Vinyl Fences and BB Guns Do Not Mix

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Mr. Smith was sitting in his favorite chair when he heard a loud thunk on his daughter’s bedroom window.   He didn’t think anything of it at first but after the second thunk…  he went to his daughter's room.   There he found a small hole in the windowpane, and then looked down at the shiny-silver BB bullet resting next to his foot.  When he looked up and outside, he saw two little holes in his brand new white vinyl fence.

He ran outside.  He shouted at the kid's voices coming from beyond the fence-line.    "You darn kids. Your parents are going to pay for that".

#FenceSafetyAlert

 

With the COVID-19 crisis and school closures,  kids are hard at play in the backyards all across Florida.   Parents be forewarned it is not a wise idea to allow your kids to shoot their BB Guns or Air Soft rifles in your back yard, especially when there are white vinyl fences surrounding the perimeter.

Understand, a bee shot from a single pump BB Gun travel at 285 feet per second and airsoft rifle around an average of 350 feet per second.   Some of you are probably thinking. It is just a fence,  but let’s provide you a little perspective.   According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission about 4 deaths per year caused by BB guns or pellet rifles.   So it does not take a genius to realize, Vinyl Fences and BB Guns Do Not Mix.

Neither does your pocketbook.   Let say your kid shoot your neighbor’s vinyl fence and three pickets have to be replaced.  What does that mean to you? It simple.  Three pickets at $3, all attached to a minimum service call of $400.00.   So think twice parents…  Let’s keep it safe.

How To Select A fence Company After A Hurricane

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If you find yourself requiring a fence after a hurricane, make sure you don't fall victim to the scams.   The market will be flooded with fly by night companies and individuals looking to make a quick buck.  Do your home work. Below is a check list which will assist you in making a well-informed decision.

  1. Never call a fence company that placed a door hanger on your door unless they have a website.
  2. Call three fence companies and request an in person estimate.  Phone quotes will only set you up for failure.
  3. When selecting the final bid, do your homework and check that company out. Below are few resources:
    1. See if company has any complaint listed with the BBB
    2. Join Angieslist.com and read the companies reviews. Try to avoided pay by click websites which claim to be a home advisor who sells your lead to as many fence companies as possible.
    3. Verify that company is registered and licensed to do business in the State of Florida.  VisitSunbiz.org and do a corporate Search.
  4. Never give a fence company a material deposit in the form of cash or check.  Always, use a credit card.
  5. Do your research on the building method and materials being used.  There is a great resource guide at Paramount Fencing's Buyer's Guide