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Navigating Neighbors and Fence Installation

June 16th, 2017
Fence Installation

Fence installation is an exciting time, but don’t forget about your friendly neighbors!

Adding a fence to your home may seem like the best thing to do, but fence installation can sometimes be the cause of issues between neighbors. You don’t want to cause ire from your neighborhood, so it’s best to plan your fence installation with them in mind. Good fences certainly can make for good neighbors, but you’ll want to be tactful and respectful before putting up a new fence. Here are our tips for navigating neighbors during the fence installation process.

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What Should You Ask Your Deck Contractor?

June 15th, 2017
Deck Contractor

There are a few things you’ll want to ask your deck contractor before getting started.

You’ve decided to build your dream deck and have started shopping around for a deck contractor. After all, you don’t want to settle–you want the best in the business. In order to be sure that your deck is built to a high standard, you’ll want someone who is professional and passionate about deck building. There are a few key things to look for in a reputable and capable deck contractor however, so read on below to find out what questions you should ask before starting your custom deck building project.

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The Many Benefits of Custom Decking

June 7th, 2017
Custom Decking

Is custom decking the best option for you and your family? We explore the benefits.

Custom decking is a great way to enhance the value of your home–not just monetarily, but in terms of what your family can enjoy and the space you can use. At Albaugh & Sons, we value what adding a custom deck to your home can bring into your life. If you’re interested in investing in a custom deck, let us know! If you’re unsure of why you should get a custom deck–or just need that little extra nudge–read on below to find out more.

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Why Invest in Vinyl Fences?

June 7th, 2017
Vinyl Fences

Why choose vinyl as your fence material? We explore the many benefits in our latest blog.

There are many kinds of fence options available out there, but vinyl fences are one of the newer and more innovative fence types. Compared to their traditional, wood fence counterparts, vinyl look clean, sleek, and modern. There’s a reason that vinyl fences are becoming a preferred style of fence for homeowners but why should you invest in vinyl fences? Their aesthetic appeal and durability are big reasons to invest in vinyl fences, but we at Albaugh & Sons want to explore the major benefits.

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Steps To Maintain Your Wood Deck

June 2nd, 2017
Wood Deck

Your wood deck can be elegant and beautiful, but you must take the proper maintenance steps.

When properly installed and maintained, a wood deck can be a beautiful addition to your home. They’re simple and elegant, adding a nice traditional look to your home that many people appreciate. In order to keep your wood deck looking as good as it can, you do need to perform some maintenance. Don’t worry! You’ll only need to perform deck maintenance about once a year. With these simple steps, you’ll be able to keep your deck looking perfect.

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What Plants Work Best For Fence Line Landscaping?

May 30th, 2017
Fence

Your fence looks great on its own, but certain landscaping elements can make it even better.

Fence line landscaping may be the best addition to your fences. While fences are a beautiful way to improve how your home looks and feels, you may want to soften the harshness of this hardscaping with some plants. You can use them to set a stylistic theme for your yard or to add to the privacy aspect of your privacy fence. However, you may be at a loss for exactly what kinds of plants will pair well with your fence from Albaugh & Sons. We’ve got some ideas to help!

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Residential Fencing: Choosing The Right Height

May 26th, 2017
Residential Fencing

Residential fencing can be tricky, after all, how tall does your fence really need to be?

When it comes to residential fencing, you need the perfect height for your fence. You’re going to be seeing it just about every day and, as a result, there are a few things to consider when choosing the right height for your home’s fence. Don’t just think about material and style, but consider how tall you want it and what purposes that height could serve. You’ll also need to keep building codes and homeowners association guidelines in mind.

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Choosing Between Wood Decking and Composite Decking

May 25th, 2017
Composite Decking, Wood Decking

To composite deck or to wood deck; that is the question.

For some people, the difference between wood decking and composite decking is simply a matter of traditional versus contemporary. Wood decks are simple, rustic, and feel nostalgic in a way, whereas composite decks are low-maintenance and sleek. This is an oversimplification of the actual differences between the two, however, and when choosing between wood decking and composite decking, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

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Getting Your Return On Investment With Curb Appeal

May 19th, 2017
Curb Appeal

You can make your money back on your investments with good curb appeal design.

Good curb appeal isn’t just about sprucing up your yard, it impacts how much you can eventually sell your home for. The first impression of a home matters most, and that is especially true in the digital age, where homebuyers may be looking at your home on online real estate websites. If your home doesn’t look good in pictures, there is little chance they’ll want to come check it out in person. This is why developing solid curb appeal for your home is necessary. Here are some of our tips for improving the value of your home.

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Why Hire a Remodeling Contractor?

May 17th, 2017
Remodeling Contractor

Hiring a remodeling contractor guarantees your job is done right.

You may be considering remodeling your basement, kitchen, or bathroom. You may even be thinking about going the DIY route and doing all of your own remodeling. After all, you could always save some money and you think you’re pretty handy. The reality is that hiring a remodeling contractor allows for peace of mind. At Albaugh & Sons, we offer professional and quality remodeling services. Here are our reasons for why hiring a remodeling contractor is so beneficial to homeowners.

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