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What will my sprinkler do to my fence?

Sprinklers are sneaky buggers, with both pressurized water and low angles they can manage to get water into places where the rain just can’t reach. This can cause damage over time due to rot and mildew if not properly handled, and should be considered when designing your new fence. If you have a vinyl fence…

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Why does my fence have green or black streaks?

Why does my fence have patches of green or black streaks? Does your fence have streaks of black or even green? Whether it’s vinyl or wood this means mold or mildew is making a home—and if you live in wet climates like what we have in the greater Portland area, your fence is even more…

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The Case of the Shrinking Fence Boards

Wood naturally responds to weather. It expands during wet seasons, shrinks during dry spells, and when water freezes in the winter it can crack and splinter. This is the main reason why boards warp and lose their original beauty. If you live in the Pacific Northwest you know our weather changes more than our socks,…

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How to Combine Backyard Learning with Fun and Safety

The outdoors are a beautiful setting for kids of all ages and learning abilities. Schools recognize this fact and encourage learning in nature when possible. Autistic children, however, sometimes miss out on these opportunities due to concerns about their behaviors outside of a classroom, where control might be an issue. This is unfortunate, as not…

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