OK campers - today we will talk about a subject near and dear to my heart.
Chain link fencing - for residential use. I could save myself some writing....
...by summing it up in one word - NO!
but that would cut down the posting - now, to your left is my neighbors contribution to the beautification of the neighborhood.
This person around the corner - made the right call when it was time to contain their pet/child/ whatever it is that requires people to fence off their front yards.
I'm not a big fan of front yard fencing - for your average, run of the mill house
The best description of this situation? - salesmanship
Fence salesman: it has all the economics of chain link...but, when we run these plastic green slats through it, it almost looks like ivy. You are gonna love it.
Husband and wife: we love the idea! We are so smart
Post installation comment - by husband and wife (hopefully) "what the hell have we done?"
This is classic chain link - after a few years. Note the top bar dipping down and rising up. This leaves the top of the fencing going over the top rail...
....always a classic look - and an excellent way to puncture your hand or put your eye out should you stumble up against it.
Chain link to it's highest and best use - here, the homeowner had an old concrete retaining wall.
He put chain link on top of it - and then planted that ivy as fast as possible.
Yes - maintenance is required to trim the ivy. Every fence requires maintenance...
...oh...wait - one type doesn't....CHAIN LINK.
Chain Link - .....Hmmm..cheap and no maintenance. It's a bad combination in a date.....and a really bad one in your choice for fencing.
This guy is on the right track - my only suggestion to him?
MiracleGrow - start hitting that hedge with it now!!!
Why isn't chain link the choice here - because the guy wants to sell the house!!!!
CHAIN LINK will lower the value of your home - don't install. If you have installed, go around your neighborhood...
.."hi, I was thinking about taking down my chain link fence but I could use some help...."
That's all you have to say - they'll get out of bed from the sex they were having and run to your place to assist you. They'll even call their contractor buddy.
Another example of chain link - being used the only way that it can be used for resedential..........to plant something to cover it's ugly self up!
What in the world - is this guy thinking? OK, he sinned and put up the chain link. Now, he has McGyvered the fix.....
He zip tied - bamboo window blinds to his entire fence! As you can see, the bamboo is not supported above the fence line
I hope - I really....really hope...that this guy is planning a luaa really, really soon. If he thinks this is permanent, I am going to have to move. Even though he is a block over and a block up, I can't afford to dwell this closely to anyone that stupid for fear it may rub off!
The classic overbuilt home - in my old neighborhood. This funky old huge house must have been a mansion at some time.
If you are worried about having me over - and want to make sure that you picked out the correct fencing material...
....you will never go wrong with a well done rock wall
Sunday, February 11, 2007
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