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5 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Fence for a Coastal Area When most people hear “vinyl fence” they envision shiny, white, plastic-based pickets and panels. For many years this was one of the only styles available, and shiny, white vinyl fence became the standard in neighborhoods across the U.S. Today, vinyl fence technology is creating more durable and versatile products than ever before. Various colors and textures mimic natural materials, helping homeowners achieve a custom look. Steel-reinforced railings and UV protection make it a favorite of contractors for long-lasting, low-maintenance fencing. Take a closer look at why vinyl fences are ideal for the climate in New England and contact AVO for your next vinyl fence project. 1. Durability in Harsh Weather Conditions Sun, wind, or rain – today’s quality vinyl fence is manufactured with steel-reinforced railings, heavyweight pickets, and UV protection—ensuring it will stand up to the harshest conditions. That is why vinyl is quickly becoming the most sought-after fencing material in New England.  For coastal areas with heavy weather conditions, vinyl has proven to outperform many other materials. Vinyl fence will not be affected by moisture, as plastic is tough and resistant to the effects of sand and salt. Its strength and flexibility allow...

5 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Fence for a Coastal Area When most people hear “vinyl fence” they envision shiny, white, plastic-based pickets and panels. For many years this was one of the only styles available, and shiny, white vinyl fence became the standard in neighborhoods across the U.S. Today, vinyl fence technology is creating more durable and versatile products than ever before. Various colors and textures mimic natural materials, helping homeowners achieve a custom look. Steel-reinforced railings and UV protection make it a favorite of contractors for long-lasting, low-maintenance fencing. Take a closer look at why vinyl fences are ideal for...

5 Factors to Consider Before Shopping for a Fence

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Help You Choose the Best Fence for Your Needs Having a fence around your property provides security and increases your property’s value. Often, homeowners interested in setting up a fence for the first time find themselves questioning where to start. We’ve created this blog post to help you organize your fence planning project and choose a fence that will best suit your needs. Where do you start? By considering these five factors, you’ll ensure you have enough understanding about your fence wants and needs to contact your supplier (us!) for further help. 1. Decide on Purpose...

Homeowners FAQs for Fencing: You Ask, We Answer

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DYI or Installed, Here Are the Answers that Will Help You Get Started! We frequently get similar questions from customers shopping for and selecting fence. While we never get tired of sharing helpful answers, we think it’s useful to post some of our answers here so that they are easily accessible. Who knows, you may even get the answer to a question that you didn’t know you had! I see the fence I want in the catalog, but I need it in a different size.  You’re in luck! One of the benefits of purchasing directly from the manufacturer (us!) is...

Why a Physical Fence Is Better Than an Invisible Fence

The Truth or Consequences of Choosing Between the Two Many dog owners planning to install a fence for their pet consider an invisible fence as one of the best options on the market. At first, invisible fences seem to be a quick, convenient, and a less-expensive alternative to physical fences. In theory, the warning beep followed by the release of an electric shock through a collar when a dog tries to cross the boundary line should train your pet to stay within the confines of your boundaries. However, whether these expectations are met in practice is questionable. This article looks...

Top Garden Trends for 2019 | Garden Design

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Garden Design Magazine shares the 10 important trends shaping the gardening world in 2019. From low-maintenance yards to creating a focal point, and including private, secluded places, these trends will elevate your home landscape and increase your property value to boot.


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Why Bufftech vinyl fences are ideal for rainy climates | Cascade Fence & Deck

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Rainy weather can take a huge toll on wooden structures, but with Bufftech vinyl you won’t ever have to worry about the condition of your fence during a long, wet winter. With recent trends showing rainfall increasing in the Northeast, we can take a lesson from our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest and choose Bufftech vinyl fence for beautiful, low-maintenance borders that will last.


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Bufftech offers reinforced rails, heavyweight pickets & concealed fasteners so that your fence is built to last. Call today for details (360) 892-5478.

Tools for Fence Building – Post-Hole Augers vs Diggers

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What’s the difference between a post-hole auger and a post-hole digger? (Hint: one may make your life much easier!) In this article from The Spruce, learn what basic tools are commonly used for fence building -- many of which you may already have in your shed or garage.


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Discover the difference between post-hole augers and post-hole diggers. Also learn about other tools needed for fence building.

How to Benefit from Your Slow Season

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! Tool Inventory & Maintenance One way to be sure you’re at the top of your game come spring? Take an inventory of all of your fence installation tools, giving them a good once over cleaning, and making note of any that need to be repaired or replaced. Do a little research to find out...

Can You Install a Fence in Winter?

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. Many professional fence installers work through the winter and own specialized equipment they can use to dig below the frost line and securely set your fence posts. AVO’s Stoughton location is also open Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm throughout the winter to serve all of your fencing needs. Keep reading to learn the ins and outs of installing fence in winter....

Northeast – Fourth National Climate Assessment

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The distinct seasons of the Northeast’s climate supports a landscape adapted to cold, snowy winters and warm to hot, humid summers. But a changing climate with less distinct seasons is altering our ecosystems in dramatic ways that will affect us all. The recent dominant trend in the Northeast has been towards an increase in rainfall intensity, with milder winters and earlier spring conditions. Read this executive summary to learn more about the risks posed by climate change, and to stay informed about how seasonal changes will affect when and how fence gets installed. To read the full report, visit https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/


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This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the second of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

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