Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ornamental Fence News

Jerith Corporation, the manufacturer of our line of Ornamental iron fences has recently aquired Delgard, another manufaacturer of a simliar fence. The merging will allow Sterling Fence Inc. to offer even more styles of ornamental fence. Feel free to call us for a free estimate at 952-888-6843.

Dangerous wood for backyards

Treated Wood
While treated wood decks look gorgeous, the arsenic in treated wood can be very dangerous. It’s best not to store anything under treated wood as the arsenic tends to drip off in rainstorms and sit on the stored items such as children’s toys or play sets. Also, make sure to sand the wood often in case of splinters small children may encounter.

Sterling Fence Inc. uses only Western Red Cedar for a reason, Its safe!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ornamental iron

Enhance the appearance of

your property with the beauty

and elegance of ornamental iron.

The timeless and

enduring qualities of

Jerith ornamental will give

your property a distinctive

appearance and lasting

value. At Sterling Fence Inc. our

team of professionals can

guide you in selecting one

of our Jerith designs.

wrought iron, ornamental

An ornamental fence adds an elegant note to any home. Most ornamental fencing at Sterling Fence Inc. is made from premium high-strength reinforced aluminum that has been finished with a powder coat to protect against rust and corrosion. It offers the traditional look of wrought iron without the maintenance.

Sterling Fence Inc Spring Sale!!

"There`s a world of difference
As well the poets say
Between the first day of spring,
And the first spring day."
Sterling Fence Inc. has a Spring Sale starting this week on our Chain link fence, our wood installations and out ornamental, aluminum and steel,

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Characteristics of Western Red Cedar

BEAUTY:Sterling Fence Inc uses only Western Red Cedar

For centuries builders and artisans have valued Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty and durability.

Architectural design - Cedar compliments any architectural design - from turn-of-the-century to contemporary.

Colours - Unfinished cedar has richly textured grain with colours ranging from mellow ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich sienna browns. Its warm coloring is complimented by a uniform, fine-grained texture with a satin luster.

Easy finishing - Because cedar is virtually pitch and resin free, the wood easily accepts a range of finishes, from fine oils and stains, to solid coatings and paint.

Usages - Enhance the beauty and elegance of your home or commerical property with cedar siding, decking, moulding, windows, doors, posts, beams, paneling, outdoor projects, interiors and saunas.

Aroma - Cedar's unique aroma comes from naturally occurring thujaplicins in its heartwood. These compounds resist moisture and are toxic to decay-causing fungi and insects and preserve the wood to give it long lasting appeal.

Acoustic insulation - Acoustic properties of cedar walls and ceilings provide sound insulation necessary to quieten rooms. Surround yourself in the beauty of cedar.

History of cedar

HISTORY: Sterling Fence Inc.

The hallmark characteristic of Western Red Cedar, its natural durability, has preserved examples of native culture for more than 100 years.

B.C.'s Pacific Coast Aboriginal People
Western Red Cedar, a wood with roots of use that date back centuries to the Native Americans who first named it the "Tree of Life."

First Uses of Cedar Bark and Logs
Along B.C.'s Pacific Coast, aboriginal people have used cedar bark to make rope, clothing and baskets for thousands of years. The logs are used for a variety of purposes, including canoes, totem poles, masks and long houses. Native Americans would also remove large slabs of outer bark from living trees for roofing materials or cut a rectangular hole into a tree to test its soundness before cutting it for a canoe or totem pole.

Working Together to Preserve Heritage
Trees that have been scarred due to a First Nation's cultural activity are known as culturally modified trees. Those trees with modifications that pre-date 1846 are considered archeological sites and are protected under the Heritage Conservation Act. Forest companies frequently take steps to help First Nations obtain cedar logs or other species from their harvest for traditional or cultural uses. Sterling Fence Inc uses Western Red Cedar exclusively

Western Red Cedar

Scientific Name: Thuja plicata

detail of western red cedar weathered beam and sealed siding on the backOther common names: red cedar, cypress, oregon cedar,giant cedar. Known for its extremely fine and even grain, its flexibility and strength in proportion to its weight, Western Red Cedar is a species of wood whose lumber can be used in a variety of ways. Western Red Cedar is renowned for its high impermeability to liquids and its natural phenol preservatives, which make it ideally suited for exterior use and interior use where humidity is high.
The cellular composition of cedar, millions of tiny air-filled cells per cubic inch, provides a high degree of thermal insulation, approx. 1 R/inch. Old Growth Western Red Cedars' slow growth, dense fiber and natural oily extractives are responsible for its decay resistance and its rich coloring, which ranges from a light milky straw color in the sapwood to a vanilla-chocolate in the heartwood. Second growthy is different. It is a stable wood that seasons easily and quickly, with a very low shrinkage factor.Sterling Fence Inc. has used western red cedar for 35 years. Many of our early fences are still standing,

Good neighbor

A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it."

Sterling Fence Inc. builds fences that all your neighbors will love, Chain Link fence, Jerith ornamental or a western red cedar fence.

Old Farmer

Take a little good advice from an old Farmer:

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.