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Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

January 5, 2021

The top blog post round-up has become something of an annual tradition for us here at Modu-Loc. This year is no different. While there are many, many things about 2020 that we would love to forget, we still believe in the importance of reflection. This blog is intended to be a resource for existing customers and rental fence newbies alike, and one way we can gauge the level of value it provides is by looking at our most popular blog posts.

Ranking our blog posts based on popularity (determined by unique page views) can reveal which topics are most interesting or valuable to our readers. This helps us understand which subjects we should cover more often, ensuring we continue to deliver content that is useful to our audience.

But there is also an immediate benefit to you, our readers! You can make sure to catch up on all the best blog posts you might have missed this past year. Without further ado, here are the top 10 Modu-Loc blog posts read most often in 2020*:

  1. Modu-Loc is a COVID-19 Committed Supplier
    It’s hardly a surprise that our top blog post of 2020 was coronavirus-related. Many of our readers wanted to know how we were handling business amid a global pandemic. This post announced our designation as a COVID-19 Committed Supplier, and detailed the framework we are using to address COVID-19 risks on the job.
  2. How Much Does it Cost to Rent Construction Fence?
    This is a commonly asked question, but the answer depends on a number of variables. This post breaks down the different service levels available in the temporary rental fence business, and details the associated charges for each. If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of all the possible charges you may incur when renting fence, you’ll find it here!
  3. Screening on Fence: A Risky Business
    This was our second most popular blog post of 2019, and it’s holding steady in the third spot! In this post, we focused on the dangers of hanging screen or scrim from temporary fence – an inherently risky practice. We owned up to past mistakes, and took the opportunity to educate the industry on the importance of reinforcing temporary structures burdened with this additional weight. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about, you need to read this post!
  4. COVID-19 Update: Is Modu-Loc Open?
    Understandably, there was a lot of confusion towards the beginning of the pandemic. Which businesses were essential, and which ones were required to close? Restrictions and definitions changed many times during the year, but Modu-Loc has remained an essential service throughout it all. This post provides detailed information about how we are keeping our employees and customers safe as we continue to provide our services amid COVID-19. It is updated as our policies and safety measures change.
  5. Cold Weather Survival Guide for Construction Workers
    Not just for construction workers, this is a lengthy but very informative read for anyone who works outdoors in the winter. Read this comprehensive guide to learn about common cold weather ailments and hazards, and how to protect yourself.
  6. Modu-Heroes: A Tale of Two Brothers
    Though there was likely a lot of escapism taking place through frivolous internet content, we found that visitors to our blog were largely looking for practical information in 2020. This post, which highlights two of our awesome employees, was the one exception. If you want to be inspired by two brothers who stepped up to help others in dangerous situations, this is a must-read.
  7. How to Protect Against Common Winter Construction Hazards
    Another winter safety post for those who want extra credit! Construction sites can be hazardous places to begin with, but cold weather adds another layer of risk. Snow, ice, and cold stress are all great examples of the additional challenges we face in the winter. Are you familiar with these 5 common winter construction hazards? Read the blog post to find out!
  8. Branding Your Construction Site: Why It’s Important, and How to Do It
    This post is another repeat from last year’s ranking. Clearly, it offers some compelling evidence for the value of branding your construction site hoarding or fence. Not only that, but it also includes easy, practical suggestions for adding your brand to your site perimeter. It’s a great all-around guide for anyone who is just starting to explore the idea of branding their site.
  9. Construction Hoarding: Why You Need It
    If you’re looking for a solid primer on construction hoarding, this is it! In this post, you’ll learn what exactly constitutes “hoarding”, and the reasons it’s important to have some type of hoarding or barrier on your construction site.
  10. How to Install Modu-Loc Fence
    Last but certainly not least is our super practical guide to installing Modu-Loc fence. While we often say that installing temporary fence isn’t rocket science, there is a right and a wrong way to do it. Knowing the right way to install fence will certainly make your life easier, and it will ensure a solid, stable fence line. If you’re planning to install your own fence, do yourself a favour and check out this blog post.

These 10 posts accounted for the most page views, but we published a lot of great content last year covering everything from construction industry trends to the impact of the pandemic on events. We encourage you to spend some time exploring our blog and all of the informative and interesting posts it has to offer. In return, we will do our part to ensure we keep delivering content about the subjects that matter most to our customers.

We’re gearing up for another exciting year of interesting, helpful and topical articles, so don’t forget to check back often!

Thank you for your support in 2020, and we wish you a Happy New Year!

*Editor’s Note: to clarify, these were the blog posts read most often in 2020, though not all of them were published in 2020. Some topics have a long shelf life!

Author: Joanna Bieda

Joanna Bieda is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Modu-Loc Fence Rentals, and has been with the company since 2014. She loves writing and is a self-professed data nerd. She thoroughly enjoys teaching customers about all things fence via Modu-Loc's blog.
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