Tuesday, May 14, 2013

7 more reasons Sterling Fence Inc likes to use Western Red Cedar in our fence construction

Western red cedar fencing maintains equilibrium by absorbing and discharging moisture. It is the preferred choice of many people, including the fencing experts at Viking Fence. We are confident you will be happy with your new fence due to its following benefits:

  1. Durability
  2. Low carbon footprint
  3. Resistance to warping
  4. Resistance to stains
  5. Resistance to rotting
  6. Smooth texture
  7. Fresh aroma

Building a western red cedar fence will add privacy, security, and aesthetic appeal to your property. It offers a classic look to your home or business and can even raise the value of your property. If a wood fence is what you want, western red cedar is a sound choice.
Sterling Fence Inc. uses only Western Red Cedar so call us at 952-888-6843 for your free estimate.

Sterling Fence Inc uses only coastal Western Red Cedar

benefits of Coastal western red cedar fencing

The fences that we make from Coastal Western Red Cedar have numerous benefits for homeowners and business owners that choose this exceptional wood product. Sterling Fence Inc. believes whether the reason you’re thinking about getting a Western Red Cedar fence is for added privacy, keeping pets or small children inside your yard, preventing access to your property from strangers or enhancing the appeal of your property, you can’t go wrong with selecting this species of wood.

In addition to the practical features that come with a Coastal Western Red Cedar fence, you also will enjoy these added benefits:

  • A longer lifespan. Even in the toughest outdoor environment a Coastal Western Red Cedar (WRC) fence should last 20 years. Western Red Cedar is an extremely durable species of wood. It's also naturally adept at fending off rot and fungi spores. No other species of wood fencing can make this claim.
  • Adaptable. Western Red Cedar is hydroscopic, which makes it capable of absorbing water quickly when it's wet outside and then release it back into the air later, preventing cracks from happening. This makes the wood an excellent choice for a home's fence practically anywhere in the country.
  • Attractiveness. A WRC fence can be stained, oiled or left with their natural color. Over time weathering will turn the hue of the unstained wood to a silvered color. As well, the wood gives off a natural aroma (a chemical compound called thujaplicins) that most people find pleasing, and which also repels insects from burrowing into the wood.

Western Red Cedar Fence

Nothing makes a house a home quite like a brand new wooden fence. Sterling Fence Inc. has used Western Red Cedar for 35 years These aesthetically pleasing backyard barriers are not only functional, but they offer homeowners several other benefits, as well. The advantages of wood fences include:

• Wooden Fences provide a more traditional, classic look than other fencing options

• Wood fences are still the most affordable fences around

• With the ability to paint or stain, Wood Fencing is more customizable than other fencing options.

• A Wood Fence is a good choice for the environment

• Wooden Fencing is much easier to repair than other fences on the market

• Wood Fences provide privacy that can only be matched by vinyl fencing

• Wooden Fences, if properly maintained, will last a very, very long time

Why we like powder coated pipe on our color coated chain link fence

Powder Coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to virtually any type of metal that can be used both by industry and consumers. The powder used in the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish. Powder coating is the fastest growing finishing technology in North America, representing over 10% of all industrial finishing applications.

It's more durable

Powder Coating gives consumers, businesses, and industries one of the most economical, longest lasting, and most color-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Color selection is virtually unlimited with flat, satin, gloss, high gloss, metallic, candies, clear, iridescent, fluorescent, wrinkle, hammer tone, and glitter finishes available. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled or matte finishes, and rough textures designed for hiding surface imperfections. Sterling Fence Inc always recomends black color coated fence for a longer lasting deep rich color,

It protects the environment

Powder Coating is also highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC's), powder coating contains no solvents and release negligible amounts, if any, VOC's into the atmosphere. Therefore, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy and maintain costly pollution control equipment.

It saves money!

Western Red Cedar or Treated Pine, which choice??

Here at Sterling Fence Inc, we are frequently asked if Western Red Cedar or Pressure Treated Pine is best for fencing. Hands down, we always recommend cedar. It has benefits that far outweigh it’s pine competition. Some of the benefits of cedar that we see here in Minneapolis are….

  • Insect proof
  • Won’t shrink or warp
  • Better 10 year appearance
  • Can last up to 30 years
  • Almost the same price as pine in 2013!!
  • Pet’s don’t chew it like they do pine
  • Stains or seals better than pine

Western Red Cedar is an obvious choice.

Classic wrought iron fence

Wrought iron is a good metal for fencing in residential as well as commercial areas. In most cases, wrought iron is preferred for decorative fencing to give the landscape an attractive look. It can fence within the property, around a pool or the backyard very nicely. Traditionally, wrought iron had thick rails and pickets thus it was good for business premises in terms of security. Today, wrought iron fence panels are available, very stylish and attractive for both home and business use. It offers high quality fencing that keeps the home well-organized at all times. Wrought iron high quality fence panels are produced with superior quality and technology that is very effective. This material is quite durable and strong to survive in any weather conditions. It has a long-life because of the powder coating that is used as finishing. This coating gives it the power to resist rust and damage by water. It is a serious metal that has been used for many years with great results. When using wrought iron for the fencing it not only outlives but also ensures a beautiful background and landscape. Installation process of wrought iron is quite simple within the property. There are a few simple instructions on a user manual and the fence is up and working. If there are problems it is good to call a professional in fencing to help out. This fence is easily adaptable in any landscape whether hilly or flat. If the land is hilly you will still install wrought iron without any openings being left. Maintenance of this material is simple and straight forward. All that is required is removing dust with a cloth from time to time. It is also good to paint it occasionally to avoid any rust from forming on the metal. If any damage occurs for any reason, it is possible to have the damaged part repaired without buying the entire fence. Most people use wrought iron fence panels by installing at a far distance away from the main house. This mainly is a beauty feature since it leaves enough scape for the house to be visible. It also provides more security to the compound because one can be able to see what is happening from the main house. Noise and sound from passersby is reduced when the fence is far from the house. Security is intensified with the use of bricks coupled with wrought iron panels. It is also important to note that wrought iron fencing is a crucial security feature as well as marking of boundaries. Wrought iron is also a good landscape divider such as separating a pool from a children’s playground or pet’s house. Wrought iron highlights focal points in a landscape while giving it a stylish look. It makes the garden very neat and the good part is that it is fairly economical since there is no need to replace the fence. This is a good fence to use at home when you need the right location and an attractive home. Sterling Fence Inc handles Jerith Ornemenatl fence which will give you many of the benefits of wrought iron and less of the maintenance because it is aluminum

Wrought Iron, ornamental fence

Wrought iron or Ornamental fencing adds elegance and value to any property. Moreover, it is described as one of the most versatile methods as it offers a number of advantages to the individuals.

No matter, whether you own a home, office or any other commercial property, fence installation can prove beneficial for it in a number of ways. Having a properly built and installed fence serves a number of purposes. Out of a wide assortment of fencing options available these days, the best one is that of wrought iron. It is considered as one of the most versatile forms of fencing a property because of innumerable advantages associated with. Some of the major benefits offered by it have been listed below:

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New fence rules

Good fences make good neighbors, they say. Good laws make good neighbors and good fences.
A little slower? If spring fix-up season has you picking up the tab for a new backyard fence that keeps your dog and your brown spots on your side and the neighbor's dog on his, you're being pretty darned considerate, you say. The guy next door says you could be more neighborly if you were to build the fence with the finished side facing his house. After all, he has to look at it, too. Several Mineapolis suburbs, such as Bloomington have addressed this controversy about fences and views of them by enacting “pretty-side-out” ordinances. These ensure that the neighbors and passersby on the street see the best side of your home improvement. For the best view on both sides of the fence, contractors promote what they call “good-neighbor” fences, with two finished sides, posts hidden in the center. “m“When money doesn't see to be a problem, I always suggest a Lagacy Batten board,” which features vertical boards nailed alternately on both sides of horizontal rails. In general terms, a fence with two finished sides costs about 15 percent more than a similar fence with only one finished side, local fencing contractors said. While most homeowners are inclined to do the neighborly thing, others are annoyed to learn — depending on the suburb — there are restrictions that can affect their plans. “Sometimes we have trouble explaining the rules to customers,” said Dale Eads

“Sometimes they think they can specify exactly what they want because they are paying for it." Unfortunately that is not always the case.

Chain Link Fence on Southern Boarder

Border Plan Will Address Harm Done at Fence Site.

Published: January 16, 2009

LOS ANGELES — The federal government has pledged millions of dollars to make up for the environmental damage from building hundreds of miles of fences along the Mexican border through wilderness and protected lands.
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A photograph showing the nearly completed fence along the Mexican border taken in November 2007 near Sasabe, Ariz. Advocacy groups have complained about environmental damage.
But environmental groups who have fought the fence called it too little, too late.
In an announcement on Thursday, federal officials said the new spending was intended to resolve any conflict in the missions of the Departments of Homeland Security and Interior. The former is building nearly 670 miles of fences and other security equipment along the border, while the latter is charged with protecting and maintaining several hundred miles of public lands along the fence.
The officials said the Homeland Security Department would devote up to $50 million in the next year for “reasonable mitigation measures” to compensate for the damage or loss of animal and plant habitat and cultural areas like American Indian religious sites.
That compensation could include modifying the fence to curb flooding and to accommodate threatened and endangered species or restoring their habitats, but officials have not worked out those details and it will vary depending on the area.
The Interior Department will draft a list of priorities by June.
The agreement between the two departments has been in the works since April, when the homeland security secretary, Michael Chertoff, to the dismay of environmentalists and some scientists in the Interior Department, used his Congressionally authorized power to waive environmental laws to speed access to broad swaths of land.
At the time, in the face of an outcry from critics, Mr. Chertoff said the fence construction would proceed but with sensitivity to the environment and in coordination with the Interior Department.
Homeland security officials said the department had spent about $40 million in the past two years to address environmental problems associated with the border security project.
The fence construction and related roads and equipment for detecting illegal border crossers directly affect 200 to 300 miles of Interior Department land along the fence route and some of the most environmentally sensitive sites in the region.
With the promise of new spending coming just days before President-elect Barack Obama takes office on Tuesday, it was unclear on Friday to what extent the agreement would stick.
Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona, a Democrat whom Mr. Obama has chosen to head the Homeland Security Department, has not publicly taken a position on Mr. Chertoff’s use of the waivers, a spokeswoman said.
But Ms. Napolitano has expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of the fence. On Thursday, she told a Senate committee considering her nomination that she planned a broad and thorough review of the department’s policies.
Nick Shapiro, a spokesman for the Obama transition office, said, “President-elect Obama will review all 11th-hour regulations and will address them once he is president.”
Lloyd Easterling, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, the agency within the Homeland Security Department that will decide how to spend the $50 million, said transition officials were consulted on the agreement and took no position. But Mr. Easterling expressed optimism that it would go forward.
“Good environmental stewardship,” he said, “is transcendental of administrations.” Sterling Fence Inc is very conscious of the evironment, We use Western Red Cedar wood instead of any treated wood,
Environmental groups who challenged the fence construction, including an effort to have the Supreme Court block it, said dozens of species had suffered lost or damaged habitat. Among them, they say, are jaguars, ocelots, deer, javelinas and owls.
The environmental groups said that although steps to minimize the environmental harm of the fence were welcome, they would press the new administration to halt further fence building and reassess what had been done.
“We heard in Janet Napolitano’s remarks this week interest in evaluating this project, and that certainly is what the Sierra Club is asking for,” said Oliver Bernstein, a spokesman for that group in Texas. “This $50 million is too little, too late, but it is recognition that the border wall project is having tremendous environmental consequences.”

Areas of the Twin Cities we work

Sterling Fence Inc. locations :
The fencing contractors at Sterling Fence, Inc. install chain link, wood panel, vinyl and ornamental fence. We are a full-service fencing company that provides service throughout the Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville, Minnetonka, Eagan, Apple Valley, Shakopee, Edina, Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Rosemount, Wayzata, Bloomington, Burnsville and Brooklyn Park, MN. We are insured and licensed to operate in the state of Minnesota.

The fencing contractors at Sterling Fence, Inc. install chain link, wood panel, vinyl and ornamental fence. We are a full-service fencing company that provides service throughout the Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Roseville, Minnetonka, Eagan, Apple Valley, Shakopee, Edina, Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Rosemount, Wayzata, Bloomington, Burnsville and Brooklyn Park, MN. We are insured and licensed to operate in the state
For centuries builders and artisans have valued Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty and durability. Sterling Fence Inc. has used Western Red Cedar on our fences for 38 years and has seen its 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. Its great for Fences, Thats why Sterling Fence Inc uses it,