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Choosing the right fence panels for you

In this next part we will be talking about the distinctive sorts of fence panels. There are numerous things to consider when choosing fence boards:

  • Budget
  • The time, expertise and man power needed to erect a fence
  • Purpose – is it for security, boosting aesthetics or both? It can also be for keeping wild animals out or for something else all together.
  • Maintenance requirements

We will elaborate the benefits and shortcomings of each type of fencing panel here!

Picket Fences 

Picket fence (commonly known as pallisade fence) can be easily identified by their evenly spaced and neat vertical boards.  They are commonly used as decorative fences in the front gardens. Even though they do not provide privacy, they provide great aesthetic and mark out boundaries clearly. They additionally give a safe limit to kids and bigger pets – in spite of the fact that anything smaller than a puppy can easily get past the panels! Commonly painted white and generally under one meter in height, picket fence are not difficult to erect with posts. Most picket fences are wooden; however, they can now be acquired in PVC which is a low-maintenance option

Close board Fences 

Close board fences are superb for providing ample privacy and are normally built with vertical overlapping feather-edge boards. Every board is nailed to 3 horizontal rails known as arris rails which are supported by indented or notched posts. In case you are planning on erecting a close board fence you have to know from the beginning that the special notched posts must be set in a little further apart than the standard fencing panels.  Besides being strong, these fences are generally 6 feet tall. Therefore, they are ideal for making a safe and private fence. They are ideal for your garden fencing in Manchester, since most properties have height restrictions for the front aspect of boundary fencing.  

Traditional Lap Panel Fences

This type of fencing is very common and also one of the easiest to erect. You can obtain Lap board fences in panels that are attached to other wooden panels using at least 2 post clips for each panel. Lap board fence comprise of frames with overlapping boards that are slotted between.  Traditional lap panel fences have a great rustic look.

Composite Fence Panels 

Nowadays, most people are opting for composite wood fencing mainly because they offer a low maintenance boundary fencing option. Besides their little maintenance requirements, these fences are not subject to wide array of problems of wooden fences. They neither splinter nor split and they cone with long guarantees (up to 20 years). However, composite fence are more expensive.  They are made using composite wood panels and they come in various sizes and styles.

There are various fencing options for residential property. There are lots of stylistic and decorative features that are not commonly found in agricultural fencing such as sizing. Fencing provides a great opportunity for you to keep something out of the sight of passersby as you still enjoying your space.

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