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Apr 9, 2014 5:21PM
Which fence is best for me? The one that runs all along our southern boarder and is 300' high!!!
Apr 9, 2014 1:45PM

Chain link is for prisons and ghettos.

'privacy' fences are for when either you, or your neighbor is making meth.

picket fences are for regular people,

and all the 'fancy' fences they showed are to advertise the writers mother-in-law, weird aunt, or whoever it was that they kept advertising for

Apr 9, 2014 11:32AM

A 6'high wood fence is not $10-$35 a linear foot.  Try $17 to $23 a linear foot but way to provide the range of chain link, wood, and PVC with the $10-$35 a linear foot...installed price.

Carry on....

Apr 9, 2014 9:23AM
They say the grass is greener on the other side........That is because that is where the sewer is.....Have a good day   :)
Apr 9, 2014 7:51AM

I really did not want to fence in my back yard several years ago but the reason I ended up doing this was because my neighbor was letting their dog use the bathroom in my yard and not cleaning up after it so I put up a 4ft high chain link fence around  the backyard.  I wanted wood but it was double the price and more maintenance due to fading and having to be pressure washed for mold so I decided on the chain link.  While not beautiful it is functional and looks ok.

Apr 9, 2014 6:35AM
They won't let me build the fence I want, It would be ten foot tall with cement walls 10 inches thick, crushed glass on the top, electrified razor wire,  machine gun turrets on every corner, An the biggest bad dogs I can find inside....
Apr 9, 2014 2:46AM
I prefer a 10' chain-link topped with concertina wire.
Oct 29, 2011 10:52AM

One must not forget that "good fences make great neighbors".

Oct 29, 2011 10:21AM
Sep 21, 2011 4:19PM

Why no comment on "good neighbor" fences?  This style is required by many HOA's.  The author is out of touch...

Sep 18, 2011 11:16AM

I, for one, would much rather put a more decorative and maintence heavy fence in my yard than an alumnium chain link fence.  I'm in need of fencing in my yard and am actually looking at building my own wood fence with slats vs any commercially purchased fence.  As Captain said, its about pride of ownership not ease of use necessarily. 

Sep 17, 2011 5:41AM
The article showed no tall vinyl fences or aluminum fences which we installed for long lasting quality and easily maintained. We looked long and hard to find the best bang for the buck and this was it .The problem with the cheaper wooden fences is the fasteners they use Staples and they rust then fence falls apart. Or the quality of nails weeken and loosen up and boards fall off fence . Thus requiring maintaince often.
Sep 17, 2011 4:38AM
I couldn't agree more with Captainsursea.  We've made several upgrades to the curb appeal of our home since moving in seven years ago.  We would love to get rid of the tired and rather unflattering chain link fence that surrounds the back yard.  However, upon reviewing  the village "code" for fences, the fencing we would like goes against that code.  The village has regulations regarding not only the type of fencing used, but also the height.  We have an elementary school directly in back of our home and would like something that would not only offer some privacy, but also block out some of the playground noise as well as the miscellaneous playground balls that end up in my garden. Just be sure to check city ordinances regarding style, height etc. when choosing a fence.  If a neighbor has a problem with your choice--then you have a problem.
Sep 17, 2011 3:20AM
This article is well written and of interest to those who own property and care about "pride of ownership". A simple guide, if you will, on how to select a matching "house accessory" that is often overlooked if you take a stroll along a "typical street in suburbia". Those of us who like aesthetically pleasing design flow will be happy with this article as will many do-it-yourselfers.
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