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Wood Fence Maintenance: Spruce Up Your Fence for Fall

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

The high heat and humidity of the summer months in Texas can definitely take its toll on any hardscape feature. But this is especially true when it comes to your wood fences. By being proactive with fence maintenance before winter arrives, you can preserve your investment. Not only will the results be more aesthetically appealing, but you will drastically extend the …

The 4-1-1 On Hardscape Maintenance

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

One thing homeowners quickly learn is the importance of regular maintenance and repairs. Putting off projects can be tempting. But before you know it, one minor repair can turn into an overwhelming list that could threaten your home’s value and appearance. As you work through your seasonal to-do list, be sure to address one often-overlooked but crucial component of your …

Keep Pests Out of Your Yard With Fence Maintenance

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining, Repair and Maintenance

With summertime comes warm weather, relaxed schedules and late nights, the perfect combo for outdoor entertainment. Unfortunately, many of the pool parties and special family gatherings can be spoiled by annoying pests and critters. For safe outdoor activities and long-term fence maintenance, it’s important to keep particular bugs away from your home and outdoor living areas. Outdoor Pest Prevention Tips …

Fence Etiquette: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Colby Coward Construction Process, Lifestyle and Entertaining, Repair and Maintenance

When it comes to home improvement, the choices you make typically originate from your own personal tastes and preferences. Sometimes, however, the improvements affect more than just you. Such is the case for installing a new fence around your home. Having a fence can help protect both your property and privacy. But installing or repairing your fence affects not only your …

Choosing the Right Fence

Colby Coward Construction Process, Repair and Maintenance

Installing a fence on your property is a great way to add value, create privacy, and bring character to any outdoor space. Fences of all styles help contribute to the exterior aesthetic of your home, creating a stylish space for entertaining family and friends. Whatever your family’s needs, there are options for everyone! From wood to wrought iron and all …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Along with a welcomed break from the hot summer heat, the cooler fall months also give you the chance to take on those home maintenance chores that you’ve been putting off. Putting together an outdoor fall and winter home maintenance checklist is a great way to make sure you clean and maintain your outdoor living area, and the exterior of …

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Concrete Care and Maintenance

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Concrete is an extremely durable building material. It is often used for constructing patios and other types of hardscaped areas for outdoor entertaining, including the areas around swimming pools. Proper concrete maintenance will ensure that these areas last for many years. Keep Concrete Clean You should thoroughly clean concrete at least once, if not twice, a year. Use a pressure washer to …

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What Insects Do the Most Damage to Wood Fences

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Installing a new wood fence on your property is an investment in the value of your home. It improves your home’s curb appeal, and with proper care a good fence can last for years. However, your fence could be targeted by insects that damage wood fences and cause structural damage that will ruin the appearance of your fence. These insects could …

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How to Paint Your Wrought Iron Fence

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

A wrought-iron fence can add elegance and style to any property. But a chipped and rusted fence can make your property look neglected. Fresh paint can make all the difference in the world, as long as you know how to paint your wrought iron fence properly. Here are a few tips to get you started. Preparations Before you begin painting, you …

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Cut your Grass Without Damaging the Fence

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If you have a fence around all or part of your property, you want to be sure not to cause any damage when mowing your lawn. A few simple techniques will ensure your investment lasts as long as possible and your landscaping remains pristine.  Set Your Blades to the Proper Height Begin by setting your mower’s blades to the proper …