Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Midwest Fence at the Mpls Home and Garden Show Feb 21st-25th

 Midwest 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 21th - 25th.  Please stop by our booth #2350.  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.


Dave and Jenny Marrs are a husband-and-wife duo who turn fixer uppers to fabulous homes. They even have their own show called “Fixer to Fabulous” on HGTV. They focus on restoring historic homes in their neighborhood of Bentonville, Arkansas. Together, they have completed around 300 custom new homes and run Marrs Developing, a company that specializes in the renovation and restoration of historic homes in the Northwest Arkansas area. Dave does all the heavy lifting and Jenn does the design. They face many challenges, but there is nothing this duo can’t handle.

Since 1947 Midwest Fence has been family owned and your trusted brand in fence solutions.  If you have a fence project,  you owe it to yourself to check out our website or call us at 651-451-2222.  www.midwestfence.com

We will see you at the show!  

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Happy Holidays from your friends at Midwest Fence


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

Fence Man Dan


Monday, November 6, 2023

Book your Midwest Fence now for 2024

 To  no one's surprise, our construction season is winding down on a very unusual year. However, we are still installing and will continue to install until the cold temps shut us down.  

Even though our construction calendar is full for 2023, we are booking jobs for 2024 right now.  With a small down payment, you can lock in 2023 pricing now and secure the work dates, but time is running out!  

Remember, we have interest free financing for up to 12 months and a discount program also available.  

If you have already received a proposal or if you need one, 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!

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Midwest Fence at the Minnesota State Fair 2023

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August 22- Sept 2 2019

The Minnesota State Fair is always a great way to end summer.  Midwest Fence has had a booth at the Fair for 45 Years.  It's a tradition that we all enjoy - along side 2 million of our neighbors!  Please stop by our booth where we will have new fence samples, brochures, video demonstrations and friendly consultants to help you with your project.

You will find us at the Home Improvement Building just north of the main entrance.  See you at the Fair!  Tell them FenceManDan sent you!  

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Driving Steel Posts...Is this for You?

 There is a new approach with which some fence companies are experimenting.  It involves installing fences on small steel posts that are driven into the ground.  It effectively eliminates the standard concrete footing and is fast and cheap, but homeowners may be surprised to learn the consequences of this short-sighted method.

The first image shows a steel post inserted into the ground and then a PVC post sleeved over the top (other fence products may be installed similarly).  The second image shows the leaning fence after just a few years.  The benefits of this method are heavily weighted in favor of the contractor: it is faster, cheaper and has easy clean-up.  But homeowners may be left with an unsightly and uneven structure that will have this problem year after year.  


The long term consequences of driving steel posts are substantial: 
  • the posts can become loose, wobble and lean 
  • the steel posts are undersized to support a normal lateral load (like wind)
  • not suitable for rocky, sandy or loose soil 
  • not suitable for wet ground conditions
  • not recommended by any fence manufacturers 
  • not specified in fence manufacturers installation manuals
  • may not be covered under warranty

Concrete set posts, on the other hand, are a tried and true method of installing fences in MN.  Some advantages are:
  • Provides more strength and stability
  • Keeps the fence plumb and straight due to the heavy base in the ground
  • Prevents lateral movement and wobble
  • Greater wind load capacity
  • This is the industry standard and practiced throughout the country
  • Preferred method of fence manufacturers
  • Proven to withstand Minnesota weather
  • Suitable for all soil types
  • More predictable performance that homeowners and contractors can rely on 
Experimental methods are a good value if they satisfy short term and long term needs.  As shown above, the driven post method is a risky approach and can lead to problems for which homeowners are not prepared and can't afford. 

For more information and to sign up for a free estimate, go to Midwest Fence

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