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Fences and Pets: Pet Needs, Wood and Chain Link

Different home and property owners have varying uses and needs when it comes to fencing, and pets are often somewhere on this list. Keeping pets within the property is naturally the most common need here, but there also may be some additional considerations when it comes to your pets and any fencing you utilize on your property.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence supplies and accessories to clients around Layton and nearby parts of Utah, plus installation services for any need you may have. We regularly assist clients with fence needs that relate to pets, whether we’re talking dogs, cats or any others. This two-part blog series will look at some of the considerations to be thinking about when it comes to fences and pets, including some of the best fencing materials and certain variables to keep in mind.

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Knowing Pet Needs

Firstly, as you’re thinking about fencing and pets, it’s important to understand what your pet needs in terms of property access and movement. Some pets may require more space to run around than others – for example, larger dogs will often need more room than smaller breeds or cats.

Additionally, you’ll need to consider the age of your pet when choosing fencing materials. Puppies or younger animals might be able to fit through smaller gaps than adult animals, so you’ll need to make sure that any fencing is appropriate for the size and behavior of your pet.

Basic Wood Fence

For many pets, the standard wood fence is a great option. This provides excellent privacy to keep your pet and property well-secluded, plus it’s easy to modify if you ever add more pets or change the layout of your yard. Wood fences also tend to be sturdy enough to withstand most pets’ attempts at climbing or digging under them.

However, some smaller pets may still be able to fit through the gaps in a wood fence, so this is something to keep in mind. In addition, if you have a particularly energetic or curious pet, they may be able to jump over a shorter wood fence – be sure to consider your specific pet’s tendencies when choosing the height of your fence.

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences are another popular option for pet owners. They’re affordable, low maintenance and provide great security for pets. The main drawback with chain link fencing is that they often don’t offer much privacy, so keep this in mind if your pet needs a lot of alone time or privacy.

One potential issue with chain link fences is that small pets may be able to squeeze through the openings between the links. If you have a smaller pet, you may want to consider adding wire mesh or another type of barrier to prevent them from escaping.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over more fencing options and additional considerations to keep in mind when choosing the best fence for you and your pets. At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect fence solution for your property and pet needs. Stay tuned!

Garden Fence Selection: Privacy, Security, Style

There are a few important accessories you might be thinking about when it comes to your garden setup, and a fence is often high up on this list for many gardeners. Fences help with everything from defining the garden space to protecting it and more, and there are a few key elements to be considering if you’re looking into an ideal fence for your garden and related landscape areas.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to help clients across Layton and other parts of Utah with all their fence needs, including options like wood fences and fence gates that are often ideal for garden setups. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the top areas to consider when choosing the ideal fence for your garden.

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Privacy Considerations

Depending on the type of garden setup you have, privacy may be a key concern for many homeowners. If you have a more open and exposed yard, a tall and solid fence can offer excellent privacy from neighbors or passersby. Wood fences are often a great choice for this purpose, as they can easily be built to different heights and provide complete coverage.

And while it’s only tangentially related, many people consider an element like shading in a similar vein with privacy. An ideal fence will not only provide the direct privacy of blocking others’ view into your yard, but also help reduce excessive sunlight from wearing out garden plants and flowers too soon.

Security Aspects

Another key area to think about when choosing a garden fence is security for both your property and the garden itself. This includes protecting against trespassers or thieves, but also against any local wildlife that may damage or eat your plants. In some cases, you may want to consider adding features like a locked gate or extra security measures if these are concerns for you.

Style and Aesthetics

Of course, one of the most fun parts about choosing a garden fence is selecting one that complements your landscape and personal style. Wood fences are popular because of their versatility and ability to be customized with different stains or paints. Other options like metal fences can also add a unique touch to your garden while still providing practicality.

You should also be thinking about matching the fence to the style and aesthetic of your garden itself. For instance, if your garden has a more rustic or natural feel, a wood fence may be the best choice. On the other hand, if you have a modern and minimalist garden, a sleek metal fence could be a better fit. In part two of our series, we’ll go over some other factors to consider when choosing a garden fence, including maintenance and cost. Stay tuned for more helpful tips from Utah Fence Warehouse, or contact us today to learn about any of our fence products or services for clients around Layton and nearby parts of Utah!

Fence Installation Prep: Obstructions and Leveling

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the basic ways to prepare for an upcoming fence installation anywhere on your property. From confirming property lines to dealing with HOAs and neighbors, there are a number of basic preparation elements that will be helpful for any fence installation. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re here to help with fence installation around Layton and other parts of Utah, whether you’re interested in a vinyl fence, chain link fence, wood fence or any other variety. Here are some other general tips on prepping for an upcoming fence installation. 

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Removing Obstructions

As you get closer to the date of installation, you’ll want to make sure to remove any obstacles that may be in the way. Any plants or trees in the area will need to be removed or transplanted out of the space. You’ll also want to take down existing fences and other structures that could prevent your new fence from being installed correctly. 

Furthermore, you’ll want to double check any power lines or natural gas tanks that may be in the installation area. They should be clearly marked and identified, but if you’re unsure contact your local utility companies for assistance. 

ID Any Off-Limits Areas

Depending on the layout of your land, there may be certain areas that are off-limits for the fence installation. These can include fire hydrants, mailboxes and driveways or other walkways. It’s important to identify these areas as soon as possible and discuss them with your fencing contractor so they can plan accordingly and decide if any adjustments need to be made. 

For instance, maybe the fence needs to be installed at a slight angle in order to avoid running into any existing structures. 

Ensure the Ground is Level

Before any installation can begin, it’s important to make sure the ground is completely level. If there are any dips or slopes in the terrain, it will affect how the fence sits and performs over time. Depending on the grade of the land, you may need to have some dirt or soil brought in and leveled off before installation begins. 

Now, this is an area where fence professionals can be especially helpful. If you’re unsure of the grade or if any adjustments need to be made, your contractor should be able to help analyze the situation and come up with a plan.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we have a team of experienced professionals who can help guide you through the fence installation process. We understand that every property is unique and will work with you to make sure your new fence fits perfectly into your landscape. Contact us today to learn more about our fencing services! 

Fence Installation Prep: HOA, Lines, Neighbors

A few small bits of preparation might be needed for certain projects or jobs around your property, and one great example is a new fence installation. A few basic areas of preparation will help your fence installation go as smoothly as possible, plus will often save you money and hassle during this process.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to help with installation in whatever ways needed for a wood fence, vinyl fence, wrought iron fence or any other fence type required by our Layton and nearby Utah clients. Whether on your own or with the help of our team wherever necessary, this two-part blog series will look into some basic preparation tips for an upcoming fence installation.

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Looking Into HOA or Local Regulations

Well before you begin installing your fence, take a few moments to look into any local or HOA regulations about fences in your area. While there are some general rules of thumb for the height and style of fences that can be installed, specific locations may have particular requirements for the type, color or other aspects of a fence before it is approved.

Knowing these ahead of time can save you the pain of having to make changes once the fence is already installed, so check with your local authorities or HOA before even purchasing any materials for your project.

Ensuring Proximity to Utilities and Property Lines

The layout of fences are rarely totally up in the air – there are generally regulations and good practices when it comes to positioning them next to things like utilities, property lines and more. Make sure to check your local regulations and with any necessary utilities companies before you start the project – this will help you avoid potential damage or repair costs when you dig up utility lines during the installation process.

Additionally, if there are any HOA-mandated setback distances from a property line, be sure to take these into account when planning the layout of your fence.

Courtesy Check With Neighbors

You should also take the time to check in with any neighbors that may be impacted by a new fence. Depending on the specifics of what you’re installing, they may have to give permission for your project to begin (or at least agree to it).

For instance, if you are installing a vinyl privacy fence, the area of “privacy” could extend into some of your neighbor’s property. Even if there isn’t an issue presently, there may be one in the future if they weren’t aware of what was being installed.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we understand the importance of preparation before beginning any project. In part two, we’ll look at some more tips about how to ensure your fence installation goes as smoothly as possible. Until then, if you have any questions about installation or need help with something in Layton or nearby Utah areas, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us today!

Double Fence Gate: Additional Placement Options

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why many people choose double gates for their fence setups, plus some placement options for such arrangements. Double gates offer great security and convenience for many fence setups, and especially so if they’re placed optimally. 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to offer a wide range of fence products and services to clients around Layton and other parts of Utah, including fence gates of any kind. Today’s part two of our series will look at some other placement options for these double gate types, plus the what to be thinking about for each.

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As a Blend With Surrounding Fence

For many fence setups, double gates are installed to blend with the surrounding fence. This offers an extra sense of security, since it can be hard to tell where a single gate ends and the other one begins from a distance.

With this kind of placement, you’ll want to make sure that your chosen gates match the style and color of your overall fence design. Also be sure to measure out the width of your setup so that it matches both sides of the fence.

At the End Of A Driveway

Installing double gates at the end of a driveway can be a great way to add some extra security and convenience to your home or business. This kind of placement offers easy access for vehicles, while still providing an additional layer of security by making it more difficult for any potential intruders to enter.

If you’re planning on placing your double gates at the end of a driveway, be sure to install them away from the street so that the open gate won’t obstruct any traffic. You’ll also want to make sure there’s plenty of space around the gate so that your vehicles can move in and out without any trouble.

Separating Two Areas

Double gates can be an ideal way to provide a secure barrier between two different areas. For instance, if you have a pool or other recreational area on one side of your property, then installing double gates at the entrance can provide extra security for the area.

These kind of placements are especially beneficial if you have an outdoor security system that can monitor both sides of your property. You’ll want to make sure that the gates open away from the area you’re trying to secure, as well as making sure it’s easy for authorized persons to enter and exit.

No matter what kind of placement you choose for your double gates, it’s important to take the time to plan out your setup before installation and make sure everything is done correctly. By doing this, you can ensure that your double gates will provide you with long-term security and convenience.

Utah Fence Warehouse offers installation services and products for all types of fences in the Layton area. We’re happy to help you with your double gate setup, so be sure to contact us if you have any questions or need help getting started.

Double Fence Gate: Basics and Entryway Placement

For many who are installing or upgrading a fence on their property, gate selection will be just as important as the actual fence itself, if not even more so. A double gate approach is increasingly popular for many different fence types – if this is your desired gate type, where should you be thinking about placing it to allow for optimal use and blending with your other outdoor aesthetics? 

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re here to help. We offer a wide range of fence gates to meet any need for clients around Layton and other parts of Utah, including double gates and many other varieties. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss some of the key reasons why many people go with a double fence gate, plus some common placement options and the pros and cons of each.

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Why a Double Gate?

There are several reasons why people choose a double gate, rather than just a single one.

First, it provides an extra layer of security that’s greater than what a single gate can offer. A double gate is much more difficult to breach or force open, so you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your property is better protected against intruders.

Second, it’s more convenient. When you have two gates set up side by side, your car or other large items can pass through without having to back out of the single gate opening. It also allows for more efficient use of space when both gates open in opposite directions – making it easier for people and vehicles to move freely in and out of your property.

When it comes to placement, there are a few different options that you can consider. Our next few sections will go over the pros and cons of each.

As a Yard or Garden Entryway

One of the more common uses of double gates is as an entryway to a yard or garden. This option is great for people who want to keep their outdoor space secure but also be able to easily access it. It allows you to have a more private and aesthetically pleasing entrance that blends in with the rest of your property.

For instance, let’s say you have a large, open garden that sprawls across the back of the house. You can install two gates on either side of the garden, which will restrict access to those who are authorized to enter and give your garden a more polished look when closed.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over more placement options for double gates and discuss the right type of gate to fit your needs. Until then, if you have any questions about fence gates in Layton or throughout Utah, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Utah Fence Warehouse! We’re here to help.

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.