How to Child Proof Your Deck

When you add a deck to your home, you want the whole family to be able to enjoy it – including your children! Of course, depending on the age and size of your children, you may have to take some extra precautions to ensure they can safely enjoy it. But if you’re asking yourself where to start when child-proofing your deck, consider this your guide. Below we will cover our top tips for child-proofing your deck in perfect time for summer!

Features of Shadowbox Style Fences

One of the more unique variations of wood privacy fences is a shadowbox fence. Shadowbox fences are constructed with the standard picket or dog eared picket, but instead of placed side by side as in a typical privacy fence, the boards are alternated on either side of the fence rail – about two to three inches apart. The final effect creates shadows – resulting in the moniker. If you’re on the fence (pun intended) about selecting a shadowbox style fence, take a look at some of their most notable features below.

Guide on Composite Decking

If you’re looking to add a deck to your home that’s low maintenance, beautiful, and eco-friendly, look no further than composite decking. However, many consumers don’t even realize this is a material option for their deck. If you’re looking for more information on composite decking, consider this your guide – let’s dive in!

Benefits of a Pergola

As Texas temperatures continue to rise and we continue to spend more time outside, now is the perfect time to consider adding additional shade to your backyard. One of the best ways to boost your backyard’s shade is by adding a pergola. Not only will they keep your patio or yard cooler during the hot summer months, but they are also aesthetically pleasing and can tie directly into your yard’s landscaping. Below we will dive into some of the top benefits of having a pergola to help make your decision easier!

Fence on Slope Ideas

Choosing a fence for your backyard can be a difficult decision with all the variations available in today’s market. When your backyard has a slope however, you have another element to consider when making your final fencing selection. To help make your choice a little bit easier, below we cover some of our favorite fencing options for backyards with slopes and the benefits of each.

Vinyl vs. Wood Fences

While historically wood fences have been the most popular option for residential fences, a new fence type continues to grow in popularity: vinyl fences. Of course, both fencing variations have their pros and cons – we will dive into them below!

How to Ensure You’re Getting an Accurate Fencing Estimate

Adding a new fence to your backyard is a big undertaking, so you want to guarantee it’s done correctly and efficiently, as well as completed within your budget. The first step to making sure you’re getting everything you want from your fence and more, is by getting an accurate fencing estimate. While most people assume an estimate for a fence will just include the final price, an accurate and trustworthy fencing estimate should include much more. To ensure you’re getting the most accurate fencing estimate possible, make sure you’re discussing the following topics with the fencing companies you contact.

Parts of a Wood Fence

While you may just assume a typical wood fence consists of pickets, there are actually a few different components. of fences. Besides pickets to complete your fence you need rails and posts. With all three fence components, and proper installation, you can expect to enjoy a stable and complete fence for years to come.

Below we will dive into the three main components of a fence and the role they play in fence stability.

How to Keep Your Yard Beautiful in the Winter

While many people think of winter as dead trees, frozen grass, and wilted flowers, your yard can be the exception to that rule. If you want to ensure your yard stays beautiful all year long, follow our tips below to create a beautiful winter wonderland and prepare for a healthy spring.