Just In Time

Just In Time With so much going on lately, you really have to make time for it all. Halloween just wrapped up. Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Elections this week. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and so will Winter. Tahoe's crews built this beautiful, redwood fence just in time before the wet weather arrived. It's a horizontal fence with gapped boards, a top cap, and 2x4 vertical supports between posts in Tahoe Vista (Placer County.) Just In Time

With so much going on lately, you really have to make time for it all.

Halloween just wrapped up. Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Elections this week. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and so will Winter.

Tahoe’s crews built this beautiful, redwood fence just in time before the wet weather arrived. It’s a horizontal fence with gapped boards, a top cap, and 2×4 vertical supports between posts in Tahoe Vista (Placer County.)

P.S. Remember to set your clocks back this weekend!

Happy Nevada Day

Happy Nevada Day

We live and work here. So for us home means Nevada.

The majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe and the views from the top of Mt. Rose.
Exploring history in Virginia City.
Discovering forgotten treasures in Wadsworth. Witnessing Fall colors in Dayton.
Experiencing the tranquility of a winter sunset in the high desert.
Celebrating with friends and family at the parade in Carson City.
These are just some of the wonders we get to share in our immediate area.

If you are fortunate enough to have the holiday weekend off, enjoy it.

Happy Nevada Day (and Halloween) from all of us at Tahoe Fence.

Scraps Are Money

Scraps Are Money

How many times have we had it driven into us that scraps are money?

Frugal repurposing of usable material is profit. Pieces of chain link can be woven together for larger, usable sections. Cut 2×4/2×6’s can be utilized to frame short fence sections or gates. And broken or damaged 1x6s can be cut down and installed for shorter fences.

And sometimes the boss just has a cool idea for a Halloween costume to scare the high school age trick-or-treaters.

Pictured: A section of black, chain link with vertical, hedge slats Tahoe Fence made into a landscape, Halloween costume. Steel banding was woven into the chain link to provide some rigidity. Tool belt suspenders clipped to the chain link make it wearable and hands free.

Yeah, the little extra it takes to save scraps can sure be worth it.

What’s your best costume idea?

Spirit of the Season

It's getting close to Halloween which means the start of the holidays. While Tahoe's still busy with work, we took a moment to get into the spirit of the season.

Spirit of the Season

It’s getting close to Halloween which means the start of the holidays.

While Tahoe’s still busy with work, we took a moment to get into the spirit of the season.

It’s said when you’re working with natural materials, like wood or stone, you have to listen to what the material is saying about how to best utilize it. We may have gotten a little carried away with what our scrap material had to say.

Tahoe made spooky ghosts from old, broken cedar boards. They decorate our office from both the outside and inside. The shadows cast in the office are awesome.

Then from left over pieces of sonotube, wood picket scraps, Red Brand field wire cut-offs, a weather tarp, and almost empty spray cans . . . A Great White Shark Attack.

Yeah, we may have let the spirit of the season possess us and gotten a little carried away.

In The Raw

Tahoe's crews are installing this raw, ornamental steel fence in North Lake Tahoe (Placer County.)In The Raw

Tahoe’s crews are installing this raw, ornamental steel fence in North Lake Tahoe (Placer County.)

The posts, panels, brackets, caps are all in-the-raw bare steel. No paint or powder-coating. The customer wants the fence to naturally patina to better match the surrounding, forested landscape.

Because of the 3-rail design, longer posts had to be set to allow for the panels to step and follow the slope. Before moving to complete another length of fence, the taller posts will be cut and capped.

Natural Beauty

Whenever Tahoe has the opportunity to incorporate what Mother Nature has to offer into one of our builds, we're very appreciative and respectful. Like this untreated cedar fence that is built around mature pine trees in Kings Beach (Placer County.)Natural Beauty

We’re fortunate to live in an area made up of and surrounded by natural beauty.

Whenever Tahoe has the opportunity to incorporate what Mother Nature has to offer into one of our builds, we’re very appreciative and respectful. Like this untreated cedar fence that is built around mature pine trees in Kings Beach (Placer County.)

Tahoe’s crews set steel posts on opposite sides of the trees where the roots allowed. Then the rails were run past the trees or cantilevered up to the tress. Finally, the boards were cut around the trees. The fences are built around the trees, not attached to the trees. The trees have room to move and continue to grow. And the fence sections can be cut further back if needed.

Autumn or Fall?

Autumn or Fall?  According to the calendar, it's now officially Autumn. Or do you say Fall?  Regardless of what you call it, the weather has already started to change (We almost forgot what rain was since we hadn't seen any for so long.) And the change in weather can be a problem for some of us, our loved ones, and friends.   It can cause stiff and sore joints. And increase difficulty with mobility. While we can't do anything about the weather, Tahoe can install safety railings.   Handrails can help you and the ones you care about navigate steps and landings. Even if you don't have a problem getting around, railings give you a little more security taking a step in the dark, or when it's icy.  Tahoe crews installed these three railings in Dayton (Lyon County). They were each mocked up on site. Then taken back to our shop to weld, grind and touch-up. Finally, they were installed complete. They are made of galvanized pipe, powder coated black. Touch-ups were painted. One for the back steps. One for the front landing. And one for going into the garage.   Enjoy Autumn and the changing colors. May the leaves be all that fall.Autumn or Fall?

According to the calendar, it’s now officially Autumn. Or do you say Fall?

Regardless of what you call it, the weather has already started to change (We almost forgot what rain was since we hadn’t seen any for so long.) And the change in weather can be a problem for some of us, our loved ones, and friends.

It can cause stiff and sore joints. And increase difficulty with mobility. While we can’t do anything about the weather, Tahoe can install safety railings.

Handrails can help you and the ones you care about navigate steps and landings. Even if you don’t have a problem getting around, railings give you a little more security taking a step in the dark, or when it’s icy.

Tahoe crews installed these three railings in Dayton (Lyon County). They were each mocked up on site. Then taken back to our shop to weld, grind and touch-up. Finally, they were installed complete. They are made of galvanized pipe, powder coated black. Touch-ups were painted. One for the back steps. One for the front landing. And one for going into the garage.

Enjoy Autumn and the changing colors. May the leaves be all that fall.

Little Things

Little Things Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. Saying hello to people you meet. A warm smile. Doing what needs to be done because it's the right thing to do. Tahoe did a woodgrain, PVC fence and gate a couple years back. The gate started to sag (even with an internal metal frame.) It had become difficult for the homeowner to open and close the gate without help. After checking and making sure the hardware was tight and adjusted where it needed to be, a metal truss was added to correct the gate's internal frame. From our customer: "Thank you very much for sending out . . . to install a cross-brace on the gate . . . The owner . . . is very pleased that the gate latch works easily."Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.
Saying hello to people you meet.
A warm smile.

Doing what needs to be done because it’s the right thing to do.

Tahoe did a woodgrain, PVC fence and gate a couple years back. The gate started to sag (even with an internal metal frame.) It had become difficult for the homeowner to open and close the gate without help. After checking and making sure the hardware was tight and adjusted where it needed to be, a metal truss was added to correct the gate’s internal frame.

From our customer: “Thank you very much for sending out . . . to install a cross-brace on the gate . . . The owner . . . is very pleased that the gate latch works easily.”

Where There’s Smoke . . .

Tahoe Fences' Pictured: Semi-private screened iron in Carson City. Full privacy screened iron in South Lake Tahoe. Open welded-rod panels in Truckee.

Tahoe Fences' Pictured: Semi-private screened iron in Carson City. Full privacy screened iron in South Lake Tahoe. Open welded-rod panels in Truckee.

Where There’s Smoke . . .

They say where there is smoke, there is fire.
Unfortunately, we are socked in with smoke again. And sadly, it’s because we have several active fires around us.

If you want to do more to protect your home, business, and property from fire, one solution is to install non-combustible fence material next to structures. There are different options you may use, but usually anything metal will suffice.

And the options are customizable depending on your needs. You can maintain full privacy, semi-privacy, or an open see-through design.

Tahoe Fences’ Pictured: Semi-private screened iron in Carson City. Full privacy screened iron in South Lake Tahoe. Open welded-rod panels in Truckee.

Let’s Celebrate

Let's Celebrate   It's Labor Day Weekend. And Tahoe would like to celebrate by thanking our employees and customers for helping us get voted as one of the Top 3 Fence Companies again by the “‘Nevada Appeal’ Best of Carson City 2022."  Tahoe Fence has been voted one of the best every year since 2009. We are the only fence company to be voted in the Top 3 each year (humble brag!)  So, thank you for helping us be one of the best for over a decade.  Pictured: Nearly 1,000 linear feet of woven wire on pressure treated wood with biased, steel gates Tahoe crews completed in Swall Meadows between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop (Mono and Inyo Counties.)   Absolutely beautiful. The fence wasn't too bad either!Let’s Celebrate

It’s Labor Day Weekend. And Tahoe would like to celebrate by thanking our employees and customers for helping us get voted as one of the Top 3 Fence Companies again by the “‘Nevada Appeal’ Best of Carson City 2022.”

Tahoe Fence has been voted one of the best every year since 2009. We are the only fence company to be voted in the Top 3 each year (humble brag!)

So, thank you for helping us be one of the best for over a decade.

Pictured: Nearly 1,000 linear feet of woven wire on pressure treated wood with biased, steel gates Tahoe crews completed in Swall Meadows between Mammoth Lakes and Bishop (Mono and Inyo Counties.)

Absolutely beautiful. The fence wasn’t too bad either!