Your property can gain both protection and privacy thanks to the addition of a fence. This will allow you to take full advantage of the area you have while ensuring that your children and pets are kept safe. Fittingsplus supplies all of the components that are necessary to construct a fence of which you can be proud.
Our extensive variety of fencing options, which range from contemporary vinyl to traditional wood fencing, is sure to win you over. This book offers an in-depth look at the various types of conventional fences, gates, and fencing materials that are available. The goal of this guide is to assist you in selecting the best fence materials for enhancing the appearance of your property.
Things to keep in mind when its about fence
Before you start building your fence, there are a few things you should keep in mind, including the following:
- First, think about the reasons you desire a fence, and then look for many existing fences that are suitable for your purposes.
- You should give serious consideration to the structure of your fence as well as its anatomy.
- Think about it from both your side and the side that your neighbor will see it from. Both perspectives are important. It's probably not a good idea to go with a fence that looks great from your property but hideous from the deck of your next-door neighbor.
- When selecting the sorts of fence materials to use, other significant considerations include the location, dimensions, and climate of the area, as well as the amount of time and money you are willing to commit.
Learning about the various sorts of materials that may be used to construct a fence or gate is part of the process of being familiar with the anatomy of a fence. Even though these things are employed rather frequently, not all of these different things are required for every single installation operation involving a fence. There are many varieties of gate latches and locks, as well as gate hinges, from which you can choose.
The following are examples of the most popular types of fence and gate hardware:
Hangers and galvanized hanger nails: Adjust the rails and edge so that they fit between the posts.
Screws for the deck: Attach the fence boards to the fence posts.
Galvanized nails: Attach rails to the post in a secure manner.
Staple: Attaching wire fencing to wood supports requires the use of staples.
Butt hinges that close by themselves: For the purpose of hanging the gate.
Barrel bolt: Fasten double gate doors shut.
Anti-sag kit: Helps repair a sagging gate.
The gate is hung with the help of strap hinges.
T-hinges are typically utilized for the hanging of gates.
Lag-and-strap hinges are typically utilized for the hanging of gates.
To secure the fence gate, you must engage the latches.
Secure the fence gate by lowering the latches.
Slide-bolt latches are used to secure the fence gate in place.
Secure the fence gate with the thumb latch.
Secure the fence gate using the hasp latch.
What Material to use for the Fence?
Wood Fence Material
One of the most classic and long-lasting forms of fencing material is wood. Wood may be used to construct nearly every imaginable type of fence. Because it may be painted, stained, or left with its natural grain exposed, wood is a very versatile material choice.
If you're seeking a choice that requires less upkeep, Fittingsplus also carries a broad variety of wood fence replacements in its inventory.
The following items are necessary for the construction of a wooden fence:
- Pressure-treated Stamped to denote that they can be buried in the ground when used for posts, 4 by 4s come with the stamp.
- Wood post caps are used to prevent the exposed tops of the posts from becoming damaged by moisture.
- Prefabricated fence panels may be erected rapidly and are available in a wide variety of designs.
- Pressure-treated Rails made of two-by-fours provide you the ability to build a fence's framework from the ground up.
- 1 x 6 fence boards can be used for various fence styles, including basketweave, louver, and alternate board designs.
- The pickets for your own fencing can be made out of 1 x 4s if you use them.
- Fencing made of cedar is considered to be one of the greatest options available because of its consistent resistance to decay.
- The natural anti-rot properties of redwood make its fence boards completely maintenance-free and resistant to rot.
- Wire fencing is yet another long-lasting alternative that can give the appearance of your fence a more rustic aspect.
- The use of precut mortised wood fence posts and rails helps to ease the building process of the fence and can provide a rustic appearance.
Vinyl Fence Material
There are many different materials that may be used to construct a fence, but one of the most prevalent forms of fence is vinyl fencing. People who don't want to devote a lot of time to maintenance will find it to be an excellent option. Vinyl fencing is usually always available in white, and this color will not fade or require repainting for many years to come.
Additionally, vinyl can be purchased pre-assembled, which includes the fundamental components that make up a fence, such as:
- The vertical posts that go from the top rails to the bottom balustrade rails are called balustrades.
- Posts are the support system for the fence that goes into the ground to hold up the rest of the structure. Vinyl fence posts are the most common type of post used.
- These top rails are the horizontal part of the fence that runs along the top and supports the balustrades at the top of each section. They are made of vinyl.
- Bottom rails are the horizontal parts that go along the bottom of each fence panel and provide support for the bottom of each balustrade.
- Boards of the fence are the individual boards that, when combined, make up a panel of the fence. Some fence boards come pre-assembled in panels and can be purchased that way, while others require manual assembly and must be purchased separately.
- Post caps are the decorative caps that sit atop each fence post and assist to complete the overall design of the fence.
Post Hole Material
If you are constructing a fence from scratch, fastening the fence post in an appropriate manner will ensure that the fence will continue standing.
The following types of materials are frequently used for filling potholes:
Concrete is the material that is most frequently used to fill in the end, corner, and gatepost holes in order to secure the post in the ground. A concrete mix is a decent alternative; for larger projects, you might want to employ a concrete vendor that also has a pump truck. Concrete can be purchased from a number of different places.
Placing gravel beneath other fence posts will aid in water drainage and extend the useful life of the fence posts.
Chain Link Material
Fencing made of chain links is not only economical but also simple to install. It is most frequently utilized in commercial settings or on large properties where there is a requirement to install a significant quantity of fencing in a short amount of time while remaining within a predetermined budget.
You'll need the following components for the basic frame:
- Both the end posts and the caps have a diameter of 2 1/2 inches.
- Line posts and caps with a diameter of 1 5/8 inches
- Rails and caps with a diameter of 1 3/8 inches
- In order to assemble a gate and attach rail caps to posts, brace bands must first be used.
- Assembly of the gate requires top, bottom, and side rails.
- Fencing made of chain link
- Bands under tension
- Tension bars
- Wires under tension
- Tie wires
- Hog rings
Fittingsplus stocks a wide variety of materials that may be used to construct fences, making it simple to find one that will add to the aesthetic appeal of your home while also meeting your requirement for containment.
If you want to install a fence in the front yard, you should look for one that has openings in it so that people can see through it. Because it won't get in the way of the view, your property will appear more inviting to people who live nearby. If you decide to go with a solid fence, you might want to think about installing it at a lower height than you would for a fence in the backyard.