High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Four Ways To Customize Your Iron Fencing


Iron fencing is remarkably durable, strong and low maintenance. However, its biggest benefit might be how easy it is to customize. Iron is an easy metal to mold and pound into various forms. From uniquely-shaped bars to posts that are engraved with your initials, there are many options for making an iron fence your own.

Uniquely-topped bars.

Most iron bar fences have portions of the vertical bars that extend above the top rail of the fence. Traditionally, these have a pointed, cone-like shape, but you can customize them however you like. Having each bar topped with a simple round ball gives the fence a soft look, while topping each one with a cross can give your yard a Gothic look. Corkscrew tops, cube-shaped tops, and arrow-shaped tops are other options to consider.

Varied bar heights.

Most fences are straight across at the top. In other words, all of the bars are the same height. However, you can customize the fence by varying the height of the bars. You could create a wave-like pattern, with the bars subsequently becoming shorter and then taller again. Or, you could alternate between tall and short bars for some interesting texture.

Engraved fence posts.

The thicker fence posts found every few feet along the fence can easily be engraved to suit your tastes. A lot of people like to engrave these with their initials. Another idea is to have the year your home was built, or the year you moved into it, engraved into the fence post. You could also have a figure, such as a flower, the image of a bird, or the like engraved into a post to personalize it.

Emblems between the bars.

Since iron is so easy to mold, you could have an emblem or some other picture made into an iron figurine and mounted across some of the bars. For instance, if you love butterflies, you could have metal butterflies mounted between every other post. If you like horses, you could have a set of horse head-figurines made and welded to every 5th post or so. This way, whenever you look at the fence, it will remind you of the things you enjoy most.

In addition to the customization options above, you also get to decide on the height of your fence and the spacing between the bars. Talk to a fencing contractor like one from City Wide Fence Co in your area to learn more.


22 January 2016