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An Uneven Yard and Fence Installation
If you live in Utah, chances are that you can see mountains. You might even have a home situated on the foothills of these mountains. Whether you do or not, many Utah homeowners have grade issues that need to be addressed when having a fence installed. Yard elevations for many homeowners are uneven and can be indiscernible to the naked eye. To verify the grade in your own yard, you can utilize a level string. Make sure that you string it across your yard for comparison. If you need to slope your fence because your yard grade varies, you have many choices available. In fact, the style of fence that you choose may correlate to the steepness of the hill itself. Many fence companies Utah consumers have heard of, are not adept at installation on yards with significant grade. Because the grade determines whether or not the fence is straight along the top, proper fence installation hinges upon eliminating large spaces between the fence bottom and the ground. You could choose to have your fence run straight at the top, but of course this would cause significant space between the fence bottom and the yard itself. The more significant the yard grade, the less viable option it would be to have a fence run straight at the top.
A popular fence grade option is called "the step installation." Ensuring that the fence follows changes in yard grade or "steps up" is a good description of this installation method. A popular fence type for the step installation method is a vinyl fence. This is because vinyl fencing is easily customized. Chain link fencing isn't the most popular option to utilize on hilly areas because the fence railing would be installed slanted rather than straight, and is far more difficult to "step" on hilly areas. Wood fencing can be installed to a stepped standard, but usually requires customized fencing that is modified on-site portion by portion. Regardless, Vinyl industries can install the type of fencing that you desire. Remember that installation of a fence on a hilly area mostly requires the skill and experience of a professional Utah fence company. Give us a call at Vinyl Industries today and we'd be happy to send a representative to you that can give you an accurate estimate.
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A good percentage of our customers that have interest in a new deck, choose our trex decking (Salt Lake City). But planning for your new trex deck is very important, yet something that many people tend to overlook. So when you decide you want a new deck, the planning of that new deck is vital. Your plan should take things into consideration such as areas for chairs, and other outdoor furniture for entertaining and relaxing. Consider dining areas, space for children to play, as well as locations for garden pots and planters. What amenities will you add? Perhaps a hot tub, barbeque, or fire pit? Maybe even an outdoor kitchen complete with countertop, sink, grill and refrigerator.
When you are thinking about your new outdoor Utah decking plan, it is wise to create a preliminary sketch. Determine the shape, location, and even the size of your new deck. Also take into consideration your desired view points, existing landscaping, weather, and privacy. Determine whether you want rounded or squared off deck corners. Pay attenion to details such as customized benching, steps, type of railing, and even storage areas of your new deck. Do you plan on adding an arbor to the deck now, or perhaps later on? These details are important to consider. We can assist you with ideas by showing you pictures of past Utah decking projects that we have built. On some occasions, depending on what you would like, it may be necessary to consult with a landscape architect or designer in order to help facilitate your trex decking (Salt Lake City) project. Whether a major project, or simply something simple for your backyard, Vinyl Industries has you covered! With two decades of decking and fencing experience we have the resources to make your dream a reality.
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As is the case every year, the spring season approaches and many homeowners are considering a new fence, yet cannot agree on what kind of fence to purchase. Like every product, fencing types have their benefits as well as disadvantages. A fence made out of wood can be visually appealing, but at the same time requires quite a bit of maintenance such as re-painting or the fence might rot. Some people prefer chain link fences Utah made, but fencing made out of metal might rust.
Your fencing choices are long and without limit, but why should most fencing be made out of materials that don't last? For this reason, we have always believed that vinyl fencing is the best vinyl option available today. This belief stems from the fact that vinyl fencing has more options, colors, and additional choices available than any other type of fencing.
Vinyl fencing colors comprise the vinyl color all the way through, unlike painted wood fencing or chain link fences. Utah customers know that color integrity in other fencing is only as deep as the paint itself. Insects don't attack vinyl fencing. Vinyl fencing will not corrode. You don't have to paint a vinyl fence. Vinyl fencing is popular and visually appealing in any area including gardens, sports fields, backyards etc. Vinyl Fencing is also an excellent fencing option as it keeps your kids safe, yet provides privacy for your children and family as well. Vinyl fencing is also known for it's flexibility and strength against fierce and strong weather patterns. Gardeners like vinyl fencing because this type of fencing is the best vinyl fencing to clean and doesn't attract insects, moss or fungi that might harm your garden.
If you are still considering wood or metal fencing, give us a call today and we would be happy to discuss fencing options in which we specialize.
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The other day, a friend told me that he was considering getting a deck built in his backyard by Utah deck builders. He had to decide between a composite and wood deck Utah company and wanted my opinion. Truthfully, I told him that I preferred composite decking. Here is why. Wood in and of itself is a renewable source and can last for years, yet it can become weathered and periodically needs to be re-stained and re-sealed. Wood decking can become susceptible to dry rot, termites, and splintering. Composite decking on the other hand is comprised of a mixture of wood and plastic fibers. Composite decking definitely lasts longer and requires less care. Even though composite decking costs more initially, the lower cost of fence maintenance gives it a substantial advantage over wood decking. Additionally, composite decking is available in many colors and textures, and never requires staining or sealing. It is resistant to insects, rotting, and can last over 30 years. I recently read an article about a composite decking manufacturer (Trex Decking) that indicated that it obtains plastic made in its deck from millions of plastic shopping bags, as well as wood from mill waste, wood pallets, and sawdust. In other words, a composite deck Utah company can be quite environmentally attractive.
I told my friend that at the end of the day, personal preference and decking features and benefits are all that matter at the end of the day. I prefer composite decking made by Vinyl Industries Utah deck builders because they last longer and do not need to be re-stained and re-sealed. Wood decking used to be popular due to lack of other decking options. With the invention of composite decking, more and more Americans are enjoying maintenance free outdoor living.
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Adding a functional feature to your home or backyard doesn’t mean it cannot also be smart and stylish. If you are considering constructing a deck, installing a fence, or adding a gate to your home landscaping, talk to your fence company about the different ways to design and decorate your outdoor features. In the resources below, learn more about designing a deck that fits your lifestyle and different ways to spruce up your outdoor space.
- In addition to adding an extra layer of security, a garden gate can welcome visitors into your home’s front entrance or help to create a distinct space in your backyard. View this slideshow of garden gates for inspiration and ideas for your own.
- Whether you want a small space for morning coffee or a large area for entertaining, a backyard deck can be designed to fit your home’s style and your family’s lifestyle. This guide from This Old House outlines how to find the right deck design for your own backyard.
- Once you have installed your new deck, you can begin to decorate it. Browse three deck design transformations to see how you can decorate your deck to incorporate a touch of personality and comfort to your new outdoor living space.
At Vinyl Industries, we have been manufacturing and installing quality vinyl fencing, railing, and decking for over 17 years. Serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas, Vinyl Industries provides professional, timely installation for all of your outdoor vinyl needs. For more information, please visit Vinyl Industries online, or call us today at (801) 653-0004.