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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

It is a well-known fact that communities in the Northeast take a tremendous amount of pride in where they live and are continuously doing things to make this one of the best regions in the country to live. One of the best ways to increase property value and the curb appeal of your home – install a fence. Whether it is a decorative fence or a privacy, it is guaranteed to add value (both aesthetically and financially) to your home. Regardless of the town you live in, every town has their own rules and regulations. While sometimes frustrating, these rules are meant for safety and to upkeep community standards. So, before you install your fence, it is important to be aware of your specific towns rules and regulations.

Depending on where you live, the height of your fence affects whether or not you need prior approval. When a city inspector measures a fence, they do so from the base of the fence posts to the top of the fence. Sometimes require permits for multiple different heights while other towns only require permits for fences over a certain height. Either way, it is important to know for sure and get all proper documentation in order prior to having your fence installed. Failure to get the proper certification for your project will result in the stoppage of work and possible fines.

Another factor is property lines. You may already have a survey of your property that shows all of your property lines, in which case – that is great and we can work with what you already have. If not, that is also fine – we can refer you to a professional surveyor. Different towns have different setback laws; meaning how far your fence has to be set back from your property lines. The best way to go about this is to get a survey done and take that to your towns zoning department and ask them about setback regulations.

If you have any questions at all, please contact Jan Fence and we will walk you through the process!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Repair or Replace?

Wood is a natural material and like any natural material, it will be effected by natural elements. Warping and checking are two completely normal effects that nature can have on a wood fence. Continuous water absorption and water loss in the wood used for your fence will cause its natural defects to surface. The most common defects are: cupping/warping, twisting, checking, and splitting. A well-maintained fence will still experience some of these natural defects. However, the extent can be significantly reduced through proper care (which we will discuss in a later post). Over the years, if you have not taken proper care of your fence, you may notice some things that will be unsightly. Now, fences CAN be repaired, but in the long run --- you will have to think about the most cost effective plan. If a few pickets have fallen off, that can easily be repaired. With that, here are a few things that may be a sign it is time to replace your fence:
  • Pickets falling off constantly
  • Sections falling off
  • Posts and/or sections rotting or decaying
  • The overall aesthetic of your fence is no longer to your liking
  • When the quote to repair your fence is near a quote for a brand new fence, it is definitely time to replace your fence
If you need an estimate for repair work or for a brand new fence, call Jan Fence and we will always give you our expert opinion and a fair and competitive estimate!

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Friday, July 24, 2015


Maintenance Free Vinyl Fence

6’ High x 6’ Wide Dogwood Section (White/Harbor Series): $62.85

(1) 5” x 5” x 102” Post & (1) 5” x 5” Flat Post Cap (White): $22.65

Maintenance Free Aluminum Fence

4’ High x 6’ Wide Granite Section (Black/Harbor Series): $55.55

(1) 2” x 2” x 70” Post & (1) Post Cap (Black/Harbor Series): $17.85

Wood Drives

Pressure Treated Split Rail Post & Rail Fence: $48.50

Whether you are looking for a fun DIY project for the summer or you want to have Jan Fence professionally install your fence, we've got you covered! Stop by out Design Center (1107 Route 23 South Wayne, NJ 07470)!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Jan Fence is proud and excited to partner with Diabetic Watchers for Diabetes Awareness Month (November).

We wanted to get an early start to give the most amount of time possible to lend a helping hand to this cause.

From now until the end of November, Jan Fence will put $25 of every fence sold (over the amount of $500) towards Diabetes Awareness.

29.1 million Americans have diabetes.
Close to 100 million people have diabetes and don't even know it.



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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering September 11th

 "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we are the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world, and no one will keep that light from shining." - George W. Bush
Thirteen years ago, we were affected as a whole. What happened on September 11th, 2001 will always be remember as one of the most devastating days in our nations history.

From tragedy comes strength. We saw a nation stand together and rebuild. The American people as a whole mourned but did not falter. We were shook to the core but did not miss a beat when it came to helping families who lost loved ones.

While the lives lost on that day should be honored every day, take today to pay respect to the lives lost and the families who had to carry on without their loved ones; reflect on how that day impacted your life. Take a moment out of your day to tell the people in your life how important they are to you and be grateful and proud to live in the United States of America

We will never forgot the devastation that day brought, but we will continue to grow, rebuild and stand strong.

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