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The authentic look of granite stone walls is available from Penn Fencing. EcoStone, manufactured by Simtek is a complete line of faux stone panels, posts and gates available in an eco-friendly and durable product with a 25-year warranty, and available in four attractive colors. At Penn Fencing, we are experts in fence layout and design. We can help you determine exactly what parts are needed for the job. Most colors are kept in stock and specialty parts can be ordered in quickly.
Many questions must be answered before you install a fence on your property. Some questions are more obvious. “Where will the fence be installed?” “How will the fence look in front of my house?” Some questions are not so obvious but usually more important. “Do I need a building permit?” “Are there local codes limiting the height of the fence?” “Where is my property line and how close to the line should the fence be installed?”
Why must we contact Pa1Call?
Penn Fencing installs hundreds of fences every year. For every installation, we are required by Pennsylvania State law, and compelled by common sense, to contact Pa1Call and notify the owners of underground utilities of our intent to dig. Penn Fencing must provide 3 business days (not including weekends or holidays) notice before we begin to dig.
When it comes to curb appeal, there are few landscape or architectural features that outrank the entry. For functionality, the best entryways are well lit and easy-to-find. But to achieve that symbolic "welcome sign," you may need something more. The basic design elements of balance, proportion, harmony, and sequence come in handy--and your fence is part of the design!
No matter how well your deck is engineered, no one can fully predict the actual events that compromise safety. That's why we recommend that everyone should inspect their decks, porches, and railings every spring and fall to prevent deck failures.
It began with a wish and ended with a new railing.
Joanna, a 24-year-old from Allison Park, PA, had to discontinue her college studies three times in the past few years due to two major health problems. Due to her condition, her family home needed some renovations to make the environment safer and easier for her.
Formal building inspection is part of every home sale. But is that the only building inspection our homes have to pass?
“In my experience, buyers begin ‘inspecting’ the home on the first visit,” says Linda Windisch, a real estate agent with Northwood Realty in Wexford, PA. “And one of the first places they look is the deck or porch.” Because these outdoor structures are more exposed, she says, they are an easy target for casual scrutiny.
"We don't want to seem unfriendly, but . . ."
Railing Replacements to the Rescue
According to a 2011 study presented in Remodeling Magazine, entryway improvements and deck replacements are among the ten improvements most likely to pay back when you sell your home. Furthermore, good-looking entryways, decks and porches add a lot of curb appeal.
Once upon a time, the careful angles of a lattice and the playful curves of a vine met on a garden trellis. This attractive pair resulted in more than a mere source of outdoor decor, however. They created an effective and attractive screen that can hide unwanted sights from view or create privacy.
We’ve all heard the words, but it is easy to confuse trellises, arbors, pergolas, and gazebos. That’s partly because they have a number of things in common. For instance:
- They all use lattices for both beauty and functionality.
- They are all superb ways of supporting flowering and fruiting vines.
- They can all contribute to summer shade, privacy, and practicality in the yard and garden.
Given these benefits, consider what makes each special, functional, and possibly a great choice for your landscape design.
We are now accepting applications for 2013.
Our philosophy is to hire quality personnel, train as needed and promote from within, when possible. Penn Fencing employees are expected to place customer satisfaction as top priority and conduct themselves as professionals at all times. If you are interested in joining our team within one of the positions listed below, please call 724-586-7906 or, preferably, stop by our office in person and fill out an application.
The American homeowner is faced with a variety of options for fencing products and materials. One choice, vinyl, offers consumers versatility and durability in outdoor fence, railing and decking. Penn Fencing would like you to understand the benefits of buying American-made vinyl fencing and railing like the products we fabricate and sell. There are significant differences between the formulation and composition of vinyl that is manufactured overseas and imported to the U.S.A., and vinyl manufactured domestically in the United States.
Fence supply, fabrication and installation company, Penn Fencing, Inc. of Butler PA, recently named Chad Galbreath as its new President. He projects 2009 to be another good year for business growth. The new President attributes the company's success to maintaining its original values while keeping pace with an increasingly demanding business environment through change and innovation.
Despite the reduction in deer herds this year, deer grazing still presents a substantial threat to your trees and landscaping. Deer damage to ornamental shrubbery and landscaping is projected to exceed $500 million this winter. Deer not only graze in neighborhoods during the winter when natural plants are scarce,
In light of recent poolside deaths reported in the press Chad Galbreath, President of Penn Fencing, Inc, would like to present tips on how to better secure a recreational area with fencing
Penn Fencing Announces Five Tried and True Ways to Make this Summer's Porch or Deck Makeover a Success
For those who are considering a makeover for porch or deck this summer, there is a set of little known vinyl post, floor and railing makeover products that can make a porch look like new and improve the architectural detail without a major structural renovation. Chad Galbreath of Penn Fencing Inc. explains how vinyl post wraps, vinyl cladding, vinyl post sleeves, OnDeck™ and vinyl railing kits can improve homes at a substantial savings.
Now Homeowners Can Add the Curb Appeal of Stone Masonry at Half the Price with Faux Stone Columns and Panels
Manufacturing improvements have made the newest generation of simulated or faux stone columns and faux stone wall fence panels very realistic, sturdy and light. The new faux stone products can dramatically improve a home's curb appeal while costing up to 75% less than actual masonry. These decorative columns can be easily and quickly installed by a homeowner or anyone equipped with basic tools and construction experience.