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Electrostatic Powder Coating – What is it, and why it’s Great!

Electrostatic powder coating is a process during manufacturing that uses charged particles that allow the manufacturer to paint a workpiece more efficiently. Using either powdered particles or atomized liquid, paint is initially projected towards a conductive workpiece using typical spraying methods, and is then propelled toward the material being coated by a powerful electrostatic charge.

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The Different Styles of Wood Fences

Wood fences were only pre-dated by piled stone and hedge fences and have been used for centuries in many cultures. Originally, wood fences were an economical and time-saving method to keep cattle and other livestock contained. Over the years wood fences have been improved upon with many styles and applications being developed for modern uses.

We will review a few of the more popular wood fences available on the market today.

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The Pros and Cons of Chain Link Fences

You don’t need to look far in your area to find chain link fences. There is chain link fencing that surrounds sports fields, parking lots, businesses and personal property. There are many residences that use chain link fences to make their yards more secure for their children. The black chain link fence is especially nice around pools. But fences are also used to delineate property lines and to enclose a space for pets. It is a popular fence choice for many reasons, and in this blog post, we are going to examine both sides of the equation. The good and the bad, the positive and the negative.

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Aluminum fencing or iron? What are the differences?

Aluminum is a very desirable metal because it is more malleable and elastic than steel. Aluminum fencing can go places and create shapes that steel cannot, often forming deeper or more intricate spinnings. Especially for parts with deep and straight walls, aluminum is the fencing material of choice. Steel is a very tough and resilient metal but cannot generally be pushed to the same extreme dimensional limits as aluminum without cracking or ripping during the spinning process.

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PVC fencing compared to the cost of wood fencing?

The initial cost of PVC fencing is similar to the initial cost of Western Red Cedar left unstained. However, when all the varied cost factors are considered over the life of your fence, vinyl (PVC/Vinyl) becomes the true money saver. Factors such as having to replace the wood fence in 10-20 years, annual maintenance costs (labor, paint, replacement boards, etc.), and the effects on the environment because of arsenic in treated wood or the toxic chemicals needed to maintain a wood fence show that wood truly isn’t as cost effective in the end.

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Choosing cheaper PVC fence is a risk!

What is the risk of choosing to go with a PVC/Vinyl that is less costly?

Cheaper PVC fence? It is very easy to succumb to the lure of a “cheaper” PVC/Vinyl product. Some of the issues homeowners in Ottawa have had to contend with over the years include: excessive product fading, chalking, cracking in colder weather, scratch marks, splitting of surface film, etc.

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