Residential Fencing Inspiration – Photo Gallery

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Safety and Curb Appeal – The Walpole Difference

A home featuring an elegant Chestnut Hill with alternating pickets and distinctive, double walk gate with scalloped top.

A home featuring an elegant Chestnut Hill fence with alternating pickets and distinctive, double walk gate with scalloped top.

Whether you plan on selling your home at any point or not curb appeal has a lot of impact on your home’s value. When homeowners are preparing their home for a sale they generally focus on the interior while the exterior is just as, if not more important to get people interested in the first place. If a home isn’t appealing on the outside are people really going to want to see what’s on the inside? You have to ask yourself: “what kind of first impression is my home making?”

Sprucing up the exterior of your home doesn’t have to include extensive landscaping or a complete overhaul of the home itself, sometimes it just takes a beautiful, simple structure to tie everything together – like a fence.

Quality fencing is a practical way to add some exterior excitement to your home to boost curb appeal and make stellar first impressions. You can add something unique that accentuates the uniqueness of your home or something classic and timeless that will last for decades and always be in style.

Walpole fencing is unmatched in quality and design – that’s the Walpole difference. With over 40 styles to choose from, Walpole Outdoors has a fencing option for every style home on every terrain in every climate.

A classic and rustic post and rail fencing in white cedar.

A classic and rustic post and rail fencing in white cedar.

Adding a Walpole fence to your home not only increases the beauty but the security by adding an extra layer of stable protection between your home and the street, wild animals and other people. Using it to secure a pool or other dangerous area of the backyard is essential for any homeowner.

A fence is an investment in the life and value of your home. Walpole fencing is durable and will last years and years. And with the incredible AZEK wood alternative material you will have no maintenance for the life of your fence. Unlike wood AZEK will never rot, split or warp due to moisture. The durable material is also versatile and can be painted any Sherwin-Williams vinyl safe color with a 25-year warranty.

If you like the look of natural wood Walpole specializes crafting wood fencing from the highest quality white and western red cedar. After all, our name was originally Walpole Woodworkers. The wood selections are finished with Sherwin Williams stain and installed either by our experts or shipped in sections with instructions.

Walpole Outdoors is dedicated to creating the perfect fencing for each individual customer insuring quality and stability.

You could throw away your money on a low-quality fence that will last you a few years (or until the next blizzard) or you could make an investment that will last you decades and create positive first impressions. The choice is pretty simple.

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3 Ways To Enhance Your Arbor

Creating a memorable entryway is a priority when designing the exterior of a home or business. While the structures alone are a beautiful sight some home and business owners want to add a unique touch to make it truly their own.

An arbor is the perfect structure to add some structure to a pathway, entrance or garden area. Using a little creativity you can take that beautiful structure and add a little extra interest or whimsy.

1. Climbing Greens

Ivy climbs a unique blue entry arbor.

Ivy climbs a unique blue entry arbor.

An arbor covered in green creates a natural look that perfectly enhances any garden entry. Choosing the perfect climbing green plant depends on your climate more than anything followed by how much maintenance you are willing commit to. Ivy is always a great, low-maintenance option that grows fast and maintains a lush green color throughout most of the year. If you live in a colder climate and want a lot of coverage Golden Hops is a great choice. This climber grows quickly and is hearty even in winter. The only downside is that it can get unruly if not regularly maintained.

2.  Climbing Flowers

Beautiful red flowers add a pop of color to this arbor.

Beautiful red flowers add a pop of color to this arbor.

Looking for some color in the spring and summer but a hearty green in fall and winter? Adding a climbing flowering plant is a great idea for an arbor. You can go with classic climbing roses that create a romantic look if you are willing to spend a little time cultivating the flowers. Climbing roses comes in just about every color imaginable so you have an unlimited number of options to go with.

Other popular climbers include the beautifully purple clematis, delicate blue morning glory and cute pink sweet pea. Each plant has its own specific needs but they all climb beautifully and and grow vivid color blooms with hearty greens. If you want something with a little more drama wisteria is an option to consider.

3. Light It Up

A front entry gated arbor utilizes a lantern just behind the fence to keep the path lit in the evenings.

A front entry gated arbor utilizes a lantern just behind the fence to keep the path lit in the evenings.

Adding seasonal touches to your outdoor structures is fun and festive but you don’t have to keep those Christmas lights stored away all season long. A great way to create some interest in the evening is to add some light features to your arbor.

Some small twinkle lights nestled in the ivy is season-less and magical. If you don’t have the ivy then stringing the lights on the arch is just as lovely and the small bulbs won’t be a distraction in the daylight. You can also add a lantern and post just beside the arbor so you can light it up in the evenings to show off your arbor and guide people through the entry.

 

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Making An Entrance – Home Entryways

Beautiful fence segments add structure and purpose to this front entry.

Beautiful fence segments add structure and purpose to this front entry.

When designing the exterior of your home you have to think of both style and longevity. It’s no secret that first impressions are important and curb appeal is crucial if you ever want to sell your home. Harsh weather conditions can be tough on anything that lives outside so investing in something just to have to fix it every spring doesn’t seem appetizing.

But what if you could have that sleek entry structure that’s made of a strong, maintenance-free material? You can! Most of the entry structures you will find at Walpole Outdoors are made in the low maintenance wood alternative AZEK. This cellular PVC material looks just like wood but will never rot, split, chip or sustain water damage. Your home entry will look brand new all year long for many years to come.

Now that the practicality is out of the way you can think design. The sky is the limit in creating your perfect entry. You can start off with something simple and small like a planter or trellis at the doorway, something to add a little interest to a standard area of the home.

From there you can think fencing and gates. A beautiful unique walk gate is the perfect statement structure for the outside of a home acting as both a decorative touch and a practical one. Likewise, fencing can be used decoratively in panels at the end of a driveway or as standalone regal pillar posts.

If you are looking for something larger you can add a great entry pergola to provide shade to the doorway and the length of a porch. Add a few lattice panels to the sides and you have an entrance that guests will be complimenting for decades.

For more ideas on how to create the perfect entrance check out of photo gallery of commercial and home projects!

For more information on what we can do for your home contact us for a free design consultation through our website or call our design experts at 800-343-6948.

This combination fence segment and lantern add interest to the end of the driveway.

This combination fence segment and lantern add interest to the end of the driveway.

A trellis is a great way to frame the doorway.

A trellis is a great way to frame the doorway.

Large pillar posts add a regal touch to an entry.

Large pillar posts add a regal touch to an entry.

Single arch pergolas create beautiful paths.

Single arch pergolas create beautiful paths.

An interesting gate is a great way to add a statement piece to your exterior.

An interesting gate is a great way to add a statement piece to your exterior.

Fencing and gates add structure to the front of a home.

Fencing and gates add structure to the front of a home.

A pergola and trellis system adds enormous beauty to this New Jersey home.

A pergola and trellis system adds enormous beauty to this New Jersey home.

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Commercial Grand Entrances

Pergola toppers on brick columns make a grand entry at this high school in New Jersey.

Pergola toppers on brick columns make a grand entry at this high school in New Jersey.

Make an entrance!

The entrance to your business is essential – it’s the first thing a customer or partner will see and the first impression they will have of you and your business. Think of a notable country club, shopping mall, park, restaurant or a residential community. What is the first image that comes to mind? Chances are it’s the building’s front facade or entrance. If that is the image that will forever be associated with your business don’t you want it to be a good one?

Walpole Outdoors has many structures that can be made into stunning entryways. From fencing and gates to pergolas and arbors our design team can take the architect or landscape architect’s vision and craft something complimentary, unique and long-lasting. Our design team helps select the best materials for the job and provides the refinements and design details to make it perfect. Once finalized engineers turn those CAD plans into a durable, fully finished and kitted assembly ready for routine installation.

Covered pergola structure adds interest and provides coverage from rain at the high school in Natick, Mass.

Covered pergola structure adds interest and provides coverage from rain at the high school in Natick, Mass.

Most of our entrance features are made using structurally reinforced AZEK cellular PVC that has been factory finished with Sherwin-Williams Super Paint in any of hundreds of colors. Unlike wood AZEK will not deteriorate due to environmental conditions so you won’t have to worry about the paint fading or the posts rotting. The paint finish for all of our AZEK products has a 25 year warranty.

Beyond our reputation as a producer of fine fencing and arbors, Walpole is an expert in design, construction and installation of automated entrance gates. Outfitted with the latest in electronic access controls our steel-framed, AZEK-clad gate leaves and pillars are unmatched in precision, rigidity and beauty. Hundreds of gates are made each year for installations across the country.

A Walpole structure is an investment in the success and reputation of your business. From the initial consultation to the final installation Walpole is committed to helping you craft the perfect structure for your business. After all, our reputation as a business depends on your front entry structure as well!

View examples of our commercial work in our Grand Entrances photo gallery!

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create a lasting and unique front entrance for your business contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

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Grand Entrances – Photo Gallery

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Pergolas and covered entryways   Decorative pillar posts   Small entry pergolas Entry and drive gates   Railings   Fencing for small spaces

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Commercial Planters – Photo Gallery

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Outdoor Accents and More – Commercial Planters

Crafting an outdoor space is as much style as it is function. Stylish planters can serve as beautiful accents to other structures or become structures of their own – becoming barriers when placed together on a perimeter or as support when used to construct a self-anchoring pergola.

Rockport Planters utilized as a barrier.

Rockport Planters utilized as a barrier.

Fencing and railings are beautiful ways to create a perimeter but sometimes a space just calls for a little more. Here you can see our stylish Rectangular Rockport Planters used as an outer border to a series of tennis courts.

This space already has fencing where height is needed but the area alongside the court needed a little something different. The planters are durable and useful in every season as well as a great way to add some life and color to an otherwise open space.

 

Planters act as support for this anchored-pergola.

Planters act as support for this anchored-pergola.

Larger planter styles can also function wonderfully as living privacy screens or as bases for anchored-pergolas on rooftops. These planters serve as the base for the lattice beam that supports this roof-top pergola – a clever and safe way to construct a structure in an un-traditional location.

Need something that will fit in to existing decor style? Walpole will handcraft custom planters in any style and to the dimensions that meet your specific needs.

These are crafted in AZEK, a low maintenance material that looks just like natural wood, yet won’t rot, crack, or split, and will hold its pristine appearance for years. AZEK planters do not require liners.

We will also pre-paint your planters in your choice of more than 100 Sherwin-Williams VinylSafe paint colors, which come with a 25-year warranty.

Planters are also great for their traditional use – beautiful accents to outdoor and indoor areas. Planter gardens add a little splash of life to wherever they are placed and can be moved and changed depending on the season. All planter boxes have pre-drilled drainage holes. For interior use or easy seasonal changes we offer copper and plastic liners for our Small Square Planter, Small Rectangular Planter, and Large Rectangular Planter.

For more information on how Walpole Outdoors can help create beautiful outdoor spaces with custom planters contact us at 508-668-2800 or email Clint.caban@walpolewood.net.

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The Perfect Planters for Home

The bleakness of winter can take its toll. Add some color to your surroundings wherever you live! A great all-season investment in your own happiness is one of our fine planters. Made to last, our planters are versatile and serve as a blank canvas for your creativity.

Planters add beauty to any living space.

Planters add beauty to any living space.

Create small planter gardens full of colorful flowers in the spring and transition with an assortment of evergreens and hearty plants during the winter. Big and small, our planters work indoors and outside – by the mailbox, at the front entry and anywhere in between.

Each of our planters is crafted in AZEK wood alternative an incredible material that maintains the look and feel of wood without rotting, splintering or warping making it perfect for all-season use (no water damage!). You can use any of our planters without a liner but we do offer them separately for interior use or quick seasonal changes.

We offer planters in a variety of sizes and styles like the smaller Dory Planter that would look great at the font entry or indoors or the much larger Courtyard Planter that makes a big statement outdoors.

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Two Orangerie planters framing a front door.

Two Paneled Planters frame a bench that overlooks a pool

Custom planters create a beautiful and lush barrier on this rooftop patio right in the middle of Boston.

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The shapely Tapered Rockport Planter.

A beautiful winter arrangement featuring two tapered planters.

The sturdy Paneled Planter.

Custom rooftop planters add some green to this city dwelling and serve as a weighted anchor for this rooftop pergola.

Rockport Planters paired with beautiful lattice panels.

Rockport Planters framing this seaside retreat.

The classic Doylestown Planter.

A Rockport Planter adds a touch of color to a beautiful scene.

Two Rectangular Standard Planters make a beautiful porch barrier.

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New Year, New Yard

Just like that the year is nearly over. Instead of reflecting on the past let’s look to the future. If you need a fresh start in 2017 a great place to focus your energy is on your yard and garden. Now is the time to start planning that new feature, new structure, or brand new outdoor space. Take some chances! Make an investment! Kick off the new year with a new yard.

Refresh Your Fencing

 

This green fencing pairs perfectly with the home's paint and finish.

This green fencing pairs perfectly with the home’s paint and finish.

When was your fence installed? Does it still look like it did when it was new? Has your style changed since you installed you fence? These are the questions to ask yourself to see if you are in need of a fencing refresh in 2017.

If you need something new take your time choosing a style so you can find the one that you will still love 10 years from now. Sick of the classic white picket? Go for a green board fence. Tired of the rustic post and rail? Take on a classic Nantucket Picket.

You have a few months of cold to go over your options to be ready for springtime. Give us a call for a free consultation with one of our design experts who can walk you through every detail in deciding which fence is right for you.

Invest in that Structure

 

Shade pergola with extended blue canopy.

Shade pergola with extended blue canopy.

Nothing brings your outdoor space to life quite like a beautiful structure to tie everything together.

Is 2017 the year you finally add that pergola you’ve had your eye on?

Pergolas are not only an attractive addition to your home, yard or garden but a practical one at that. The shade and protection a pergola provides will ensure that you will spend a lot more time enjoying the outdoors in 2017 and the following years. And isn’t more time outdoors a good thing?

Whether you are looking for a customized structure or something a little more straightforward we have the perfect pergola for your space. All of our pergolas are built in either the finest cedar wood or AZEK wood alternative materials that mimic the look and feel of wood without all the maintenance required of it.

Get Gardening

 

A home with a beautiful garden enclosure.

A home with a beautiful garden enclosure.

Make this the year you don’t have to chase animals out of your flower beds and vegetables! Take your garden to the next level in 2017 with a garden enclosure.

Garden enclosures don’t have to be fancy or expensive but they can if you would like that. From wood and wire to beautiful AZEK lattice paneling there is an option to suit almost everyone.

Take a look at some of our most popular styles for garden enclosures as well as some of the custom work we’ve done all over the country in our previous blog post.

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