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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.

Leaning Fence – Repair or Replace?

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If you have a leaning fence on your property, there are a few factors that come into play when deciding whether to fix it or ditch it entirely. This article lays out some sound advice on how to assess your leaning fence and decide whether you can repair or replace it. 


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One dilemma many homeowners are faced with is fence repair versus fence replacement. It can be difficult to tell if a leaning fence is structurally sound enough to replace only what’s needed, or if installing a whole new fence is your best option. If you have a leaning fence on your property, there are a few factors that come into play when deciding whether to fix it or ditch it entirely.

Benefits of Mixed Material Fencing

Picket, chain link, vinyl, cedar. When people picture a fence, they usually imagine it made of one material, an indicator of its assumed strength and symmetry. And this can often be the case. But let’s think outside the box. Mixed material fencing can provide creative solutions for commercial properties, seaside gardens, and other landscapes with unique needs. Keep reading to learn about two case studies that demonstrate the benefits of mixed material fencing for home and business owners. (more…)

Vinyl Building Products Take the Cake

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Vinyl is hot for home and commercial fence projects right now, and for good reason. Vinyl offers home and businesses owners the ability to enjoy their fence with little- to no-maintenance required! Learn more about why vinyl is often the first choice when it comes to fence and other building materials. 


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  There’s good reason why vinyl building materials are so popular. For starters, vinyl building products are manufactured in a wide variety of colors, textures, and styles. They are also extremely durable, and can often outlast the materials they are designed to mimic.

DIY Fence Post Fix | Home Guides | SF Gate

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One common ailment of aging fences is that the post slowly leans sideways until it pulls completely free of the ground. When this happens, the post can pull the fencing down as well, and the fence may become damaged beyond repair. Learn how to reset, reinforce, or replace your fence post before winter arrives! 


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Fences are both aesthetic and practical as they visually define areas of your yard while keeping people or animals in or out. A broken fence may still look interesting in the right circumstances, but it will not function well. Over time, a broken fence post can lead to greater problems, such as a bent or broken to

Getting ready for winter | TheFencePost.com

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Winter can be long and hard but by preparing for it, blizzards and cold snaps can be a lot more bearable. This article from the Fence Post offers a handy checklist of preparations for indoors and out. 


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Sometimes during the dog days of summer it’s hard to believe that in a few weeks snow will be falling. But now, while the weather is nice, is when we should be thinking about and starting winter preparation. I asked friends and acquaintances in person and through Facebook for what they do to get ready,…

Noise Barriers – What Kind of Fence Blocks Road Sounds?

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Looking to block out unwanted road sounds? Learn which types of fence will stand up to the job, and how they differ from your average fence materials. This article also offers additional landscaping tips for dealing with unwanted noise around your property. Discover the peace and quiet you deserve! 


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Fencing options serving as noise barriers to block road sounds often use thick tongue-and-groove boards, in order to form solid, impervious walls.

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