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Simple Ways To Enhance The Look Of Your Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences, installed with the help of a company like General Fence Company, are highly functional and economical, making them a popular choice. However, compared to other fencing options, they aren't exactly the most aesthetically appealing. This doesn't have to be the case with your fence. There are a number of ways you can spruce up your chain link fence to make it look more appealing.

Paint

Consider painting your chain link fence. For the best results, you want to use an oil-based paint that has rust-inhibiting qualities. You can often find these qualities in aluminum flake paint. This type of paint creates an additional barrier, or seal, around the metal to protect it. When painting the fence, avoid using spray paint. For a better coat and clean up you want to use a roller for the chain link and a paint brush for the posts.  

Climbing Garden

If you really want to mask the fence, consider planting a climbing garden. One great option is climbing vines. If you aren't fond of vines, other options include a Virginia creeper or an English ivy. Both of these options enhance the appeal of the fence and add a pop of color. Additionally, in terms of upkeep and care, maintaining a climbing garden won't be a difficult task.

Fence Slats

Fence slats are also another way to enhance the look of your chain link fence. This is an especially great way to add color to your fence if you don't want to actually paint it. The slats are basically thin strips of wood, polyethylene or aluminum that are inserted through the chain link in a diagonal, horizontal or vertical form. In addition to enhancing the look of the fence, fence slats also increase the fence's privacy level.

Colored Fence

If your existing chain link fence is starting to show signs of wear and tear and is in need of replacement, consider reaching out to an installation expert about a new, colored chain link fence. Some people are unaware that you can purchase this type of fence in a pre-coated color of your choice. This gives you the benefit of color, but since the color is sealed onto the fence, there is less risk of chipping. Black and green are two color options to consider.

You don't have to be stuck with a boring chain link fence if you don't want to. With a little creativity on your part you can enhance the look of your fence.

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Energy Bill Increasing? Your Windows May be to Blame

I noticed my energy bill was slowly creeping up higher and higher. The first thing I thought could be the cause of the problem, was my air conditioning and heating system. After a thorough inspection, the repair company said that was in great condition. So I did some research online and found that old windows could be the cause of energy bills increasing. I had no idea that as your windows age and lose efficiency, your energy bill begins to go up. In fact, that is one of the earliest signs that your windows may need to be replaced in the near future. If I didn't know this information, I am sure others didn't as well, so I created this site to educate others. This site includes many signs that indicate your windows need to be replaced, including an increasing energy bill.

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