Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Midwest Fence at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Feb 26 - Mar 1

Minneapolis Home and Garden Show logoMidwest Fence is always happy to be a part of the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. The show will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center February 26th - March 1st.  Please stop by our booth #1012.  Check out the latest products and sign up for a free estimate.  Our friendly staff is ready and glad to help with your fence project.

Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe, creator and host of "Dirty Jobs" will be at the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 29, 2020. “It was Mike Rowe’s work with his foundation, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, and the fact that he has become an important voice in sounding the alarm around the skilled trade gap, that drew us to this partnership,” explained Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events. 
"The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is committed to supporting the local builders, remodelers, installers, repairmen, and all skilled tradespeople who do the jobs that most people are unable or untrained to do,” said Rowe. “I look forward to working with Marketplace Events in support of these companies and the home shows.”
Since 1947 Midwest Fence has been family owned and your trusted brand in fence.  Based in Minnesota with thousands of happy customers- if you have a fence project you owe it to yourself to check us out!   We'll see you at the show!
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Happy Holidays from Midwest Fence

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From all of us at Midwest Fence, have a happy and safe holiday season!

Fence Man Dan

Midwest Fence 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Don't Wait to order your new Midwest Fence

Image result for fall colors with fenceTo  no one's surprise, our construction season is winding down. However, we are still installing and will continue to install until the cold temps shut us down.  Remember, we have interest free financing for up to 12 months and a discount program also available.  

Even though it looks fantastic today, tomorrow we could be donning our long johns and snow flake sweaters.  Please take the opportunity while you have it, and place your order for a new fence project; or that fence repair job that has stared at you all summer. We can help. Call or click today, and have a great fall season!

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Midwest Fence Web Site

Phone 651-451-2222

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Midwest Fence at Minnesota State Fair 2019

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August 22- Sept 2 2019

The Minnesota State Fair is always a great way to book end summer. Midwest Fence has had a long tradition of being a part of the Fair, and is very happy to be back this year.   Please stop by our booth where we will have new fence samples, brochures, video demonstrations and friendly consultants to help you with your project.

Come find us at the Home Improvement Building and enjoy a delicious snack on a stick!  See you at the Fair!  Tell them FenceManDan sent you!
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Saturday, March 9, 2019

DuraCedar from Midwest Fence - The Better Choice

Don't let this happen to you!

"The single greatest problem with wood fences is premature failure of the posts. Wood does not hold up well to ground contact and once the posts begin to fail, the appearance of the fence is compromised."

Post failure means fence failure, and it can happen on standard cedar posts in as little as 7 or 8 years!  Post replacement in older fences can be expensive and sometimes not worth the effort.  

Midwest is the only company in the Twin Cities that is taking proactive steps to achieve better results in cedar fencing.  We expect our posts to last 50% longer than standard.  We are the exclusive dealer of the DuraCedar© Posts.  These posts have built-in protection to resist post decay and rotting.   Your new fence will last longer and decrease your cost of ownership.
Thanks to this new natural wood preservative and other strategic installation techniques Midwest can provide the best value for all of our cedar customers. It is the smart choice for a great look and better performance. Ask for DuraCedar© today!

Don't wait to order your new fence - spring is almost upon us! 

As always- Free Estimates and no obligation.

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Midwest Fence

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Midwest Fence Heavymill Chain Link is Better

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Midwest Fence has been installing the Heavy Millimeter Vinyl clad chain link systems for many years. It is the most durable and affordable system that is manufactured today. Homeowners interested in having a nicer and more subtle containment system will find that this product will fill their needs perfectly.

Other vinyl systems which look similar, may have a powdercoated framework that can be more prone to cracking and chipping. The last thing a homeowner needs is another maintenance project. When powdercoat systems fail, the fence looks terrible; and if the property is for sale, it may be a re-sale liability.  The powdercoat finish is not even half as thick as the HeavyMill product.

Midwest Fence installs  
HeavyMill systems because they are more impact resistant, more acid resistant (dogs) and more UV resistant than other products. No other system is designed to look good and last longer.

Midwest Fence's black chain link installations include a 15 year product warranty. And it is backed by a company that has stood behind their products since 1947. This is your long term, maintenance-free solution to your containment needs. Call for a free estimate today!

Midwest Fence web site
651-451-2222 office

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fence Company Comparisons

Before you hire a contractor, it is important that you find out a few things:
  • Do they have a current State Contractor license?
This is important because contractors must prove to the State of MN that they have enough insurance, and it means they are serious about being in this industry for the long term. You can weed out the non-licensed guys right away. A link to look up a residential contractor is provided here: or you may copy and paste the address to your browser. You may be surprised to see how many fence companies are not licensed.

  • Do they use In-House crews or sub-contractors?
Subs tend to have the best interest of themselves in mind; not the homeowner. Subs are paid by the job and not by the hour, so the faster they work, the more money they make. But speed does not necessarily equal quality. Workmanship is everything!

  • Warranty on workmanship?
Anybody can warranty materials for 5, 10, 20 years, but the labor is what costs money. A board replacement or a gate adjustment are minor material costs, but the labor can be $200.00 or more. A one year labor warranty is the same as nothing. It says to the customer that if a board falls off next summer, the new board is free; but the trip charge is $200.00 (does that sound like a good warranty?) Better contractors who build durable projects, will warranty everything for 5 or more years because they know that it will last.
  • Small down payment?
Most consumer advocacy groups (BBB, Angie's List) advise paying 30% or less as a down payment. Be cautious of contractors who want more than that. Remember, this down payment reflects your commitment to the job but the contractor hasn't performed any work yet. You have nothing to show for your commitment.
  • Scope of work?
A detailed, written proposal is critical to helping you make an informed decision.  The details should include the following:
  1. Total Linear Footage
  2. Height of Fence
  3. Style of Fence
  4. Specific Brand, or Grade of Materials
  5. Installation Methods and Process
  6. Removal of Existing Fence and Haul or Recycle
  7. Warranty Information on Labor and Materials
  8. Installation Crews (subs or in-house)
  9. Project Costs
  10. Terms of Payment

You can always hire a nice guy with a "nice price", but do your homework first.  If you follow these steps, you may find that choosing your next contractor is easy and a good way to get the best value.

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