Why choose Bufftech brand over other vinyl products?

A vinyl fence is one of the largest investments you’ll make to enhance the beauty and value of your home. While you may find a less expensive option, consider what you’re really getting for your money.

Take a closer look at what sets Bufftech® apart from other vinyl fencing.

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High-quality raw materials
When you purchase a Bufftech fence, you can be assured you’re getting a high-quality product that’s consistent from panel to panel, picket to picket. Bufftech vinyl fence is made with carefully selected ingredients designed to increase durability and long-term performance. Bufftech uses a high percentage of titanium dioxide, a critical additive that protects vinyl from potentially harmful UV rays, in all of its vinyl fence products. Lower-cost vinyl products often use less TiO2 because of the added expense. Without it, vinyl fence can become cracked and brittle due to weathering.

READ: All vinyl fences are not created equal

Steel reinforced railings
Bufftech vinyl fence products feature a steel reinforced bottom rail for a stronger, more rigid fence, which reduces the chances of sagging or bowing.

Heavyweight pickets
Bufftech’s heavyweight pickets provide superior impact strength and resist the warping and oil canning found in flat panel fence.

Routed rails and fence posts
Bufftech vinyl fence systems feature precision-routed rails for safe, secure picket attachment and easy assembly. Bufftech’s routed fence posts provide a secure connection that allows for thermal expansion season after season.

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Concealed fasteners
All Bufftech vinyl fence systems feature concealed fasteners for a sleek, clean finish. Pickets are installed without unsightly brackets, screws or glue that can compromise the safety and security of the fence.

Building code compliant
Bufftech vinyl fence is tested to the highest standards for performance. The Bufftech line includes styles approved for use around swimming pools and in high wind conditions (Miami-Dade County approved NOA#12-1106.11, expires 3-13-2018).

Meets ASTM standards
Bufftech vinyl fencing also meets the strict standards of the ASTM. Some vinyl fences do not comply with these specifications.

Innovative styles, colors and textures
Bufftech leads the vinyl fence industry with the widest array of styles, colors and textures. Our CertaGrain® and Select Cedar authentic woodgrain textures recreate the look of natural wood fencing, while our CertaStucco™fence offers an innovative alternative to traditional stucco walls. The Bufftech color palette includes 9 solid colors and 4 blended colors.

ColorLast™ fade protection
Bufftech is the only vinyl fence manufacturer to offer ColorLast™ dark color fade protection, an acrylic formulation that provides superior protection from the harsh rays of the sun.

Lifetime limited warranty protection
Bufftech vinyl fence products are backed by an outstanding lifetime limited transferable warranty, which includes our exclusive SureStart™ protection. SureStart covers warranted repair and replacement costs – including labor – for five years after installation.

100 years of quality products, made in the U.S.A.
Bufftech vinyl fence is proudly made in the U.S.A. by CertainTeed Corporation, a trusted name in building products for more than a century. Since 1904, CertainTeed has earned a reputation among homeowners and building professionals alike as a respected manufacturer of high-quality building materials.

A better value over time
While a Bufftech vinyl fence may cost slightly more than other vinyl fence products, over time you’ll find that Bufftech outlasts and outperforms its cheaper counterparts.

How does the competition stack up?
Bufftech premium vinyl fence provides performance features that far surpass other vinyl fences. Before choosing a fence, compare the features most important to you with what other vinyl fences offer.

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Instagram contest winner announced!

Congratulations to Peter DeRoeve, our #AFHockeyFan and first place winner of our #Instagram contest! He received 4 tickets to the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe College Hockey Tournament. Thanks for participating and to all of our new “followers” and loyal fans.

Stay tuned for future contests and more exciting giveaways! Follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss out on anything: http://www.instagram.com/americanfences

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There’s only a few days left to enter our very first Instagram contest! Enter your chance to win tickets to the Manchester PAL/Stovepipe College Hockey Tournament happening November 26 & 27 at the Ice Den Arena located at 600 Quality Drive in Hooksett.

It’s easy to enter! Here’s how:

  1. Follow us @americanfences on Instagram: instagram.com/americanfences
  2. Tag a photo you upload with the hashtag #AFHockeyFan

hockeycontestinsta21ST PLACE winners get 4 tickets to this weekend-long tournament and 2ND PLACE winners will receive 2 tickets to the tournament. The best 2 photos will be chosen by American Fence staff and posted the day winners are announced. The contest runs now through Friday, November 18, 2016.

Winners must be able to pick up their prizes in person at our Hooksett location at 1814 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett, NH.

Teams competing in the tournament: SNHU, UMass Dartmouth, Suffolk University, and Johnson and Wales University.

What you need before you call: A fence checklist

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By Catie Mafera, Director of Creative Content

Whether you’re thinking of installing a new fence yourself or having us do the work, we can give you a ballpark idea on what it will cost. Here’s a checklist of information you could gather to help us better serve you before you call or stop by our showroom.

  • What is the fence being used for? Pets, pool, children, property division, privacy, decoration, etc.?
  • What type of fence are you looking for? Wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum, steel or something else? Do you have a style in mind?
  • What height will you be needing? Standard fence heights are typically 4’ and 6’, but there are a variety of heights available to suit your needs. Depending on what city or town you live in, there may be restrictions on how high you can go. You should call your building department for fence code and permit information. We can also give you an idea of what your town may require.
  • What is the lineal footage your fence will cover? If you’re not sure, you can pace it off or give us a guess.
  • Will you need any gates? A standard width single walk gate is 4’ wide. If you need to fit a ride-on lawn mower through, most will fit through a 5’ wide gate. Any gates over 5’ wide become a double swing gate. When dealing with wood or vinyl fences, the largest double gate we recommend is 10’ wide (two 5’ wide gate leafs) and with some styles we suggest nothing over 8’ wide. The wider you get, the more potential there is for sagging issues because of the heavy weight. If you need something larger than 10,’ there are steel frame options we can discuss with you.
  • Do you have an idea of the fence layout? How many corner posts and end posts will you need? Pictures are always helpful. Feel free to email us a sketch along with the footage and gate placement like the sketch below. Our email is  info@americanfences.net or you can fill out this contact form: https://americanfences.net/contact.

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  • What is your budget? We can help you find a fence you’ll love at an affordable price.

If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, take a few minutes to browse our website and view the different styles we carry. If you have a different idea that you don’t see on our site, we can work with you to help make your designs a reality. We have done lots of custom work in the past. This applies more to wood styles than anything else.

Happy fencing!

American Fences, Inc.
1814 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106
Phone: 603-485-7197
Fax: 603-485-3300

Beyond the white picket fence

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Blog by Catie Mafera, Director of Creative Content, American Fences, Inc.

Not everyone speaks “fence” like we do so I wanted to start a blog to educate people and hopefully make it fun at the same time. It’s not an easy industry to grasp and even I’m still learning, especially after a nine-year hiatus from the trade. For my first post, I’ll give you a little background about the business and myself.

My dad, Don Mafera, started this branch of American Fences in 1969 here in Hooksett. He grew up in the fence business, just as I did, with his father, Gutz. The original store was in Boston and was established in 1892 by my great-grandfather, Guy. Guy held one of the original patents for weaving chain link fence. (You can read more about our history here.) We are the last remaining family-owned store and it’s now run by my sister, Aimee Mafera.

I came back to American Fences and my New England roots in December of last year after living in the south for 8 years and working in news media. I honestly wasn’t sure how I would feel returning to my family business after immersing myself in a completely different profession, but I knew it was time for a change in my life and I had a perfect opportunity. I was ready to take on a new challenge in a business I knew well and held close to my heart. And this time around I was coming back with new eyes and a new set of skills.

After my first few weeks back on the job, I was pleasantly surprised I still held most of the fence knowledge gained during my on-again off-again working stints here. It was neatly tucked away in a drawer in my brain just waiting to be dusted off and opened up. It was like riding a bike.

We generally stop installing fences when there is more than 10” of frost in the ground, so naturally in the winter I have a lot more time on my hands. My first order of business was to redesign and launch our website and fill it with lots of new content. If you’re reading this blog, you’re seeing the new and improved americanfences.net. It’s an ever-evolving project and my hope is to make it the best local resource for fencing. Much of our customer base is the do-it-yourselfer, so I plan to create instructional (and fun) fence installation videos. With my photography background, I’ve also been updating the site with fresh photos from our recent installations.

Also in the off season, I got the company up and running on all the important social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, which I maintain and update frequently. Having a strong online presence, making sure we have good SEO, etc. etc. is also a big part of my job to keep our business current and IN business. I want to make sure we’re around for another 122 years. Not many businesses today can say they were established the same year that Lord Stanley presented the Stanley Cup, the typewriter was patented and the first basketball game was played. “And American Fences was there.”

I’ll leave you with one last note. I wouldn’t be a good marketer if I didn’t add a little shameless self-promotion so if you haven’t already, head on over to our Facebook page and give us a “like” and a “follow” on our Twitter and Instagram pages.

If you’ve spent any time interacting with us, please feel free to take a moment and review us on Angie’s List here.

Happy Fencing!