December 14, 2015
- Contoured or stepped fences: If your yard is sloped, you can choose between a contoured or stepped fence. The rails of a contoured fence follow the slope of the ground while a stepped fence features fence posts that run downhill in a series of steps, so that the slope of each subsequent post drops accordingly.
- Pool fences: If you have a pool in your yard, you may be required to install a pool fence for safety. Check your local building codes and regulations for specific pool safety standards before installation.
- Invisible fencing: For pets that tend to wander off, an in-ground invisible fence allows you to set specific boundaries. Invisible fences work by sounding a sharp alarm and mild static correction if the dog nears the border.
- Horse and livestock fencing: If you have horses or livestock, keep them contained while protecting them against injury with galvanized steel class-one coating fences and flexible vinyl rail fences. Both give way when struck to minimize leg injuries due to high-force kicking. Think of a “bend, but don’t break” rule of thumb.
- The galvanized steel class-one coating fences stretch and conform to rough terrain as they are woven rather than welded and resist sagging. The vertical mesh adds stability and flexibility.
- Vinyl rail fencing is designed specifically to contain horses and other large animals. It’s constructed with continuous polymer or high-tensile wire technology that allows the fence to flex upon impact to reduce injury.
- Barbed wire fencing: Barbed wire fences are also good for covering large acreage and containing livestock and other thicker-skinned animals. They can be electrified and come with a convenient carrier reel.