Entries by Titan Admin

How to Decorate a Fence for Christmas

Our attitude at Titan is that a quality wood fence should add beauty to a home. Why not include your fence when decorating for Christmas? Artificial garland works well on fence lines, gates and entrances. The rich green coloring tends to match the ornamental plants around a home and works to bring color back to […]

Horizontal Fences

The nontraditional horizontal fence offers a look far from that of a side by side fence.  This style fence is perfect for more modern and contemporary looking homes.  The modern look it has seems to provide an atmosphere of being indoors while enjoying an outdoor environment.   The restaurant industry uses horizontal fences often since […]

Benefits of Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing has become more popular in recent years primarily for its durability and appearance. Now there is nothing like a traditional wooden fence but we like to make our clients aware of all available fence options. A vinyl fence typically lasts longer than a wood fence and is nearly 5 times stronger. This means […]

Chain-link fencing / hurricane fencing stands the test of time

The workhorse of fences, chain link fence or hurricane style is utilitarian in design and economical in cost. It’s mostly praised for its high durability. The uses of chain-link fencing throughout America have grown dramatically since it was established here in the late 1800’s. Chain link fencing was invented by Charles Barnard in the United […]

Board on Board vs Side by Side Wood Fence

A board on board fence is simply built by layering vertical boards on top of each other.  With a Board on Board fence pickets overlap approximately 1″ on each side.  When built correctly, a fence like this should not allow sunlight to penetrate through the slats.  Advantages of this type of fence, other than privacy, are both sides […]

Halloween Traditions

Ever notice how a scary fence is in most Halloween pictures?  Where did this all start? The general practice of going door-to-door for treats is clearly similar to a much older practice, “souling,” in which the poor would go from house to house begging for alms or food. However, the specific practice of “trick-or-treating” dates […]

Ever wish you had a taller fence?

Ranch Style Fences – We sell many of these and they can be a big project.  The state of Texas and the term “Ranch” go hand in hand.  What is the real definition of a ranch?  Patrick Murfee, the administrator of the Ranching Heritage Association in Lubbock, actually laughed out loud when we asked for […]

Where Did the Term Picket Fence Originate?

Origin of the Picket Fence According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the term “picket” originates (in 1690) from the French “piquet,” from the verb “piquer,” meaning “to pierce,” hence the pointed shape of the picket. Once used as a weapon, the picket also helped form a barrier. As Random House indicates, its verb form means “to […]

Tax Tips Regarding Your New Fence

Have you purchased a new fence from Titan this year? Did you know that the expense may be tax deductible? Which Home Improvements Are Tax Deductible? For tax purposes, a home improvement includes any work done that substantially adds to the value of your home, increases its useful life, or adapts it to new uses. […]