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J & L Ornamental Iron Works

1-B Kennedy St NW
Washington, DC 20011202-829-3050

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Federal City Iron

321 K St NE
Washington, DC 20002202-547-1945

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Federal City Iron Works

Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20227301-277-4422

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Frederick Mashack

1804 Half St SW
Washington, DC 20024202-554-4455

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Nelson's Welding

1101 W St SE
Washington, DC 20020202-889-3761

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Bini Iron Works

1917 2nd St NE
Washington, DC 20002202-462-2220

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City Ornamental Iron

900 Gallatin St NW
Washington, DC 20011202-882-9411

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Northeast Ironworks

2632 Douglas St NE
Washington, DC 20018202-529-9440

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Abay Iron & Metal Works

2414 Douglas St NE #104
Washington, DC 20018240-706-0209

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Craftsman Iron

Brentwood Rd NE
Washington, DC 20018202-258-7778

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Donaldson Welding

762 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC 20010202-829-8896

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TAD Iron Works

2420 12th St NE Apt 201
Washington, DC 20018202-486-1402

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YK Welding

1325 5th St NE # D
Washington, DC 20002202-544-4810

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Good fences cost good money. Though some homeowners opt to DIY the job, most count on fence builders to help with the design and handle the construction. We found some in the area that were highly rated by their customers; unfortunately, we also found some that weren’t held in high regard at all. And our mystery shoppers discovered huge price differences among companies bidding on the same job.

Begin by reviewing and deciding on fence type, materials, finish, height, spacing and width of slats, and post size. Also decide whether you want extras such as latticework or an electronic gate. Most fence builders provide catalogs you can examine.

Before investing in an alarm system, take a step back to evaluate—and improve—your home’s overall security. You can do many things to enhance protections that cost much less than an alarm system but do just as much good.

We recommend you first improve physical barriers to intrusion before considering an expensive alarm system. But there is evidence that alarm systems do make a difference. Here is advice on the pros and cons of alarm systems and help planning one.

Even if you purchase a home security system with all the bells and whistles, it might not do you any good if it’s designed poorly or installed sloppily. When hiring an installer, consider several points.

Start by asking the big questions. Carefully consider what you think you want, focusing on what you’d like to gain and possible options for obtaining it.