Iron gates add elegance to any property, while enhancing its privacy and security. But choosing your iron gate is just the beginning. If you are just starting out with ideas for your estate or garden entryway, you will need to decide several things.
Timeless and traditional, wood fence remains one of the most popular types of fences with today’s homeowners. The possibilities are endless when designing a fence unique to your needs and architectural preferences.
With temperatures dipping into the forties and precipitation being more prevalent, this is not the best time of year to seal your pavers because they never fully dry out. You can extend the life and beauty of your pavers with a good cleaning. Brick cleaning is usually done to remove tree sap, mold, mildew, other stains and fallen leaves. Once you have cleaned your pavers, remove any additional fallen leaves so they do not stain the bricks. Brick cleaning is much more effective to paver areas that were previously sealed so be sure to seal your pavers next spring, when the weather warms up.
Winter has not fully set in so if you have not had your in-ground sprinkler system winterized, now is the time to do it. The approaching holidays keep everyone busy, but if you wait much longer, it may be too late!
Your sprinkler system saves you time, money, and keeps your landscape looking its best during the spring and summer months. However, it is best to think about the winterization process once cold weather arrives and the grass goes dormant. Winterizing your sprinkler system means you take the steps necessary to ensure that your system's pipes will not freeze and break during the cold winter months.
Nothing says, “I love you Mom!” like a comfy chair where Mom can relax while you fix dinner. Why not go one step farther and put that chair on a new, low-maintenance deck? Spring is a popular time to begin home improvement projects, especially if it's an upgrade to outdoor living spaces. With the economy keeping more homeowners in place, improving your home can elevate both your enjoyment and its eventual resale value.
Welcome to our blog where you'll find lots of information about Long® Fence products, services and related information. Long® Fence is an industry leader in residential and commercial fencing and related products and has been serving clients since 1945. Long® Fence provides commercial clients with perimeter security fencing, controlled access solutions, gates, bollards and accessories. For the residential homeowner, Long® Fence furnishes and installs fencing, driveway gates, decks and screened porches, paver patios and walkways, railings and ironworks, sunrooms and accessories.
First an earthquake, then a hurricane! From the sound of our phones this week, we know that many of our friends out there suffered some type of property damage during Hurricane Irene. No matter how well you prepare for a storm of this type, the force of the wind on your trees and other structures can have devastating results.
In the same way you prepare to keep your house and family safe during a major storm, you can prepare your yard to minimize damage. Here are some measures you can take:
If you’re going to fence in your yard, you will inevitably choose to install a gate. After all, a gate provides access and you will want to be able to move conveniently from one part of your yard to another. But you don’t always want access granted to just anyone. A good fence with secure gates and latches will give your home and property added security and protection.
You have choices when it comes to gate hardware, and some of the newer options help prevent a gate from being left open by landscape companies or meter readers. Have you ever come home from work, let the dog out, and then two minutes later you see your dog running loose across the street? All because the lawn care people serviced your yard that day and left the gate open! Self-closing, self-latching gate hardware may be the answer for you.
We’re in the privacy business. You need it. We provide it. As more homeowners choose to install privacy fences to help secure their property and lower insurance premiums, having clear definitions about the purpose of the fence helps to determine the material and style of the fence. The nine most popular reasons why homeowners choose privacy fencing are:
Do you ever wonder what the difference is between ornamental steel and ornamental aluminum fencing? After all, they look the same, don’t they? Discovering the differences between these two materials can help you make the best choice for your needs when you are going for a low-maintenance fence with the look of wrought iron.
Steel and aluminum fencing look similar but have different benefits depending on your needs. Steel provides strength and security and enhances your property, offering value that can’t be surpassed. Aluminum has an economical appeal and never rusts making it the perfect choice for swimming pools.