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Fence Designs – The Top 8 Fence Trends in 2018

Fence Designs - The Top 8 Fence Trends in 2018

Are you looking for your perfect fence this year? If so, you will definitely want to see which fence designs are trending now! There are a lot of unique and beautiful designs, perfect for many different needs, preferences, and personal taste. Keep in mind that fencing trends often last a long time, so picking out a popular design now will likely remain trendy for years to come! Check out our list below to see the top 8 trends you should consider before buying your own fence. For more information about high-quality residential and commercial fences, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

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Fence Designs – The Top 8 Fence Trends in 2018

Just like everything else, popular fence designs come and go. If you’re interested in what’s popular now in 2018, don’t miss out on our list below! You’ll learn about many different trends and find out information that will help you determine if they are right for you, your home, and your family.

 

#1 – Floral Trends

Practicality: ★★★ (Provides privacy but does require maintenance)
Versatility: ★★★ (Lots of control over the look, but plants may die in winter/fall, does not provide additional safety for children or pets)
Ideal Uses: Perfect for adding extra privacy and adding aesthetics to your property, ideal for quiet suburbs or country living

You may have noticed a general trend towards floral – both with patterns on clothes and with real succulents and other flowers around the home. It’s no surprise then that this trend has made its way to fences too! Planting bright flowers or tall green bushes around your fence not only brings more beauty to your property, but also adds privacy – especially if you have a picket fence or iron fence, for example.

 

#2 – Ultra Modern

Ultra Modern Wooden Fence Design

Image source: boredomtherapy.com

Practicality: ★★★★ (Depends on fence, but generally provides privacy & security for children and pets)
Versatility: ★★★ (Different styles to choose from, but all will follow more or less a traditional ‘modern’ look)
Ideal Uses: Great to use in neighbourhoods where others have similar fence styles or on larger properties

Another trend that has finally made its way to the fencing world – ultra modern fences look like they’re here to stay, at least for now. These modern fences come in a wide variety of styles, but many wooden versions have vertical boards instead of the more traditional horizontal style. You will often see shelves, flower boxes, and lights built right into the fence for added functionality. Many modern designs also prioritize privacy.

 

#3 – Rustic Resurgence

Fence Designs - Rustic fence and gate

Image source: Pinterest.com from blog.styleestate.com

Practicality: ★★ (Depends on fence, but generally these styles do not provide significant privacy or security)
Versatility: ★★★★★ (Many different styles and materials to choose from, generally easy to customize)
Ideal Uses: Perfect for county homes, for individuals who enjoy DIY projects, for those who like a nostalgic feel and don’t mind extra maintenance

Along with the rise in modern-style fences, we are also seeing that the rustic revival continues strong into 2018. If you aren’t ready to move to modern, don’t worry, there are still many rustic options for both fences and gates. Many homeowners love the rustic look because it is not only gorgeous and brings a more traditional feel to your home, but it is often the easiest to do-it-yourself (DIY is another trend that many still love. We’ll get to that below!)

 

#4 – Do-It-Yourself Fencing

DIY Fence privacy panel

Image source: thewhoot.com.au

Practicality: ★★ (Will take a lot of extra work to build, if built incorrectly fence may fail. However, easy to customize to make it ideal for privacy or pets/kids)
Versatility: ★★★★★ (Since you are doing it all yourself, DIY fences can become anything you choose!)
Ideal Uses: DIY privacy screens are perfect for smaller spaces, great for experienced DIY-ers

From entire wooden or metal fences to small privacy screens like the one above, people from all different backgrounds and with many different skill levels are trying out DIY fencing. With so many online guides and how-to videos available, it’s no wonder that the DIY fencing trend remains popular! Doing-it-yourself can be a fun project to complete on your own or with friends or family. Many individuals love the hands-on approach and feel accomplished when their project is complete!

 

#5 – Dark Colours

Black Vinyl Fence

Vinyl Fence by Jay Fencing

Practicality: ★★★★★ (Dark colours can be used on any style of fence)
Versatility: ★★★★ (Dark colours can be used on any style of fence, but are not as noticeable on styles such as chain link)
Ideal Uses: Great for those looking to do something a little different with their fence, without any drastic changes

Fences are no longer limited to just white or “wood” – in 2018 and moving forward, you’ll likely see a lot more dark-coloured fences painted black, navy blue, or dark grey. If you choose a vinyl or iron fence, you can pick a fence that already comes in your preferred colour. A dark coloured fence the perfect way to make your home pop, especially if you have light grey or white bricks or stone, or white siding. You may also want to integrate our #1 trend – adding bright and colourful flowers around your fence will create a beautiful contrast all your neighbours will envy!

 

#6 – Fence Gardens

Planters on Fence - DIY Gardens

Image source: alphamom.com from Pinterest.com

Practicality: ★★★ (Great idea for those who want to garden, but fence provides limited space)
Versatility: ★★ (Can be used on most wooden fence, may not work with iron or chain link)
Ideal Uses: Great for those looking to do something a little different with their fence, without any drastic changes

Yes, you read that one right! Not garden fences, but fence gardens! Over the last few years including 2018, we’ve noticed a trend towards going greener where possible. One of the outcomes of this going green trend is many individuals have begun growing their own food! With limited space in smaller backyards, growing your food right on your fence is the perfect way to maximize space. It’s easy and convenient to grow herbs on your fence – plus, the height will help keep animals out of your garden!

 

#7 – Mix and Match

Stone and wrought iron fence

Fence by Jay Fencing

Practicality: ★★★ (Depending on combination, can be great for privacy/security, may cost more up front due to variety of materials)
Versatility: ★★★★★ (Can mix many different types of fences to create a style that works best for you)
Ideal Uses: Perfect for homeowners looking for a unique look, generally ideal for those with a bigger budget

Can’t decide between wrought iron and wood? Stone and metal? Well, with this fencing trend of 2018, you can have both – or more! We are seeing a lot of fencing combinations, but it looks like most of them combine wood with metal. However, as you see in the example above, you can beautifully combine two elements that may create unexpected beauty. This stone and iron fence works perfectly surrounding this bright garden. The stone creates a strong barrier, while the little intricacies of the iron fence provide beauty and character.

 

#8 – Embracing Metal

Corrugated metal fence

Image Source: Pinterest.com

Practicality: ★★★★★ (Metal fences are often very affordable, easy to buy OR DIY, and provide security & privacy)
Versatility: ★★ (Not easy to customize, metal can be difficult to work with)
Ideal Uses: Great for those looking for a greener option, ideal for lower budgets

One previous fencing trend we saw a lot of in the previous years was passing off metal fences as wood. According to Landscaping expert Matt Leacy from this article on Homes To Love – that trend is definitely out. Instead, in 2018 we’re seeing more and more people embrace their metal fences. Corrugated metal fences appear to still be increasing in popularity. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. As we mentioned above, many individuals are becoming more environmentally conscious. Metal fences are often made from recycled materials and of course, do not require the cutting down of trees.

 

Find Your Perfect Fence With Jay Fencing!

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Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you, your family, and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“We LOVE the fence. It is fabulous, and the dog is in sheer heaven booting around the yard. You guys were so good – they obviously care about doing a great job, and they were polite and pleasant to have around. It is all great – just wanted to say thanks. Please tell the guys I said they did a wonderful job.”

– Leslie Bamford, Read more testimonials here!

Sources:

hgtv.com / Housebeautiful.com / homestolove.com.au

Employee Parking Lot Policy Template & Tips

Looking for employee parking lot policy templates so that you can create your own policy document? A parking lot policy can help create rules and guidelines surrounding parking lot safety, parking spaces, procedures required when allocating parking spaces, and more. In this article, you will see a sample parking lot policy and get tips for creating your own policy. Many parking lots also have access control systems or security gates. It’s important to outline the proper use of this equipment as well. To learn more about keeping your parking lot safe and secure, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

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Employee Parking Lot Policy Template

The following is a sample parking lot policy template to be used as a reference only. Please keep in mind this is just a template and will need to be modified to suit your workplace’s specific needs. It is not a legal document, and this is not legal advice. There may be local or federal legal guidelines and rules regarding parking lots that you will need to take into account when creating your own policy.

This template was created by combining research and information found on various other parking lot policy templates. You can find these resources here:


Employee Parking Lot Policy – Sample Template

Employees of [company name] must follow the parking lot policy at all times. This includes employees who use their own vehicle, a company vehicle, a bicycle, or [list any other relevant vehicle types that fall under your policy]. This policy must be followed by permanent, temporary, and contract employees.

Purpose Of The Policy

[Company name] has created the Parking Lot Policy to ensure workers, visitors, and clients are safe on our property. It is also to ensure that all workers understand where and why they should or should not park in specified spaces.

  • Include any specific challenges regarding your parking lot and why this policy will help resolve them

Permits

You must display your parking permit in a visible location in your vehicle. Parking permits are administered to every employee of [company name]. If you lose your permit, you may have to pay for a new one. Your permit must be registered with your license plate number. Each employee can register up to [2] vehicles.

  • If your company does not provide permits or free parking, include information about pay parking here
  • Include specifically who is eligible for permits

Allocating Parking Spaces

Across our company parking lot, there are various spaces designated for specific uses. Only those who fall under certain criteria may use these spaces. These spaces include: pregnant women’s parking spots, disabled parking spots, spaces for nightshift workers, spaces for company vehicles, and [include any other specified parking spots here].

These spaces shall be reserved for their designated use. Employees should never park in these spaces unless otherwise specified or if they fall into the specific category. During special events, we may also designate special visitor parking. Employees should not use the visitor parking spaces.

  • You may want to go into more detail about where each of these designated parking spaces is located and why (e.g. legal guidelines) employees must follow these rules

Bicycles & Bicycle Racks

Employees are welcome to ride bicycles to work and store them using our bicycle racks. The two bicycle racks are located at the front of Parking Lot B and Parking Lot E. Please ensure you bring your own bicycle lock. Please keep in mind that [Company] will not be responsible for any damaged, lost, or stolen bicycles while on our company property.

Parking Lot Rules

It is important that employees follow our parking lot rules in order to keep our parking lot safe and clean. We expect that our employees will respect our parking lot and treat it with the same care that they would any other space in our building. Employees shall not: litter, shall not speed and follow the parking lot limit of [20 km/h], shall respect others’ property and vehicles, shall not park overnight unless working a night shift.

  • If there are any specific challenges in your workplace, such as employees walking their dog through the parking lot and leaving a mess, you may want to address those issues in the parking lot rules section as well
  • You may also want to outline rules against certain types of parking, such as ‘diagonal parking,’ when someone parks diagonally in order to take up two spaces and reduce the chance of another vehicle parking beside their car
  • If you have access control systems such as keypads or barrier gates, you may want to include any rules about their use in this section (e.g. ‘Employees are not permitted to share access control codes with anyone outside the workplace’)

Discipline

Failure to follow the rules and regulations outlined in our Parking Lot Policy may result in disciplinary action taken by [company name]. A first offence will result in a warning from management. Continuous disregard for the Parking Lot Policy may result in removal of the employee’s permit.

  • You may choose to include the specific action that will be taken if employees do not follow the policy

Legal Information

  • In this section, you should include any relevant local and/or federal legal information that employees should know, such as information about disabled spaces, etc.
  • You may also want to include legal disclaimers, such as information about what happens if an employee’s vehicle is damaged on company policy
  • You can also include legal information about what happens in a company vehicle is damaged by an employee

Should You Have A Parking Lot Policy?

Is an employee parking lot policy really necessary? Even if you have a small workplace with only five parking spaces, a workplace parking lot policy can help get everyone on the same page, remove any confusion employees may have, and ensure your parking lot – whether big or small – remains a clean and safe place for workers and customers alike.

If you are part of a large workplace or organization with a large parking lot, a policy can provide clarity to questions that many employees may have. If your parking lot has so many spaces and many are designated for various purposes, it can be easy for employees to get confused about where they can or can’t park. A policy will ensure everyone knows the same rules and guidelines, which will make parking in the workplace a less stressful experience!

Creating a Parking Lot Policy – Tips

If you are ready to create your own parking lot policy, here are some simple tips you can follow!

  • Easy To Read – An easy-to-read policy is a good policy! Though you should thoroughly explain the policy out loud to your employees when you first implement it, you still want to ensure that employees can refer to the policy later on. It should be easy to read and understand, with large, obvious headers and bullet points where appropriate.
  • Use A Template – Using a template is a great way to get your policy started, especially if you have never made a parking lot policy before! Read through a variety of templates to get a feel for what policies normally do and do not include.
  • Relevant Information – Using a guide or template is a great way to begin your policy, but you should not copy and paste one directly from the internet and use it as-is. You will want to customize your policy to only include information relevant to your company and specific employee needs and challenges.
  • Explain Why – Implementing any new policy in the workplace can be a challenge, as many people do not initially respond well to change. To ensure your policy is effective, explain why it is needed and why it is beneficial to everyone involved. You can also include this “why” information right in your policy!
  • Accessible – Once you’ve created your policy, ensure it is easily accessible so employees can refer to it if they need to. Send out an email copy, create a poster and stick it to the door, send out monthly reminders, etc. Ensure that employees always have access to the policy.

Other Ways To Keep Your Parking Lot Safe

Ensuring employees follow safety rules such as no littering, no speeding, and no dangerous driving can help keep your parking lot a safer place for everyone who enters your property. Adding additional security features such as automatic gates, access control systems, and security cameras can help create a safer workplace. See the gallery below for some examples! Click each picture to view it full-size.

Keep in mind that if you do add additional safety features to your parking lot, there may be more legal guidelines to follow (such as security camera placement and use). You may have to modify your parking lot policy and put up additional signs, such as security camera notices, around your property.

Call on Jay Fencing For Workplace Solutions!

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new commercial fence, access control system, or barrier gate now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you, your business, and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“I just wanted to tell you what a great job was done today by the two gentlemen who finished the installation of my fence. The fence looks great and the cleanup job was superb. They worked very hard and were most professional. Thank you.”

– Jessica W, Read more testimonials here!

Sources

Workable / Chron / SHRM

How To Keep My Dog From Escaping My Backyard – Our Top 7 Tips

How To Keep My Dog From Escaping My Backyard? – Many dog owners want to ensure their canine friends stay safe in their backyard. In some cases, a strong and sturdy fence may very well be able to keep your dog safe and secure in your yard. In other cases, you may have to do a bit more to deter your dog from escaping, especially if you own an “escape artist” dog, such as a Siberian Husky. In this article, we’ll provide 7 tips to help you keep your dog from escaping your backyard – no matter what size or breed you own. To learn more about what fence may be right for you and your needs, contact the experts at Jay Fencing now!

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How To Keep My Dog From Escaping My Backyard – Our Top 7 Tips

If you’ve ever dealt with a pet’s escape or near-escape, you know how stressful that situation can be. You love your dog, care for him, and now he’s trying to run away? Why? In order to prevent another escape from happening, it’s important to know why your dog might be attempting to escape.

According to The Humane Society Of The United States, most dogs try to escape simply because they are bored or lacking adequate social interaction. Dogs are highly social animals, and most thrive on human interaction – especially from their families. They may have too much energy they need to burn off or want to run off and do something fun (like play with your neighbour’s dog!) They may not have enough toys or mental stimulation.

Your dog may also be escaping due to fear. Is your dog afraid of thunder or other dogs, or shakes whenever a loud truck or bus drives by? If your dog is alone in the backyard and confronted with his fears, he may try to escape to avoid it. Click here to read about other reasons why your dog may try to escape.

If you notice your dog is becoming an escape artist and want to nip this behaviour in the bud, don’t worry! There are many things you can do to not only dog-proof your backyard but also get a handle on this and other negative behaviours.

Tip #1 – Invest In A Fence

If you don’t have a fence already, installing a new fence is one of the first and best steps for keeping your pup safe in your yard. The type of fence you choose is up to you! If you have a small dog or a dog that has no interest in escaping, you can select a lower fence such as a picket or chain link fence. These fences create an obvious barrier and many dogs are contained by them without a problem. If you have an escape artist dog, you may want to invest in a higher fence that will be hard for your dog to climb up, such as a board-on-board wooden fence.

Some dog owners also invest in an invisible fence. An invisible fence is not a physical barrier at all but an electronic collar your dog wears that will shock or vibrate when your dog crosses a border. Keep in mind that although invisible fences work very well for some dogs and may be ideal for you, they do require significant training to work. You cannot simply put the collar on and expect your dog to understand what’s going on! Some dogs don’t mind the mild shock/vibration and will escape even using the highest shock setting.

Tip #2 – Secure The Top Of Your Fence

Sometimes, all it takes to keep your pet safe on your property is to install a fence. Other times, a fence may not be enough. Check out the 6-second video below to see how quickly and easily this Border Collie scales an 8-foot fence!

 

 

If you’re worried that your dog may attempt an escape like the one above, there are preventative measures you can take. Consider installing a portion of your fence at the top that curves inwards. This will help stop your dog from running at a 90-degree angle and jumping right over the top like we see in this video. You can also consider buying a Coyote Roller. A Coyote Roller is like a large rolling pin attached to the top of your fence. When something tries to get into your yard (or in this case, out of), the pin rolls and the animal loses his grip. You can check out Coyote Rollers here!

Tip #3 – Secure The Bottom Of Your Fence

Some dogs are not big jumpers or climbers – but that doesn’t mean they won’t find a way out of your yard! Other dog owners have problems with their pup digging underneath their fence to escape. This can be especially dangerous if you have a chain link fence, as the metal can snag their fur or skin, leaving a nasty wound. The good news is that there is a solution for these type of escape artists too!

One solution is to secure the bottom of your fence with concrete. A well installed concrete footer will make it impossible for even the most avid diggers to get under your fence. You may also want to bury chicken wire at the bottom of your fence (ensure the sharp edges are rolled inwards).

Tip #4 – Plant Shrubs or Bushes

Planting shrubs or bushes along your fence can help prevent your dog from getting a running start and gripping onto your fence. Some bushes are large enough to actually block your dog from the fence, while others are thorny or uncomfortable and your dog will want to stay away.

Planting shrubs or bushes not only helps keep your pooch away from the fence, but it can also help obstruct his view. Your dog may want to escape if he’s patrolling your yard and sees ‘danger,’ or if he’s excited about another person or dog and wants to play!  Blocking his view is a good way to keep his attention focused inside your yard instead of outside it!

Tip #5 – Make Your Yard Fun

Many dogs leave because their own backyard is too boring (or even too scary). If your dog spends time outside in your yard, you should ensure that it’s a fun place to be. Make sure he always has access to fresh, cold water and shelter. Provide special outdoor toys that he only gets when he’s in the backyard. You can also bring out puzzle toys that are mentally stimulating, such as treat dispensing toys. If your dog feels happy and safe in his yard, he will be much less likely to escape.

Tip #6 – Secure Your Gates

Some dogs will never try to scale a fence, but might be opportunistic! If your gate is flimsy or someone in your household has a habit of leaving it open, your dog may be at risk. It may seem extreme, but it’s always best to double check your gates before leaving your dog alone in your yard. The extra minute it takes to check could end up saving your dog’s life.

If your gate’s latch is faulty or not as secure as it could be, consider hiring a professional to fix your gate or, if you were planning on getting a new one anyway, replace the entire gate. Working with a professional can help you select a gate that works well for you. Some dogs can even figure out how to open a gate! Let your fence/gate installers know about your dog so they can help you find a pet-proof lock.

Tip #7 – Monitor Your Dog

The truth is, the very best way to keep your dog safe in your yard is with constant monitoring. Your dog can’t dig a German-Shepherd sized hole if you are right there watching the whole time! They can’t become fixated on people or other dogs outside your yard for hours, or figure out a way to open your secured gate while you watch.

Your dog will also be much more likely to want to stay in your yard with you there too! Most experts do not recommend leaving your dog alone in your backyard when you are not home or unable to watch him for long periods of time. Dogs are resourceful and can get into a lot of trouble when bored and left alone. Not only do you have to worry about escapes, but they could get into a fight with another animal (like a skunk or a raccoon), get injured, or eat something they shouldn’t (such as a toxic plant).

If an accident or injury occurs when you aren’t home, you won’t be able to know exactly what happened, unless you have security cameras installed that can see every inch of your yard. Of course, each situation is unique. It’s up to each dog owner to weigh the pros and potential risks of free reign in your yard.

Other Tips From The Humane Society

Proper training and enough physical and mental exercises are some of the best ways to ensure your dog will not have the desire to escape your yard. Here are some tips for dog training from The Humane Society.

  • Do not chain or tether your dog – In some places, chaining or tethering your dog when you are not around is actually illegal. However, even if it is legal in your area, chaining your dog is not an appropriate solution to an escaping pooch. Chaining your dog can actually lead to aggression and much more serious problems.
  • Don’t correct after the fact – Correcting your dog after he has already escaped will not do you or your dog any good. Dogs only understand corrections if caught in the act (e.g. attempting to escape). If you punish your dog after he has already escaped, he will not understand why. This will likely just make him afraid of you – potentially leading to more escape attempts.
  • Do not punish, correct, or reinforce fearful behaviour – If your dog is escaping due to fear or separation anxiety, punishing will only make things worse. You should also ensure you are not reinforcing fearful behaviour (e.g. petting your dog while he is shaking or scared). If you’re worried about your dog’s anxiety, consider working with a local behaviourist.
  • Use positive reinforcement – Using negative reinforcement (such as squirting your dog with a hose when he attempts to leave) is very difficult to do correctly and may just make your dog avoid those behaviours when you’re around. Learn about positive reinforcement and train accordingly.

Rely On Jay Fencing To Keep Your Pets Safe!

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you, your dog, and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“We LOVE the fence. It is fabulous, and the dog is in sheer heaven booting around the yard. Your guys were so good – they obviously care about doing a great job, and they were polite and pleasant to have around. It is all great – just wanted to say thanks. Please tell the guys I said they did a wonderful job.”

– Leslie Bamford, Read more testimonials here!

Sources:

humansociety.org / akc.org / petful.com

Jay Fencing FAQ

Looking for more information about Jay Fencing, our products, and our services? This frequently asked questions (FAQ) page is designed to help answer some of the most common questions we get from our customers. Keep in mind that if you have a specific question or would like to request a quote, the best way to get accurate information for your unique wants and needs is to contact Jay Fencing directly or book a consultation now.

Did you know, Jay Fencing offers free on-site consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

Jay Fencing – FAQ

Jay Fencing has been in business for over 30 years and has completed over 100,000 projects! We value top notch customer service, having experienced and hard-working staff, being a name you can trust, and more. Now that you know a bit more about us, see our FAQ below to learn more about working with us! The questions and answers are organized by topics such as services, products, and legal information.

Services & Products

FAQ regarding Jay Fencing’s services & products.

Question: What services and products do you offer?

Answer: We offer a wide variety of products and services, including chain link, iron (such as the VERSAI fencing product by Fortress Fence), wood, and vinyl fences and installation, barrier gates, commercial gates, arbours and pergolas, custom-built decks, pillars, ramps, railings, and more! Click here to view a full list of all of our services and products.

Question: How long does fencing installation take?

Answer: Installation times will vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the materials used and extent of the fencing project. Some small projects may take only a few hours, while other larger projects can require more time. The best way to find out how long your fencing project will take is to get a quote and talk to our experienced professionals.

Question: What are Jay Fencing’s service areas?

Answer: Jay Fencing proudly services the Kitchener-Waterloo area, as well as other surrounding areas such as Guelph, Hamilton, Halton Region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton), Oxford County, Perth County, and more. Please click here to see our full list of service areas.

Question: Does Jay Fencing install automatic gates?

Answer: Yes, we do! Automatic gates are a great way to keep your home or commercial property safe. Click here to learn more about our driveway gates.

Question: Does Jay Fencing carry access control products?

Answer: Jay Fencing offers a wide variety of access control products through Jay360. If you are looking for access control products, visit Jay360’s website now. You can also learn more about our access control products here.

Question: Does Jay Fencing install decks?

Answer: Yes, we do! Jay Fencing installs high-quality decks in a wide variety of styles and materials (such as pressure-treated wood, composite decks such as VEKAdeck®, and vinyl). We build custom decks so you can enjoy your backyard the way you want to. Click here to view a gallery of our decks and learn more about our services.

Question: Can I mix different types of fencing?

Answer: At Jay Fencing, we offer a wide range of custom fencing solutions. If you scroll through our galleries, you will see many fence combinations such as wrought iron and wood, or wrought iron and stone, or chain link and wood, and so forth. If you are interested in fencing made from different types of materials, contact Jay Fencing now to discuss project possibilities!

Question: Can Jay Fencing just dig post holes?

Answer: Jay Fencing has a minimum charge of $1,500 on all of our projects. For smaller projects such as post hole digging, it’s best to contact us and explain what project you have in mind to see if our services are best suited for you.

Question: Do you sell materials and equipment without installation services?

Answer: We do sell materials without installation services, but we do not sell or rent equipment. To learn more about all of our products and services, you can click here!

Warranty & Payment Information

FAQ regarding Jay Fencing’s warranty and payment information.

Question: Does Jay Fencing offer any warranties?

Answer: Yes. You can rest assured that our tw0-year warranty is in place and will cover any defects in quality or workmanship that you encounter during this time period. Click here to learn more about Jay Fencing, our values, and warranty.

Question: Do you offer financing options?

Answer: No, we do not offer financing options. For more information about payment, you can contact Jay Fencing.

Question: When is payment due?

Answer: When you work with Jay Fencing on your next project, we require a deposit. Your final payment will be due at the completion of your project. If you have any questions about payment or your deposit, call on Jay Fencing now and we will be happy to answer your questions!

Question: What forms of payment do you accept?

Answer: At Jay Fencing, we work hard to accommodate our customers! We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cheque, Debit, e-transfer, and cash. For more information about payment, you can contact Jay Fencing.

Bylaws & Legal Information

FAQ regarding fencing bylaws and building permits.

Question: Does Jay Fencing take care of locating utilities/lines or is that up to the homeowner?

Answer: At Jay Fencing, we want to make things as easy as possible for homeowners. When it comes to locating utilities, you can sit back and relax. We take care of this.

Question: Are permits required for building a deck?

Answer: Permits are required under certain circumstances. Bylaws regarding decks and outdoor building projects vary depending on your municipality. The rule of thumb is anything over 24″ high or with a roof will require a permit. Some municipalities require permits regardless of height. Click here to view our bylaws information page.

Question: What are the fencing bylaws in my area?

Answer: Every municipality has different bylaws regarding fencing. It is important that you look up the bylaws in your specific area in order to know what you can and cannot do with your new fence. For more information, click here to view our bylaws information page.

Question: Are locates required when building a fence?

Answer: Yes. Whenever you dig on a property, locates are always required. Feel free to contact Jay Fencing for more information about fencing and locates.

Ready To Work With Jay Fencing?

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing!

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site and this was our third project with them.
Thank you again!”

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!

Fence Installers – Build Your Perfect Fence With Jay Fencing

Fence installers can help you choose and build your perfect fence. However, when it comes to fencing solutions, there are so many options to choose from! How do you know which fence is right for you, your property, and your budget? Many factors go into selecting the perfect fence. In this article, we will provide information about chain link, vinyl, wood, and iron fences. We’ll outline the pros and cons of each fence type, and include galleries of each fence style! For more information about fence installation, contact the experienced professionals at Jay Fencing now!

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Fence Installers Help You Pick The Right Fence!

One of the best ways to determine which fence style and type is best for you is to work with professional fence installers. An experienced, professional installation company works with you to find a fence that will suit both your needs and preferences. However, before working with an installer, it’s good to have some idea of what you are looking for! See the comparison chart below to learn a little bit more chain link, wood, iron, and vinyl fences.

Fence Types – Which Fence Is Right For Me?

See below for more detailed descriptions and information about each type of fencing material.

Wood Fences

Wood Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Most types best for residential properties, can also be used on commercial properties or farmland

Wood fences are a popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. Wood fences come in a wide variety of styles and sizes – from post and rail fences to picket fences to tall privacy fences, there is a style of wooden fence for everyone! No matter what the style you choose, wood fences are known for their natural aesthetically pleasing looks.

Wood fences can be made from a variety of different woods – all varying in price, durability, and lifespan. If you love the look of wood but are working with a smaller budget, you can still have your dream fence! Some wood types are naturally resistant to rot and insects, while others may quickly deteriorate without proper maintenance. Even high-quality wood fences require regular maintenance, however. If you are not interested in regular painting, spraying, or check-ups to ensure your fence is free from rot and insect infestations, a wooden fence may not be right for you.

At Jay Fencing, we also offer custom options to help you select a fence that is perfect for you and your property. We offer:

  • A variety of wooden materials to choose from
  • Different styles and features
  • Fences built to the highest standards

If you would like to learn more about wood fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information & gallery page here!

Chain Link Fences

Chain Link Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Residential properties, can also be used as security fencing for commercial properties

Chain link fences are a great, economical fencing solution for residential and commercial properties. The first thing you may notice in the comparison chart above is that chain link fences have a low rating when it comes to aesthetics. Though chain link fences are not necessarily known for their great looks, they are highly affordable and definitely get the job done! They are ideal for containing children and pets and keeping people safe.

Chain link fences also require very little maintenance. They are naturally resistant to bugs and rot, though may rust over time. Treating your chain link fence every so often can help reduce the risk of rusting. Chain link fences are also durable, though they are not as strong as other options. The mesh is flexible and can take a hit, but will not withstand the same force that, for example, an iron fence would be able to withstand.

Commercial chain link fences are a great option for your commercial property. They can help separate property lines and help keep individuals and families safe. For example, you will often find commercial chain link fences at community parks, surrounding tennis courts, around industrial properties or dangerous areas, and more.

If you would like to learn more about residential chain link fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

If you would like to learn more about commercial chain link fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Residential properties

There is no doubt that vinyl fences are a beautiful addition to any home or property. Vinyl fences are becoming more and more popular and with good reason! Vinyl fences are durable and strong. However, they may bend or warp if installed incorrectly or exposed to extreme temperatures. Still, a high-quality vinyl fence should be able to withstand the most extreme temperatures.

Vinyl fences are also virtually maintenance-free and require very little upkeep aside from occasional cleaning. Cleaning helps keep your vinyl fence looking great, and ensures dirt and grime do not build over time. They are naturally resistant to rust, rot, and insects! Vinyl fencing is often more expensive than other fencing options, such as their wooden counterparts. If you have a small budget, talk to your fence installation professionals to help you find a vinyl fencing solution that suits your needs and budget.

If you would like to learn more about vinyl fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Iron Fences

Iron Fences by Jay Fencing!

Ideal For: Commercial properties or as a security fence or pool fence, great for residential properties too

Iron fences are one of the most aesthetically pleasing fencing options to choose from. Surrounding gardens, pools, or used with driveway gates, iron fences look beautiful in all settings. Iron fences are also known for their strength and durability. Due to their structure, iron fences are an ideal security fence. They work well to keep unwanted guests out of your yard – and great for keeping children and pets safe inside!

Though iron fences require little maintenance, they will rust over time and show weather damage. Painting your fence every so often or when you notice these rust or weathered spots can help keep your fence looking great – and lasting longer. Even a small amount of rust can lead to significant structural damage. You will have to use special paint to ensure the paint sticks to the metal and doesn’t wash away during heavy rains.

If you are looking for a beautiful fence for your commercial lot, or a highly-function security fence, commercial iron fences may be right for you. Most commercial iron fences, especially the ones you may see in shopping plazas, surrounding local stores, etc. are there mostly for aesthetic purposes. However, commercial iron fences can also be used for security, especially when paired with automatic gates.

If you would like to learn more about iron fence installation by Jay Fencing, view our information and gallery page here!

Why You Should Work With Fence Installers

Considering a do-it-yourself fence installation? Though DIY projects are becoming more and more popular, it is a good idea to look at the pros and cons of DIY vs professional installation. With DIY, you have full control over your project – you can finish it as quickly as you like, or choose to take your time. It will also cost you less up front. Some homeowners get great joy out of DIY projects.

However, DIY fence installation can create a lot of problems. The average homeowner does not have all of the tools and materials required to properly install a fence. Most homeowners also do not have the know-how and must rely on books or online guides and videos. Without a professional, you may find yourself stuck without anyone to help you navigate unforeseen problems.

When you work with fence installers, you can have the peace of mind knowing the project will get done even if you know virtually nothing about fence installation! It also ensures the job is done on time, and that all the proper, high-quality tools and materials will be used in your fencing project. Here are some reasons why working with an installer is beneficial:

  • Prevents Post Hole Digging Woes – Post hole digging is one of the most difficult parts of the fence installation process. Post hole digging not only requires precision, but it also requires physical strength. An inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can easily injure themselves while digging or cause serious damage to their property if holes are not dug in the correct place.
  • Helps You Choose The Right Fence – As mentioned above, there are so many options when trying to choose a fence! Fence installers will help you narrow down your choice and provide you with fencing information you may not otherwise have known.
  • Knows Local Bylaws – Local fencing bylaws outline the rules and regulations you must follow when installing your fence. If you do not follow these bylaws, you may have to tear your fence down and start all over again! In a worst-case scenario, you may find yourself dealing with legal troubles.
  • Saves You Time And Money – Installing a fence yourself can take a significant amount of time, especially if you are not an experienced handyman. Working with fence installers not only saves you time, but it can also save you money in the long-term! Though it will cost more upfront, when you work with professional installers, you won’t have to worry about costly repair fees or extra maintenance due to poor installation.

Expertly Install Your New Fence With Jay Fencing!

Jay Fencing team

Call on Jay Fencing to install your new fence now! When you work with a professional fencing company, they can help you decide on the right fence style for you and all of your unique preferences and needs.

Jay Fencing has over 30 years of experience and has completed over 100,000 projects!

They will also know and understand fair pricing, and will only do the highest quality work. Avoid confusion and skip right to the beautifully installed fence of your dreams with Jay Fencing! 

At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will increase the price.

We offer free onsite consultations for all the jobs we quote on!

“Jay Fencing did a fantastic job on our new fence, it was built with quality products, completed on time
and on budget. They are extremely professional and courteous while on site
and this was our third project with them. Thank you again!

– A Jay Fencing Customer, Read more testimonials here!