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Add instant charm and appeal with a custom pergola! According to a landscape architecture survey, 83 percent of homeowners and buyers are attracted to properties that feature a pergola. 

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These outdoor improvements maximize living and entertainment space without dramatically impacting overall costs.

Contractors: Guiding Homeowners to Better Fence Decisions

Vinyl privacy fences

When it comes to choosing a fence, contractors are often approached by a homeowners who want a fence they’ve seen online and love the look of. But this initial “attraction factor” doesn’t always mean it’s the right fence for their yard, as there may be a number of factors they’re overlooking (materials, maintenance, HOA guidelines etc.) As a fence contractor, you can support homeowners and create more satisfied customers by guiding them to making the best fence decision for their property. AVO is here to help!

Fence Wants vs. Fence Needs

Most homeowners install fences for privacy, visual appeal, or for the safety of pets and children. If done well, fences are one of the key landscaping features that increase property values. Advise your customers to ask themselves why they need a fence and let that answer guide their decision making process. For example, they may want a privacy fence, but discover that they need to maintain some visibility of the fenced area.

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Fence Maintenance

Another important one. Homeowners need to ask themselves how much time they want to spend maintaining their fence. A Wood fence, which many find aesthetically pleasing may require more maintenance (e.g.staining), while aluminum or vinyl fences require less upkeep but don’t look as natural. For homeowners who like the look of wood, but prefer minimal upkeep, AVO offers Bufftech vinyl fence with a Certagrain finish.

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Neighbors, Home Owner Associations & Other Considerations

Have your customers kindly checked in with their neighbors about the project? Do they know where their property line is? If their condo or home is governed by a homeowner’s association they will need to make sure that the fence meets the organization’s standards for materials and height before moving ahead with a project.

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When it comes to securing another satisfied customer, AVO is here to help. Let us assist you as you guide your customer in making the right fence decision for their property. Click here to learn more about our contractor resources, including free design tools, delivery, and more!

More than your local fence company, AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here. Start planning your next fencing project today with AVO Fence & Supply.


A Fence Story

Jennifer Y. of Braintree, MA describes herself as a “demanding customer”, the type that likes to ask a lot of questions to figure out what she wants. She discovered the AVO website when searching online for a vinyl fence for her yard. An image of a scalloped vinyl fence caught her eye; she liked the aesthetic and it seemed like it would be a good fit for her yard. So when she contacted us she had a good idea of what she wanted, but it was important to her to have an expert guide her through the process, including recommending a reliable fence installer for the job.

Our longtime employee Jim fielded Jennifer’s first call, and was just the guy to seamlessly guide her through the shop, select, and install process for her 4-foot spaced board vinyl fence with a scalloped capstrip. She had this to say about her experience working with Jim:

“The experience of working with Jim at AVO was exceptional. He was very helpful finding the right information for me. He knew exactly what was needed and made suggestions too. He was also very responsive and sent me confirmation right away and patiently responded to all of my email communications in a very timely manner, no matter how small my questions were. It was such a pleasure working with him, a true professional.”

Jim provided Jennifer with a referral to one of our approved contractors for installation. Jennifer was equally impressed by Ronnie’s professionalism and work ethic, emphasizing that the process couldn’t have been smoother for a project with multiple moving parts; something that could have easily turned into a bad and frustrating experience in the wrong hands.

“Besides the great people there to work with, the quality of the fence is very good and the prices are very reasonable too. I added more to the front yard recently after two years with my backyard done. All of my neighbors and friends complimented how beautiful my yard and home look with these nice fences. I am very happy with the fences and enjoyed the experiences.”

We were very pleased to hear Jennifer’s praise of our employee, partnering contractor, materials, and process. This is what we strive for with every call, request, and inquiry that we we get. We put our 150 years experience to work for you, providing expert guidance, referrals, and more. We hope that Jennifer’s vinyl fence provides a beautiful border for her home for many years to come!

Contact AVO and get started on your beautiful border today!

The fence pictured here is our “Concord” Bufftech vinyl fence, which is the model Jennifer chose for her property.

More than your local fence company, AVO Fence & Supply knows there is always more to learn when it comes to the latest tips,technology and professionalism in the fencing industry. We’re taking that expertise and sharing it here. Start planning your next fencing project today with AVO Fence & Supply.

Fencing Can Add Value To Your Home – Realty Times

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The location, materials, and style of your fence should all be considered carefully if you want to install a fence and increase your property value. 

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Making few home improvements will go a long way in increasing your chances of selling the house. There are hundreds of homes available on the market and so for your house to be picked out, you to need sweeten the pot. Fencing is one way to improve the value of a home. But how will fencing enhance your home value? Read on.

How a Commercial Fence Benefits your Business

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A fence can offer security and a whole lot more to your business. 

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Your business does not require a huge campus in order to benefit from fencing. Even businesses on small lots can benefit from commercial fencing because, let’s face it, you are not there all the time. When you aren’t there to guard your business, it will be in need of protection; not every commercial fence is …

Fence Boosts Beauty & Property Value

Many home- and business owners see a fence for its utility– a structure that will surround a pool, garden, or backyard for added security and privacy. But what about your fence’s ROI? After all, it is an enhancement to the property that (if you choose well) should last for many years to come. The variety of materials and styles available today give property owners an opportunity to invest in an enhancement that could one day be a major selling point if they choose to one day sell. (more…)

Modern Commercial Fence Solutions

Chain link and wood have long been thought of as the go-to materials for inexpensive, sturdy, and utilitarian commercial fence applications. But today we see more and more businesses investing in durable, low-maintenance materials like vinyl, steel, and aluminum or using a creative combination of these materials to suit their budget and the needs of the property. Here are just a few examples of how and why these materials are increasingly being used in modern commercial fence solutions: (more…)

Contractors FAQs: You Ask, We Answer

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We frequently get similar questions from contractors looking to pick up materials or provide their customer with an accurate quote. We appreciate the trusted partnerships we have with many of our local contractors, and consider it part of our job to help them do their best! Below are answers to some of the common questions we get from contractors. (You can read our homeowner FAQs here.)  (more…)

Proper Install for Long Fence Life

Fences don’t require a lot of equipment or specialized tools to install, making them an attractive DIY project for some homeowners. Whether you plan to install a fence yourself or hire an AVO-approved contractor, these fence installation tips can help ensure that you have a fence that will grace your property for many years to come.


Landscaping Ideas To Increase Your Property Value Today

Cedar pergola behind privacy fence

Landscaping improvements are proven to increase property value, and for that reason, we think this article from ElectroSaw is worth sharing. It offers practical landscaping advice and details how several studies have illustrated just how hardscapes and quality landscaping elements contribute to a home’s market value. (more…)

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