Weather And Fencing

There are many things to think about when it comes to making sure you have the right type of fence installed around your yard. One of the major considerations you should be thinking about is the weather. Depending on where you live, you want to make sure you end up with the right fence for the conditions it is going to be exposed to. Here are some examples of fence concerns with regards to various weather considerations:

Extreme winds – If you live in an area where you tend to experience extreme winds, such as those that come with hurricanes or monsoons, then you want to think about this when deciding on the type of fence you should get. A solid fence will take on the force of the wind and become stressed. The wind can damage parts of the fence or even cause entire portions of it to break away. However, fences that allow the wind to go around it may end up getting through a storm unscathed. Therefore, such types of fences as wrought iron or chain link may be your best bet.

A lot of moisture – If you live in a region where you will be dealing with a lot of moisture, do to things like rainy or snowy conditions, then this can also dictate which type of fencing would be the best choice. A wooden fence can still be a possibility, but you will need to make sure that you are properly maintaining it as needed. It will not last you long if it is not protected from all of the moisture it will be in contact with. It should be sealed before the wet season strikes, and this may need to be done on an annual basis. You can go with a chain link or a wrought iron fence with a little less concern, but they also need to be maintained properly to avoid the development of rust.

Extreme heat – When you live in an area where the hot months get extremely hot, then you want to have a fence installed that can take the heat. A wooden fence that is exposed to very high temperatures for a good length of time won't last as long as you would hope. It will become brittle and start to fall apart. Wrought iron can be a good choice, but if you go with a black wrought iron fence, or another dark color, be ready to have it repainted often due to the sun bleaching that will occur. A chain link fence may be a great choice for these hot conditions, especially if you go with a gray or silver color fence, where you won't have to be concerned about noticeable sun bleaching.

Contact a company like F & W Fence Company, Inc. for more information and assistance.