New iPhone App Takes the Guesswork Out of Building a New Fence

May 25, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Portland, OR Calculating the materials needed to build a new cedar or vinyl fence is easier than ever with Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking's new, user-friendly Fence Materials Calculator for the iPhone. This app is the first of its kind to provide a detailed list of materials required to complete a home or commercial fencing project.

By simply choosing a fence style and plugging in the estimated fence length, users will receive an itemized inventory of materials, including the number of posts, rails, boards and fasteners needed to install a vinyl or cedar fence. With the touch of a button, the app will send the project specifications to Rick's Fencing for a quick and easy price quote.

"Figuring out what materials to buy, and how many, is one of the major challenges homeowners face when building a new fence," said Rick Stanley, founder of Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking. "It's easy to make a mistake and end up with too much or too little. With the Fence Materials Calculator, homeowners will be spot-on every time."

The Fence Materials Calculator is available as a free download from the iTunes store.

Other new developments at Rick's Fencing include:

New Vinyl Fence Colors. In answer to the fencing market's demand, Rick's Fencing is now offering two new darker colors for its 6-foot vinyl privacy fences. Long awaited by homeowners who want the look of a wood fence without the maintenance, the new vinyl fence colors combine a more natural wood appearance with the durability and warranty of a vinyl fence. Available colors include Weathered Cedar and Redwood.

Aluminum Handrails. For homeowners who wish to add a classy and decorative touch to a deck or balcony, aluminum deck rails are now available from all Rick's store locations. The handrails come in a variety of colors and styles, including aluminum and glass, to match the exterior of any home or business. They're durable, low maintenance and can be added to any new or existing deck.

For more information about Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking, visit

About Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking
Since 1980, Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking has become one of the largest fencing and decking retailers in the Pacific Northwest. With locations in Gresham, Hillsboro, Vancouver, Salem and the Tri-Cities, the company has built a reputation for providing high-quality materials and top-notch construction expertise. Rick's specializes in custom deck and fence designs, materials and installations for both residential and commercial properties.

Nick R. Marshall
Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking
Phone: 503.648.7830 x515