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Santa Ana Fences & Patio Covers

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Fences in Santa Ana

We provide and build glass, wood, composite, vinyl, steel and aluminum fences. We install on top of walls, on slabs and in the ground.

vinylpatiocover_cs2d-300x225Fences provide separation between homes, and give either privacy or openness depending on what is necessary. For example, openness may be necessary owing to either a pool or a pleasant view. Pool or sprinkler water and the moisture in the air in the local area lets steel rust and rot, so for openness the best answer is vinyl or aluminum. Steel fencing is regularly called wrought iron, but that is misleading given that wrought iron does not corrode, while mild steel certainly does. Aluminum fencing has an identical small shape as steel, whereas vinyl fencing will have larger supports or profiles. Both aluminum and vinyl are high-quality materials in the vicinity of swimming pools given that they do not decay or require painting even when left exposed to lots of water. Dark colors are not available in vinyl.

For strong fencing, vinyl or composites are best given that again they do not rot or deteriorate. The color white is common for vinyl, but we carry an exceptionally attractive tan vinyl with a texture making it different from the usual manufactured material.

Another pool fence possibility is a detachable fence like the kind made by “Baby-loc”. Their fence employs a net material to keep children out and requires either aluminum or fiberglass poles that are put into fittings precisely placed in a concrete slab. Lastly, there is a specific dog guard fence system that triggers a shocking apparatus on a dog collar. If the dog tries to cross an invisible fence line fixed by a condealed wire the dog will be deterred by a shock.
Glass rails and fences are a last alternative, and they have to be custom fit.

Patio Covers in Santa Ana

Pierce Construction & Repair delivers and set up patio covers which are either water proof or for shade. For waterproof patio covers, we utilize metal, Alumawood, and wood. When it comes to shade covers, we employ vinyl, wood, or canvas. Framing with wood and shingles could be built, but it is usually not cost effective. Shade patios, when built out of wood, require painting which is a big maintenance issue, so to reduce maintenance, vinyl or Alumawood patio covers are advisable.

Lots of the patio covers built for clients in southern California are designed to be for shade and are made of lattice (2x2s) spaced equally on the top. If the shade 2x2s are painted wood, they will need painting in just a couple of years. This is very tricky, time consuming and pricey. For that reason, vinyl or Alumawood is suggested for patio covers. However, given that we get morning dew and some rain, solid water proof covers are also popular. When it comes to a second story balcony, the same rule applies in that a water proof cover protects both the tables and chairs below besides the actual structure itself. Structural protection leads to a reduction in repairs and maintenance.

Dry-rot is the chief culprit to wood damage in our locale, not termites. Termites can be removed, but dry-rot is classified as a fungus and it continues to reproduce and destroy wood. It must be either cut out or removed. Dry-rot will happen if rainwater is left to pool in an place which does not dry quickly. This can happen on top of level beams, but particularly between wood joints. On substructures, we prefer to use chemically treated “Green” wood which fights dry-rot. Sometimes we encase substructure support members with vinyl or roofing paper to shield the supporting wood from water. We especially like to keep the designs simple by minimizing the ornate trim or moldings that create gaps and spaces for water to get into and attack the wood. Lots of home owners let dirt and dust to collect so that the dirt essentially touches support wood for either patio covers or fences. When rainwater, or water from a sprinkler is left to pool at a support base, it just about guarantees that the wood support will deteriorate.

As an alternative, canvas awnings are quite appealing and efficient for creating a shield from the elements. Sunesta has a variety of designs and numerous colored fabrics. Awnings also have options like stationary, or with the option of closing and opening either with a manual crank or at the touch of a button.