About Fences

Our Solid Fence Guarantee

GCF Construction realizes that every fence represents a significant investment for you, so we honor our manufacturers’ warranties on fence products that we install. Ask about our unique wooden picket replacement policy, too.

Picture 001Chain Link (Galvanized or Vinyl, All Colors & Any Height)
Vinyl & PVC (Privacy and picket available)
Ornamental (Steel, Aluminum & Decorative Iron)
Rail Fencing (Split Rail, Crossbuck, two/three/four rails)
Wood Fences such as Pine or Cypress in Many Styles:
Arch | Scallop/Concave | Shadowbox | Gothic | DogearPicket | Spaced Picket
Pillars & Decorative Treatments & Swedge Lock Systems

About Fence Materials

Metal. Metal fencing has long been a popular favorite for generations. From the fancy ornamental iron fences surrounding Victorian homes and English estates to the more recent introduction of aluminum and chain link fences, metal fences have proven their ability to endure. Although newer metal fencing materials are often treated with special coatings to prevent oxidation, most require some level of maintenance to keep them looking their best. Remember iron rusts when exposed to the elements, so if you are considering adding a metal fence to your property, expect to spend a little time scrubbing and painting to keep that metal looking new.

Wood. The popularity of this classic fencing material has endured through the rise and fall of many a nation and will continue to grace the countryside for generations to come. Available in treated and untreated options, there are dozens of wood varieties for the consumer to choose from. Keep in mind that different wood types have different life expectancies in their treated and untreated forms. Treated lumber is injected with preserving chemicals that slow the aging process and help extend the life of the wood anywhere from

seven to 10 years beyond its untreated life expectancy. A good rule of thumb for any wooden fence is to waterproof and seal the wood immediately after installation or cleaning. A little elbow grease and preventative maintenance in the beginning will ensure that your beautiful wooden fence will be around for years to come.

Composites. This wonderful material combines the beautiful form of wood with the durability of synthetic plastics. Composite fencing material can be found at any home improvement center, offering a wide range of preset colors. No need to paint or seal this material - it is designed to withstand the elements immediately upon installation.

Vinyl or PVC. One of the more durable materials for fencing, vinyl or PVC is readily available for quick installation. Requiring little maintenance and no painting, color options are limited for this material, with white and beige being the primary selections. Remember that you get what you pay for, so don't skimp with a vinyl fence. Cheap vinyl can easily look like plastic, so don't be afraid to spend a little more to obtain a fence that looks great.

Want To Do It Yourself?

GCF Construction supplies various fencing products for do-it-yourself projects. Before you begin any fencing project, check the survey of your property to know exactly where the property line begins and ends. Ask your local building department about fence height requirements specified in zoning laws or subdivision covenants. Find out the depth requirement for post holes which is determined by the local weather and soil conditions. Call your local utility company to locate and mark any buried power lines. This is a free service that prevents you from digging up a buried cable or possibly causing an injury.

The steps that follow give you an overview of how a chain link fence is installed. Ask for specific directions when you buy the fencing materials. Read them carefully before you begin so you understand the nuances of assembling all the components and weaving the mesh fencing material onto the posts.

254899197Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Lay out the fence
Step 2: Set the end, corner and gate posts
Step 3: Lay out and set the line posts
Step 4: Add the top rail
Step 5: Roll out and weave wire together
Step 6: Stretch wire and hook up to terminal posts
Step 7: Tie off wire

Call today for more information about all of our fence products available to do-it-yourselfers.