Celebrate the 4th

backyard-bbq-pit-designs-9Many Americans choose to celebrate the Fourth of July in the safety and convenience of their own backyard.

The invention of this simple phenomenon has become a staple on the Fourth of July. All over America homeowner owners invest large sums of money into what has become a retreat for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation. What used to be just a simple fence, bbq grill and patio has turned into a small oasis for many Americans. Here are some interesting facts regarding our country and the Fourth of July weekend.

4th of July Statistics Data
Number of hotdogs consumed on July 4th each year 150 million
Amount of chicken purchased in the week leading up to July 4th 700 million pounds
Amount of red meat / pork purchased in the week leading up to July 4th 190 million pounds
Percent of American households with outdoor grills 87 %
Number of Americans who will spend the holiday at someone else’s home 41 million
Amount of fireworks sold to cities for public celebrations 25 million pounds
Dollar amount of American flags imported into the US from China $5 million
Number of places in the US with “Independence” in their name 11

High Quality Wood Fencing

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A fence constructed from high-quality materials is your best defense against the elements. Overtime, the harsh Texas weather can exact considerable damage to your property. Our experts use high-quality fence supplies and materials that work to resist extreme temperature and humidity. Updating your fence is an investment in your future and increases your home’s value.
According to the International Association of Certified Home Builders, a wood fence has an approximate lifespan of about 20 years with regular maintenance. A fence’s life expectancy can be increased significantly if you pay more up front for a high-quality wood.

Here are a few of the species that tend to hold up better than others:

Western Red Cedar

White Oak Pressure

Treated Pine

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Read more: http://web.archive.org/web/20150421212116/http://www.redbeacon.com/hg/what-are-best-types-wood-fences/

Frisco is Growing

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Frisco is going to need several new fences!

One North Texas city got a glimpse at its future and leaders were shocked by what the area is projected to look like in 20 years.  Frisco city leaders are developing a new plan for  future growth now that the population will be much bigger than earlier projected.

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/04/24/frisco-leaders-shocked-by-increase-in-population-projections/

The Frisco Independent School District is desperately trying to keep up with the city’s growth.  In 1998, the district only had 3,800 students. Today, just 16 years later, there are 45,000. And by 2020, the district estimates it will have 62,000.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/frisco/headlines/20130923-friscos-fast-growth-prompts-district-to-build-schools-sooner.ece

As this explosive growth occurs Titan Fence is poised to meet the fencing needs required by schools, businesses and homeowners.

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Pool Fences

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Pool fences have saved countless lives!  “Safeguarding a pool with a perimeter fence or mechanical cover is something that every owner should do,” says Seth Gilman, senior vice president at Poms & Associates, an insurance brokerage in Woodland Hills, Calif.

 A four-sided fence — one that completely isolates the pool from the yard and the house — reduces the risk of a child drowning by 83 percent, according to the CDC.

 According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the No. 2 cause of death for children age 1 to 14 and the sixth-leading cause of unintentional death for people of all ages.

 About 300 children under age 5 drown in swimming pools every year; the pools usually are at their own homes. One-third of these drownings occur at pools owned by friends or relatives, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

http://www.insurancequotes.com/home/home-insurance-pools

Rabbit Control

Black-tailed Jack RabbitRabbit damage is almost always the result of their appetite for our plants. They eat flower and vegetable plants in spring and summer and the bark of fruit and ornamental trees and shrubs in the fall and winter.  How to keep rabbits out of your lawn and flower beds:  A well-constructed fence is the most effective way to protect plants. Also a two-foot high chicken wire supported by posts every six to eight feet is strong enough to keep rabbits out.

The presence of rabbits does not always result in economic damage to plants. Most 2- to 3-foot high shrubs can survive having most of the 1- and 2-year-old twigs removed. However, the desirable bud, flower, or fruit development may be impaired. The key to effective and economical rabbit control is being able to predict and intercept damage with methods that are relative to the predicted loss in value.Jack Rabbit Fence added to Existing Fence

To exclude rabbits from an entire backyard, fences can be easily installed as additions to existing structures. Perimeter fences of welded wire mesh of 1-inch x 2-inch or 1-inch (hardware cloth, hail screen) excludes young rabbits, but a 2- x 3-inch mesh or chain link fence will exclude adults provided the fencing is anchored properly.

For more information: http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=1293