Thursday, May 27, 2010

FenceScape Composite Fencing - The Freedom and Beauty of Wood Without All of The Work


The latest addition to our DIY Fence Supply Store, FenceScape Composite Fencing has the natural beauty and character of wood without all the maintenance. It is a great fence alternative for busy homeowners who like the look and feel of a red cedar fence, but want the performance benefits of a synthetic material like vinyl.

FenceScape Composite Materials and Panel Kits
FenceScape Composite Fencing is a component system manufactured from post-industrial recycled wood scraps and plastic.  Just like wood fences, composite fences are built with boards, rails, posts, and attachments, giving you the freedom to create whatever kind of fence suits your tastes and application.  The most common styles are privacy fence and board-on-board (aka. good neighbor) fences.  In addition to loose components, we sale kits that contain all of the FenceScape materials required to create an 8' panel in one of those styles.




Why choose FenceScape Fencing over natural wood or other composite fence brands?
- FenceScape's rail contains a honeycomb of galvanized steel that provides strength to help prevent the potential creep experienced with temperature changes or long-term load
- A FenceScape fence board is about 30-40% lighter than a traditional solid composite board.  FenceScape uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce weight while maintaining durability.
- UV Inhibiting Pigments slow fading and maintain color consistency.  Any material, including FenceScape Composites, will fade over time.
- 25 year warranty protects against: termites, decay, checking, rotting, splitting, and splintering

Sustainable Fencing Solution
FenceScape is made from post industrial recycled wood.  Annually, the FenceScape manufacturing process saves over 100 million pounds of wood dust from the landfill.  In addition, because FenceScape will not splinter, warp or fade the way wood does, it dramatically reduces the wasteful cycle of repair and replacement, and eliminates the frequent application of environmentally harmful paint, sealers and stains.

Cheaper doesn't always mean Better Value
If you compare a FenceScape Composite Fence Board to a similarly sized Western Red Cedar Fence Board, you will find that the FenceScape costs between 2.5 to 3 times more, which is a significant price difference, particularly if you're fencing a large area.  However, if you consider the lifetime maintenance costs (both in dollars and your time if you do it yourself) + the cost of replacing your wood fence at the end of its lifespan (10 to 20 years depending on weather conditions and other factors), the value gap narrows considerably.  For most homeowners, a FenceScape fence is a one time purchase with a 25 year warranty that requires very little maintenance.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Westbury Aluminum Railing Styles.

Quick product update....
We have added 3 styles of Westbury Aluminum Railing to our online fence & railing store:

The Tuscany is a classic looking 2 rail aluminum railing system that is versatile enought to fit just about any railing application.

Riviera R Style adds a little more modern flair with a third rail and decorative ornamental rings.
The Tuscany and the Riviera Railings go very well with similarly styled Regis 2 and 3 Rail Aluminum Fences.  Both feature the same high quality, AAMA Verified Architectural Grade Powder Coat and lifetime limited warranties.


The Montego is a unique looking 2 rail system with architectural balusters that give it its classic Mediterranean look

Monday, May 3, 2010

Installing a Fence? Call 811 Before You Dig.




       
Ok, so we're a couple of days late........
April was National Safe Digging month and with all the goings on at Signet Fence's Online Fence Supply Store, we didn't have a chance to get this post up.  But, its better late than never on this important DIY safety topic.

Calling 811 is a Must For Any DIY Project

811 is the National Call Before You Dig Hotline.  Dialing this federally mandated phone number will get the ball rolling on your DIY Project by alerting your utilities (through your local OneCall center) that you plan to dig on your property.  The utilities will then, usually within 2-3 days, send somebody to mark any underground lines.
811 isn't just for building fences; even if all you're doing is planting a tree, you should call. If you don't, you could be playing a very expensive game of russian roulette; one that can not only cost you thousands of dollars, but also endanger your safety.  The service is free for homeowners, so there's no good reason not to call before any home improvement project where digging is involved.