A beautiful new fence is the perfect way to inclose your property. Fences can be constructed in many different ways to suit any home. There is also a wide range of fencing materials that can be used. If you are looking for a modern or contemporary look a long linear cedar fence is a great option to match the clean straight lines of contemporary construction.
There is also a large range of options for this style of fence. By alternating the size of fence boards this gives the fence a more complex and interesting design. Also by widening or shrinking the gaps between the fence boards this can add depth and light to your fence. For a more classical fence tongue and groove cedar boards installed vertically give it a solid distinguished look. Lattice can be added to the top for an ornate trim to really complete the fence. Lattice is a structure of narrow wooden strips arranged in a verity of patterns.
Fences can also be made from a variety of metal products. Aluminum is the most common metal used for fences as it is lightweight and does not rust. A common application for metal fences is on the top of architectural concrete walls. The lightweight nature of metal makes it easy and quick to install. Constructing a fence around the perimeter of your property adds a great deal of privacy to your beautiful back yard.
Fences are also excellent for keeping unwanted critters like raccoons and skunks out of your yard, and likewise keep you pets in. A tall fence is an excellent first line of defence from burglars and intruders. If security is a concern a tall sturdy fence is very important. Because fences are not only aesthetically pleasing but extremely practical they are a must for any outdoor living construction project.
Fence construction always begins with layout. You must make sure your posts are properly spaced depending on what type of fence and what material you will be using. Once the posts are space you can dig your post holes. The strength and structural integrity of the fence relies on proper post holes. A post hole should be eighteen to twenty four inches deep and ten to twelve inches wide. When your holes are dug you can then set your posts. Erecting the fence posts in the post holes and then filling the hole with concrete. Make sure you use a string line to insure a perfectly straight fence. All fence posts must be perfectly plumb in both directions so your fence is not leaning.
Depending on the type of concrete your fence posts should be set, in five minutes to twenty four hours. If you use slower setting concrete you can brace the fence posts while they set. Once the fence posts are set you can finish any additional framing that needs to be done in the case of some fences.
Depending on the type of fence you maybe installing panels or fence boards to finish the construction. When installing fence panels make sure the panels sit square inside the fence posts and the top horizontal board is level. For linear fence board construction always insure the fence boards are level and evenly gapped. Adding a cap board is an excellent way to complete a linear fence. While post caps are a beautiful finishing touch for classic panel fences.
When your fence is complete staining it will increase its longevity while simultaneously bringing out the natural beauty of the wood fence. Applying additional coats of stain three or four years down the road will bring back your fences original elegance.
For whatever your property enclosure needs metal and wood fences are a perfect choice for any home.