The Top Reasons To Buy A Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences have been popular for years – with good reason. They provide a lot of benefits compared to other types of fencing. Some of the top reasons to buy a chain link fence include the following:

1. Affordable. The cost of installing a chain link fence is usually much lower than putting in a wood or vinyl fence. This makes it one of the most budget-friendly options available.

2. Quick and easy to install. Fences like these are designed to go up quickly. Instead of having to waste time screwing on individual pickets or putting together complicated fence panels, you just have to put the posts in the ground and attach the chain link fence fabric using the correct components.

3. Low maintenance. These fences require almost no maintenance. Once they are installed, you can pretty much forget about them. This is in contrast to fences made out of wood or vinyl, which need to be regularly cleaned to prevent problems with moss, dirt, and algae.

4. Rugged and durable. Metal fences like these do a great job of standing up to the elements. You don't have to worry about them falling down in a windstorm or getting damaged by heavy snow or hail.

As you can see, there are a lot of great reasons to purchase a chain link fence for your home.

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The Importance Of A Fence And Gate Installation

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The first thing people notice when they come around your property is the fence. Therefore as a property owner, you should make sure your fence looks desirable to a potential buyer or client. There are various types of fencing that you can choose from.

Improved Security

Good and guaranteed security is one of the main reasons why people invest in fencing. No property owner wants to stay in a fenceless property especially in areas that are prone to crime. If you install a fence you will aid in stopping any intruder to your property. No one will be able to walk in and out without your say so.

It Increases The Value Of The Property

Every business person looks forward to getting high profits if they sell the property. Good fencing doesn’t only improve your security but also it improves the value of your property. Well painted fencing will be noticed by anyone who comes close to your property and therefore the chances of attracting a potential buyer are very high. Every potential client or buyer considers security before living or buying any property for the sake of their well-being as well as peace of mind.

For The Comfort Of Anyone Inside The Property

A fence around your home won’t only guarantee you maximum security but it will also bring out an appealing look. Generally, well-fenced homes with well-fitted gates look luxurious and classic, this gives you a feeling of self-satisfaction. Investing in proper fencing of your property is investing in your happiness.

Proper Fence Installation Is Attractive

You can choose to go for different types of fencing with different ornamental elements. These are going to make your fence more appealing. This type of fencing will add instant value to your property. You can resell your property for an increased price. If you want to reap the benefits of having a decorated fence, choose us to do the job. We will ensure you get the best fencing for your money also as your investment.

For The Purpose Of Safety

As a property owner, you want the best security for the occupants of your building. If there are kids and pets in your house you will need them to be secure and not leave the property. Good fencing and a well-installed gate will be able to restrict them to the confined space where they are safe. Fenceless homes are dangerous for kids and pets for they can easily walk to the road and this will expose them to various risks.

They Can Be A Landmark

If you have a large piece of land, it is your job to mark your territory, you can do so by erecting a proper fence and installing a unique gate. Proper fence and gate installation are noticeable from afar, and your property will have a reputation if it has proper installation.

Call us today and get a price estimate for the installation of your fence and gate. We offer various types of fencing for both commercial and residential properties. You can choose from vinyl fencing, wood, chain link, wrought iron, and others.

To Add A Motor, Or To Not Add A Motor?

That is the question. Our Clients ask us all the time, “Should we add a motor to our driveway gate, or leave it as a manual open gate?’ In this blog we will discuss the pro’s and cons of both sides of the fence so that when you are purchasing a new driveway gate you will be able to make a clear and educated decision about your gate.

Driveway gates are great for many reasons. Most of our clients use driveway gates to separate their front yard and back yard. Others add a gate to secure and protect their front yard. No matter if you are trying to add a gate for security or convenience here are few things to know before you have anything installed.

Like with most things, this is not a clear yes or no answer. The true answer is, it depends. Many homes have different layouts and home owners have many different preferences when it comes to the exterior layout of their home. Figuring out the placement of your driveway gate is the most important detail to have nailed down. You local gate installer (cough cough… Harwell Fence & Gates Inc) will be able to help you determine what might benefit you the most with layout and traffic flow. 

The perks of adding a motor to your driveway gate are fairly obvious. The convenience of pushing a button vs. getting out and opening or closing the gate for every entrance and exit. But the convenience does come with a cost. Reliable motors with quality installation can run between $3,000 - $4,000 (not including the cost of the gate). However this could save you some much time and as we all know, time is money.

Gates come in all kinds of styles and designs so make sure you feel out a builder that matches your style and budget. I know that many clients can be sticker shocked by the cost but if there is one thing I have learned, it’s don’t go with the cheapest option. You always get what you pay for. The last thing you want is a gate that lasts you a year and then the repair bills begin to rack up. 

Manual gates are great too! This option leaves you with a gate that looks just link the motorized option however it will lower the cost of your project by a significant amount. If you are on the fence about which choice to make, sometimes the best option is to get a manual and if you want to add a motor later, when your budget allows, add the motor then.

We hope this article helped you. We specialize in Driveway Gate installation so feel free to call us to schedule a free design consultation. Call us at (310) 601-6616. 

When Is It Time To Replace My Fence?

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When you notice your fence is leaning, you can often strengthen the fence again with new wood posts. But when the sections are simply falling down, then it might be time to consider a new fence. Once you reach that stage where pickets and boards are falling off or missing, a new fence often outweighs the cost of frequent repairs.
If your fence is more than 15 years old and begins showing signs of decline, you may also need to consider replacing the fence. Once a fence approaches its second decade, chances are the elements have done a number on it and it may be time to say goodbye. A good rule of thumb is that if you have to replace more than 20 to 25% of your fence’s panels or pickets, you’re better off having the entire fence removed and replacing it with a new one.

When weather takes it toll and entire sections of a fence collapse, it’s definitely time to consider replacing your wooden fence.

Still, some home owners prefer the rustic and natural look that a fence offers. They are indeed gorgeous works of art when carefully constructed and beautifully maintained. If you live in Los Angeles, CA, an area where you have a choice of materials, wood can be your best option. Many newer home communities tend to favor a wood because of its look and durability. If you are interested in having a new wood fence or gate built for your home give us a call today at (310) 601-6616. We would love to send you a free estimate! 

Should I Repair Or Replace My Fence?

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Questioning whether to repair or replace your fence?

Many homeowners start out by weighing the costs. Repainting or repairing a fence is cheaper and easier than an all-out replacement—at least in the short term. Sometimes, replacing your fence is the better choice. Maybe your fence has worn out its welcome and will continue to need extensive repairs, or maybe you’d like to update the style or placement of your fence.

In this article, we’ll discuss tips for evaluating your fence’s true condition. You can then make an educated decision whether to repair your own fence, hire a professional to repair your fence, or choose a replacement fence.

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Some fence problems can be fixed with simple repairs. Let’s review common issues with wood, vinyl, and aluminum fences that aren’t signs you need to replace your fence.

Common wood fence problems

As a natural material, wood can be a little more damage-prone than synthetic materials. The elements can take their toll, and insects, moisture, and other environmental factors may affect your wood fence. Signs your fence need repair include discoloration, warping, or splintering. If you notice these things, you should carefully inspect your fence to determine the cause of damage and if you can mitigate it with a solution like redirecting pooling water or exterminating wood destroying insects.

To repair your wood fence, you can patch small holes and cracks with wood filler or putty. For warping or more severe damage, it’s best to replace the affected boards or rails.

The downside of both of these repairs is that they will be visible, at least for a while. Wood filler can be concealed if you paint your fence but will otherwise show forever. A new board will likely look different in color but may weather in time to a similar patina as your old fence. If your fence will be painted after repair, neither of these options have drawbacks!

Common aluminum fence problems

Aluminum fences are very durable, but parts may need occasional replacement or attention. Like with vinyl, an accident may damage your aluminum fence. Shifting soil can eventually loosen fence posts as well.

A loose post due to soil erosion can be steadied with some backfill of either soil or gravel. To repair damage to an aluminum fence, you may need to replace a section or an individual rail. Some aluminum fence repairs require the skill of a welder.

To steady a loose rail, a t-brace can make the area stronger and more functional. Be mindful of the color of the replacement part being used if you don’t plan to paint your fence after repair.

When it’s better to replace your fence instead of repairing

If you find any of these repair options to be too daunting, you can always opt for a replacement. There are times when replacing a fence makes more sense because amounts of the time, money, and effort required to repair it are too great. If your fence needs a major overhaul, here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have to replace more than 20% of the fence panels or pickets, it’s time to replace the entire fence.

Keep in mind that replacing fence posts is also more difficult and expensive than replacing pickets or panels because the posts need to be dug out of the ground, and often, they’re mounted in cement. If you have several fence posts in need of replacement, consider an entire fence overhaul. If your fence is very old, it may have simply worn out its lifespan, and replacement parts may no longer be available from the manufacturer. With proper maintenance, your fence should be expected to last anywhere between 20 to 50 years, depending on the material. If your fence is older than you are, it’s probably time for a new one!

Damage isn’t the only reason to replace your fence. If your fence doesn’t provide enough privacy, isn’t high enough to stop your dog from escaping, or otherwise falls short of a necessary function, it’s time for a new one! Wanting to change the style of your fence is also a perfectly valid reason to get another. While replacing a fence is costlier than repairing or repainting, it’s sometimes worth it to get the fence you really want.

Maintain your fence so you don’t need to replace it!

You should always stick to the recommended maintenance for your fence to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

For wood fences, this often includes staining and sealing annually or every other year. Vinyl fences may only need to be washed off with a hose.

Maintaining your fence may also mean making careful choices about landscaping (growing vines on a fence may harm it) and checking your fence for damage regularly. By making small repairs when needed, you can extend the life of your fence so you don’t need to replace it.

Need a replacement fence in West Los Angeles or Santa Monica area?

Harwell Fencing & Gates has you covered with a full inventory of wood fences and a team of installation experts.

If it’s time for a change, stop by our location at 5555 West Washington Blvd, Los Angeles Ca 90016 or contact us today about your replacement fence!

How Tall Can I Build My Fence?

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How Tall Can I Build My Fence?

We get asked this question all the time. So, we figured this would be a great place to answer it!

Fences come in many different heights, and for good reason: different sized fences serve different purposes. Depending on your needs, wants, and can-dos, you may choose a short 3 foot picket fence or an 8 foot fortress of privacy. The placement of your fence, such as your front yard or backyard, can affect the height of your ideal fence. Unfortunately, local regulations may dictate height for you and limit your options. That’s often the first concern for homeowners, but it’s not the only reason to think about height. Here are some considerations when deciding on the perfect fence height for your yard.

Local Regulations Regarding Fence Height

Want to make your house feel like a home? Contact Harwell Fencing & Gates Inc. for a free quote. We install fences in and around West Los Angeles and Culver City. If you are outside these areas we can set up a paid design consultation and can service that particular area.

Fence regulations are typically governed by local law or a homeowners’ association. In many areas, six feet is the maximum height for a backyard fence, while a 42” fence may be used in front of your home. One reason front yard fences are smaller is because taller fences can block the sightlines of cars, creating blind corners at intersections and putting children and pets in danger. Depending on your location, you may be able to build an open fence (such as an aluminum fence) higher because it allows for visibility.

For more information about height restrictions give us a call: (310) 601-6616

Why Should I Stain Or Paint My Fence?

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Why Should I Stain Or Paint My Fence?

So you got a new fence, and now you have a few questions. “Won’t my fence age over time?” “Do I have to seal it somehow?” There are three basic options for “finishing” a fence: painting, staining, or leaving it natural. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option. And Wee can help you decide which route is the best for you!

Paint

Painting fences was more popular before there were so many options for stains. We would least recommend painting, because it does require a lot of maintenance. If you do decide to go ahead and paint your fence, you can expect to have to repaint it every 1-3 years, as paint does tend to crack and peel.

Also keep in mind that once you do need to repaint, you will need to scrape off all of the existing paint, prep the surface for new paint, and then finally repaint. It is a lot of work and a lot of time, and over time the painting and repainting will end up costing you more.

Stain

Stain wins over paint most of the time, and that’s because it requires much less maintenance than paint. It may be a higher cost initially, but you will not need to re-stain over and over again.

Eventually the stain will fade and need to be redone, but not nearly as frequently as paint. Stain does not peel or crack, so it requires way less preparation than repainting. A good power wash or washing with a deck cleaner will give you a clean slate to work with before re-staining, without all the scraping and peeling.

There are a lot of options when it comes to staining your fence. One option is a solid stain, which, as mentioned above, will give you that traditional “white picket” look without all the maintenance of paint. Or, if you really love the look of natural wood and just want to protect your fence, there are plenty of semi-transparent options to choose from, too. There are even clear options that simply serve to waterproof and protect your fence.

Natural

The third option for finishing a fence is simply leaving it natural and allowing it to weather over time. This option, of course, requires the least amount of effort, but it does leave room for the elements to take a toll on your fence over time. However, the rustic, weathered look is popular these days, and quality wood will last a while even if it is left to the elements.

Simply power washing or pressure washing your natural fence can bring it back to life, too, if you choose not to paint or stain but would like to try and keep the “new” look.

Which will you choose?

Definitely be sure to consider the time, cost, and which option best complements the style of your home and property. Here at Harwell Fencing & Gates Inc, we are finish work experts and keep your fence looking new for years! Give us a call to schedule a free consultation or fill out an online form and we will reach out to you for scheduling.

How To Determine The Cost Of A New Fence?

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How To Determine The Cost Of A New Fence?

If you’re looking for a way to make your backyard paradise a little more secluded, a privacy fence is a perfect addition for your home. Privacy fencing is great because they add security, block prying eyes, and lets your furry friends run around leash-free in the yard.

Building a privacy fence can give you peace of mind, especially if you have young children or pets, but they do require an investment from the homeowner. Whether you are choosing to install a privacy fence on your own or go with a professional fence company, (cough cough) there are a few factors you have to take into consideration when estimating fence costs.

Here are some things to consider when estimating the cost of a new fence. This list can help you and be used as a guide in your decision making:

1. Check Your Zoning Laws

Before purchasing any materials, you should make sure your fence will meet your local requirements and that you have permission to install it. First, you will need to know where your property lines are. If you have any doubts, have a survey done. You should also check your local zoning laws before seriously investing time and money into fence installation. Depending on where you live, there might be height limitations and boundary requirements for fences. For example most areas in Los Angeles have a front yard height limit of 42”. So before you build your 6ft privacy fence in the front yard, double check!

After verifying your local zoning laws, it’s not a bad idea to check with your local Homeowner’s Association (HOA) too. They might have strict guidelines about the types of fences, including materials and colors, you can build on your property. It’s always better to make sure sooner rather than later that your fence meets requirements and that you have permission to build it.

Harwell Fencing and Gates Inc. has been installing fences in Los Angeles and Santa Monica for over two decades, so we know a thing or two about fence laws and requirements.

2. Mark Off Your Utilities

Most homes have an existing fence to determine the property line, however if you don’t have a fence around your property already, you’ll have to mark the utility lines before getting started. Marking off your utilities sounds like a no-brainer, but sometimes this step gets overlooked. Not marking off your utility lines could lead to a nasty surprise like accidentally hitting pipes or wires underground while installing your fence—Oops!

You don’t want your fence directly on top of utility lines either. If the city has to do repair work, your brand new fence might be torn out of the ground, and you’ll have to start all over again. Before digging, call 811 to get in touch with your local utility companies.

3. Choose Your Fence Materials

Now that you have the area measured, you’re ready to select your materials! Typically, fences are about six feet in height and come in pre-built panels. Wood Fencing is our most popular choice for homeowners.

Wood Fencing comes in several different styles depending on your preference. For those who enjoy home decor, wooden fences are easy to customize with stain or paint to make them all your own, but you will need to reapply stain and paint annually. (Which we include in our finishing package).

Choose the material that suits your needs, but remember that going with the cheapest option might not be the best idea in the long run. A less expensive wood often means it’s of a lower quality and will have to be replaced sooner. The same goes with other material options, the phrase you get what you pay for is extremely applicable when it comes to picking out your fence materials. Building a new fence is an investment, and it’s wise to consider possible upkeep in the future as well as the initial price of installation.

5. Weight the Costs: Labor vs DIY

Installing your own fence is where DIYers can save the most money. Just remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your fence won’t be either. If you want to get the most out of building your own fence, do your research, grab a buddy, and take your time.

If you want to install a privacy fence right away with no hassle, consider contacting a professional fencing company. While the cost of labor will be higher than doing it on your own, the fence will be installed faster, and you’ll avoid getting frustrated over a DIY job gone wrong.

Want To Install A New Fence?

If you’re ready to install a privacy fence around your property, let us know! Reach out to us by sending us an email to Info@harwelldesign.com or Call us at (310) 601-6616. The easiest way to reach us is by filling out a Free Online Form. We are here to help so contact us anytime!

Have You Seen Our Social Media?

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Harwell Design has more than just a website! We have Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Yelp and more! Visit and follow us on all our social media platforms to get all the latest news and design updates. We are always updating our pages to include our latest blog posts, projects and inspirational ideas and designs.

Don’t forget to review and rate us on our review sites , such as Yelp and Google Business. We will leave links to all our social platforms so you can stay connected with the best of fencing and gates in Los Angeles!

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What Is The Best Way To Prevent Termites When Having a Fence Built?

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Pressure Treated Lumber is the best-priced option. This material is fabricated for exterior use. Chemicals are soaked in the wood to keep termites and moisture out. The raw materials are made to resist moisture and insects with out any sealant. We apply two coats of stain/sealant to all of our materials which adds a lot more life to the pressure treated lumber.

If you are currently dealing with an infestation and it is not too far along, it may be possible to salvage the material and refinish the wood.

Redwood also provides protection against insects.  Some Redwood is better protection than others.

  • BEST Protection : Conheart Redwood has natural oils that keeps insects away. This type of lumber is the center portion of the redwood tree and will add cost to your budget. Just like anything, you get what you pay for. Spend more in the beginning and you get a longer lasting product.

  • MEDIUM Protection: Our most common wood for a beautiful finish. Clear Redwood is the selected portion of the tree that does not have knots in it. This wood is dry and the best type of wood for a slick finishes on our Designer Fence and HD fencing categories.

  • MEDIUM Protection: Common Redwood (used in our Mid-Range Fence category - just to let you know, Clear Redwood is also common redwood, just dried out and selected lumber without knots) These are the standard 1 x 6 fence boards providing a much rougher finish. These boards are also contain moisture and will shrink after installation.

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Owner: Arian Harwell

Owner: Arian Harwell

You get more than just a meeting about your fence.

Here is what comes with a paid design consultation:

You will receive a fence building education.
My experience with furniture building and custom woodworking starts about 30 years ago. That experience helped me figure out this Los Angeles wood fence business. Before Los Angeles, I was not really a fence builder. I grew up in the artistic world of Northern New Mexico and have been in Los Angeles since 2005. I am so grateful for the skills I have learned in both locations. The fast paced, business driven, modern inspiration from Southern California. Plus the creative, rustic woodworking I learned from the Taos/Santa Fe area. This combination and my family influence, both here in LA and NM, are what delivers you with the best fence and gate quote around.

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My visit to your property will provide you with Certainty + Clarity for your peace of mind. You will have an upgraded understanding of what a quality fence installation should be.

Custom building done right takes this fun, innovative way of thinking and that is what we do. The finished product always looks great, or we come back to fix it.

I approach any finishing detail challenges with artistry and creativity, and that is our main commitment. See the Artistry of Harwell on this page.

Make Your Gate Automatic!

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Adding a motor to a driveway gate is a nice add-on to make a gate much more appealing and easy to us. Last thing you want is to get in and out of your car each time you need to open and close your gate. This feature eliminates this time consuming hassle of getting in and out of your car and keeps you focused on more important things, like being on time to where ever you are going. Technology has improved greatly with automatic motors. Now with cell phone technology you can simply drive up and your motor will detect your cell phone and open the gate automatically without any buttons.

We highly recommend automatic motors, especially if you are an apartment complex or business with heavy traffic that needs to keep specific areas secure. For a free estimate on an automatic driveway gate motor click the button below!

What Is The Best Type Of Wood For A Fence?

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Clients ask us all the time, “What is the best type of wood to use for my fence?” So we thought we would take the time and write a blog post about it to help answer the all important question about wood.

Obviously when buying a fence you want your fence to look nice, so ascetics is important. However almost as important, if not more important is how long will the wood last? No one wants to pay top dollar for a fence that falls apart after a few years. Before we get into the different woods we use and suggest we want to make this disclaimer. The longevity of a fence depends on the type of wood but also the owner and how well they take care of the fence.

That said, let’s dig into the top two wood choices. Yes, I know there are more than two different types of wood. However, we want to focus on these two we recommend most in Southern California.

1. Redwood
Redwood is arguably the most extensively used type of wood for wood fencing and even though it comes at a high cost, redwood’s quality, durability, and aesthetic value make it among the best options. Although redwood is resistant to insects and rot, it still should be treated with a stain, preferably clear stain, to preserve its natural beauty, prevent it from turning grayish in color due to aging, and boost its resistance to insects and rot. Constant moisture, freezing, thawing, and dry conditions can damage redwood, so make sure you are aware of surroundings such as sprinkler systems.

2. Cedar
Cedar is an excellent choice of wood for fencing since it contains natural oils which are a deterrent to insects. Cedar wood is a middle-of-the-road option that might better fit a limited budget, and is also rot-resistant, giving it a longer lifespan compared to other types of wood. Treating cedar with a finish such as paint and wood stain prevents it from turning gray, like redwood. Although some people recommend painting cedar with acrylic to protect it from the elements, you won’t have to worry too much about that being that Southern California has very little temperature fluctuations.

Why Accent Fencing is Gaining Popularity

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Los Angeles tends to be trend setters. So it’s no surprise that we get requests for unique designs and colors of fencing all the time. With our fingers on the pulse of fencing trends we have one in particular that we are excited to report on.

Accent Fencing. No, not the little corner fence that frames your grandmother’s cute garden. Fencing that accents to the home color. All white, modern farmhouse styles are popping up everywhere. A smooth mix of Joanna Gains and Mid-Century Modern has exploded in Los Angeles and across the nation. Boring Standard fences just wont work with this unique exterior anymore.

We have been seeing and asked to make fences sharp, smooth and pop. This combination of clean lines and smooth finish coupled with a accent to the home really makes the colors pop and the house in general to stand out!

If you are looking for a fence that completes the look of home give us a call today!
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Refinishing May Save You Thousands!

It’s 2019! And with a new year comes new fencing! or at least a new looking fence. So many clients assume they need a new fence because the fence appears to be worn and aged. However the truth is many times all the fence really needs is just to be refinished. In the end this could safe you thousands of dollars!

When refinishing a fence or gate we sand down down the wood until the raw wood is exposed. This takes off the layer of dead or aged wood and gives the board a clear fresh look. After we take off the old stain and 1st layer of wood we apply a new fresh stain to give it a clean look and to protect it from future sun damage.

Refinishing the wood gives your fence new life. It extends the life of your fence and make it look brand new again!

If you are interested in refinishing your fence, gate or deck give us a call today!
(310) 601-6616

Happy Holidays From Harwell Design!

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We here at Harwell Design could not be more thankful to our amazing clients! We thank you all for making 2018 a year of success and creative accomplishments. Our team has built some amazing things over the last year and we are forever grateful that you chose us to help you design and build your dream fence!

We hope that over the holiday season you take time to enjoy the friends and family around you and stay safe.

We thank you all again and wish you a a very happy holiday!

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Harwell Design Now Does Commercial Fencing!

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We are so excited to announce we are now entering the world of commercial fencing! For the past 8 years we have helped local residents build and design fencing and gates for their homes. It is with great pleasure that we are opening our doors not just to home owners but now to business owners.

We have enjoyed building residential homes and we will continue to build custom and standard fencing and gates all around Los Angeles. But scaling up to larger project with businesses and government project will be an additional focus to our team.

With our owner and lead designer, Arian Harwell, at the steering wheel, Harwell Design has had the opportunity to invest time in the commercial industry of fencing and gates.

If you own a business and need professional help with designing and building custom fencing and gates we can help you!

Give us a call and schedule a free on-site walk through, or purchase a design consultation with our lead design Arian Harwell.
Call Today (310) 601-6616.

Click Here for a Free Estimate on your next commercial project!

When Is It Time To Get A New Gate?

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Entry Gates and Driveway Gates are something used every day. From pulling out of your driveway to entering or exiting your side yard. It’s very important that these gates are working properly and easily.

Many clients get attached to gates that aren’t functioning correctly. So what are some signs that it is time to get a new gate?

1. A Sagging Gate.
This is probably the most telling of all the signs. If you have a significant sag to your gate it might be time to replace it. After installation a gate may sag but this only accounts for settling and it can be quickly corrected. However if your gate is sagging to the point that it drags or it is not aligned properly to the lock or the posts, that is a big sign that your gate needs to be replaced.

2. Broken or Damaged Framework.
The framework of a gate is very important to how a gate functions. This can also significantly shorten the lifespan of a gate. If you notice a damaged frame get it repaired as soon as possible. If your gate is 5-10 years old and you notice a damaged frame it might be time to replace it entirely.

3. Aged Gate.
If your gate is rusting, or rotting it may be time to replace the boards/ hardware. however if the frame is rusting significantly or the wood is rotting due to 10-15 years you may need to replace your gate.

Making sure your gate is in working condition and can be opened and closed easily is an important thing. If you are looking to replace your current gate or driveway gate, give us a call for a free estimate! (310) 601-6616.

When Is It Time To Replace My Fence?

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Many people call us and are unsure about if they need a new fence or simply repair their existing one. Enjoy!

1. Do You Need More Privacy. If you are look to add to your fence for privacy reasons then yes, there is no way around this one without bitting the bullet and purchasing a new fence. Remember to look at height restrictions in your local are to avoid any mid-construction hick-ups.

2. Is Your Fence is Leaning. If your fence is leaning that is one thing, but make note if the posts are leaning. If the posts are straight then you might be in the clear and only need to replace the boards. This could save you a good chuck of change.

3. Is Your Fence Losing It’s Color? If your fence is chipping or losing it’s once vibrant color it may not necessarily need to be replaced. This may just require a refinish. Simply sand and apply a new coat of stain and it will look as good as new.

4. Did Something Fall and Damage Your Fence? Depending on the damage you may or may not need a new fence. More times than not only a section of the fence actually needs to be replaced.

We hope this helped you! If you have more questions about your fence or gate give us a call. (310) 601-6616.

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