What to Consider When Deciding on Fencing
Fences come in all sizes and shapes and depending on what they are made of, the cost of their installation may vary significantly. For the fence to serve you well, it needs to be put up the right way. Here are some useful tips.
PURPOSE OF THE FENCE
Knowing what you need a fence for will help narrow down your picking options. A fence can be for Privacy, security, as a barrier or even for decoration. Ensure that you use the right and lawful boundary materials so that it serves you better.
After you have settled on what kind of fence to put up, it is always advisable to get your property surveyed before starting the project. This will give you authority and proper location to install your barrier and it will also help to avoid any future problems.
SIZE OF POSTS AND HINGES
Fences are always accompanied by gates; when picking hinges for the gates, ensure they are big and strong enough to support the gate. Apart from the hinges, make sure the posts are strong, especially because during the rainy season, wood tends to be heavier and needs a strong support system.
NEIGHBOURS AND FENCING
Bad fencing is a common source of conflict between neighbours, to avoid bad blood, build the fence with the right side facing outward.
CONSIDER UNEVEN GROUND
When you are dealing with land that is not even, account for those changes by adjusting the post lengths accordingly. This will make the end results more appealing to the eye and make the fence more ideal.
THE RIGHT SPACING TO USE
When electing a fence, you should never place your posts more than 8 feet apart, this protects the fence from the wind and other elements. If the spacing is too wide, the fence becomes weak and vulnerable.
How many inches to the ground you put your posts when electing a fence determines the strength of the fence. The recommendation is that you put a third of your fence into the ground, by measurements, a minimum of two feet or below the frost line. However, different local codes will determine how far down you should go.
FENCING A POOL AREA
Most people do not know that fencing the pool is important; you should plan to put a fence with a minimum height of four inches around your pool. You should also include a self-closing gate which is a law requirement in most areas.
THE TECHNIQUE TO USE
You should always set the posts in the hole and then put the cement mixture around it. This will make the pole strong when everything dries together.
Once the fence is elected, allow it some time to dry out before you apply anything. This will give time for the moisture or finishes applied by the manufacturers to dry off. This will also ensure the wood absorbs any additional finishing or paint you apply.
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