• The Benefits of a Privacy Fence

    There are many used tools for sale in San Jose that can be used to install a privacy fence. But before you invest in any tools or rental equipment, it’s good to know about the benefits of having a privacy fence on your property.

    If you’re looking to decorate your yard, a privacy fence could be incorporated into various design styles. Since most privacy fences are made from materials that take easily to paint, you could have your fence suit a variety of color schemes. Other design options include staining the fence for an earthier look, or using the fence to hang and arrange greenery.

    There are numerous advantages that come with shopping for a privacy fence. For one, there’s plenty of styles to choose from, whether you want solid picket, solid gothic, solid diagonal, staggered horizontal, or any other vastly different design. Privacy fences also come in a range of materials, from metal and vinyl to various types of wood.

    With the installation of a privacy fence, your property will have a clear, sealed-off boundary from the outside . This will keep strangers, children, and stray pets from wandering into your yard; it will also prevent people from gazing into your private quarters, both from the street and from nearby windows. A fence can even serve as a good barrier from the noise of passing cars, low-altitude aircrafts, and neighboring households.

    With basic, annual maintenance, a privacy fence could last well beyond your occupancy of a given property. As long as the fence is coated with a finish, it will withstand the usual elements of rain, snow, hail, wind, and heat. If any of the fasteners loosen over time, they can easily be replaced with proper tools. Sandpaper can be used to remove rusting, should any form.

    Visit one of the six locations of A Tool Shed for all of your equipment rental needs, or call us at (831) 359-4769 to learn more about our tools and rental equipment.

  • Why You Should Fence Your Yard

    Adding a fence to the front yard or backyard is a popular and practical home improvement project. A fence can add value to your home that you’ll appreciate when it comes time to sell, but the right fence will also offer benefits that you can take advantage of while you enjoy your home. Read through this article for a look at why you should consider renting some tools and adding a fence to your yard.

    Add Privacy

    Privacy fences are often added to backyards to add a degree of separation from neighbors. These types of fences are usually tall and have no gaps between the posts or pickets. This often helps homeowners feel more comfortable and secure. A security fence can be added to a front yard, though this is less common.

    Improve Security

    Around the perimeter of your property, you may want to add a fence for the sake of security. Security fences are often metal—chain link is affordable, though not so attractive, while elegant wrought iron is more of an investment. A good fence can be a strong deterrent against burglars.

    Contain Pets

    One of the most common uses for fences, especially in front yards, is to contain pets. A short picket fence will keep most small and medium-sized dogs safely contained while also adding to your home’s curb appeal. Other types of fence can be used to keep dogs in with the addition of a secondary screen that keeps them from squeezing through gaps.

    Keep Kids Safe

    Of course, nothing is more important than the safety of your children. Very young children can play more freely in a front yard that is enclosed. Another great use for a fence is to close off a swimming pool.

    If you need the tools to build a fence in your yard for privacy, security, or safety, contact A Tool Shed at one of our six locations in San Jose, Campbell, Watsonville, Morgan Hill, Hollister, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. For information on inventory, hours, or directions, call (831) 359-4769.