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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 …

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 …

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How to Paint Your Wrought Iron Fence

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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 …

How High is Too High

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A fence around your yard is aesthetically pleasing and gives you security and privacy. It can also increase the value of your property. If you’ve decided to fence your yard, make sure that you know the fence height rules for your area. Fence Height Rules and Other General Rules  If you live in a subdivision or a development, check the covenants before …

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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 …

Advantages of Wrought Iron Fences and Gates

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Are you trying to decide what kind of fencing to install around your home? There are many advantages of wrought iron that make it one of the top choices for security fencing and gates, not to mention a popular classic look. Here are a few good reasons to opt for wrought iron. Durable and Long-Lasting Wrought iron fencing is made …

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Project Feature: Wood Gate Photos

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A wood gate creates a special feature in any garden or backyard, even if you don’t have a fence. A customized wood gate can be centered and installed between two adjacent hedges and serve as the entrance to your flower or vegetable garden. It could also be the gateway to a secret area that houses your children’s playhouse or clubhouse. …

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Restain and Restore: The Benefits of Wood Stain

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Lumber is a common outdoor building material used for everything from fences to porches. Unlike chain link, concrete, or other materials, wood offers a nice, natural look to your hardscaping and can be easily changed and redesigned. Maintaining wood can be difficult, but a good wood stain can provide many benefits and years of protection for any outdoor project. Here …

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Tips for Summer Fence Maintenance in Texas

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

A fence adds a great deal of value to a property. Homeowners appreciate the privacy that a fence offers. Many fences also contribute to the exterior aesthetic of the home, creating a stylish outdoor space for entertaining family and friends. Regardless of the type of fence, summer fence maintenance in Texas is critical for keeping your fence in top condition …

Ornamental Wrought Iron Fence Designs

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Wrought iron is a classic fence choice for any home. When an iron fence runs the perimeter of the yard, it gives the property an elegant aesthetic that many people desire for their homes. There are a wide range of wrought iron fence designs available to fit any home style, from traditional to modern. One key benefit of wrought iron fences …