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Come on in, the Water’s Fine! But How’s the Fence?

June 26, 2019 ~ Posted By Kathy Crum

Written by Laura Barnsley

The team here at Frederick Fence is so excited to have already installed many amazing fences this season, one of our busiest ever! This is one of the best times for fencing! It is also the best time for cook-outs, ice cream, camp fires, and especially swimming! Is anyone else saying “yay summer!”? if you have been working hard like we have, don’t forget to take a break and hit the pool every once in a while! You deserve it!

Have you considered that we are not the only ones who love to beat the heat with a dip in the pool? Animals of all kinds would love to climb in and cool off if given the chance. If you have a pool in your backyard, we suggest taking a good look at the condition of your surrounding fence to make sure it can keep all kinds of critters safe and away from the water.

One other (most important) thing to be considered is the safety of our children. We all know how much kids love the pool, but they don’t always realize the danger that is associated with it. Having a fence that is designated for just the pool area instead of the whole yard will keep your children safe away from the pool when they are outside having a good time this summer. Also, consider the height and material of the fence. Can your children climb it, crawl under it, or through it? If so, then it might need to be repaired, altered, or replaced without delay before opening the pool. One last thing to make sure of is the integrity of your pool GATE. Ensure that it is in good condition and that the latch safe and secure. Also, making sure there is a lock on the gate is key to making sure your children come and go with your supervision.

There are a few different pool fencing options to consider when you are looking for something to keep your whole family safe this summer. Among them are wood, vinyl, aluminum, and chain link.

Wood

Wood fencing is traditional and beautiful. It comes in many different styles and materials to choose from. A wood privacy fence is one of the best pool fencing options to consider in order to keep critters of all sizes out of the pool area because they have very little to no space between boards. Picket wood fences are also a good option and there is flexibility when it comes to height, shape, and size. It can be designed to best suit your individual needs.

Vinyl

Anything from privacy style to picket style fencing in vinyl would make a sophisticated addition to your pool area. It is similar to wood fencing in that it is completely customizable. It is easy to work with our team of experts to come up with a design that works best for you and your space.  One amazing thing about Vinyl is that once it is up, it is there to stay, and stay beautiful. If you are looking for something that is long lasting, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, vinyl is the fence for you.

Chain Link

Chain link is a wonderfully safe fencing option. Like many others, you can customize the height, color, and size of the mesh to meet your needs. You can also customize the coating on the fence to meet your durability desires.

Aluminum

Aluminum fencing is a very classic and eye pleasing option to have surrounding your pool. It is the most popular pool fence on the market because of how beautiful and durable it is. Like vinyl, an aluminum pool fence is long lasting and requires just about 0 maintenance after installation. Although it is not as effective when trying to keep critters out, it will definitely provide safety for your little ones and larger animals.

There is no doubt a lot to consider when choosing your perfect pool fence. Don’t worry, the Frederick Fence team is happy to assist you in your decision making! Give us a call at 301-663-4000, make an appointment, or just come in and see us and all of the options we have to choose from in our beautiful showroom!

If the fence you have needs any maintenance, you can call and get an estimate on a repair. If your current fence was installed by Frederick Fence Company, you can talk to us about possible solutions that are covered under warranty. Whatever you need, we are here to help!

We hope you enjoy your summer!

Father’s Day

June 13, 2019 ~ Posted By Kathy Crum

Written by Laura Barnsley

We appreciate and value each one of the men and women who work here at Frederick Fence and the vital roles they play in the running of the company, but at the top of our appreciation list this week are the dads of our team! Over half of the men here at Frederick Fence are fathers who work extremely hard for the company and also shoulder the responsibility of raising children and providing for a family. We are so thankful for our dads! Here are just a few of those dads along with some of their kiddos too!

Our welder, Andrew, and two of his children.

One of our salesmen, Perry with Kelly and their two boys.

Our salesman Justin, with his son.

Our salesman, Alan and his 4 kids.

Our Sales Manager, Bill and his daughter.

Longtime employee, Jon “JC” Wisner and his 2 girls.

Our Salesman, Luther and his 2 daughters.

Speaking of Frederick Fence fathers, there is one specific father who stands out in particular. He is the one who started not only the company, but the family who runs it to this day, Charlie Powers. His three children (Kelly, Erin and Todd) would say that what makes him so special is the way he loves God and loves people. Charlie has always prioritized making personal connections with those he meets and serves through the company every day. Working hard his whole life to ensure the company’s success has always just been a way to make sure his family is provided for and also a constant opportunity to flesh out his personal values to whoever he meets. Probably the most important thing he has passed on to his children is the way he has relied on God’s provision and protection of his family and the company. Through tough times and good times Charlie has strived to teach his children to maintain the proper perspective that God has a plan, and His will is greater than ours.

Charlie and his daughter Kelly

From Charlie’s perspective, there is just no describing how much he enjoys being a father and a grandfather. He would call it his proudest accomplishment and greatest blessing in life. Watching his children grow and slowly take over the company has been one of the most exciting things for Charlie to see happen. He is sure that the three of them (Erin, Todd, and Kelly) are taking Frederick Fence Company to great new heights. Charlie plans to continue to watch proudly as maybe even a third generation rises to take over the company someday.

It is easy to see that Charlie values relationships and family above everything else. Sundays are strictly set aside for church and family dinners, where everyone gets the chance to enjoy spending time together and grow deeper as a family. It is also clear that this priority has benefited all areas of his life and is behind the reason that the Frederick Fence team puts families first, their own as well as those of their customers. We are so thankful for this aspect of Charlie’s leadership of the company.

Charlie and his grandchildren

Today, Charlie is still a greatly valued leader and team member of the company. He brings the most experience out of anyone, ready to help in whatever way he can. He also brings a loving smile and caring heart to the office where he is eager to make and grow connections with staff members and clients.

We hope that you can take some time this week to honor the fathers in your life and let them know how much you love and appreciate them. And if you are a father, know that what you do is always appreciated by someone around you. Happy Father’s Day from Frederick Fence!