Fence Maintenance: What You Need to Know
To put it lightly, the fencing business in the United States is booming. The demand for fencing in this country is expected to expand at an annual rate of 7% to reach $9 billion by 2018, which will account for 875 million feet of fencing. There are approximately 100,000 fence maintenance businesses across the country that collectively hire more than a quarter of a million employees. Two-thirds of the erected fences in the U.S. are for residential areas but no matter what the fencing is for, there are a ton of Americans who need it.
Fences come with considerable advantages. First and foremost, they will protect your enclosed area — a backyard, a residence, a business, etc. — from outside dangers such as animals and debris. Fences are ideal for dogs and children, who need space to play outside but also need protection. Fencing will also offer protection for plant life and landscaping jobs in your yard.
Second, fencing your property will enable you to focus on your lawn’s maintenance. By enclosing a small space, you can devote your time and resources to, for example, cutting the lawn or tending to plants. The protection specialty fencing offers will also protect plants from animals and certain insects that seek to harm them.
Third, fence maintenance services put a lot of Americans to work. As previously stated, the fencing industry is large and active in scope. Especially during these hard economic times, it is important to support local American business — perhaps now more than ever.
For whatever your fencing needs, be rest assured that U.S. fencing companies will do whatever it takes to properly secure your lawn or house to allow you to focus on your lawn work and to not have to worry about your dogs escaping to the woods.
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