As Good As New Fence http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com Thu, 21 May 2015 16:29:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Thank You – Wrought Iron Fence Painting http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/thank-you-wrought-iron-fence-painting/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/thank-you-wrought-iron-fence-painting/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 16:29:48 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?page_id=522 Thank you for contacting us. We’ll contact you soon!

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Tools of the Fence Repair Trade http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/tools-fence-repair-trade/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/tools-fence-repair-trade/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:30:18 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?p=505 When you hire a wooden fence repair contractor to work on your home, do you find yourself curious about the types of tools they use? Are they making the individual stakes from a giant log with a chainsaw, or is this something easy you could do yourself? In the article below, we hope to clear […]

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fence repair toolsWhen you hire a wooden fence repair contractor to work on your home, do you find yourself curious about the types of tools they use? Are they making the individual stakes from a giant log with a chainsaw, or is this something easy you could do yourself? In the article below, we hope to clear up some of the mystery around fence-related repair tools. We think that the common tools required for repairs to wooden fences may surprise you, and you may learn something interesting about the trusty fence your property relies on.

Fence tools can be broken down into three broad categories:

  • Digging Tools
  • Pulling Tools
  • Cutting Tools

Digging Tools

Removing fence posts or installing new ones will require you to dig. Standard shovels might be too big and slow for fence posts. Fortunately, there are specialized tools for creating post holes for fence posts. They go by different names, but they can greatly improve the speed and efficiency it takes to dig fence post holes.

  • Post Hole Diggers
  • Augers
  • Jackhammers
  • Tampers
  • Trenching Shovel

Pulling Tools

When you are mending fences, joining pieces, or removing old rotted and warped pieces, pulling tools help get the job done. Professional fence repair companies like As Good As New rely on pulling tools to ensure your fence is repaired in the most effective way possible.

  • Post Pullers
  • Pul Jacks
  • Shingle Remover
  • Tensioning Claws
  • Gate Clip
  • Stretch Tools
  • Cable Pullers

Cutting Tools

There is obviously a lot of cutting involved in wooden fence installation, and the same goes for repair. Whether we are replacing fence posts, or just trying to remove stubborn pats, the right cutting tools help make the job easier.

  • Bolt Cutters
  • Pipe Cutters
  • Fence Pliers
  • Fence Notchers
  • Circular Saws
  • Loppers

 Warnings about Fence Mending and Tools

Whether you are doing repairs yourself or have professional contractors arriving to mend a fence on your property, safety awareness is critical. Unlike other types of contracting work, wooden fence installation and repair require concentration to keep injuries from occurring. Plus, the work occurs outdoors in an environment that is difficult to control — especially if the fence is compromised. For example, pets, children and people living with disabilities that decrease their awareness may need to be secured indoors during fence mending activities. Neighbors will also appreciate a friendly warning about the safety risks involved with fence mending.

When a wooden fence is repaired, common wood shop tools can be employed such as electric saws and drills. However, there are a few tools you may not be familiar with as a homeowner. For instance, pro fence repair contractors use post hole diggers and augers that require specialized trucks in some cases. They may also use heavy equipment such as industrial-scale soil vacuuming equipment or backhoes, depending on the project.

Repainting your wood fence or replacing a few boards are minor repairs that most homeowners do themselves. Despite this, professional fence repair specialists are require for more intense fence problems or post replacements for a very good reason. Mainly, once you start doing digging of any kind, you run the risk of breaking underground pipes and wires. To avoid this kind of disaster, pros know to call local authorities so that they can work together to dig the hole with all the proper permits or papers in order.

Call As Good As New Today for Fence Repair you Can Trust!

We are always happy to help homeowners and property owners with a wide range of wood fence mending. From stripping, painting or keeping your fence standing upright, give us a call. We thank you in advance for choosing us, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Wooden Fence Looking Great http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/5-tips-keep-wooden-fence-looking-great/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/5-tips-keep-wooden-fence-looking-great/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:30:49 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?p=498 Have you been searching for wooden fence maintenance services? When you see your wood fence is rotting, warping, sagging, needs a few new planks or simply needs freshening up, you may not understand if you need fence treatment or something like fence staining. However, we take the guesswork out of the equation for you and […]

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wooden fence maintenanceHave you been searching for wooden fence maintenance services? When you see your wood fence is rotting, warping, sagging, needs a few new planks or simply needs freshening up, you may not understand if you need fence treatment or something like fence staining. However, we take the guesswork out of the equation for you and give you the look you want for your wood fence with these five basic tips. The end result is a fence that looks beautiful and continues to endure for years to come.

  1. Choose the Right Chemicals Fence treatment and fence staining are annual repairs for some wooden fence owners, and the process can involve choosing from several options. The way to make the best choice is to choose the same products that have been used in the past. Unfortunately, sometimes using two different types of chemicals on a wood fence can have interactions that result in a patchy appearance.
  2. Prevent Post Rot.When you replace a wood post, use a wood preservative that contains a chemical called copper napthanate on the bottom of the post. This will keep it from rotting.wooden fence rot
  3. Clean up Untreated wood – If you prefer no staining or painting with your wood fence but want to make it look nicer, use a high-pressure water system. The process will take a significant amount of time, and the high-pressure water may cause rotted wood to break apart.
  4. Tighten Posts with Caulk – When you put in a new post, put an exterior acrylic latex caulk that will stick to concrete between the post and the concrete. This addresses the gap and subsequent sagging that forms due to the freeze/thaw cycle.
  5. Use Protective Equipment – Repairing a fence often means using chemicals, and you will need to wear protective clothing. For example, when working with copper naphthenate, wear goggles, a breathing mask and gloves.

Protect Your Wooden Fence.

In the end, if you are not comfortable making a decision on which types of products, techniques or tools to use to prevent rot or beautify your wood fence, leave the decision to the pros. When you hire experienced professionals, they can educate you on what products best suit the results you want, and have the wooden fence maintenance techniques for post repair, installation and replacement that ensure you do not have to replace the entire fence prematurely.

Further Reading:

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Wood Fence Styles & Types in Austin http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/wood-fence-styles-types-austin/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/wood-fence-styles-types-austin/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?p=493 When it is time to install a fence on your property, you can immediately start to feel out of your league. However, with a little bit of guidance, you soon find that there is an Austin fence company that caters to the styles of wooden fence that you have been seeking. To get a better […]

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austin wooden fence stylesWhen it is time to install a fence on your property, you can immediately start to feel out of your league. However, with a little bit of guidance, you soon find that there is an Austin fence company that caters to the styles of wooden fence that you have been seeking. To get a better idea of what is available on the modern market, take a look at this long list of choices.

Why Do You Need a Fence in The First Place?

Choosing a fence for function can be difficult if you know what the problem is, but do not understand which fence will accomplish your goals. This is particularly true when it comes to keeping cattle, horses, farm animals, dogs or deer on one side of the fence or another. Of course, security is going to be one of the main reasons for wanting a fence, but other priorities are becoming popular in recent years. For example, some home and business owners want a fence that functions as a noise barrier, a visual barrier or a way to get some privacy. In many cases, wooden fences get better results with those factors in mind.

Choosing Between Form, Style and Function

One of the reasons that choosing a fence is so difficult is due to the fact that it must cover the three essential bases of style, function and form. In other words, it needs to look good next to your current architectural style and, in addition, the fence you have installed also needs to adhere to certain standards set by local laws. Naturally, it must also fit the purpose you intend it for.

For instance, if you have pets, your fence will need to be within local permit guidelines for homeowners and look good next to your home all while having the function of keeping your pets from escaping. Usually, people will choose a fence that has function that their local community allows and will choose style options last. That usually works out well because a wooden fence has stylistic options that are endless.

Matching Wood Fences with Housing Styles

When you have an architectural theme for your home, you want the fence to match. Generally speaking, the most popular architectural styles for homes around Austin, Texas are ranch-style. There are also several Victorian, cottage, bungalow, and arts and crafts-style homes in the area. Typically, a cottage or bungalow homeowner will choose a picket fences while split-rail wooden fences are common with ranch homes. Victorian style homes can choose a number of styles, but the tops of the rails tend to be ornate.

Other Wood Fence Options

While the most common styles of wood fences that are popular in the Austin, Texas area have been discussed, what about the other styles of wood fences found in America? Listed below, there are options that a local wood fence installer can easily help you with — no matter where you live.

  • English Hurdle Fencing: This is a common fencing type used in Kentucky Bluegrass horse racing farms. It can be set up with or without wire mesh and looks great with most architecture.
  • Stockade Fencing: Do you like plain boards packed closely together with lots of ornate cuts on the tops and sides of the wood? Stockade fences are composed of milled pickets that can come in a variety of lengths and widths. Almost all wooden fences for Victorian-style homes use this type of fencing.
  • Spaced Picket Fencing: When you need a boundary for your landscaping, but do not care if dogs or children can easily pass between the rails, this is the fence for you. The pickets can also be spaced closer together.
  • Shadowbox Fencing: This fence can have picket top designs, and both sides are finished. This is a semi-private fence that allows you to see through the boards of the fence at an angle. This is ideal for backyard fencing between neighbors.
  • Lattice Top Fencing: This style of fencing is solid at the bottom with some height, but with less light blocking. Usually, this style is chosen for style and function.
  • Solid Board Fencing: This option gives you maximum privacy and you can build it in a way that is extremely sturdy with thick and/or long boards that are bolted into huge posts that ensure dogs or deer cannot jump over them. This style can also accommodate nearby cattle or horses because it is more difficult for them to knock it down.
  • Split Rail Fencing: A traditional type of no-paint fence, this rustic style is a great budget fencing solution for large field-style yards and extended driveways. It is normally made with pressure-treated pine, but other options are available.
  • Tongue and Groove Fencing: A popular fence for backyards, it is known for its strength, maximum privacy and warp-resistance. There are no gaps between the boards in this fence, and this is perfect for blocking sound.

Do You Need Wood Fences Installed?

Now that you have a better understanding about which types of wood fences are available, your next step is to have on installed. With our extensive expertise, we can help you select a stylish fence that will perform the way you need it to. To get started, contact us today and speak to one of our friendly staff.

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Fence Repair Tips for Dallas-Fort Worth Homeowners http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/fence-repair-tips-dallas-fort-worth-homeowners/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/fence-repair-tips-dallas-fort-worth-homeowners/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:30:22 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?p=487 Most homeowners in the Dallas / Fort Worth area have some kind of fence. Whether it is a fence for privacy, for the family pet, or for home security, fences are both useful and beautiful. However, owning a fence also comes with fence maintenance and repair. Monitoring and maintaining your fence is the best way […]

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Most homeowners in the Dallas / Fort Worthdfw fence repair area have some kind of fence. Whether it is a fence for privacy, for the family pet, or for home security, fences are both useful and beautiful. However, owning a fence also comes with fence maintenance and repair. Monitoring and maintaining your fence is the best way to keep small problems from becoming major disasters. If you own a fence, here are some issues you can look out for.

Protect Wood Fences

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to fence repair, preventative maintenance is key. One thing fence owners can do for their wooden fence is to protect it from the elements and other damage. There are many smart ways to protect wooden fences. The easiest is with treated lumber. The better the quality you use for your construction material, the more durable your fence will be against sun and wind damage. It is often inevitable for people in the Dallas / Fort Worth area to experience some kind of animal activity around their fences, whether it is the family dogs, horses, or tree squirrels. Chicken wire that covering the wood can deter animals from gnawing or scratching your fence.

Fixing a Sagging Gate

Your fence’s gate is typically the most important part to monitor. It gets the most use and can become a weak spot if not maintained properly. Before your weekend project turns into major fence repair, take action. Any time you notice sagging in the fence. You should take steps to fix the problem. First make sure the post are still securely in place. It is always a good idea to set your gate post in concrete so that it doesn’t become loose. If a loose post is not the problem, you can use shims on the hinges to even out your gate. When making repairs to your fence gate, make sure to use galvanized fasteners and hinges to avoid corrosion.

Dealing with Rot

A rotting fence is a useless fence. Not only does it look bad, it also no longer functions like the fence owner intended it to. Of course, treated lumber is the way to keep rot at bay, if you find that your fence has parts that are beginning to rot, you can treat it. If you catch rot early on, it is much easier to treat. Make sure to inspect your fence for rot often. Pay extra attention to the areas of the fence that are low to the ground. Areas with excessive moisture can also lead to rotting. Make sure to replace these areas with treated lumber. If possible, try to minimize moisture by cutting plants or diverting water flow away from your fence line.

Repairing Fence Rails

Replacing planks and steadying posts are just one part of DFW fence repair. Occasionally, fence rails will come loose and pull away from the posts. If this happens, it is typically because of rotting wood. Check to see if the post is beyond saving. Using a rotten piece of wood for your rail can weaken the fence and spread rot. If the rail is still usable, you can use brackets to reattach it to the post and hold it in place. It is extremely important to use caulk to fill in anywhere you need to drill to fix your rails. Open holes can trap water and attract insects which will lead to a more costly fence repair down the line.

Most fences are designed to last for a long time. If you keep up your fence, it could last for many years. Make sure your fence is looking and functioning at its best. Contact us today for professional fence repair in Dallas-Fort Worth!

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Need Wooden Fence Repair in Houston? http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/need-wooden-fence-repair-houston/ http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/fence-repair/need-wooden-fence-repair-houston/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:23 +0000 http://www.asgoodasnewfence.com/?p=476 Your wooden fence in Houston can be damage by all sorts of things: wind, rain, animals, car accidents, rotted wood, sun & frost all beat down on fence, weakening connecting points until you have a big hole in your perimeter. Fence repair is best left to professionals. Fortunately, As Good As New, LLC can service […]

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houston fence repairYour wooden fence in Houston can be damage by all sorts of things: wind, rain, animals, car accidents, rotted wood, sun & frost all beat down on fence, weakening connecting points until you have a big hole in your perimeter. Fence repair is best left to professionals. Fortunately, As Good As New, LLC can service your wooden fence quickly and professionally.

Fence repair is not a simple matter of buying replacement parts at your local hardware store. Wooden fence posts come in wide variety of styles, grains, wood types and cuts. More often than not, fence repairers will have to custom cut replacement posts to match your fence.

Parts of Wooden Fence

Wooden fences are built with three basic structural components: posts, rails, and pickets. Posts are heavier and thicker pieces that provide support for the rest of the fence. They are typically driven into the ground several inches for stability. Rails are the horizontal pieces that connect posts, and pickets are lighter, thinner pieces of wood made for privacy. Planks are the most commonly repaired component, but if a post goes, it can bring down your whole fence.

Types of Wood

All manner of wood can be used for home fences. Cedar and redwood are popular options, being hardwood, durable and offering an elegant look. Pressure treated pine is also common. Hardwoods and pressure treated woods will last longer, but can cost more up front. Ideally, you want a matching wood type, but in some instances this might not feasible. Fortunately, with the right cut & stain, the outward appearance can be made to match.

Damage

Damage to fences can be cause by animals, weather or accidents. The biggest threat to wood fences is rot. Pressure treated wood is resistant to weather damage, termites & other pests. Painting & staining can help your wood fence above ground, but does not typically protect the part of posts that are buried underground. Improperly treated wood or low quality wood can bring down your whole fence.

Fence Repair & Replacement

Repairing a fence requires knowledge of different wood types, weather conditions, and a variety of  woodworking and cutting tools. When you need a fence repaired or replaced, it’s best to hire an experienced company that specializes in wood fence repair. Fortunately, As Good As New, LLC offers the best fence repair service in Houston. Call today to schedule a service call, or fill out our online form!

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