This holiday season Fence Boss has partnered with Toys For Tots. The Marine Toys For Tots program has distributed over 604 million toys to 272 million children! Through unwrapped toy and monetary donations we can help millions of children share in the magic of the holidays.
Why Toys For Tots?
Toys For Tots has a special place in Jami’s heart (Fence Boss owner), as she benefited from programs like Toys For Tots as a child. Her fondest childhood holiday memories include she and her siblings unwrapping gifts delivered to her home from fundraising programs for low-income families like Toys For Tots.
Don’t have time to stop by? That’s okay! You can still enter the Fencemas drawing by making a monetary donation to Toys For Tots online. Simply make a donation of $5 or more at https://www.toysfortots.org/donate/Default.aspx Send Fence Boss a message on Facebook or text (812)343-6712 including the after donation page (as proof of donation) to be a part of the fun!
Choosing the right fence for your outdoor space will add more than ROI value to your property.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, as homeowners spent more time outdoors, the demand for residential fence systems increased. Particularly, the demand for privacy fence increased as property owners recognized the need to keep children and pets safe while working remotely. Fences have become an important feature of many outdoor living space designs, a new modern living trend expected to continue for the years to come, as hardscape options continue to grow.
Classic fence systems in aluminum and steel are timeless staples and appreciation for a gorgeous wood fence never wanes. Although classic fence styles change slightly over time, the frequent request for wrought iron fences highlights how consumers have common interests in fence products. Today’s wrought iron fence combines the reliability of a classic fence system made of aluminum or steel with an ornamental flair and is available in a variety of heights, colors and finishes to meet every design and functional need.
Manufacturers and contractors consider the latest home design trends and collaborate to offer products that will meet practical needs and compliment design trends. Notably, vinyl fence has grown in popularity since its introduction to the market in the late 1970s and PVC technology has improved and “yellow”, or otherwise discolored, vinyl fence is a problem of the past in most cases. The technological advances are significant enough that property owners can enjoy peace of mind with their vinyl fence purchase.
Most warranties are limited lifetime, and some manufacturers offer labor and materials costs reimbursement for a reasonable time frame after your initial purchase. Consumers can choose from an array of colors, textures and designs. Additionally, there are PVC systems that offer sound barrier and impact resistance elements. Custom caps, lighting and key lock hardware are added features when design is as important as function.
In the market for a new fence? Here are a few tips and considerations:
2021 fence trends include horizontal privacy fence designs, outdoor lighting on fencing, laser cut metal fencing, mixed materials fence systems, ex: wood and metal laser cut panels, vinyl and laser cut panels, aluminum framework with PVC infill, and any fence system that is low maintenance. CertainTeed, a leading vinyl fence manufacturer produces a textured “CertaGrain” PVC fence and offers molded panel systems with a realistic rock or wood appearance.
A fence company with trained employees will ensure your fence is installed according to manufacturer specifications, an important consideration for purposes. Avoid companies who sub out installations to contractors. They may not be experienced with the product you purchased.
Make sure the fence company representative is knowledgeable regarding fence zoning codes and requirements. Finding out about code violations after an install is no good for anyone.
Make sure to purchase products with a manufacturer warranty and a workmanship guarantee.
Request quotes for several types of fence so that you can evaluate the good, better, and best products for your space.
Plan your system based on needs first and then design. Privacy vs semi-privacy, wood vs vinyl and steel vs aluminum are all important design and function factors to consider. Most companies will have staff knowledgeable enough to guide you as you evaluate your fence options.
Determine your maintenance willingness early in quote process. Ornamental and vinyl are maintenance free but wood and galvanized chain link will require some annual maintenance.
Rest assured, the design options are limitless and the range of colors and finishes is wider than ever. Today’s product market makes purchasing a fence an exciting and satisfying experience and property owners will enjoy the benefits of a quality fence in more ways than one.
At Fence Boss we have Better. Best. BOSS employees! Our crew is not afraid to get down and dirty during fence removals and installs. We often have to prepare for a new installation by removing and hauling away existing fence systems.
Once the fence system is removed the new fence run is clearly marked and the crew pays special attention to the location of all underground utilities. For most installs Fence Boss uses a mini-skid steer to dig fence post holes because there is some truth to working smarter and not harder! Each Fence Boss post is set 2′-3′ deep and secured with concrete. Some companies dig small diameter holes and use shorter posts to avoid the labor involved in digging deeper. We don’t cheat specs. The stability of a fence system starts with a solid post set.
After post holes are dug to the appropriate depth, determined by material type and manufacturer specifications, it is time to set posts! Depending on the ground conditions the concrete needs to cure around fence posts for 24-48 hours. Appropriate hole depth, correct hole diameter, and the right amount of time for concrete to cure ensures fence posts will not shift during framing process or heave later on.
For wood and vinyl fence systems framing and installation of the fence pickets can often be completed within the same work day. During a wood fence installation the pickets are commonly installed two inches above the ground and follow the terrain. We stick build every wood and vinyl system because stick built systems out perform pre-assembled panel type systems and they look gorgeous in comparison.
Every Fence Boss project is a team effort! Fence Boss employees are trained to follow manufacturer and industry specs to ensure the BEST products are followed by BOSS installs. On site at each project the crew respectfully checks each others work to insure our service is BETTER and we are always evaluating our finished systems to keep our focus on improving installation and training processes. We finish every project with a BOSS overview and cleanup of the project area.
Our focus will always be BETTER.BEST.BOSS so that we can get it right every time and doing everything possible to make corrections when we fall short.
Hello there! Hannah here. I’m a 22 year old wife, college student, dog mom, creative, and Office Manager of a fence company, owned by a woman (Jami)! Yep! You read that right, I said fence. When I tell people I manage a fence company too often an eye brow raises and the “did you say fence?” question immediately follows. I can’t lie, you absolutely will not find me with a shovel in my hand and dirt on my jeans (yes I get to wear jeans to work).
More often, I am found furiously typing away in my office, filming a live video, or shopping for a giveaway!My Fence Boss goal is to light a creative spark and bring a personal touch to the very male dominated construction industry! Yes..I do standard Office Manager duties, pay bills, manage employees, file one million receipts (truly). But I find the most fulfillment in chatting with over 3,000 of my favorite Fence Boss friends on social media!
What will I blog about? I hope to share and inspire. I will share stories of our Fence Boss projects, Fence Boss customer experiences, and work life as a BOSSwoman in a male dominated industry. I also have a few tricks up my sleeve in regards to social media growth. I hope with new connections and learning through my Fence Boss work experience I can inspire you to hustle and develop a Better. Best. BOSS. attitude in all you do!
Before choosing a fence company for your next security and containment project here are some considerations.
1 Insurance and Regulations
A reliable fence company should be able to provide the customer with a valid Certificate of Insurance (COI) if requested. The COI should minimally include Workers Compensation, General Liability, and Business Auto insurance policies. These insurance policies prevent the homeowner from liability if a safety incident occurs on the job site. Small contractors who can “undercut” competitor pricing often do not carry insurance policies to protect their consumers.
2 Product and Workmanship Warranties
Like other construction companies offering materials and labor services, fence companies work with and maintain relationships with suppliers to offer consumers the best products. The best fence products should be matched by the best warranties in the fence industry. It is expected for well-made vinyl and ornamental products to have limited lifetime warranties. Chain link products may have warranties on the coating up to 15 years. Wood products are generally not warranted as they are organic and may weather. However, wood fence systems are standardly covered by a workmanship warranty. Any fence company worth choosing will be knowledgeable and forthright about the products and warranties they offer.
3 Install Specs
An uncommonly known fact about the fence industry is, fence products are made to be built by certain specifications. An uneducated fence company could unintentionally void a consumers brand new fence warranty by not installing the fence to proper specifications. If a fence company maintains a relationship with the suppliers of their fence product, the suppliers will often provide training sessions for fence installers. In these training sessions, fence installers learn how to install and become certified in installing fence products to specification.
A fence company with experience should have a plethora of reviews for the customer to read on google. A great company often has a positive name and involvement in their community. Your neighbor’s may be able to tell you who installed their fence! Ask them about their experience.
For the classic home owner: New Lexington or Chesterfield Vinyl
Customizable Full Privacy (available in a range of heights and colors)
Color Last Fade Protection- Backed by the best vinyl warranty in the fence industry, no yellowing, cracking, or peeling. (limited lifetime and transferable warranty)
Wind Zone Performance- All Bufftech windzone products are tested to withstand high wind and hurricane conditions
For the contemporary home owner: Brookline CertaGrainVinyl
Available in an array of unique color blends, all enriched with a deep wood grain texture, always backed by Bufftech’s top notch industry fence warranty.
Horizontal pickets designed to maintain consumer privacy, stability, and add a modern flair to any residential or commercial space.
Low maintenance- spray clean with water and gentle dish detergent, does not collect mold or mildew.
For the home owner with a taste for a classic wood aesthetic: Sherwood Molded Vinyl Privacy
Sherwood Molded vinyl fence is a heavy-duty molded panel system, which makes the product a great option for large/flat yard areas. The fence system can be stepped to navigate sloped terrains
Sherwood offers a stunning aesthetic when the look of traditional wood-picket style privacy fence is desired, without the maintenance required by standard wood privacy systems.
For the innovative and modernistic home owner: Semi-Private Breezewood Vinyl
When “just enough” privacy is in order, Breezewood horizontal picket privacy fence is a choice guaranteed to compliment any patio or outdoor oasis.
Breezewood Select Cedar Texture is a semi-private horizontal picket fence available in traditional and blended colors and a smooth or wood textured finish.
Imperial Select Cedar Texture and Imperial Select Smooth offer the same advantages as Breezewood semi-private fence with vertical pickets instead of horizontal. Both products are available in 4′, 5′, or 6′ tall.
The Bufftech Advantage…
Bufftech vinyl privacy fence offers homeowners the perfect solution for their privacy and containment needs. Backed by an impressive warranty that includes a SureStart Guarantee means labor and materials costs are covered for the first five years. CertainTeed’s Bufftech product line offers fence that will complement any residential or commercial property. You could never go wrong choosing a Bufftech product as an investment into your home or business.