Twisted Ring Gate Latch with Padlock Eyes

If you are interested in adding old world charm or a touch of elegance to your gate, a twisted ring gate latch is a great option. Operable from both sides, the ring latch adds character and functionality that many gate latches are missing. Easily installed, the twisted ring latch comes with a stainless steel bar, retainer, and catch.

Manufactured with old world design and quality, the ring gate latch is finished with a black polyester powder coat over hot dipped galvanized steel.

Purchase: Twisted Ring Gate Latch

Snug Cottage Gate Hardware at Classic Fence Co.

Have you been looking for high quality traditional gate hardware?

We are excited to announce that Classic Fence Co. is now carrying Snug Cottage Hardware. Most of their steel products are hot dipped galvanized then coated with Black Polyester Powder Coat. The hot dipped galvanization offers superior rust protection when compared to electroplated steel. As part of their commitment to quality, their products are powder coated and packaged in the United States.

Check out the new product line by clicking the link: Snug Cottage Hardware

Why Redwood - An Excerpt from

The California Redwood Organization put together a list of reasons to choose redwood.  For more information, please visit their website at

Abundant, renewable and energy-efficient, redwood is clearly the environmental choice.
But it’s a beautiful choice for so many reasons:

  • Redwood delivers natural beauty and durability
  • Redwood maintains its natural beauty and structural integrity with easy maintenance
  • Redwood stays cool and steady under-foot all summer long
  • Redwood has a natural resistance to shrinking, warping and checking
  • Redwood decking stores more carbon than is emitted over its entire life cycle
  • A redwood deck can be restored repeatedly with minimal effort and cost
  • The warmth and rich luxury of genuine redwood is not only affordable, but adds great value to your home
  • Overall, redwood decking offers significant environmental advantages over plastic composite decking
  • Redwood decking meets California’s strict fire codes

Redwood Deck

Alumi-Guard Aluminum Railing

Alumi-Guard Aluminum Railing

Alumi-Guard Aluminum Railing is built with beauty and strength in mind. Available in a variety of heights, railing can be used to designate a perimeter or as protection from fall hazards. Railing can be installed using a number of methods. Below, the diagram details surface mount, fascia mount and embedded mount.

Aluminum Railing Mounting Methods

The Alumi-Guard Guardrail System has been designed to meet or exceed the 2009 International Builders Code (IBC) and the 2009 International Residential Code. As always, it is recommended that the contractor install in compliance with local codes.


How to Dress Up an Entryway or Add a Focal Point With Arbors

Wood, Vinyl and Aluminum Arbors offer a wonderful opportunity to enhance an entryway or add a focal point to your property. By adding height and dimension to your space, you will create depth and frame specific areas. Available in a variety of materials and designs, arbors are a time-tested addition to any property.

Reviving a Wood Fence

After a few short years, the average wood fence starts to discolor, turn silver, dark grey and eventually dark brown.

From pressure washing to applying soaps and washes, there are a number of ways to bring life back to your fence. By reviving your fence, you will bring brightness and curb appeal to your home.

In this example, we choose to pressure wash the fence and then apply a tinted stain and sealer made by preserva-wood.

Steps to reviving your fence:

  1. Pressure wash the fence.
    1. Start by pressure washing in a small non-descript area.
    2. Make sure not to get too close. You want to remove just the outermost layer. You do not want to damage the fence boards.
    3. We find that the best result when we pressure wash up and down the entire length of the board.
  2. Let the fence dry
    1. This may occur the same day or a few days later depending on the temperature and humidity.
  3. Apply a fence stain. In this example, we used a fence stain with a slight red tint.
    1. The stain was applied using a pump sprayer, and brushed on next to the house.

FENCETECH 2016 – Nashville, Tennessee

FENCETECH 2016 – Nashville, Tennessee

This year, Fencetech 2016 will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. Fencetech offers a number of classes, meet and greet opportunities, and exhibits. As one of the leading industry tradeshows, Fencetech offers fence and deck professionals the opportunity to view and examine a number of current and newly introduced products.

At Classic Fence Co., we view FENCETECH as a fantastic opportunity to say hello to old friends and meet new ones. We view it as an educational and teambuilding opportunity.

Show Dates: January 12th-15th

Exhibit Dates: January 13th-15th

View More info at:

We hope to meet you at FENCETECH!

~Classic Fence Co. Team

Pool Fence & Gate Hardware


(SafeTech Info Graphic)

"Swimming pool accidents are the leading cause of accidental death or children aged 1-5 in the United States."

Basic Requirements

  • Depending on the material choice, fences must be at least 48" tall, but in many cases a minimum of 60"
  • Self Closing Hinges on Gate - View SafeTech Self Closing Hinges
  • Self Latching Gate - View SafeTech Pool Gate Latches
  • Gate Opens Away From Pool
  • Opening mechanism of the latch must be at least 54" above the ground - some areas require a minimum of 60"
  • Barriers/ Fences should not have a gap large enough to allow for the passage of a 4" sphere

*Always consult your local building and zoning codes for specific requirements*

Reference Material

Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)

Swimming Pool Enclosure

County of Sacramento - Construction Requirements for Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Safety Act - California





As the FenceTech website states, "FENCETECH brings together the fence, deck, railing and access control industry's leading manufacturers, distributors, contractors and specifiers under one roof. "

This year, we had the pleasure of spending a few days speaking with the individual vendors, testing new products and visiting with old friends. 

Noteworthy items included:

  For upcoming FenceTech information, visit

Visiting a Lumber Mill

As part of our commitment to our customers, we make it a point to visit vendors and lumber mills. During our visit, we review the quality of the products, the basic business operations and the sustainability of the process and end product. On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to enjoy great weather and a tour of a lumber mill. We walked the lumber yard and watched as logs were cut into a variety of dimensions.

During our visit, we spoke with the mill operators and the lumber graders about the products we purchase. The staff was receptive to our questions and feedback and also made suggestions on product improvements. As part of our ongoing commitment, we are confident in the quality and sustainability of the lumber products we bring to our customers.

Classic Fence Co. - Lumber Mill