A fence is a big investment. Follow these basic care tips to keep it looking great and lasting longer.
If you’re looking to get a new fence in California, it’s important to know about the laws surrounding fences and home improvement projects. Our post will go over some important things to keep in mind.
If you’ve recently accepted a quote to install a new fence, then it’s important for you to prepare your property for digging. Under California State Law, an Underground Service Alert organization must assess the area where digging will be required. For the safety of you, your property, and our contractors, we cannot start work on your property until this has been done.
Thinking about installing a fence, but not sure whether you should have it professionally installed or start a DIY project? Here are a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.
Do you have a fence that shares a boundary line with a neighbor? If so, then you may know that it can be difficult to get your fence replaced. No one wants to be stuck with the backside of a fence facing their yard, especially if they’re paying for a portion.
Getting a new fence can be a daunting challenge considering all of the different types of materials and styles that you can choose from. The climate of where you live and any local regulations will certainly impact what you choose. But ultimately, you’ll want something that fits your needs, budget, and of course, looks appealing.
Interested in installing a garden fence on your own? Using completed panels will make the job easier and give the final result a uniform appearance. By following these steps you’ll know how to build a new fence for your garden. Note that it’ll be difficult to do this alone, and this is a job best done with at least one other person.
Wood fences are a common choice by homeowners due to their affordability and natural appearance. However, as a natural material, wood is susceptible to rot, insect infestation, and general environmental wear over time. Issues such as small cracks can typically be taken care of easily. In the event of larger issues, such as sagging or warping, complete replacement should be considered. In this post we’ll discuss common issues, maintaining your fence, and when to replace it.
Because wood fences are susceptible to environmental wear over time, it’s important to know some basic repairs you can do yourself to extend its lifespan. This can range from repairing basic surface damage, replacing boards, or adding extra support to a post.
Interested in getting a new fence, but not sure how to budget it? No problem. We’ll go over the average costs of material and labor so you can get a general idea of how much your new fence might cost.
If you’re thinking of getting a fence, it’s important to make sure it’ll be a good fit for your family. Fences are a great way to keep your yard private, as well as providing a safe place for your children and pets to play in. You’ll also need to consider which materials and styles of fence are going to be safe and secure choices.
Are you considering hiring a contractor to install your new fence? Like any purchase, it’s important to look into your options and see who will be the best fit. Here are a few things to keep in mind when searching for the right contractor to install your fence.
Staining is a great way to extend the lifespan of your fence as well as help protect it from the elements. Fence stain can be semi-transparent, or solid color. This is a simple DIY project that most homeowners can consider if they have the time.
One of the potential benefits of a new fence is the ability to save money on your taxes. However, it’s not the same for everyone. Depending on your situation, you’ll benefit in a different way.
Interested in seeing whether or not your homeowners insurance will cover damage to your fence? The answer can vary based on your coverage plan, and how the damage happened. We’ll help you get a better understanding of how a homeowners insurance plan could help you when unexpected damages occur.
Natural elements, like sun and rain, can wear down a fence overtime. This will slowly make the wood turn grey and splintered. But with proper upkeep, you can help extend the life of your fence and improve its look. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash your fence on a regular basis. We’ll teach you the basic do’s and don’ts of washing your fence, so you’ll be able to have your fence looking new again.
A fence isn’t only for improving the curb appeal of your home. Read on to learn some benefits of getting a new privacy fence.
Many people assume the best time to get a fence installed would be during the spring and summer months. But believe it or not, there are actually much more benefits to do your fence installation in the winter! In this post, our construction manager, Matthew, goes over three reasons why you should consider getting your fence installed during winter.
Interested in getting a new wooden fence, but not sure what to choose? Here are three popular wooden fence styles that could add more privacy to your yard.
Did your fence get damaged by a storm? You may be able to use your homeowners insurance to pay for repairs or replacement. Our construction manager, Matthew, gives some helpful information on the process of making an insurance claim below.
Estimating the cost of a new fence can be hard. Our quoting tool makes it easier.
When it comes to installing a fence, some people think it’s a good idea to do it themselves. Whether it’s the pride of doing it on your own or the idea of not having to pay for the labor, it can seem like a tempting idea. However, there are a few pitfalls that can lead to many regretting the decision in the long run.
There are many options when it comes to wood fences. Based on your needs and budget, you can find out how to choose the best type of wood for your fence. To start off, we’ll go over some common options.
There are lots of options and components when it comes to wood fences. Besides styles and wood types, there are also choices like kickboards. In this post, we’ll go over what a kickboard is, what it’s used for, and why you should have one.
Want to know how much your new fence could cost, but don’t want to wait for an on-site estimator to come? Then you should try our free fence quoting tool.
Winter will be here soon, and anyone living in the Bay Area knows, some heavy storms will come with it. Is your property prepared? In this post, we’ll go over some key things you need to keep in mind to stay safe and secure this winter.
One of the easiest ways to add decorative elements and more curb appeal to a fence is an additional lattice top. Typically, a lattice will be used with a picture-frame style fence and will be 1-2 feet in height, depending on your preference. Here are 5 lattice style ideas you could use for your fence.
A wood fence is made up of a few different parts and it’s helpful to know what they are. To help you understand the terms used in your fence quote we’ve created a list of some common fence terms and an explanation of what they mean.
If you’re getting a new redwood fence, you may have noticed that there are different “grades” of redwood that you can choose from. In this post, we’ll go over the different grades of redwood that we offer, which includes Con Common, Con Heart, and Clear Heart.
If your fence is along uneven terrain, you might need an integrated retaining wall. A retaining wall is used to keep soil back if there’s a difference in height between yards, or other cases of uneven terrain. In this post, we’ll go into more detail about what retaining walls are and the different options available.
Have you had your fence blown over by a storm? Here are a few things you need to keep in mind and the steps you should follow to make sure your fence replacement is done safely.
If you’re going to install a fence in your front yard in a residential area, it’s important to know about the regulations for your city. Fences in the front yard typically follow a different set of regulations than those in the backyard.
When it’s time to get a new fence it’s important to always use a reputable, licensed, and insured contractor. Some people try to cut costs by using unlicensed contractors, but this can end up being a major issue if any problems happen during the installation or down the line. In this post, we’ll go over the main reasons why you should always use a licensed and insured fence contractor.
With the current Shelter in Place regulations for the entire state of California, it’s more important than ever to encourage social distancing and help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. To help support these efforts and keep all of our families safe, we’re offering completely contactless fence installations.
Traditionally, construction has required person-to-person contact every step of the way. But we’ve developed technologies and processes that allow us to complete those steps remotely. Which makes getting a new fence or driveway faster and more convenient for you.
We’re now offering chain link fences. Chain link fences are a practical and cost-effective choice that’s commonly used on commercial or industrial properties, but it’s also an option for residential areas. Here are some basics about chain link fences and the different types available.
Many people experience the “repair” vs “replace” dilemma when their fence needs some attention. It can be confusing to understand the difference between your options, and to decide what option is right for you. There are several considerations to keep in mind when it comes to repairing or replacing your fence.
Hiring the right contractor is incredibly important. Read about the 6 checks everyone should complete to get the best contractor for the job.
Ergeon is now offering a financing option! Our process makes it simple and convenient to finance your home improvement project.
"What's the price-per-foot" is a common question with fence construction. Here's how to break down the quote.
Fence on a slope? No problem. Read more about the different options for building a fence on your sloped property!
Did you know that Ergeon can handle your large-scale commercial projects? It’s true! We are in the middle of our largest commercial project to date! Read more about how we've executed the project from start to finish!
From style considerations to cost, practicality and more- we dive into the pros and cons of chain link versus wood fences!
When it’s time for a new fence, one of the big questions you need to answer is what type of wood you’d like. While at first glance some wood types may look very similar, there’s more than meets the eye!
Building a DIY fence may seem like a good idea at first, but there are several reasons why you may want to think twice before you DIY.
It's tax season! Did you know your fence can be a tax deduction? Read more about how investing in a fence can save you money on your taxes!
A Box Wire Fence can be both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Looking for a contractor? Make sure to watch out for these 5 red flags.
Make sure you know the regulations in place regarding your home pool!
COVID-19 has impacted the availability and price of construction materials. Here's what you need to know about how this might affect your project.
To make getting a new fence or driveway even easier, we’ve developed a new customer app. With our app, you can view your quotes, scheduled appointments, and other updates in one convenient location.
John wanted a fence for his front yard and started by searching on Angie’s List. He found us and chose us to install his chain link fence because of our professionalism.
It's important to know fence height regulations in your area, as there are consequences for failing to follow these rules. In this post, our senior sales expert, Kevin, goes over everything you need to know about fence height.
Fred was looking to install a new fence in his yard and started to search for contractors. He contacted multiple companies in the Bay Area, including us.
There are many different types of gate designs that you can choose for your fence. Typically, the gate design will match your fence, but other options are available based on your preferences. In this post, we’ll go over a few of the main categories and style types.
Laura was looking for a fence and gate contractor in the Bay Area. She had some trouble because most of the companies she contacted wouldn’t even respond. Fortunately, she found positive reviews for us online and decided to contact us.
Louis came to us when he needed a new fence and he liked how we incorporate technology into our sales and quoting process. This project is an interesting example of a fence that changes style and height as it goes around the yard.
Richard needed a new fence and also wanted a wide sliding gate. This type of project requires skill and expertise, and our installers were up to the task.
Elaine needed to have a section of her fence replaced and searched for fence contractors in the Bay Area. One of the reasons she decided to go with us was because we were licensed and insured.
David previously had a fence installed by us and decided it was time to get it stained and sealed.
Barry wanted to have his fence replaced. It was along the property line with his neighbor and there were also a few slopes on the property too. This can make installing a fence more difficult, but it's not a problem for us.
Joshua had an old fence along the property line with his neighbor. It was falling down and they tried to give it extra support by adding additional metal posts, but that wasn’t a long term solution. So it was time for a complete replacement.
Shelly needed to have her fence replaced and had a very specific style in mind. We were up for the challenge and she loved the end result.
Spencer’s fence was absolutely ruined after a storm. He needed to have it replaced and contacted fence companies near Stockton. He got quotes from a few different contractors and decided to go with us.
Parts of Sharon’s old fence were blown over in a storm and she needed a replacement as soon as possible. She searched for fence contractors in the Bay Area and decided to go with us.
Geoffrey needed to replace the old fence at the back of his property. He searched fofer a few different fence installers for the project and decided to go with us. He mentioned that our professionalism and customer service were the important deciding factors.
Ken and his wife were interested in replacing their driveway and redoing the connected walkways. They searched around and got quotes from multiple driveway contractors in the Bay Area. They ended up going with us because of these three reasons...
John needed to have his front patio replaced. So, he contacted us and discussed which options would be best.
Joan and her husband Warren were looking to replace their driveway. After seeing another driveway in their neighborhood that they liked, they contacted us to see if we could match it.
Jay was interested in replacing and expanding his driveway. He took his time to contact and compare multiple contractors before finally deciding to go with us.
David needed the fence at the back of his property replaced. After contacting multiple contractors, he decided to go with us.
Louie’s fence was old and was blown over by strong winds during a storm in January. He knew he would need a complete replacement, so he began the search for a fence contractor.
Eddie wanted to have his fence replaced quickly. With other companies he contacted, that was a problem. But not with us. We were able to schedule his installation shortly after having an onsite visit with him.
AJ’s 20-year-old fence was about to fall down and needed to be replaced. Recently widowed, she was initially overwhelmed by the thought of finding someone to replace her fence. Read on to learn about why she went with us.
Mike needed his fence along a shared property line replaced. We often hear from our customers that home improvement projects can be a headache - but not with us. Our detailed and itemized quote even helped make the financial discussion between neighbors much easier.
David needed to have his fence replaced as quickly as possible. While one company had a two month long wait, we were able to get the project scheduled within 21 days.
Heidi needed a new fence, so she did some digging on HomeAdvisor and found Ergeon.
There’s a multitude of options when it comes to fences. If privacy is what you’re looking for, you’ll want a fence that has slats or boards that are close together to fully enclose your backyard. Here are some potential choices to help improve the privacy of your yard.