Types of Fences

Types of Fences

There is a plethora of fences to choose from, depending on your preferences, needs, and even budget. They also differ in terms of their function, make, aesthetic appeal, and form.

Here are some of the common fences used:

Privacy Fencing: As its name suggests, these are fences that shelter owners from the prying eyes of their neighbours. They are usually incredibly large and spanning several square feet or even acres. Their gates are also massive and commonly made of steel or other sturdy materials. If these aren’t enough, a number of privacy fences are manned by guards. If not, the gates are highly automated. This is to give owners the privilege to screen visitors first before they are allowed entry.

Agricultural Fences: If you’re living near pastures or you’ve passed by the countryside, then most likely you’ve come across them. Agricultural fences serve several purposes. First, they keep predators away from their livestock. In turn, this prevents cattle and other animals from straying. Sometimes the agricultural fences also act as boundary fences, especially if several farmers or livestock owners are using a large plot of land. A lot of agricultural fences are chain link. They permit a good view of the livestock but have small-enough holes predators and animals cannot immediately pass through.

Temporary Fences: They are often used in properties where construction is ongoing. This ensures that passersby are aware of what’s going on and they can watch out for any kind of hazard. They are also put up in a plot of land as way of warding off trespassers or thieves. Temporary fences are easier to put up and uninstall, once the job is done or when the property is already occupied by a house or a commercial building. Sometimes the temporary fence blocks off the property from the eyes of curious onlookers.

Decorative Fences: You’ll have greater liberty with decorative fences since your main priority is aesthetics. They are normally used to adorn gardens, patios, and walkways. They are also usually short.

The fences also differ in terms of materials used. The most common and affordable option is the steel. It is valued for its resistance to moisture, so it’s more ideal in pools. Wood makes a very beautiful and flexible material for a decorative fence. If you want utmost privacy, besides wood and steel, you can use bricks and concrete. They are pretty expensive, but they are also very durable.