Being a career firefighter, I’m fortunate to have extra time to pursue my dreams of owning my own business. I started Firehouse Fence and Deck Stain 7 years ago. I enjoy interacting with customers and educating them on the importance and benefits of protecting, staining, and in some cases, revitalizing old wood.
Having a fence installed is an exciting step in protecting your home’s security and privacy, but before the first post is set in place, you have a little homework to do. To ensure your fence installation goes as smoothly as possible, complete the following items on our new fence checklist.
The fence post variation you select can have long-lasting effects. Not only do fence posts contribute to how durable your fence is, but they also affect longevity and curb appeal. You may choose to stick with a classic fence post option that matches the rest of your fence or maybe a custom option better suits your design preferences. No matter what concept you have in mind for your fence, one of these post ideas is sure to fit the bill.
Adding a fence is a no-brainer for most properties; after all, they boost curb appeal, increase privacy and security, and define your property lines. However, there is no one-size-fits-all fencing solution for every property, so before you build your fence, take some time to research your choices and consider the following points before you make your fencing selections.
All fences provide privacy, security, and a beautiful backyard focal point. However, there are some fencing types that have an additional aesthetic focus. If you want to add a decorative fence to your yard, but need some inspiration, this guide is for you! Below we will cover some of the most popular decorative fencing options.
Many homeowners consider a fence an essential component of their homes and properties, and for good reasons! Fences provide security and privacy and define your property lines, on top of reducing noise and amplifying curb appeal. Of course, different fencing types have different qualities that each provide their own unique spin on the common attributes we just mentioned.
If you’re still deciding between adding a fence to your property or leaving it bare, keep reading below – we may just change your mind!
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.
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!
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.