Fence Installation & Maintenance

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damaged thin wooden fence leaning in the snow
How Do I Repair a Damaged Snow Fence?

Control snow flow by rolling in the know.

dogs looking under the gap at the bottom of a fence
Gaps at the Bottom of a Fence

Depending on the materials, this can be simple or complex.

blue painted wooden wall or fence
The 411 on Fencing Materials

Which one will fit your yard's aesthetics best?

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The Best Fences on a Budget

Define your property lines without breaking the bank.

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Replacing a Broken Fence Post

Fence posts break for all kinds of reasons.

dry reed or bamboo fencing
4 Mistakes to Avoid when Installing Reed Fencing

This cheap, eco-friendly material can get damaged easily.

A deer in a landscaped yard
How to Install Wire Deer Fencing

Keep deer from gobbling up your garden and flowers.

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Building a Makeshift Gate Latch

It is quite fast and simple to build a makeshift gate latch for your wooden fence.

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Options and Styles for Your New Fence

Need to define your borders? Check out these options.

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Mounting a Newel Post to a Cement Floor

A newel post can be mounted directly to the wooden stairs by securing it with nails.

Mesh material with tattered bottom
Painting Mesh Garden Fencing

Give your mesh fencing a different look.

Old, weathered, ornate metal fencing
How to Install Metal Fencing Panels

Be precise in your calculations for a long-lasting fence.

tightly stretched wire mesh fence
How to Stretch a Wire Mesh Fence

This inexpensive material often needs to be drawn out.

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6 Benefits of Using a Privacy Fence

It can be useful to know the benefits of a privacy fence.

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How to Build a Woven Wire Fence

A woven wire fence makes an excellent fencing choice, especially for farmyards. T

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How Does a Silt Fence Work?

Silt fence is typically used as an outer perimeter for construction sites, or to control water flow.

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How to Install a Gate Lock in 5 Steps

Pump up security with this quick and easy addition.

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How to Ground an Electric Fence

An electric fence can be an effective way to enclose a piece of property.

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How to Install an Electric Fence

One of the fastest ways to install a fence is to put in an electric fence.

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How to Stain Your Reed Fencing

Help your fence stay looking its best.

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How to Build a Composite Fence

Installing a composite fence does not require any more or less work than installing a traditional fence.

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6 Tips for Painting Corral Panels

If you have old metal corral panels that you want to paint so that you can make them look new again.

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How to Sharpen the Cutting Edges of Your Post Hole Digger

Sharpen your post hole digger if it no longer goes as deep or cuts the soil as easily as when new.

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How to Build a Dog Fence

Building a dog fence allows you to have a space for your four-legged friend to go to.

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How to Remove a Barbed Wire Fence

Having the ability to remove a barbed wire fence can be useful.

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Best Treatments for Rotten Wood Columns

The best treatments for rotten wood columns is to repair them with materials that will last.

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Easy Ways to Fix a Gate Spring

A gate spring is used to close a gate automatically if it has been left open.

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Tips for Cleaning a Cedar Fence

Cedar lumber is a strong, durable material and is popularly used in construction projects.

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5 Different Types of Electric Fence Wire Explained

The best for you will depend on your specific needs.

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8 Benefits of Using Electric Fence Wire Over Barbed Wire

Electric fences are less costly but more effective.

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How to Paint an Aluminum Fence

You may choose to paint your aluminum fence to prevent it from damage due to weather.

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How to Splice Electric Fence Wire

Many people elect to use electric fence wire to help keep their animals enclosed within a defined space.

White vinyl fence
How to Replace a Vinyl Fence Panel

When weather or an accident wipes it out, repair it.

A snow fence surrounded by snow with a house in the background.
Snow Fence 101

While we can’t control the weather, we can manipulate where snow accumulates using a snow fence.

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How to Replace Fence Slats

Replacing fence slats is a necessary chore if you want to maintain your privacy.

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Pros and Cons of Owning a Wrought Iron Fence

A wrought iron fence can be used in various applications both residential and commercial.

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How to Clean Wrought Iron Gates

Wrought iron gates are one of the best choices you can make for your home.

Rolls of mesh wire fencing
How to Make a Wire Mesh Fence

This type of barrier is inexpensive and easy to build.

Chickens.
How to Determine the Height and Size of Your Chicken Fence

If you keep chickens, you will need a fence.

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How to Install Lattice Fence Panels

Lattice fence panels can be useful for many purposes. They can hide imperfections in a yard.

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5 Common Uses for a Barbed Wire Fence

A barbed wire fence commonly has a number of uses in agriculture.

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PVC Fence vs Vinyl Fence

The fencing industry does not distinguish a PVC fence from a vinyl fence for an important reason.

A home with a gate.
How to Repair a Gate

Troubleshooting what is wrong with the gate usually lets you know what you need to repair.

A wood gate with a hinge.
How to Fix a Sagging Wood Gate

Re-leveling posts and replacing hinges can fix a sagging gate.