The Other Side of the Fence

What You Need to Know and Ask When Hiring a Fencing Contractor

Posted by AVO Fence & Supply on May 26, 2020 12:47:37 PM

How to Hire a Fencing Contractor During COVID-19

When putting up a fence, you have the option of doing it yourself or hiring a fence installer. Generally, if you don’t have the expertise or confidence to take on the DIY project yourself, the recommendation is to hire a professional fence contractor to get the job done right. Most often, hiring a fence installer turns out to be more cost-efficient in the end, considering a well-installed, high-quality fence will serve you a long time without any repairs.

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, Contractor, How To

AVO’s Guide to Cedar Lumber Selection

Posted by Mike Palmer on May 6, 2020 5:00:48 PM

What You Need to Know When Selecting Cedar Lumber

Cedar lumber is used for a variety of home exterior applications including fencing, gates, decking, pergolas, tree houses, and so forth. Due to its charming natural look and a resistance to fungus and decay, cedar lumber is an attractive and practical option for your home’s exterior, particularly in the New England climate. Familiarizing yourself with the qualities and considerations involved when choosing cedar can help you make an informed decision and pick the best lumber for your home. There are a few factors to keep in mind when selecting cedar lumber, as discussed below.

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Topics: Cedar, How To, cedar products, cedar lumber

How to Install a Fence

Posted by AVO Fence & Supply on Sep 27, 2019 3:01:26 PM

This post is one of a few in our “How to Install a Fence” series. Check out our other posts for a complete fence installation guide.

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Topics: Fence Installer Tips, How To

Best Stain Brands for Cedar Fences

Posted by AVO Fence & Supply on Aug 20, 2019 3:30:16 PM

Staining Tips & Brand Recommendations for Wood Fence Stains

Staining and finishing a wooden fence before it is exposed to destructive elements for extended lengths of time is perhaps the most important fence-maintenance tip. Staining protects wood’s inner cells, allowing them to retain their natural strength.

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Topics: Cedar, How To

How to Benefit from Your Slow Season

Posted by Andrew Knott on Jan 14, 2019 11:35:26 AM

The winter months in New England can be a lean time for fence installation and other outdoor-based businesses. But before you write off the season entirely, consider these tips for turning the “off-season” on and making winter one of your most productive times of the year!

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, Contractor, Fence Installer Tips, How To

Can You Install a Fence in Winter?

Posted by Andrew Knott on Dec 7, 2018 2:22:44 PM

Can you install fence in the winter? The short answer is yes! If you want to beat the crowd, prepare for winter weather, and maintain your privacy, winter can be the perfect time for your fence installation project.

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, How To, Winter

Keeping Your Fence In Shape For Winter

Posted by Andrew Knott on Nov 14, 2018 12:53:49 PM

Winter in New England can pack a wallop, and although AVO’s high quality of materials and workmanship enable our fences to withstand harsh weather better than the competition’s, there are some precautions you can take to help your fence stand tall and steady come spring. 

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, How To, Winter

AVO “Measure My Yard” Calculator Makes Getting a Quote Quick & Easy

Posted by Andrew Knott on Oct 5, 2018 5:11:10 PM

AVO’s unique Measure My Yard Calculator takes the guesswork out of estimating how much fencing your property needs.

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, How To, News

Proper Install for Long Fence Life

Posted by Andrew Knott on Jul 18, 2018 12:29:11 PM

Fences don’t require a lot of equipment or specialized tools to install, making them an attractive DIY project for some homeowners. 

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Topics: AVO Fence & Supply, Blog, How To

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