Having a good fence is a crucial thing for your property, whether it is a residential, commercial or even one made for livestock. When we say a good fence, we think of choosing an appropriate material, installing and maintaining it. Site Fencing Services are always available there for your needs – just show where and how do you want it to do and your job will be done. However, sometimes you will not need a professional service to fence a small part on your property, as you can do it on your own. For that reason, we will present you in this article a few steps you need to consider before you start with it, in order to have a good fence that is properly installed.
Wire and material types
You can find it in three categories: prefabricated rolls, plain wire and barbed wire. Now, the fabricated rolls are the easiest to use and you can conveniently combine it with the other types as it is easily edited and maintained. Still, this is the most expensive type you could get. The barbed are used usually for boundaries as they can withstand bigger animals. The basic materials are timber, steel or concrete in some cases, but these are rare. The most frequent material is wood, as it is easy to work with, it is lightweight and gives the fantastic resistance to weather and caterpillars. While steel fence is expensive than timber ones, the steel fence offers great protection against the fire, but it requires a galvanization process to slow down the process of rusting. Although the concrete type is heavy and needs preparation and maintenance, it is the best choice if your budget is not limited.
Regular or electric?
First of all, decide whether you want a regular wire or a fence that will have electricity inside to prevent any animals entering or escaping from it, or prevent any possible steals. The regular wire is a plain wire that is made with a single goal of creating a physical barrier for animals that will prevent them from escaping. It is usually coated-wire or barbed wire that is available to cattle-related fencing needs, as the cattle can make higher pressure against in than sheep for example. When it comes to electrical one, the electricity plays a role of fear, preventing animals from touching it due to electroshock. Animals will understand this through time and will avoid getting ion contact with it, while the potential thieves will know they could get killed. However, in order to design a good fence, you need to consider:
– The type of animals that you are keeping within the fence
– Whether it is an internal or boundary fence
– The location where the wire will be used (if there are any slopes or gulfs)
If in any case you are not sure about this, you can always rely on the local professionals who will give you advice.