prepping Your Fence for Spring]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:51:28 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/prepping-your-fence-for-springPicture
It’s time to talk about spring! Believe it or not it’s only a little over a month away. This winter has been harsh. Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice and wind. Nature’s harshness can severely damage your fence.

In a few short weeks, warmer weather will be here. Plan now to get out of the house when the warmer weather arrives and take a close look at your fence. Preventive measures and small repairs now can save you a lot of money and headaches down the road.

Look at your fence for any signs of damage. Take note of any chipped or peeling areas, as well as any damaged boards or posts. Also inspect latches on gates to make sure they are still firmly in place and not damaged in any way.

Make a list of any damage (small or large) that you find when you do your fence inspection. If you can make the small repairs yourself, do so right away. If the damage is more than you can do on your own, give us a call – we can help!

After you finish checking your fence for any needed repairs, prepare to do a thorough cleaning.

Fences can accumulate all sorts of dirt and debris over the cold winter months. If you have a vinyl or aluminum fence, you can clean it easily with a mild detergent and warm water. Make sure you thoroughly rinse any soap off the fence when you’re done cleaning to prevent staining.

While you’re outside, check trees and shrubs that are growing near your fence line. Prune back any limbs that are getting too close to your fence. Tree limbs can break off and damage your fence during snow, ice, or high winds. Also check for weeds that are growing along your fence and pull them. Vegetation growing along your fence can weaken posts and boards.

Taking good care of your fence just makes sense. With proper care, your fence should last for many years. If you are ready for a new fence, give us a call to schedule a free estimate at 610-718-1151!

<![CDATA[Winter Fence Maintenance]]>Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:26:29 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/winter-fence-maintenance6601614Picture
We haven’t had an easy winter so far. If you’re lucky, snow, ice and winds have not caused any damage to your fence.

There are some preventive steps you can take right now, in the midst of winter, to protect your fence from damage.

This winter (and yes, it’s cold!), step outside and take a look at your fence. Try to remember to do this weekly, or at least a few times during the winter months.

If you see any overhanging tree branches, trim them. Accumulating snow and ice can bring those branches down onto your fence, and cause major damage. The combined weight of tree branches, snow and ice can dent or crack a vinyl fence, and can split a wood fence.

If you see leaves or other debris on your fence, clean them off. Fallen leaves, twigs and other debris from nature can become wedged between wooden fence boards, and can stain a vinyl fence. Also make sure to clean off any debris that is covering your fence’s concrete footings.

Taking these small maintenance steps on a regular basis can help to prevent costly repairs.

If we do experience a major winter storm, make sure to inspect your fence when it is safe to do so. If you do find any minor or major issues with your fence, please give us a call. We provide free estimates on both fence repairs, and on new projects! 610-718-1151

<![CDATA[Planning Now for Spring]]>Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:45:00 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/planning-now-for-springPicture
Warm weather isn’t as far away as you might think! And homeowners are preparing now for their summer projects.  After all, summer is the best time to have a fence installed, right?

Wrong! While the weather is nice, fencing contractors are usually booked solid during this time. Prices may be higher due to the demand. So what can you do?

Well, spring is ONLY three months away! (Yes, it's true!) Fence installation in early spring is a smart move for homeowners. It’s better to have your fence installed in spring rather than summer if you can.

During the spring, contractors are not as busy. It’s not that spring is a slow time for fence installation, but it is definitely slower than summer. It will be easier to schedule your installation and this gives you a much better chance of getting a better deal on pricing.

The weather is ideal in spring for fence installation. In many ways spring weather is actually better than summer for fence projects. Summers can get hot and sudden storms come up, delaying fence projects sometimes for days at a time. While spring does have rain, it does not typically have sudden strong thunderstorms that delay outdoor projects. In springtime, there are fewer weather-related delays.

Here’s yet another great reason to schedule your fence project for early in the spring – your fence will be installed and ready to enjoy before summer is here when you want to have your outdoor picnic and parties. Same thing goes for decks!

Should you wait until spring to call? Absolutely not! We are here at All Type Fence year-round, ready to answer your questions, help you plan your next projects, provide free estimates, and get you into our schedule! Planning ahead and scheduling now for spring will save you both time and money. Call us today for a free estimate at 610-718-1151!

<![CDATA[Our New Dog Rescue Fence Program]]>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:32:52 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/our-new-dog-rescue-fence-programPicture
Have you heard about our new fence program? Recently, we began partnering with several local dog rescues.

We appreciate the time, commitment and dedication it takes to rehabilitate, rescue and shelter animals in need.

​As a thank you for adopting and/or supporting your local shelter, we are offering 5% off the purchase of a fence with the value of $2,000.00 or more (not to be combined with other offers).

In support of the local rescue organizations, with each sale of a fence we are donating $50.00 to the shelter. 

Protect your pets (and your kids!) with a secure fence. Fencing enhances the beauty of your property, while creating an outside environment that aids in the relaxation of your pet and provides peace of mind for you.

We offer a variety of styles, materials and expertise to assist you in creating the fencing that suits your needs and budget. When calling to schedule your free estimate, have your promo code available that you receive from the dog rescue. 

Participating dog rescues include:

Home At Last Dog Rescue

Phoenix Animal Rescue

We offer financing through GreenSky to assist in achieving the fencing project of your dreams.

Please contact us to learn more about this program. A new fence can add safety and security to your home, and protect your pets!  

<![CDATA[Wood Fence Maintenance in Autumn]]>Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:18:57 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/wood-fence-maintenance-in-autumnPicture
Fall is now in full swing as evidenced by the cooler weather we’re experiencing. It’s a beautiful time of year to enjoy being outdoors.

It’s also a great time to tackle outdoor projects and maintenance before winter’s weather hits, including caring for your fence.
If you have a wood fence, there’s work to be done. Winter and spring can be especially hard on wood fences because of rain and snow. Water can damage your fence if you don’t take the time to maintain it in the autumn.

Inspect your fence. Know what issues you have to tackle before you begin repairs. The sooner you repair damage, the easier it is to prevent further damage. Take notice of cracks, splits, knots or evidence of warping because it will need to be fixed as soon as possible.

Don’t let your fence get bogged down under debris. During autumn, you will have both leaves and tree limbs to content with. If you are lucky, it is just leaves but limbs are fairly common as well. Clear off any leaves, twigs and branches that have accumulated on (or against) your fence. The added weight can cause your fence to sag or warp.

Don’t forget to check the fence posts. If there is debris, clear it away from the posts. Try your best to keep the ground around your fence as clear as possible. If you don’t, it increases the chances for moisture to build up around your fence support. If the posts start to rot, you will have a damaged (and possibly leaning) fence.

Make sure your fence is waterproof. Water is the number one threat to any wooden fence. Since there will be a lot of moisture during the winter months, seal and waterproof your fence to prevent mildew and rot from setting in.

It’s worth taking the small amount of time needed each fall to maintain your fence. This will keep it in good shape throughout the winter season!

<![CDATA[Schedule Your Fence Project for Fall]]>Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:03:50 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/schedule-your-fence-project-for-fallPicture
​Whether you are looking for a decorative fence, or a fence to protect your home or business, fall is a great time to plan your project.
Spring is probably the busiest time for fence installations and other outdoor projects, meaning a longer wait time until your project gets underway. When spring hits, property owners start thinking about warmer temperatures and getting their homes and yards ready to enjoy the summer months.
With so many people planning projects, spring installation schedules fill up fast. This means installation turnaround time can be longer, and you may end up on a waiting list.
Installing your fence in the fall means you are planning your project during a fence company’s slower season as they approach their off-season. Since fall is the start of the off-season for fence installation, this can mean bigger discounts for homeowners.
The price of your fence will of course depend on a number of factors including materials, style and length, but you may save a considerable amount of money (and time) by scheduling a fence project for fall.
The weather also plays a big part in the installation process. In the spring, the ground is damp and concrete used to set fence posts may not set properly. Fence contractors must work according to the weather and there are far fewer rainy and damp days during autumn than in the spring.
As summer winds down, it’s the perfect time to start planning for your new fence. We offer free consultations to get you started on your fall fence project. Please call us for more information at 610-718-1151!

<![CDATA[The SimTek Advantage]]>Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:55:44 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/the-simtek-advantagePicture
Looking for a different type of fence for your property? SimTek Fence is gaining in popularity with both home owners and businesses.

SimTek Fence has reinvented fence manufacturing with its patented design of rotationally-molded fencing resulting in realistic stone appearance and superior performance. SimTek Ecostone and Ecostone Plus fence systems are made with proprietary Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) blend and is reinforced with galvanized steel in every post and every panel.

SimTek Fence is a good choice for outdoor areas that can be subject to high winds and the elements. SimTek has earned a superior wind rating, withstanding constant hurricane force winds up to 110 mph and 130 mph gusts. It is also durable in varying temperatures, even extremes, and has withstood tests of -40° to 140° F. SimTek products are also fade resistant because all products contain UV12 inhibitors which provide a lifetime of vibrant colors.

If you live on a busy road, SimTek is also a great choice! SimTek Fence makes an excellent sound barrier by blocking 98% of direct sound. SimTek also provides exceptional privacy and security.

Even better, SimTek Fence is maintenance free. It never needs painting or staining and will not warp, fade or crack. It is also easy to remove dirt and grime from a SimTek Fence with a power washer.

SimTek Fence is eco-friendly. SimTek cares about the sustainability of our environment. Both Ecostone and Ecostone Plus use recycled content in their construction.

If you are considering a SimTek Fence, please call us at 610-718-1151. SimTek comes with a superior warranty to give you peace of mind.

<![CDATA[Add Living Space to Your Home]]>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:17:47 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/add-living-space-to-your-homePicture
Have you been thinking about adding a deck onto your home, but don’t know if the benefits are worth the money and the labor? Building a deck onto your home can breathe some new life into your backyard.

Building a deck adds property value! If you are planning to sell your house in the future, a well-maintained deck is a strong selling point! The return on the investment of a deck is estimated to be around seventy-two percent. A better return than almost any other home improvement you could possibly do!

Do you like to entertain? Decks are great for having backyard barbecues and summer parties! A deck can make your house the place to be. Building a deck onto your home can ensure that you help create memories for your family and neighbors for years to come.

Building a deck onto your house is the least expensive way to expand your living space without putting on an addition. Your deck can be a place where your family eats, relaxes, even exercises. There is always the option to enclose it with a sunroom or four season room later on to increase your home’s value even more.

Decks are also great for pools or hot tubs. By customizing your deck and using the materials and accessories you like, you can step right outside your backdoor and be in your own piece of paradise. Plants, a fountain, lighting and comfortable furniture all help to add to the appeal of your deck.   

We can help you to design the deck that you’re envisioning.  When it comes to designing your own deck, there is always room for creativity. You can choose custom lighting, custom railings, add benches and planter boxes, and choose from a variety of materials and colors.  

Decks are a great feature for any home. Whether you plan to live in your home forever or sell it soon, a deck is a nice benefit that adds living space. Give us a call to get started on planning your deck!

<![CDATA[Our Referral Program]]>Wed, 07 Jun 2017 20:20:00 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/our-referral-programPicture
Are you a current or previous customer of ours?

Did you know that we have a Family & Friends Referral Program at All Type Fence? 

Here's how it works! It's simple to qualify. Refer a family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker to All Type Fence. When that person schedules a new project with us (of $2500 or more), they give us your name, and this enters you in our referral program.  When the person's new project is completed and paid for, YOU get a $100 Home Depot gift card!

You can use your gift card for whatever you like at Home Depot. Maybe you have a new do-it-yourself project in the works or you want to add to your landscaping and garden this summer. Our Family & Friends Referral Program rewards you for being one of our loyal customers.

Please contact us for complete program details.

<![CDATA[Free color upgrade on your vinyl fence purchase]]>Fri, 19 May 2017 09:55:39 GMThttp://all-typefence.com/blog/free-color-upgrade-on-your-vinyl-fence-purchasePicture
Get a free color upgrade on your vinyl fence purchase* now through May 31st only! Save NOW on your next fence project! Contact us to book your project by May 31st and get a FREE COLOR UPGRADE on your vinyl fence purchase from The Home Depot with professional installation by All Type Fence.

All Type Fence specialists are experienced professionals. With locations in both Douglassville and King of Prussia, All Type Fence covers most of the Delaware Valley. Call 610-718-1151 or e-mail us to make an appointment today.Visit our website for project ideas!

*Offer is valid with fence purchase of $4000 or more and is valid on a wicker or sand color upgrade up to $500.  Call or e-mail us for additional promotion details.