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Wrought Iron Fence Customization: Additional Elements

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at one particular area of customization that’s often utilized for wrought iron fence setups: Various finishing options, from beeswax to tinted Briwax and several others. However, it’s important to note that finish is just one piece of this puzzle – there are several additional themes to consider for personalizing a wrought iron fence as well. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer the very best selection of wrought iron fences and other fence materials for clients around Layton and other parts of Utah. Today’s part two of our series will go over some additional customization elements for a wrought iron fence, including some that are directly related to your finish and others that are not.

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Cleaning the Fence

Both immediately after the finish has been applied and then generally over the life of the fence, it’s important to clean the fence regularly. This helps keep dirt and debris from collecting on the surface of your fence, allowing you to enjoy a cleaner look and an easier time with any maintenance or repairs that may be necessary. It also helps to ensure that whatever finish was applied isn’t degraded too quickly due to build up of dirt or other materials.

Cleaning a wrought iron fence is very easy and can be done with soap, water, and a sponge. If there’s any buildup of debris that’s particularly stubborn, you may need to use abrasive cleaning materials such as steel wool or use a power washer. Just make sure to do so carefully – too much pressure from the power washer can damage the surface of your fence.

Rust Inhibitor

Another key element of preserving the look and lifespan of your wrought iron fence is to treat it with a rust inhibitor, preferably one that’s specifically designed for wrought iron fences. This type of treatment helps to preserve the protective finish applied to your fence, protecting against corrosion caused by rain or other moisture.

It also helps maintain the color of the finish, allowing you to enjoy the same look as when your fence was first installed for years to come. When selecting a rust inhibitor, make sure you read about its specific ingredients to ensure that it’s safe for wrought iron.

Finials, Scrolls Or Other Decorative Elements

Finally, you can customize the look of your fence even further through the addition of wrought iron finials, scrolls or other decorative elements. These items not only add to the aesthetic value of your fence but also provide additional structural support for any areas that are particularly prone to pressure or strain such as gates or entryways.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re proud to offer our clients a diverse range of beautiful wrought iron fencing materials, from simple and elegant styles to more intricate options. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you customize the perfect wrought iron fence for your home or business.

Wrought Iron Fence Customization: Finish Options

There are a few elements you may be thinking about when installing a given fence on your property, and one of these is customizing or beautifying your fence to make it both look and perform optimally. How you’ll do this will vary depending on the sort of fence material you’re utilizing, and a great example to consider here is a wrought iron fence. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, wrought iron fences are just one of the numerous fence varieties we offer to clients around Layton and other parts of Utah, and we’re happy to assist with customizations or any related needs here as well. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over a number of such considerations – today’s part one will focus on possible finishes you might use to benefit your wrought iron fence both practically and aesthetically, while part two will go into some other elements.

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Beeswax Finish

One of the most common and useful finishes you might select for your wrought iron fence is beeswax. This type of finish just involves applying a thin layer of wax around the entire fence surface, either by brush or spray gun, as this will help to provide protection and beauty in equal measure.

The advantages here are that it’s a fairly easy process, plus you can do it yourself without any special tools or equipment. It’s also easy to buff this finish and then scuff it to give it a natural, “forged metal” look that many people find quite attractive. Finally, beeswax finish also helps to protect your wrought iron fence from salt damage and other elements on a long-term basis as well. This makes it ideal for those who live in coastal regions or areas where the elements may be hard on metal surfaces.

Wax and Linseed Oil Finish

For those looking for a semi-transparent finish on their wrought iron fence, a wax and linseed oil blend can be an excellent choice. This type of finish is unique in that it will give the metal surface a more vibrant look while still providing some protection from the elements.

To apply this finish, you’ll first need to clean the metal with a mild soap solution or other rust-removing solution, then apply a thin layer of wax and linseed oil with a soft cloth. You’ll want to give it sufficient time to dry before buffing the finish with a clean cloth, as this will help ensure that it has set properly. Once complete, you’ll find that this type of wrought iron fence finish is both beautiful and durable.

Tinted Briwax Finish

Another unique option for your wrought iron fence is a tinted Briwax finish. This type of finish consists of a combination of beeswax and briwax, combined with pigments that are designed to give the metal an attractive color. The resulting product will be both durable and aesthetically pleasing, as it has both protective properties and aesthetic qualities.

As you can see, there are a number of options available when it comes to finishes for your wrought iron fence. Whether you’re looking for something that offers protection from the elements or more aesthetic benefits, there’s sure to be an option out there that can help you achieve the look and performance you desire.

In part two of our series, we’ll discuss a few more elements to consider for your wrought iron fence, so stay tuned. In the meantime, if you have any questions about finishes or other related aspects of customizing your wrought iron fence or any of our other fence types, don’t hesitate to reach out to Utah Fence Warehouse today!

Residential Fence Research: HOA, Codes, Utilities, Material

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most important areas of research you should be performing when looking into any kind of residential fence installation. From themes like your property line and any neighbor considerations to things like choosing the right fencing company and more, the right advanced research will put you on the pathway to a simple, affordable and high-quality fence installation. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence products and installation services for Layton and nearby Utah clients, including vinyl fences, wood fences, wrought iron fences and many other varieties. Today’s part two of our series will look at a few additional areas of research to cover before having a residential fence installed.

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Go Over Any HOA Restrictions or Regulations

If you live within the boundaries of a Homeowners’ Association, or HOA, you will need to take the time to check out any restrictions or regulations related to fence installation. Some HOAs might have strict rules on what kind of fencing is allowed, where it can be installed and its height/style.

Failure to comply with these regulations could lead to hefty fines or other penalties. For this reason, it is always a good idea to review the HOA documents prior to making any decisions.

Research Local Fencing Codes and Regulations

Down related lines, and depending on where you live, there could be restrictions in place regarding your fencing options. It’s important to research local fencing codes and regulations before investing in any kind of residential fence installation. There might be rules that limit fence height and other factors that could affect your final choice of fencing.

Check for any Utilities Underground

Another important area to research is the ground underneath your property. Locate any utilities such as gas, electric, water and sewer lines that may run through the area where you plan to install the fence. It’s essential that you avoid running into any of these lines while installing the fence. You can contact your local utility companies to learn more about where these lines are located, or you can hire a professional to come out and mark them for you.

Go Over Fence Material Options

While some clients already know exactly which type of fence they want to install, others may need help narrowing down their choices. With that in mind, it’s worth researching the different types of fencing materials available.

From vinyl to wood and wrought iron to aluminum, there are multiple options for residential fences that could fit your needs. Researching each material can help you decide which one is right for you.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we have experience installing all types of residential fencing, and our team is happy to help you make the best decision for your home. Contact us today or visit our website to learn more!

Residential Fence Research: Property Line, Neighbors, Company

Research is important before many kinds of home improvement projects, and those looking into a fence installation for their home are a great example. There are a few vital areas you should be looking into ahead of time if you’re considering a fence, and doing so will help you keep your installation affordable while getting exactly what you need for your property. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence installation services for clients around Utah, including numerous fencing materials, fence gates and more. We regularly assist clients with their research and planning ahead of a fence installation, and we’ll do the same for you. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the key areas of research to ensure you’ve covered for any fence you’re considering.

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Property Line Check

One of the first and simplest pieces of research you can do is to check the boundaries of your property. This not only helps you understand where your fence should go, but it also ensures that you’re not stepping onto a neighbor’s land or going too far in any direction.

It also helps to know if there are any issues with existing fencing that need to be addressed before you begin. For instance, if the fence has been installed a bit too close to the property line in some parts, you may need to adjust it before expanding.

Speaking to Neighbors

Down related lines, speaking to your neighbors is always a smart move when you’re planning a fence installation. They may have valuable insights into the property lines in your area, and if there are any issues that need to be addressed before you begin.

Additionally, it’s important to maintain good relationships with your neighbors, so having an open dialogue about the fence beforehand can help avoid any issues down the road.

Research on a Fence Company

Another important part of research for any fence project is to look into the company you’ll be working with. Make sure they have a good reputation and solid references, as well as all the necessary licensing and insurance required in your area.

It’s also important to get a feel for their customer service, so don’t be afraid to ask questions about their experience and how they handle installations, warranties or any other concerns you may have.

Finally, make sure to obtain a written quote from the company that outlines the costs and materials used for your fence. This will help you avoid any surprises during the installation process and ensure everyone is on the same page throughout the project.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some more areas of research for your fence installation. Utah Fence Warehouse is here to help with any questions you may have about your upcoming fence installation, so please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Business Fence Choice: Common Settings to Consider

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the common types of fence often used for businesses, plus which might be ideal for you. A fence often serves an important role in a business setting, and ensuring you have the proper quality materials is very helpful – and your choice here will often depend on the sort of setting your business is in. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a number of fence types that are ideal for businesses, from chain link fences to iron, aluminum and other types. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll dig into some more of the typical settings business buildings find themselves in, plus which fence type and setup might be ideal in these standard settings.

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Near Residential Areas

If your business is located near a residential area, chances are you’ll want to consider a fence that isn’t too imposing on the surrounding community. Chain link fences can work well here, as they still provide ample security while not being overly intrusive – plus they come in a variety of colors and heights so you can adjust them to your needs perfectly.

However, there are some other cases where privacy will be needed. Wooden privacy fences are a great option for this, and can provide an ample amount of security as well. They also provide some noise insulation – which can be great if your business produces noise, or if there’s noise from the neighborhood that you don’t want impacting your customers.

In Historical Areas

Some businesses happen to be located in historical areas or districts, with a lot of regulation around the fences that may be installed. Here you’ll want to look at iron or aluminum fences, as these are made to match the setting and often blend into the landscape – while still providing decent security.

These materials also tend to last longer than wooden or chain link options, so you’ll be able to enjoy the same fence for many years. Additionally, some come with a powder coating finish that can make them even more resistant to weather and wear over the long haul.

In Cities and Downtown Areas

For businesses located in cities and downtown areas, security is of the utmost importance – but you’ll also want to consider what your fence looks like. Here, a wooden or iron fence might be the best bet – with both providing ample security while still looking good.

Iron fences tend to be more expensive than their wooden counterparts, but they provide a level of security that can’t be matched. Plus, they’re often quite easy to install and maintain over the long haul.

No matter what type of fence you choose, it’s important to consider your setting and make sure you pick the right option for your needs. Here at Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to help – so contact us today to learn more.

Layton Business Fence Choice: Common Types

If your business is changing locations or setting up a new facility, one of several considerations you may be looking at is fencing. Both for security purposes and for combinations of aesthetics and simple directional needs, fences provide value to business offices and other facilities in many different ways. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence options and styles for Layton and other Utah clients, from chain link fences to wood fences, vinyl fences and more. What are a few of the most common fence types seen in business settings today, and which might be right for your business and the area in which it’s located? Here are some basics in this two-part blog series.

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Common Fence Types Found in Business Settings

There are a few fence types that are especially common on the perimeter or other parts of various business facilities, including:

  • Chain link fences: Because they are strong and durable yet relatively affordable, chain link fences can be seen around many business offices, warehouses and other facilities today.
  • Wood fences: Offering a classic look with plenty of customization options and the potential for various styles, wood fencing can also add visual appeal to business areas and provide a bit of privacy or separation from outside eyes.
  • Wrought iron fences: For many government or other fancier buildings that want a more sophisticated look, wrought iron fences are often in order. The decorative and ornamental designs possible with these can be quite impressive, though they do come at a higher cost than other fencing options.
  • Aluminum fences: Many businesses opt for aluminum fencing because it is lightweight, strong and relatively affordable while still providing an attractive look.

There are other options here as well, depending on your needs, but these are the most common. Our next several sections will go over some common business settings or area types, plus the kinds of fences that typically go best in each of them.

Industrial Settings

Many businesses need to fence off a warehouse or other industrial facility. In these cases, chain link fencing is often the most affordable and efficient option, but there are other possibilities as well. For instance, if privacy is desired on top of security, then wood or vinyl fencing might be preferable.

For those businesses in these situations that need a solid barrier rather than a typical fence, bollard posts can sometimes be used to create a strong, durable and even stylish visual.

Stay tuned for part two of this blog series, in which we’ll go over some additional business types and the kinds of fencing that might work best for them. In the meantime, if you need any help selecting a Layton or Utah-area fence for your business, please feel free to contact us at Utah Fence Warehouse. We look forward to helping you find the perfect fence for your needs.

Value of Wood Decks: Natural Look, Durability, Versatility

If you’ve recently decided to install or re-do a deck anywhere on your property, one of the first important decisions you’ll be making during this process is on which material will be used. There are several different modern materials that can be utilized for deck construction these days, but one of the best and most reliable is also one of the oldest: Wood. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a variety of deck and railing services in addition to our various fence contractor services, and wood is one of several materials available here. Why is wood such a valuable option for any deck? Let’s take a look in this two-part blog series.

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Looks and Feels Natural

For many people, a deck is meant to be an extension of the outdoors that’s accessible right out of your home. It’s meant to be a place where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of nature while still being connected with your family and friends. Wood is one of the most natural-looking deck materials available, providing that sense of immediate serenity as soon as you step outside.

Many people choose wood for their deck to help bring the outside in, and there’s no better material for that than wood. Especially if your yard has lots of trees and other natural features, you may find that a wood deck feels more natural and in-sync with your property.

Strong and Durable

Another key reason why a wood deck can be the best choice for your property is because it’s incredibly strong and durable. Stronger and more resilient than many other materials, you can count on wood to support heavy loads without bending or cracking. Since wood decks are also naturally resistant to rot, insects, and other agents of decay which may otherwise damage it, you can expect your wood deck to last for years, even in harsh weather and with lots of use.

This is especially important for decks that will hold up a large amount of weight, such as those that have a hot tub, barbeque or other large items.

Versatile and Customizable

With wood, you have a lot of flexibility in terms of what your deck will look like. Wood can be cut, shaped, stained and painted in any number of ways to get the perfect appearance for your space. This provides even more customization and personalization options than other materials may offer.

That’s why wood continues to be a popular choice for deck materials. It’s durable, versatile and natural-looking, as well as affordable and easy to maintain. If you’re interested in wood decks for your home or business, contact Utah Fence Warehouse today — we’ll go over your material options and several other important factors to help you get started right away.

Value of Wood Decks: Maintenance, Variety, Cost

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the major benefits of wood as a quality deck material. While there are some areas where modern materials have overtaken traditional ones in terms of quality, decks are one realm where the old standby of wood remains a top option. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to provide clients across the state with not just fencing solutions, but also deck and railing services to meet your every need. Here are some other key reasons why wood remains one of the top deck material options available today.

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Limited and Simple Maintenance

No one wants to install a deck and then spend every weekend for the next few years maintaining it. With wood, that doesn’t have to be your reality. Once you’ve finished putting in your deck, a little bit of regular cleaning is all that’s needed to keep it looking great for years.

And if it does start to show wear and tear, a new coat of sealant or stain can have it looking as good as new in no time. Compare that to composite materials, which may require special cleaners and a more involved cleaning process, and it’s easy to see why wood is still a top choice for many homeowners.

Wide Variety of Wood Types Available

If you’re worried about your wood deck looking or feeling too similar to others in your neighborhood or at homes of friends and family, you shouldn’t be. That’s because there are a wide range of wood types available to choose from, each with their own unique grain patterns, coloring, and overall look.

No matter what your style or budget may be, there’s sure to be a wood type that’s perfect for your new deck. Some of the most popular choices include cedar, redwood, mahogany, and teak, but there are many others to choose from as well.

Eco-Friendly Option

As we become more environmentally conscious, it’s important to consider the eco-friendliness of all our home improvement choices. And when it comes to decks, wood is definitely the more earth-friendly option.

While composite materials may be made from recycled content, they will eventually end up in a landfill when they need to be replaced. Wood, on the other hand, can be recycled or reused in other projects once it’s time for a new deck.


Finally, one of the most important factors in any home improvement decision is cost. And when it comes to decks, wood is usually the more affordable option when compared to composite materials.

Of course, the exact cost will depend on the type of wood you choose and other factors, but in general, wood will be a more budget-friendly choice. It’s also important to keep in mind that wood decks will usually add more value to your home than composite decks, so they can be a wise investment as well.

If you’re ready to install a new deck at your Utah home this spring, the experts at Utah Fence Warehouse are here to help. We carry a wide selection of quality wood and other materials to choose from, and our experienced team can handle every aspect of your deck installation. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on your project.

Utah Fences and Security: Privacy, Noise, Elements

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked over some of the simple ways fences provide basic security to the properties they’re on. Fences provide this quality in several different ways, including both actual practical protection and several situations where the simple impression of protection is easily enough. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer many fence options for clients around Utah, including chain link fences and several other varieties that may be perfect for your basic security needs. What are some other key ways fences help in this area? Let’s run through a few more here in part two of our series.

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Privacy Factors

Privacy and security often go hand-in-hand for many people. A property that feels private is often going to feel more secure as well, and this is another area where fences can be very helpful. If you live in a dense urban area or even just in a neighborhood with close houses, having a fence around your property can make a big difference in how private it feels.

This is especially true of taller fences, as they’re much better at blocking the view into your yard than shorter ones. Of course, if you have nosy neighbors, they may still be able to see over or through your fence if they really try. But in most cases, a fence will at least make it more difficult for people to see into your property, which can make you feel more secure.

Noise Reduction

In addition to privacy, many people also appreciate the noise-reducing properties of a good fence. If you live in a particularly noisy area or have close neighbors, a fence can help reduce the amount of noise that comes onto your property. This is especially true of solid fences like wood or vinyl, which do a better job of blocking sound than chain link fences or other varieties with larger gaps.

Even if you don’t have close neighbors or live in a particularly noisy area, though, reducing the amount of noise that comes onto your property can still be helpful. It can make your outdoor space feel more peaceful, which can in turn make it feel more secure.

Protection from the Elements

Finally, fences can also offer some protection from the elements. This is especially true of windbreaks, which are designed to block strong winds. If you live in an area with high winds, a windbreak fence can help reduce the amount of damage that your property sustains during storms.

Fences can also offer some protection from the sun and from flooding, though they’re not designed specifically for these purposes. If you live in a particularly sunny area, a fence can help create some shade for your property. And if you live in an area with a high water table or that’s susceptible to flooding, a fence can help keep your property safe.

For more on the security benefits offered by fencing, or to learn about any of our other fencing services for Utah clients, speak to the experts at Utah Fence Warehouse today.

Fences and Security: Proactivity and Property Value

There are many products that serve multiple roles in addition to their primary purpose, and a great example here is a fence. While there are many ways you might utilize a fence on your property, from decorative elements to property marking and more, the foundational purpose of a fence remains the same: Providing security to the property area in question, whether from people, animals or any other entity. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re here to help with any fence purpose you’re in need of, including those who primarily want their fence for its original purpose of helping secure their property. We offer everything from quality fence materials to the best fence gates you’ll find in Utah, ensuring all your perimeter security fencing needs are met. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the major benefits fencing can offer any property when it comes to security.

Fences and Security

A Proactive Approach

While many other elements of a home or property security are reactive in nature, such as an alarm system that goes off after an intruder has already broken in, a fence is very proactive. It’s a physical barrier that stops people or animals from getting onto your property without your permission in the first place, meaning you’re never dealing with the fallout of an unwanted security breach.

In addition, a fence can also act as a deterrent for would-be criminals or vandals. If they see a fence that’s tall, solid and in good repair, they’re much less likely to attempt to break into your property than if there were no fence at all.

Impressions of Safety

And for many people who live or work in or around a fenced-in property, the simple presence of a fence can make them feel safer. A business with a tall, well-maintained fence is going to give off an air of professionalism and security, helping to attract customers. And for people who live near or pass by a residential property with a fence, the feeling of safety is often increased.

In short, a fence can have a significant impact on how safe people feel, both those who live or work on the property in question and those who are simply nearby.

Adding Property Value

Not only does a fence make a property more secure, but it can also increase the value of the property. This is especially true if the fence in question is made of high-quality materials and installed by professionals.

A well-made fence can last for decades with the right care, meaning it’s a sound investment that will only grow in value over time. And should you ever decide to sell your property, the addition of a fence can help you fetch a higher price on the open market.

There are many benefits that come with adding a fence to your property, and security is just one of them. In the second part of this series, we’ll go over some more benefits fencing can offer.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our fencing services for clients around Utah, speak to the pros at Utah Fence Warehouse today.