Tips & Ideas

Trex vs Vinyl

By: Alicia Schnell Most people believe Trex fencing is the same as Vinyl. It is not. Trex fencing is composite fence, which means it is made up of various materials. Where Vinyl fencing is 100% plastic, Trex fencing is created from a combination of recycled wood and...

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Repairing a Wood Fence

Repairing a Wood Fence By: Alicia Schnell At least once a year, you should do a thorough inspection of your wood fence. Shake the posts to affirm their stability and check the boards and rails for rot. Rails are 2x4’s attached horizontally along the top and bottom of...

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It’s Not Wrought Anymore

By: Alicia Schnell             Ever since the introduction of steel, pure iron products are on the decline. Today, if Iron fencing is the look you seek, Ornamental Iron is the product you’ll get. That’s not to say...

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Chain Link: Gauges and Posts

By: Alicia Schnell             Are you ready to learn a little fence lingo? When you purchase materials at Fence Specialists, we will ask which gauge of chain link you want and whether you are interested in PF 10,...

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Vinyl, an Introduction

Are you ready to become acquainted with one of fencing’s “newest” materials: vinyl? Vinyl was first introduced in the 1980s. It has yet to become the number one product choice due to its biggest competitor, wood. Wood is still holding steady in the lime-light. Most...

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The Pros and Cons of Wood Fencing

  When people decide to install a privacy fence, they often think of using wood. In fact, wood is the most commonly used material for fence building. It’s aesthetically appealing, HOA required, and offers that coveted privacy between you and your neighbors....

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Chain Link: Parts and Pieces

Alicia Schnell Fence Specialists is not just an installation company. For those who wish to put in the blood, sweat, and tears themselves, we sell materials for chain link, vinyl, and ornamental fencing as well. As a first time chain link installer, or even an...

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Tips for Tearing Down an Old Fence

If you have an old fence that has been on your property for some time chances are good that portions of it are in bad shape or are falling down.  You will most likely want to tear down the fence for replacement at some point. Before you get your hammer and...

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Fencing Rules and Regulations

It is no secret that residents of the Northwest take great pride in where they live and try to make the Northwest one of the best places to live in the country.  One of the ways that the people who live in the northwest improve their properties is by putting up...

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Privacy Screen Ideas

Washington gets its fair share of summer sunshine that can make sitting on a deck or patio uncomfortable. There are also some people who want privacy in their backyard from time to time but do not necessarily want to spend the money on a privacy fence. That is why an...

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