Should You Remove Your Own Fence?

Technically, removing a fence isn’t really that hard. You can use a hammer to pull the boards off the rails. Then, the posts need to be dug up and removed. Sounds like something any child can do, right? Not so fast. Remember that the posts are usually mounted with concrete and gravel. You need specialized equipment to remove them. It’s not something you’re going to want to do with a sledgehammer. In fact, you can hurt yourself in the attempt. Even professionals get hurt while doing this type of work sometimes. If you’re going to get a new..

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Are Fences Covered By Homeowner’s Insurance?

A fence is a big investment, so it’s natural to wonder if homeowner’s insurance will step in should something happen to it. We thought we’d take a moment to talk about that. Here’s the short answer: yes…if you have the right coverage. Fortunately, the coverage type you need is pretty common. It’s called “other structures” coverage, and it’s the same coverage that protects, say, your garage. Take out your policy and have a look at what it says. If “other structures coverage” is missing then call your insurance agent to get it added. Insurance will not cover everything that could..

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Some Tips for Fence Maintenance in Fall

It won’t be long now until autumn is officially upon us! September 23rd marks the autumnal equinox for 2015, meaning the days will be equal in length to the nights, and the nights will continue to lengthen up until late December. Is your back yard ready for all of the leaf raking? Are you ready to put down some fertilizer to help your lawn get through the colder months? There’s lots to do, and as you fill out your Honey Do list, don’t forget to take a look at your fence. It’s going to need some attention before the snows..

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