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Over the weekend, I read a news report about a young child that suffered drowning related injuries.  This is a very sad event.  What makes it unusual is that the pool was closed for the summer.  The child was able to get under the cover.  Once in the pool, he was not able to get out due to the low water level and stiff [read more]

School Fencing Tips – Part Three

School fencing and gates are a big concern for parents and school staff.  This quickly became apparent upon the number of readers' comments I received with our first two blogs.  One of the most prevalent themes was the use and care of gates.  Many of the parents brought up some very valid concerns regarding the use, pla[read more]

Louvered screens versus engineered louvered screen systems.

PalmSHIELD louvers are not just any louvered screen manufacturer.  PalmSHIELD is an engineered louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil-down to for you?  We review every project for the following conditions. Where is the louvered screen system going to be located?  If a rooftop unit, the system may be [read more]

Following my blog on fencing at schools, a devote reader commented about her childhood on the playground.  The four foot tall chain link that separated the kids from the asphalt was as much part of the playground equipment as was the slide, swings and teeter-totter.  The chain link fence was home base for red light green [read more]

Last Thursday morning, I sat in traffic behind a sea of yellow caterpillars.  All of them moving in different directions with heads bopping up and down inside.  School is back in session…I was reminded.  At the next stop light, I begin to drift away to an article I read  about a teacher who severely damaged her hand i[read more]

Every major storm that sweeps through your community will leave some damaged fencing.  Temporary fencing is always hit hard.  Because temporary fencing is just that, "temporary;" it is not set in concrete footings or permanently fixed.  Temporary fence panel systems are often anchored with sand bags placed over the tempo[read more]

Some more good advice for storm damaged fences

My neighbor now has new posts in his yard but is waiting on his fence contractor to come back and finish.  Yesterday, I had a knock on my door.  Standing in my door way was Bob, my neighbor.  “I hate to ask but do you know how to reach my fence contractor?” Bob said with a little despair.   Bob knows we sell his fe[read more]

If you read my previous blog, I have an update on my neighbor.  I witnessed him yesterday digging out his old footings.  As I strolled by on my four wheeler, he wiped his brow with a rag and gave me a thumbs up.  He was soaked head to toe in sweat.  Lesson learned…leave those posts attached to the footings.  Over the[read more]