• Fencing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Cable Rail

    It can be challenging to choose the right fence style for your yard or business. Currently, there are dozens of fence styles to choose from, with even more customizable features. One style you might want to choose is the cable rail. Here are some reasons why you should consider getting one. What is Cable Rail? Among […]
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  • Three Types of Deer Fencing to Install Around Your Property

    Deer tend to live in their natural habitat. However, due to construction and city expansions, more deer and wild life are forced to seek refuge in more built up areas. If you live in an urban area, you might not be surprised to find a deer in your backyard. A deer fence is a great […]
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  • Why a Picket Fence isn’t Always the Right Fence for Your Home

    The cliché dream for most new homeowners is to get a white picket fence around their house, making the ideal home. When that dream became a trend, there weren’t many options when people were choosing a fence. These days, the possibilities are far greater and more stylish. There are many benefits to installing a fence […]
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  • How a Fence Can Increase the Value of Your Home

    Whether you are considering selling your home or you’re just giving it a little facelift, you might be wondering if adding a fence to your property is a good decision. Will it increase the value of your home? While the answer is typically yes, there are a few items to take into consideration when deciding […]
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  • The Latest Trends in Custom Tree Houses

    One of the fastest growing trends in architecture and even real estate is custom built, adult-sized tree houses. People are finding a way to create a home away from home in their backyard. For a long time tree houses were only thought of as a play dwelling for children, but adults are now beginning to […]
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  • Obeying the Pool Code with a Proper Fence

    When summertime comes around and the heat is unbearable, there is nothing better than cooling off and having fun in the backyard with your very own pool. Additionally enjoyable, outdoor hot tubs are great for those chilly afternoons or nights when the pool just isn’t the answer. While these outdoor household additions come with the […]
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  • The Different Styles of Privacy Fences

    Privacy fences are one of our most popular styles, and we are constantly fielding questions from customers about different materials, construction methods, and code issues. This blog was written to address some of the most common inquiries about this versatile fence style. The amount of privacy fence installation we perform can be attributed to the […]
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  • Defending your Family and Yard from Deer

    Imagine you are playing a game of capture the flag, but instead of keeping your flag safe from the other team, you are trying to keep your yard and family safe from deer. As the weather gets warmer and your yard becomes more appealing to you and your family, it also unfortunately becomes more appealing […]
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  • Finding a Superstar Fencing Company to Install Wooden Posts

    When thinking about the lead character in the last movie you’ve seen, you surely had some sort of opinion about their performance.  Maybe you thought they were excellent, or maybe you pictured another actor in the role.  Technically, any actor could have played the part regardless of how bad or good they are by simply […]
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  • Fairfield County Tree Houses

    Last month, we completed our most recent custom tree house project in Greenwich, CT. This tree house, built for the client’s two young children, incorporated various play features with our standard high level of custom woodworking and finish detail. The first phase of the project was erecting a 180 sq. ft. deck platform 7′ off the ground, wrapped […]
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  • Exploring the Benefits of PVC Vinyl Fencing

    When looking to add a fence to your yard, it can be tempting to pick one solely based on price, but stopping at a cheaper choice isn’t always be your best option. While some less expensive fences may be ideal for certain needs, PVC vinyl fencing is a slightly more expensive alternative that is worth […]
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  • Installing a Driveway Gate for Style and Safety

    If you’re a homeowner or business owner, you might have looked into various options for making your house or building stand out.  You might not have considered adding an entry gate, but this addition could create the stunning impression that you are striving for on your property.  With all of the various types, styles, and […]
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  • Pool Fencing: What’s Allowed?

    Summer is the favorite time of year for children, and it’s clear why. There’s no school, beautiful weather, and readily accessible ice cream everywhere they look. Not to mention the fact that they’re in a pool every other day of the week. And with this frequent pool hopping, comes the matter of pool safety and […]
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  • Adding Appeal to Your Yard with Stonewall Fence Toppers

    When installing a fence, it is best to choose a design that will not only provide the needed function, but add style and appeal as well.    Many people don’t know that a unique possibility already lies within their yards.  By adding a simple addition to their stone walls, it can create an extra level of […]
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  • How to Choose the Right Fencing Company

    It isn’t always easy to choose a company for a job that you need completed.   When looking for the right fencing company, finding the right place can make all the difference in the quality of the job and your satisfaction.  Fortunately, by following some simple guidelines for choosing a fencing company, you can be sure […]
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  • Connecticut Fence Installation: Benefits of Replacing Your Wood Fence

    There are several fencing material alternatives to using wood, that are widely available in the market today. Allowing Connecticut homeowners to build the fence that will meet their needs and will last a long time. When planning to replace your old wood fence consider using a materials such as wrought iron,  Aluminum or vinyl. It […]
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  • Determining if you need a Permit for your Fence Installation

    When starting a fence installation, it’s important to find out if you will need a permit. A permit is required to ensure that your fence is done under the correct guidelines and follows the zoning regulations. City and township ordinances vary from place to place, so it is advised to contact your local building department to be […]
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  • A Simple Step for a Beautiful Yard

    Have you ever noticed how accessories can take something that is otherwise boring or dull and make it more exciting?  Accessorizing can range from additions on your car to pictures on a desk, always adding an extra appeal factor.  However, have you ever thought about adding the right accessories to your yard to make it […]
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  • Wilton-Based Riverside Fence Named to 2013 INC. 5000 List

    Ranked #1 Construction Company in Fairfield County- Inc. Magazine has named Riverside Fence to its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking which showcases the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The company ranks No. 2,596 on the list with a three-year revenue growth of 136%. The full list can be accessed here: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013/. […]
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  • Installing a Fence to Raise your Property Value

    Whether you are looking to sell your house soon or far into the future, you surely will want your property value to be as high as possible. While there are many expensive ways to increase the perceived value, finding something that will fit into your budget while providing an excellent impression for buyers is certainly […]
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  • Choosing the Right Garden Fence

    A garden can be a beautiful and useful addition to any yard.  Depending on the types of plants being grown in the garden and its specific purpose, the way in which the garden is enclosed will vary.  The types of fences that can surround a garden range from practical to decorative, and the process of […]
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  • Should you Hire a Professional Company to Install a Fence?

    When it comes to a lot of yard improvement jobs, it can be tempting to try doing them yourself to save money.  Fortunately, some jobs turn out great with a personal touch and don’t require the help of professionals. However, when planning on installing a fence, the benefits of hiring a professional fencing company will […]
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  • Finding the Proper Fence for your Pet

    Owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibilities.  While they provide much joy and companionship, they also need to be protected and supervised.  Without the proper precautions, it can be difficult to restrict and keep track of your pets while outdoors.  Fortunately, choosing the right fence for your yard can solve all of your […]
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  • Reasons for Getting a Pool Fence

    When the hot weather starts to come out, it’s always exciting to think about opening the pool to cool down during the summer. Thousands of people install pools for the fun, relaxation, and the enjoyment that comes along with owning one.  However, sometimes pool owners don’t always think about the less exciting yet extremely important […]
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  • Benefits of Bamboo Fencing

    Trying to GO GREEN?  Bamboo fencing may be your answer.  Bamboo is not a wood at all, but actually a fast-growing, woody variety of grass. A bamboo forest can grow about twenty times more building material than a hardwood forest.  Hardwood bamboo can be as strong as cedar, making this an attractive option for homeowners. […]
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  • Reasons for Adding a Fence to your Yard

    Whether your home is in the city or the countryside, a fence can be a great addition to your yard. Adding a fence is a great way for homeowners to create an extension of their home outdoors.   When looking at the various benefits of adding a fence to your yard, you may find the perfect […]
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  • Proper Fence Etiquette to Avoid Conflicts with your Neighbors

    A fence is a great way to give your home privacy and character. However, if you share all or part of your property line, it is wise to consult with your neighbors in order to stay away from potential issues with your installation. This process is referred to as “fence etiquette”. How to Avoid Conflicts […]
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  • Cleaning and Staining a Wood Fence

    In order to keep your wood fence looking new and in its best condition, it is important to take the proper care throughout the years.  Knowing the correct procedures and frequency of the cleaning process is essential for having ideal results. Important Materials For the best outcome in your cleaning and staining process, you should […]
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  • Concealing a Chain Link Fence

    Chain link fences tend to be a very popular choice for fencing projects.  While many people like the cost of a chain link fence, they are not always happy with the appearance.  Fortunately, there are some great ways to conceal a chain link fence to improve the overall effect on your yard. Some solutions for […]
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  • Choosing Fence Styles Based on Your Goals: Animal Fencing

    A common goal for inserting a fence is controlling animals. Whether you want to keep them in an area or restrict their access to the enclosed area, each situation requires a different type of fence. The following are fence recommendations for animals you need to keep in and out. Pets Fences are commonly installed to […]
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  • How to Install a Picket Fence

    Do you dream of owning a home with a white picket fence?  That dream can become reality, whether you install the fence yourself or have a professional do it for you.  Truly, a picket fence is a great option if you seek a sophisticated, charming look to your home.  And like other fences, it adds […]
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  • Installing a Privacy Fence on Your Own

    Most people don’t like to be bothered by their neighbors (especially the talkative ones) or people walking past their house when they are trying to relax or clean up the yard.  A great solution to this problem is installing a privacy fence.  This type of project is something you can do yourself, or hire a […]
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  • What You Should Know About Building a Treehouse

    Whether you’re a kid, or a kid at heart, treehouses are a great way to get outdoors for some fresh air and fun.  But building this addition to your yard comes with potential issues and complications.  Like for any outdoor project, you want to be as prepared and planned as possible. There are a few […]
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  • Wood Fence Styles You Should Consider

    It is no secret that wood fences create a traditional and elegant look to your home. It is perfect for older Colonial homes, and even modern new-builds. However, many are unfamiliar with the different style options available in wood material. These choices can change the way your home looks, regardless of its age and style. […]
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  • The Benefits of Cable Rail Fences

    Cable rails are usually regarded as an ornamental or decorative addition to the property, but they also serve practical purposes. They create an invisible boundary, and are great for sidewalks and walkways around the property to help monitor and keep kids safe or provide assistance to elderly family members. They are also great for barristers, […]
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  • How Do I Install a Fence? Tips & Considerations

    The options available to home owners regarding fencing for their property are almost limitless. There are a vast array of styles and materials to choose from. It has never been easier to find a fence that addresses your practical considerations while adding architectural interest to your landscape. No matter your taste, needs, or budget, there’s […]
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  • The Benefits of Recreational Enclosures

    Tennis court enclosures guard your court from unwanted visitors and prevent missed balls from leaving the court area. A well-constructed fence not only protects your home, car and landscape from damages caused by an errant ball, but also saves time lost by players leaving the game to look for balls knocked out of the court. […]
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  • Unique Ways to Incorporate a Fence in Your Yard

    There are many different options available for those wishing to put up a new fence or gate as well as a number of points to consider. It is important to make an informed decision about the materials you wish to use for your fence, as certain materials are best for specific jobs. What are the […]
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  • How to Maintain a Wooden Fence

    A wooden fence improves the curb appeal of your home, serves as a privacy barrier and keeps family, children and pets safely in your yard. However, over time, weather and UV rays can take a toll on your wooden fence, leaving it in less than stellar shape. Here are some routine maintenance jobs that need […]
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  • How to Create a Dream Treehouse for Your Child

    What child wouldn’t want a dream treehouse – a place to call their own, where they can play, dream, and create an imaginary world? The simple wooden structure can become anything: a pirate ship, a castle; a fairy world; or a house in the clouds – there is no limit to the pleasure a treehouse […]
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  • 3 Reasons to Install a Privacy Fence on Your Property

    As their name indicates, privacy fences are used to provide privacy and a number of other related benefits to the property owner. Although most commonly associated with homeowners, privacy fences are also often used to surround commercial properties. Such fences can be built using a vast multitude of designs and materials, ranging from the classic […]
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  • Tips For Vinyl Fence Maintenance

    Vinyl fencing provides home owners with a low-maintenance and easy to care for fence installation. Fence companies in Connecticut offer many different types of vinyl fencing and some types are more expensive than others. Customers should have a good understanding of what to look for when preparing for a fence installation. Some types of vinyl […]
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  • Cable Rail: A Different Type of Fencing

    Traditional fencing uses glass, mesh, spindles or planks to fill in the space between posts in a fence. Cable rail fencing uses cables that stretch either horizontally or vertically across the fence. These types of fences are attractive and durable and won’t block the view of your backyard, balcony or walkway. Cable railing is sturdy […]
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  • 5 Things to Consider Before Installing a Fence in CT

    Given the large variety of fence options available these days, you are sure to find one to suit your property perfectly. By installing a quality fence around your property, you can define your space, afford yourself some privacy, contain your children and pets and keep unwanted visitors out. Installing a fence in CT can also […]
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  • How Do I Select My Residential Fence Framework?

    The right type of residential fence is dependent on several factors. A residential fence is used for many purposes, and their forms reflect those purposes. A fence that is intended to keep out intruders should not be made the same way as one that is purely decorative. Fence companies in Connecticut can provide fencing to […]
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  • Cedar Fence Maintenance in Connecticut: Top 3 Winter Threats

    Cedar fencing is attractive and generally resists the weather very well, but it still needs a little extra care during winter. As every Connecticut fence company knows, temperatures in Connecticut can drop sharply during winter, and heavy downpours also occur. Such adverse weather conditions can negatively affect the condition of your cedar fence. Here are […]
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  • Selecting and Installing a Fence to Suit Your Needs

    Fences serve the dual purpose of beautifying your yard and protecting your loved ones and property. Installing a fence enhances the landscape appearance of your residential property and keeps small children and pets from wandering into the streets. The type of fence that you should build around your house is mainly dependent on your purpose […]
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  • How to Select a Professional Fence Contractor in Connecticut

    Whether you need a commercial or residential fence, the process for selecting a fence contractor is very similar. Given the fact that fences are constructed for safety, protection, and aesthetic reasons, it is important that the contractor has the expertise to get the job done on time and correctly. When looking for a fence contractor […]
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  • How to Select a Professional Fence Contractor in CT

    The exterior of your home or property is a chance for you to earn a good impression from your guests. Fencing is an important part of the overall design of your property. Choosing the best fence contractor in your area will help you achieve a good design. Of course, when you need to choose a […]
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  • How to Choose the Right Deer Fencing in Connecticut

    If you own or operate a business near the woods in areas well-populated by deer, then you know how detrimental they can be to your company. If you’re an agricultural business, they might eat your food. If you store heavy machinery outside, they might get hurt by accidentally running into equipment. The truth is, deer […]
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  • Buying a Fence in Connecticut: What You Should Know

    Fencing is a fantastic way to add to the aesthetic appeal of your property and protect it at the same time. If you are considering installing or replacing your fence in Connecticut, consider what you want the fencing for. Is it ornamental, or to keep something in, or out of, your yard? Also, what type of fence […]
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  • Fence How To: Installing a Fence on a Slope

    Fencing is a necessity for most residential owners. However, installing a fence can be quite the process, especially when your landscape presents some challenges. One of those challenges will be the contour of the land. If you are situated in a hilly area and need to build a fence around your yard, there are certain […]
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  • Choosing the Right Fence Material

    Several factors influence the choice of fence material for your yard, garden, and home. Depending on the stylistic effects, location and purpose of your fence, each material provides its own pros and cons. Fences provide a way to create privacy, add flare to the outside of a home, and provide a functional and effective method […]
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  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Yard for Fence Installation

    Fences are both useful and ornamental for your home. They’re used to set boundaries between spaces in your lawn. To help keep your child or your pet from crossing a dangerous line—think pools, roads and hazardous work areas! A fence is also a great way to provide privacy and security for your home. Fence Installation is […]
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  • How to Choose the Right Swimming Pool Fence

    Are you thinking about installing a fence around your swimming pool? If you are, that’s a great idea! Pool fences save lives by preventing accidental drowning. Swimming pool fences don’t have to be purely functional though, they can also be ornamental and beautiful. The best swimming pool fence is one that’s easy on the eyes, […]
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  • Arbors and Trellises: the Right Style for Your Connecticut Yard

    To arbor or to trellis – that is the question that many homeowners seeking to add a bit of class to their yard’s face. Choosing the right option for your Connecticut yard means that you should understand how arbors and trellises can affect the overall aesthetic of your home. Both options add beauty to your […]
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  • 4 Reasons to Install a Driveway Gate

    Buying a house is a major investment. You want to ensure that it’s safe and secure. With the installation of a driveway gate, you can protect your pets and family. Driveway gates are not as expensive as they used to be. Previously, families or households with a higher income typically used driveway gates but now […]
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  • Benefits of Adding Pergolas to Your Connecticut Home

    During the hot and humid Connecticut summer, it is pleasant to have shaded walkways in the garden, where you can walk without the hot sun beating down on you. Pergolas are an attractive garden feature that can provide you with this much-needed shade. Walking beneath a pergola is a relaxing experience that can enhance the […]
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  • Driveway Gates: The Right Style for Your Connecticut Home

    The exterior of your home requires just as much attention as the interior. There are many different features of a home’s exterior, which can make your home look even better. Two such features are driveway gates and fences. The right set of driveway gates can add a wonderful accent to your home and give the […]
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  • Cedar Fences: Why Cedar Turns Gray

    Cedar is one of the most common and aesthetically pleasing types of fencing in CT. That being said, your cedar needs to be maintained in order to keep it with that great red color and strength that it was when it was installed. But for most cedar fences, both water and sun can destroy the […]
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  • How to Prepare Your Fence for Winter Storm Conditions

    Storm Damage Hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions such as winter storms can cause enormous damage to your home, including the fence that surrounds. Although you can always clear away the debris and rebuild the damaged areas, it is both smarter and less expensive to prevent as much of that damage as possible using good […]
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  • Four Reasons to Get a Pergola for Your Home

    Pergolas can give your Connecticut-area home a pleasing aesthetic appearance. There are several reasons to erect a new pergola. Before you decide be sure to discuss your plans with a reputable builder of pergolas in the Connecticut area. 1. Pergolas provide an entertainment area When you install a pergola at your Connecticut-area home you have […]
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  • How to Prepare your Fence for the Holiday Season

    If you have had your fence for several years, chances are your fence has seen better days. Countless years of exposure to the elements can take a toll on any structure, but fences are the most prone to deteriorating as the years add up. The average fence can sag, buckle, rust or develop rot from […]
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  • 5 Reasons You Should Put a Fence Around Your Pool

    If you have a pool and do not have a fence around it, you need to look into installing one. In addition to being required by law, there are many other factors that make pool fences beneficial to you and your private pool. 1: Government Building Requirements Many localities have established laws and regulations on […]
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  • CT Fence Installation Rules and Regulations

    There are no blanket laws covering CT fence regulations for the entire state. The regulations for residential fence construction fall under municipal planning commissions and city ordinances. State building code places a height cap of six-feet for CT residential fences and four-feet for retaining walls. The statewide planning department suggests not placing a fence directly […]
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  • 5 Common Fence Installation Mistakes

    As the old saying goes, “Good fences make for good neighbors”, however, building those good fences requires skill, knowledge and experience. Many ambitious do-it-yourselfers have discovered this the hard way. If you are thinking about building your own fences, be aware of these five common fence installation mistakes: Not Knowing Property Lines One of the […]
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  • The Benefits of an Aluminum Fence

    An aluminum fence is a fresh alternative to wood, vinyl and wrought iron fences. When most people think of aluminum fences, they envision an unsightly chain link fence. New aluminum fencing sizes, styles and colors add maintenance-free beauty to the landscape. Increase security and save money by installing an attractive aluminum fence. Fence companies in […]
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