From the word fencing, we usually think, it’s a method to safeguard building. But, in actuality it can serve purpose of aesthetic beauty to the garden at the same time.
Many types of ornamental fences are available that include aluminium, wood, vinyl, wrought iron, stone and bamboo. According to your needs, requirements and likes, you can get either of the fences installed by the professionals.
Amongst the hoard, wrought iron fences are the most popular ones because intricate designs can easily be made in it which looks classy on the same hand, as well as gives strength and relatively maintenance-free characteristics. However, the price tag is more because it delivers higher durability as compared to other fences.
Vinyl ornamental fencing is another popular option because it provides ease of maintenance. Simple soap and water is used to remove the rust and dirt that get accumulated because of the factors of age and weather.
Regardless of other materials, you can also go for real wood ornamental fence. It will also provides your garden a beautiful look, like wrought iron ornamental fencing does, however, would differ in factors of durability and maintenance.
People install fences for a couple of reasons. One could be to cover the swimming pool area or to define the backyard. It could also be to make the garden area look more structured or simply to add a beautiful touch to the property that would increase its real estate price.
Regardless of the purpose of installation, there are some common errors that people go on to commit. Prior knowledge about commonly committed mistakes would be helpful in right execution of your next fence project.
The biggest mistake that amateurs run into is failing to correctly draw the property lines. Mark off the boundaries so that you don’t end up installing the fence on neighbor’s property. Also don’t end up installing it too near the house or else you may have to redo it entirely. If you are going to perform installation on your own, then at least hire a professional to help draw lines. This way you can avoid making costly errors.
Next thing to remember is to put the posts rightly as they are the most crucial part of this project. If the posts are not put deep enough inside the ground or if they are not anchored with right material it could collapse very easily in the near future.
Make sure to place the posts at least 2 feet deep in the ground. Be sure to anchor them by a good layer of concrete and gravel. Depending on your need and the type of land, you can choose to go a few more inches deeper and use a thicker concrete layer.