Damaged Fences

In light of the recent storms that have been passing through Utah we thought that it might be interesting to show some pictures of some damaged fences.

Vinyl

Iron

Cedar

When selecting a fence be sure to do your homework on which type of fence will be able to with stand the weather in your area.

Recycling Old Wooden Fences

Recycled wood can be used in a variety of crafts and projects, and some people even pay for the wood from an old fence to be able to make those crafts and projects. If you are replacing your old wooden fence or just looking to get rid of it, you may consider some of the suggestions below before having it hauled off or taking it to the dump.

· Search local classifieds for wood scavengers who might be willing to haul it away or even pay for it.

· Make a mail box

· Make a picture frame

· Make a rustic looking bench

· Make a bird house, bird feeder, or squirrel feeder

· Use the wood for garden stakes

· Make planter boxes

· Use for a plank wall

· Make holiday decorations

· Make a dog house

The following are pictures of some projects that I have made with some old fence panels that we have taken down on job sites.

Estates Fence Gothic Post Caps

The Ranches HOA in Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005 requires a very specific style of fence to be placed throughout the community. There are a few variations of the Estates fence that can be built, but one definite characteristic that resonates with the different styles or variations is the gothic post cap.

The gothic post cap that is required in the Ranches HOA in Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005 is beveled on all four sides at a 33° angle and is routed around the post below that bevel. The following diagram gives accurate direction of how this should be done.

If you are looking into building your fence yourself and need the resources and materials or would like to hire a pro to do the building for you; contact CFC Fences and Decks. https://www.fenceutah.com/

estates-diagram

Where to Put Your Fence

When deciding where to put your fence.

There is more to it then stringing a line. After stringing the line you will need to decide what side of the property line it will go. It is important to talk to any neighbors involved to make sure that you are in agreement about where the fence should be placed in relation to your property line.  Next call blue stakes to make sure all utility lines have been identified.  Finally it is a good idea to have your installer and all parties involved to do a walk though on the project. Make sure when you start to dig that all sprinkler lines are clear.  Breaking a line can be an easy fix however you still don’t want to do something that could be avoided. After the walk thought then you can start to lay your line out spray paint were each post will go.  It is a good idea to double check your measurements.  Most fences install on eight foot centers from the center of the first post to the next.

For any further questions contact CFC at 801-374-6428

or visit our web site at https://www.fenceutah.com/

Hiring a Contractor

When you set out to build a fence or deck cost becomes a larger factor in what you end up with. If you decided you can afford to do the project there are a few things you will need to do to protect yourself and end up with a quality job you are looking for.

First thing before you start you must decide will you build the project yourself or have a contractor do the work.

If you are going to hire a contractor and do not know one personally you need to follow a few quick steps.

When choosing the contractor you do not already know get references and also call the local supply houses and ask if they know this contractor and the quality of work he does.

Make sure the contractor you hire is licensed in your state and the license is current. He should be able to show you his license. Check the date.

Make sure he has liability insurance and that it is current. His insurance company will be glad to send you a confirmation letter. Ask to be added as an insured on the police. You want to be sure that if an accident does happen on you property you are protected from lawsuits from anyone injured.

Call your local city or county planning office and ask if you will need a permit for the work you want done. If the answer is yes make sure the contractor gets the permit and posts it at the job site incase an inspector stops by to check the job he will want to see the permit.

Following these few steps can save you major and costly headaches later.

 

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

 

As fencing contractors we love dogs and disputing neighbors, because when an issue arises the first solution is to get a fence up as quick as possible. We at CFC have seen and have been forced to be the middle man in many neighbor disputes regarding property lines and fence styles.  The saying “good fences make good neighbors” almost seems contradictory.  How can neighbors come together when there is a barrier in between them?

We feel that when boundaries are clear, relationships can better prosper. If you know where you stand, where your property begins and ends, and are free to do on your side as your neighbor is to do on his; it makes for better relationships between people. Nothing can be more contentious between neighbors than a property boundary dispute. Good or strong fences remove the possibility of that contention.

lattice-top-cedar

Estates Fence Gothic Post Caps

The Ranches HOA in Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005 requires a very specific style of fence to be placed throughout the community. There are a few variations of the Estates fence that can be built, but one definite characteristic that resonates with the different styles or variations is the gothic post cap.

The gothic post cap that is required in the Ranches HOA in Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005 is beveled on all four sides at a 33° angle and is routed around the post below that bevel. The following diagram gives accurate direction of how this should be done.

If you are looking into building your fence yourself and need the resources and materials or would like to hire a pro to do the building for you; contact CFC Fences and Decks. https://www.fenceutah.com/

 

TREX HORIZONS HORIZONTAL FENCE SYSTEM

Introduced in the fall of 2015

CFC Fences & Decks was the first to start installing this fence. Trex Horizons has all the advantages of the Trex Seclusions fence system with the added contemporary style of the horizontal design.

Powder coated steel framing and interlocking horizontal pickets ensure the strength and integrity expected from a Trex fence without the ongoing maintenance of wood.

One of the first composite horizontal fences of its kind made from recycled wood and plastics that has a full 25 year warranty. This fencing system meets/exceeds the Miami-Dade Wind Rating standard and the high LEED rating ensures the product is environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Quality custom builders to one time end-user property owners choose the Trex fencing for its overall long-term affordability in addition to its rich and elegant styles and color options.

Materials and/or installations are available at CFC Fences and Decks in Provo or Fence and Deck Supply in Salt Lake City. Estimates are always free of charge with no obligation.

Portfolio pictures above are a project featured in the 2015 Salt Lake City Parade of Homes.

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