But time always takes its toll on outdoor structures, so taking care of your fence as it ages is important.
If you don’t want to be “that house” on the block where the fence becomes a neighborhood blemish that could even drive down property values for you and your neighbors, it’s important to be prepared to invest in maintenance.
Even more important is making the proper decisions about fencing material before your fence is built. Be sure the fence type you choose is both affordable and of a type that you will be able to care for as time goes on. Be mindful that a wooden fence, while very appealing, is likely to cost much more to maintain in the long run. If time and cost of maintenance is an issue for you, then exploring PVC/vinyl fencing could be a more prudent solution. You might find that PVC/vinyl can offer just as much curb appeal as wood.
Regardless of the issues involved, having a fencing expert on your side as you choose your fence can be extremely helpful. Here at Security Fence Company, our staff can help you sort out your options based on your needs so that you will ultimately have just the right fence that will make your home a standout in your neighborhood.
Why not contact us to discuss your fencing needs and get a free quote? We’re ready to answer all your questions and work with you to arrive at the perfect plan. If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA for a more hands-on look at our many fencing options.
A fence can help if you wish to have protection for your backyard pool and to see that the neighborhood children don’t play in the garden that you spend most of your spare time tending. It also helps you to prevent your dog from digging holes in your neighbor’s perfectly-manicured lawn.
You might be asking why knowing the exact property line matters if both you and your neighbor agree on where his property ends and yours begins. Even if you have the best of relationships with your neighbors who might actually be more like extended family members, things can change. If your neighbor moves away, your fence stands to mark the extent of your property when new neighbors arrive who might not be quite so chummy.
Property disputes can be most unpleasant – something to be avoided if possible. Given that it is unlawful to build a fence that infringes on someone else’s property, your neighbor could legally require that you remove it if it is not in exactly the right place. Think of the cost to remove and rebuild.
Your fence establishes a boundary, and it is important that it be properly placed according to existing property plats and deeds. If you don’t have this document, the place to start to obtain a copy is in your local zoning office well before the first post hole has been dug.
You might have reservations about your fence project. You know that you really want that new fence, but it could seem like a hassle with more than a little risk. Never fear -- our consultants here at Security Fence Company can help you avoid the pitfalls and make the right choices. They know how to apply the zoning guidelines, recommend the right fencing to meet your needs and your property; and they can point you to civil engineers or surveyors if your property line is unmarked. With their experienced help, you can relax and rely on them, knowing the result will exceed your expectations.
Contact us today here at Security Fence in Red Lion, PA with your questions and your ideas. We’ll get right on it.
Does your back yard sit next to a busy street or within sight of a highway? If so, then you know how aggravating street noise can be; and you are likely annoyed when you can’t enjoy a backyard get-together without being “on display”. You might even worry about your children and pets being exposed to passersby as they play in their yard. If you can identify with any of these concerns, then you’ll want to consider a privacy fence.
Typical street noise measures at about 60-70 decibels. A solid fence constructed of closely fitting panels along your property line at the road can reduce the typical street noise you hear in your yard by as much as 6-10 decibels, assuming it is tall enough to block the sound waves. A fence of at least 6-8 feet high should offer an effective change. However, balconies or higher-elevation structures would not receive the benefit; the sound would flow over the top of the fence. Likewise, if the fence is elevated from the ground, the tire noises will flow under the fence.
By virtue of the fact that a privacy fence blocks the view of your yard from the street, it offers enhanced security. Children and pets, in particular, can play without being noticed by anyone who might otherwise approach them or photograph them. Likewise, it contains pets and children who might be tempted to wander off the property if they see something that attracts them. In addition, if you have vehicles, equipment or other items of value visible in your yard, they will not be noticed by passersby.
A home sitting next to a busy road is obviously going to be less desirable than the same home on a private, quiet street with a back yard off the road. However, with all other things being equal, if that home on a busy road has an attractive privacy fence in place, it might well appeal to a family with children and pets for the extra security. Thus, your chances for a quick sale are enhanced.
We all have had our share of overly-friendly and nosey neighbors. This is especially true if you like a quiet swim in your backyard pool, like to enjoy cooking out with the family or perhaps just cherish time to sit in the shade and read without “those neighbors” dropping in to socialize just because they saw you out in the yard. With a privacy fence, you are out of sight – thus out of mind.
Given the many different sizes, styles, colors, and materials that can be used to create your privacy fence, it can be crafted to fit your home, landscape, and circumstances perfectly. If you’re ready to explore the many choices you have for your own privacy fence, it’s time to bring in an experienced fencing consultant to help.
Here at Security Fence Company, our seasoned staff knows everything that you need to know about fences. We’ll take a look at your property, discuss your needs, and help you explore your options to arrive at the perfect privacy fence for your home. Why not Contact Us today to get your questions answered and discuss your project? We’re waiting to hear from you.
Did you surprise the family with a new puppy for Christmas? We all know that a Christmas puppy can fill a family home with happiness and excitement, but there are things to consider before taking such a step. As you shopped for your new dog, you likely heard all the cautious advice. The pet experts advised you to think carefully about what breed of dog you choose. Others ask whether you have the time and funds to properly care for a new dog; and of course, they caution to be sure no one in the household has allergies to pet dander. Once you had all these bases covered, then there was just one more obstacle: to prepare for your pet’s outdoor safety.
Ask 10 people to list the top 5 dog breeds most likely to run or wander from home and you’ll get 10 different lists. If you’re a pet lover (and you wouldn’t be reading this is you weren’t), then you’ll love this video .
After all, on that first warm Spring day, if you send your Christmas pup, Rover, into a back yard with no fence, then it’s clear that he will wander away into the neighborhood and beyond. Maybe he’ll chase the first squirrel that comes his way or follow a passing group of children. Who can blame him? That’s what dogs do. But chances are, you’ll be listing Rover as a “lost Dog” online and stapling his wanted poster on every post and tree in the community before sundown.
To be sure that you’ve protected your puppy from the dangers that might await outdoors, a fence will be your primary consideration. One option, of course, is the shock-based “invisible fence”; but many pet owners advise against it. This containment option demands a lot of training to let the dog know where the invisible barrier is located. Moreover, if your dog becomes agitated enough, he might run past the shock barrier.
Some dog owners opt for the dog kennel or dog run – a choice, of course, depending upon your pet and your circumstances.
However, a physical fence around your property will likely be your option of choice; but remember, dogs are escape artists. The type of fence you choose depends upon the size – and talent – of your dog.
Is he a climber or large enough to make his way over the fence?
A tall fence is in order. For large, athletic breeds, even a 6-foot privacy fence might be the choice.
Is he a smaller breed, more likely to dig under the fence to make his escape?
If so, then the fence should be constructed so that a portion of it is actually underground as a barrier.
Is he the cerebral, patient type...
who will learn how to open the gate or just wait for his distracted humans to leave the gate ajar for him? This, of course, is a bit more challenging but not impossible to solve.
Here at Security Fence in Red Lion, PA, our fencing consultants have helped many pet owners to choose a fence that will not only contain their dogs but will also offer the family home security, privacy, and increased home value as well. We are ready to help you make the right fencing decision to meet the needs of your family and your pets. So why not contact us with your questions? We look forward to speaking with you.
If you prefer, you can visit our showroom in Red Lion, PA for a more hands-on look at our many fencing options.
We are certainly humbled and honored to be voted #1 Best of York Fencing Contractor for 2018.
We thought this would be a fine time to remind you that – when it comes to fencing – no job is too large or too small here at Security Fence Company. We offer all types of fencing – from chain link and PVC to aluminum ornamental and custom wood fence products. Of course, we also have a variety of kennels for pet owners and a supply of temporary construction fence for use by the building trades.
For residential, industrial, commercial and government uses, a chain link fence is still the most practical and economical enclosure found.
Available in hot-dipped galvanized steel, aluminumized steel, or vinyl coated in colors, chain link fencing stands guard 24 hours a day.
Security Fence Company/PVC custom manufactures over 30 different styles of PVC fence materials that carry a written lifetime warranty.
SFC/PVC extrusions are available in standard virgin vinyl for the safe and secure containment of livestock. We also offer a lightweight product which is identical in appearance but is much more cost effective for landscaping or property line applications where large animals will not contact the fence.
The traditional, lasting beauty of ornamental fence not only secures your property but enhances it.
Our aluminum ornamental fence is available in many styles, colors and sizes and can be supplied in residential, industrial and commercial grade to meet your fencing needs.
SFC aluminum fence is assembled in Red Lion, PA, with the strictest quality control measures available in the industry.
Custom wood fencing for your home or business from Security Fence Company can add natural beauty to your property. Our wood fence is available in several styles including split-rail, shadowbox and privacy.
The environmentally friendly MCA wood preservative is manufactured with minimal carbon footprint and provides superior performance.
Security Fence Company offers temporary fencing - construction fences for construction sites and other locations requiring temporary barriers. They feature welded galvanized framework, with tension bands and tension bars designed to hold galvanized fabric tight to framework. Fabric is tied to framework with 9 gauge aluminum ties. Sturdy panel stands are included with temporary fences.
Special size, height and width panels are available. Whether for construction sites or other temporary uses, fence panels can be swung open for access, or special size gates are available. Panels clamp together at top.
Since 1972, Security Fence Company has provided Dog and Pet Kennels. Durable construction, quality manufacturing and ease of use makes our dog and pet kennels the best in the industry.
SFC Dog and Pet Kennels can be setup quickly and easily moved, stored or expanded. Their unique latching makes them exceptionally secure. Their chain link welded construction offers strength and durability. They are built to last, and they keep their value for re-sale.
We have served the York County community and surrounding area since 1972, and our customers are quick to tell us how much they value our products and the service we provide. Needless to say, we expect to continue to live up to York County’s kind recommendations. We hope you'll stop by and browse our Showroom when you are in Red Lion. Our staff would be pleased to answer your questions and show you around.
Shows such as The York Home and Garden Show by the York Builders Association allow us to showcase our wide range of products including fencing of all types, decks, railings, sunrooms, screened-in porches, awnings and flagpoles. In our showcase booth, we have over 400 square feet of hands-on displays, photos and literature so our customer can see, touch and feel the quality Security Fence Company offers. Our booth is always manned by at least two experienced professionals. Our sales people, customer service and management team are all present and bring a combined knowledge of products and installation to every potential customer.
We learn valuable information from our conversations such as customer expectations, requirements, trends and many great ideas from customers who use our products to secure and beautify their homes. There are many huge advantages for the consumer who visits our booth to learn about and see the products first hand. Within a few minutes, we can usually formulate a plan which will encompass beauty, functionality and affordability for their outside space. Many times, this brief pre-planning allows the Security Fence customer to know what will fit their budget and lifestyle before a written estimate is prepared. Estimates are always free and appointments can be scheduled to have an estimate done at your property at your convenience.
There is no substitute for experience when it comes to practicality and aesthetically pleasing outside spaces. For decades, we have worked with landscapers, landscape architects, engineers, public utility companies, townships, dog parks, animal shelters, patio builders and home improvement contractors to allow Security Fence customers access to practical knowledge and hands-on experience from professionals all in one short visit to our booth.
Please come and enjoy the home show experience. Depending on your location, we will be available to you at a variety of shows in south central Pennsylvania. We welcome your conversations!