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Wally Montpetit
President of Fence-All

Here in our You Ask, We Answer blog we address the questions we've encountered most in our 40+ years in the business. Our plan is to update often. Email salesmanager@fenceall.com if you have a question of your own and we'll be happy to post an answer.

Are nails or screws better for a fence?

Screws can work very well for deck floors but we do not recommend them for fences. Let me explain why. If you hammer both a nail and a screw halfway into a board then give each a glancing blow from

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Important points to consider with composite decks

Wood has been used in construction around our area for so long that it is a natural standard for decks. And now modern technology has improved our lives again with composites. They’re meant to look like wood but without all

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Who are your happiest customers?

After 40+ years in the business it’s hard to name one type of customer as being our all-time happiest. What we do know is that our happiest customers have, on average, each read more than 50 pages of information from

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What is the biggest regret we hear from customers after?

The greatest question, and one that customers often forget to ask: What are the biggest regrets you hear from customers later? In our experience the overwhelming majority of regrets from homeowners can be boiled down to: “We should have read

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Isn’t vinyl twice the price of wood?

The simple answer is no. Vinyl/PVC is generally more expensive than wood but often the price is surprisingly competitive depending on the style of fence. Sometimes it is is even less expensive than wood. There are also advantages that don’t

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Which is the better pressure-treated?

People often ask us: “Which is better, green or brown pressure treated lumber?” At Fence-All we offer a variety of grades of wood, each at different pricing. We don’t want anyone confused by the quality they are choosing. #3 pressure

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What is composite made from?

People often ask us: “What is composite made from?” The label “composite” is meant to describe something that has been manufactured out of more than one type of material. Big box supply stores like to offer attractive pricing so they

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What is better: vinyl or PVC?

People often ask us: “Which is better, vinyl or PVC?” The truth is that these two names are commonly interchanged. In our industry they mean the same thing. Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is the world’s third most widely produced plastic.

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What do you mean by pre-staining?

People often ask: What is the advantage of pre-staining? There’s no difference in the stain itself so the advantages aren’t terribly scientific. But there are practical reasons to pre-stain. 1) By staining the wood before it’s used to build the

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How often will I need to paint the iron?

People often ask: “If I buy an iron fence or gate, how long will it be until I need to re-paint?” The simple answer is never. All iron and aluminum products made by Fence-All come with a baked-on powder finish

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