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Metallizing is a process that is often used to treat metal fences to make them more corrosion resistant. It's an alternative to galvanizing, and instead of submerging the item in a tank as they...

Wednesday, 02 August 2023 22:44

Cold galvanizing is a special type of paint that is often used in the fence industry to treat cuts, welds and other modifications that take place after a metal fence is galvanized or galvanized and...

Sunday, 09 July 2023 21:17

U bolts are versatile pieces of hardware that have many potential applications in the fence world. You can use u bolts to attach fence boards to steel pipes or to create a latch point for gates....

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 10:14

Bar fence or bar fencing is a type of fully welded fence panel that is used in some countries. It is usually manufactured by the fence company themselves, and is usually made on in a factory using a...

Saturday, 12 August 2023 19:14

Hinge knot fence is one of many types of wire mesh product that is made for farm fencing. This type of agricultural mesh has a hinged joint that is formed when vertical wires are wrapped around...

Sunday, 19 March 2023 17:08

Our electric fence calculator is based on a standard smooth wire fence system, and does not include any materials required to build the fence structure. Note that no slopes or gradients are...

Should There Be a Gap Between Fence Boards?

Should There Be a Gap Between Fence Boards?

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When you’re building a wood privacy fence, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is building gaps into your fence.

However, if you want to build a fence that will last longer, that’s exactly what you need to do. Here’s the answer to the question, “Should there be gaps between fence boards?” and why?

Can Animals Hear Electric Fencing?

Can Animals Hear Electric Fencing?

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If you’ve never been around electric fences, you probably have a lot of questions about them.

One of the more common questions we hear about electric fences in the fence industry is can animals hear electric fencing. The answer might surprise you. Here’s what you need to know.

How Powerful of An Electric Fence Do I Need?

How Powerful of An Electric Fence Do I Need?

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If you’ve decided that an electric fence is what you need to keep your property secure – whether that’s keeping animals in or something out – you’re probably right at the beginning of the electric fence process.

However, since most people don’t know too much about how electric fences actually work, you probably have lots of questions. One of those is probably how powerful of an electric fence do you need. Here’s what you need to know.

What Is the Difference Between Raked and Stepped Fence?

What Is the Difference Between Raked and Stepped Fence?

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There are plenty of challenges you might face when you start thinking about installing a fence, and one of them is the gradient of your site and fence line.

If you have steep slopes anywhere on your fence line, your fence will have to be adjusted to suit, and that usually means raking or stepping your fence. What is the difference between raked and stepped fences? Let’s take a closer look.

How to Install Tension Wire on Existing Chain Link Fence

How to Install Tension Wire on Existing Chain Link Fence

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If you’ve got an existing chain link fence that is loose or curling up at the bottom, chances are, your tension wire is loose or damaged.

The good news is that it’s not that hard to install tension wire on existing chain link fence. Here’s how you can make this simple fix to your chain link fence to increase its lifespan.

How Much Does a 50-foot Roll of Chain Link Fence Weigh?

How Much Does a 50-foot Roll of Chain Link Fence Weigh?

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When you first start looking into the cost of fencing, you probably focus on the big picture – things like the cost of materials and labor and whether you plan to pound posts or use concrete.

However, there’s a lot more that goes into chain link fence, and one of the things you might need to know is how much a 50-foot roll of chain link fence weighs. So, let’s take a closer look.

Is It Cheaper to Do a Wood or Chain Link Fence?

Is It Cheaper to Do a Wood or Chain Link Fence?

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If you know nothing about fences and fencing and you’re looking for options to fence your property, you might very well be asking is it cheaper to do a wood fence or chain link fence.

This is a very common question, so we decided to give you all the information you need to make the right choice.

General

How to Fix a Chain Link Fence That Is Curling Up

Chain link fences are very popular, and they’re usually a fairly durable fence choice. However,... Read More

How to Draw a Fence

If you are trying to figure out how to draw a fence, you’ve come to the right place. We do quite a... Read More

Why Do Fences Settle, and How Can It Be Avoided?

If you’ve noticed that your fence or gate is no longer level and contacted the fence company who... Read More

Why Do Fences Go Green?

Hopefully, your fence doesn't look like the one in this picture! But if you've asked the question... Read More

What Kinds of Bolts Are Used for Base Plated Fences?

We’ve spoken about base plated fence posts a few times so far, but we’ve focused mainly on the... Read More

Does Your Fence Require a Building Permit?

If you're planning to build a new fence, you're probably discovering that there's a bit more to it... Read More

How High Can a Fence Be?

When you’re planning a new fence, one of the most common questions you’re likely to ask is how... Read More

How to Choose a Fence Contractor

You need a fence. You’re wondering how to find a fence contractor, let alone how to choose a fence... Read More

How Deep Can a Pond Be Without a Fence?

Whether you’re considering building a koi pond, wondering whether you need to fence your wading... Read More

How to Tell If You Need a New Chain Link Fence

If your chain link fence is looking a little shabby, it can be hard to tell if it needs to be... Read More

Commercial and Industrial Fence

What Is a Crash-Rated Fence, and Do You Need One?

If you’re shopping for high-security fence systems or just looking for more information, there’s a... Read More

What Is Taut Wire Fencing and How Does It Work?

When most people think of electric fence systems, or at least, electronically managed fence... Read More

What Is Rolled Welded Mesh?

Most people are familiar with welded wire mesh panels, which are often used for prison fencing and... Read More

Barbed Wire Farm Fencing: Design, Installation and More

Barbed wire farm fencing is a popular choice when you need to fence large areas. This kind of farm... Read More

How Powerful of An Electric Fence Do I Need?

If you’ve decided that an electric fence is what you need to keep your property secure – whether... Read More

How Do Managed Electric Fences Work?

There are many different types of electric fences out there. There are some that are used to keep... Read More

What Is a Rock Fall Fence, and How Do They Work?

When most of us think of fences, we think of structures that are designed to keep people or... Read More

Why Does One Metal Fence Panel Cost Less Than Another?

If you’ve been shopping for an ornamental fence, palisade fence, bar fence or some other kind of... Read More

How to Wire An Electric Fence - with Downloadable Diagram

If you're not used to building electric fences, then you might be wondering just how you get the... Read More

How Do You End an Electric Fence?

If you aren’t an electric fence pro, you might be wondering about some of the finer points of... Read More

Materials

What Are the Pros and Cons of Concrete Fences?

They might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of fencing, but concrete... Read More

How Wide Is a Fence Panel?

If you’re planning a fence project for your home or commercial property, you’re probably wondering... Read More

Wrought Iron Fencing Vs Cast Iron Fencing Vs Ornamental Fence

Many people who aren’t in the fence business use the terms wrought iron fencing, cast iron fencing... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Fully Welded Fence Panels

Metal fence panels come in a huge variety of sizes, styles and designs. Some are bolted together,... Read More

What Kind of Concrete Do You Need for Fence Posts?

If you’re installing a fence with posts in concrete (or having one installed by a fence company),... Read More

The Pros and Cons of White Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fence

If you’re considering a chain link fence, you might also be thinking about getting a vinyl or... Read More

How to Attach Wire Rope to Metal Posts?

If you’re considering building a post and cable fence using metal posts, you’re probably trying to... Read More

What Is the Difference Between Outside Diameter and Nominal Bore in Fencing?

Many metal fence systems use round tubing for posts, bracing, stays and gate frames. Usually, when... Read More

Is Black Chain Link Fence More Expensive?

If you’re looking for cost-effective fence systems, then chain link is probably one of your top... Read More

What Is Chain Link Selvedge?

Chain link fence is such a common sight around the world that most people don’t realize just how... Read More

Gates and Automation

Can You Repair Electric Gates?

More and more people are choosing to add a gate motor or gate operator to their sliding or swing... Read More

How Do Gear Type or Rack Drive Gate Motors Work?

If you live in North America, chances are you’re used to gate operators using a chain drive... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Cantilever Gate Hardware

Cantilever gates are a popular option for sliding gates, particularly in places that get snow,... Read More

How Much Does It Cost for an Electric Gate?

Motorized gates, automatic gates, electric gates. No matter what you call them, there’s no denying... Read More

What Should You Consider When Buying a Gate Motor?

Whether you want to buy a gate motor to install as a DIY project (and you have the skills!) or you... Read More

What Is a Repeater, and Does Your Gate Motor Need One?

If you’re having a new gate operator or gate motor installed, getting quotes or just investigating... Read More

Types of Gate Closers and How to Choose the Right One

If you have a gate that needs to stay closed, it’s probably not enough to have a sign on it. Most... Read More

What Footings Are Needed to Support an Electric Sliding Gate?

If you’re thinking about installing an electric sliding gate, you might be wondering what size... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Sliding Gates

When most people think about getting a sliding gate, they usually think it’s a one size fits all... Read More

Should You Add Turnstiles to Your Perimeter Fence?

It’s common to see turnstiles in train stations, subways and buildings that need to control... Read More

Installation

How Long Does It Take to Install a Chain Link Fence?

Having a fence installed is quite the process. First, you have to decide what kind of fence you... Read More

How Is Fence Installation Cost Calculated?

The best way to find out what your fence will cost is to ask three or four fence companies to give... Read More

How to Install Chain Link Fence

If you’re thinking about giving your fence an upgrade this summer and you’re wondering how to... Read More

What Is Frost Heave, and What Does It Have to Do With Your Fence?

Depending on where you live (and where you come from), you might not be too familiar with the... Read More

Why You Should Be Wary of Cheap Fence Installation Quotes

Sometimes, when you’re looking for quotes for nearly any kind of service for your home or... Read More

Can You Install a Fence Post with Foam?

If you’ve been scouring the web to find out how to install chain link fence posts without concrete... Read More

How to Fix a Leaning Metal Post in Concrete

Even the most durable fence systems do need some maintenance to keep performing and looking their... Read More

What Is the Difference Between Raked and Stepped Fence?

There are plenty of challenges you might face when you start thinking about installing a fence,... Read More

How to Drill into Concrete

While most fences are installed in holes with concrete or pounded into the dirt, there are some... Read More

Simple Double Base Plated Removable Fence Post Design

If you’re looking for a removable fence post design for a site where a sleeve-based removable post... Read More

Dictionary

Razor wire

Razor wire, also known as unclipped razor wire in some parts of the world, is a single strand of... Read More

Turnbuckle

Turnbuckles are fence fittings that are used to tension wire and are often used on gates, to... Read More

Tension bands

Tension bands are preformed strips of steel that are used to hold tension bars in place on chain... Read More

PVC

PVC is an acronym for Polyvinyl Chloride, which is a type of plastic. PVC is often used as a... Read More

Mag lock

A mag lock, also known as a magnetic lock is a security latch for gates that uses electricity to... Read More

Brackets

Brackets in fencing can mean several things. It could mean extension brackets that are attached to... Read More

Bowed fence

A bowed fence or bow fence system is a type of panel fence that curves inwards. It is usually very... Read More

Etch primer

Etch primer is a type of primer used on metal (including metal fencing) that eats into or "etches"... Read More

Picket caps (vinyl)

Vinyl picket fences are built with smaller vinyl fence components acting as the pickets, but... Read More

Flat wrap razor coils

Flat wrap coils are a type of razor wire coil that are not wrapped in three-dimensional coils like... Read More

Residential Fence

Privacy Fence 101

If you have a backyard, chances are you either have a privacy fence or you want one. It’s only... Read More

Is Chain Link a Good Pool Fence Choice?

If you’re looking for affordable pool fence options, you might be wondering if a chain link fence... Read More

How Much Does Vinyl Fencing Cost?

If you’re looking for privacy fencing options, there’s a good chance you’re considering vinyl... Read More

How to Find a Residential Fence Company Near Me

If you’re looking for a new fence for your backyard, side alley or your front garden, you might... Read More

Where to Find Do It Yourself Vinyl Fencing?

If you’re reasonably handy, there’s a good chance you do at least a few things around the house... Read More

What Is Feather Edge Fencing?

Feather edge fencing, or feather edge fence board fencing, is a type of wood fence that is very... Read More

How to Make a Chain Link Fence Private

Chain link fence is many things. Privacy fence is not one of them. Whether you chose a chain link... Read More

Residential Chain Link Fence Vs. Commercial Chain Link Fence: What Are the Differences?

When most people who aren’t in the fence business look at a chain link fence, it looks pretty much... Read More

Can Vinyl Fence Be Painted?

If you’re looking for a specific shade of vinyl fence, you might be wondering can vinyl fence be... Read More

A Guide to Restoring Wrought Iron Fence

Whether you installed a wrought iron fence yourself, at some time in the past, or you bought a... Read More

Calculators

Our electric fence calculator is based on a standard smooth wire fence system, and does not... Read More

Ornamental fence is a popular fence choice for projects that need a little more style. This type... Read More

North American style chain link fence is a little different to the diamond mesh fence installed... Read More

If you need to stain your wood fence, it can be tricky to figure out how much stain you will need. This... Read More

One of the more common methods of calculating fence prices and doing material take offs is to... Read More

Palisade fence is often used for projects that require a little more security. It's durable and... Read More

Board-on-board fence, or good neighbor fence as it's also known, is a wood fence design that has... Read More

Vinyl fence is a very popular privacy fence option - especially in North America. If you want to... Read More