DIY FENCE SOLUTIONS & DOG RUN PACKAGES IN ALBERTA
Are you ready to tackle your next fencing project? Duraguard Fence Ltd. carries easy-to-assemble DIY chain link fence and dog run kits. We manufacture our fence supplies so we can give you unbeatable wholesale prices. We also offer curbside pickup at our locations in Edmonton and Grande Prairie to make getting the materials you need easier than ever. Contact us today to find out more about our DIY solutions.
DIY Chain Link Fences
Chain link fences are affordable, durable and require little to no maintenance. Our DIY chain link fence kits come with all the materials you need and can be installed in just a day or two.
How to Install a Chain Link Fence
Before starting your fencing project, it’s important to find out if you need a building permit. You should also make sure there aren’t any underground utility lines that could be damaged by digging. Once you’ve taken these steps, you can get started on the installation. Here’s how to do it:
Delineate the fence layout. Mark the layout of your fence using string and batter boards or stakes. The fence posts should be spaced between one and three metres apart.
Dig the post holes. The post holes should be three times wider than the diameter of the posts and about two feet deep (or below the frost line in your area). We recommend using a post hole digger or a power auger for this job.
Install the posts. Add gravel to the bottom of the post hole for drainage. Then, set the post in place and fill around it with concrete. Double-check that the pole is level, and then keep it in place with braces. Once the concrete has cured, you can remove the braces and fill in the rest of the hole with dirt.
Install the fence hardware. Start by adding the tension bands. Make sure they’re positioned with the flat side facing outward. Next, install the top rail bands, cups and bolts. For corner posts, alternate the end cups (bottom one up, top one down). Finally, add the post caps to the top of each post.
Hang the fence fabric. Unroll the fabric on the ground and slide a tension bar through the first row of diamonds. Next, secure the tension bar to the terminal post. Then, stretch the chain link fabric along the fence. You’ll know the fabric is tight enough when you can squeeze the diamonds just a little bit.
The team at Duraguard Fence Ltd. is happy to provide you with expert advice on how to install your chain link fence kit.
Customize Your DIY Chain Link Fence
You can easily customize your chain link fence to suit your needs. For example, you can install privacy slats to fill in the mesh holes and deter your neighbour’s prying eyes. Our privacy slats are made of rugged PVC and slide easily through the diamond mesh. They come in nine colours and various styles to suit every need. They need virtually no maintenance and come with prorated warranties of up to 25 years. We supply fence hardware and accessories including black fittings, colour fittings, chain link mesh, pipe, bands and more.
Moreover, you may want to consider installing a customized automatic gate so you can quickly and efficiently enter and exit your property while ensuring your home or business is safe and secure.
DIY Vinyl Fences
Vinyl is another durable fencing material that comes in many styles. Like wood and panel fencing, it doesn’t rot or fade. Additionally, vinyl fencing only needs to be washed down with soap and water occasionally to keep it looking new. Duraguard Fence Ltd. carries DIY vinyl fence kits that include all the materials you need to install your fence.
How to Install a Vinyl Fence
When installing any fence, first consult your neighbours, check your deed for easements and locate any underground pipes, lines or utilities. Furthermore, acquire the permits you need and ensure your fence specifications follow all local codes and bylaws.
Plan and stake your layout. Use string and stakes to mark your fence line, including corners and gates. Fence posts should be 1.8 metres or 2.4 metres apart, depending on the width of your panels. Mark each post location with a stake.
Dig the holes. Ensure that at least a third of the post is in the ground. Using a post hole digger or auger, dig a hole roughly 25 centimetres in diameter. Dig the hole 15 centimetres deeper than needed to allow for gravel backfill. For gate and corner posts, add an extra 15 centimetres to ensure stability. Backfill each hole with 15 centimetres of gravel to allow water to drain away from the bottom of the posts.
Put the posts in place. Following instructions, mix the concrete and pour it into the holes. Tap each post into the concrete until it hits the gravel. Do the corner and main posts first. Make sure each post is plumb and level. Then overfill the hole with concrete, sloping the concrete away from the post.
Install rails and panels. Wait until the concrete has set according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Then attach the rail brackets between the fence posts using screws. After the rails are up, slide the panels into the brackets and use screws to fasten the panels into place.
Install post-tops and gates. Use a vinyl adhesive and attach the ornamental tops to the posts. Push down and hold the tops for 10 seconds and immediately wipe away any excess glue. Install the gate according to the instructions provided.
Duraguard Fence Ltd. provides all the fencing supplies you need to install your new vinyl fence. Our team is happy to help with any advice you need along the way.
DIY Dog Run Kits
A dog run can provide your dog with a safe place to play and exercise. At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we carry easy-to-assemble DIY dog run kits that can be assembled by two people in under 30 minutes. However, there are three things you should consider before installing one:
Location. The spot you choose should be at least partially shade to allow your dog to get out of the sun. Alternatively, you can add shade to the area with a doghouse, patio umbrella or tarp roof.
Size. It’s important to make sure your dog has plenty of room to run, play and explore without feeling cramped. Keep in mind that large breeds require more space than small ones. At a minimum, your dog run should be twice as wide and five times as long as your pooch.
Base. Grass and gravel are both popular options as a base for dog runs. Grass is the cheapest solution, but it’s easily destroyed. Pea gravel and limestone chips are gentle on your dog’s paws and provide good drainage. However, these materials can become hot in direct sunlight. Alternatively, if cost isn’t a factor, you could use concrete, rubber matting or synthetic grass.
A dog run can be a great investment. It’ll help protect your gardens and lawn, and when the weather is bad or you’re too busy to take your furry friend for a walk, it can ensure your pet gets the exercise they need to stay healthy.
Contact Us for All Your DIY Fencing Supplies & Product Needs in Edmonton and throughout Alberta
If you need an affordable and durable fencing solution for your property, Duraguard Fence Ltd. has you covered. Our DIY chain link fence, vinyl fence and dog run kits are easy to install and come with everything you require to get the job done. We manufacture our fence supplies to give you the best wholesale prices. You can order your fencing materials and pick them up at our Edmonton location.For a free quote on your fencing project or to learn more, contact us today.