Don’t Forget to Dig Out Your Fence

The snow storm all of us experienced here in the Milwaukee metro area this weekend actually broke an 100-year record. Most of us got 9 to 10 inches of snow, which means there’s plenty of digging to do. Unfortunately, it’s not a good idea to restrict that digging to your car, driveway, and sidewalk. If you have a wooden fence there’s one more area of your yard that needs some serious attention. As we discussed in “How to Care for a Wood Fence in Winter,” snow can trap moisture next to your wooden fence. It’s harder..

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How Can I Restore My Ugly Grey Fence?

In the past, we’ve discussed why cedar turns grey. It’s a natural process to be sure, but we do realize that there are people out there who don’t really enjoy the look and feel of cedar that’s aged naturally. That’s why we wanted to take a few moments to remind you that there are some steps you can take to restore your fence once the weather warms up. It all starts with a good pressure washing. This will get rid of..

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Understanding “Checking” in Northern White Cedar

If you have a wooden fence it’s important to understand the wood that was used in the construction of the fence. This will help you do a better job of caring for your fence, and it will give you an idea of what to expect from it. We, of course, use northern white cedar for all of our wooden fences. We’ve already taken a moment to discuss how cedar weathers to a silvery grey color if you don’t take the time to weatherproof it with Continue Reading