Reasons To Add Wire To Your Split-Rail Fence


A split-rail fence can be a visually appealing addition to your yard, but this open design can present some challenges. If you like the look of a split-rail fence — a fence that typically has three horizontal rails between its posts — but are looking to make the fence more solid, talk to your fencing contractor about adding wire. He or she can install mesh-like wire to the fence during its construction, which can dramatically improve the functionality of the structure. Here are some reasons that you might wish to add wire to your split-rail fence.

Better Containment Of Animals

A conventional three-rail fence can be problematic when it comes to containing animals. In most cases, an animal will have little trouble crawling under the bottom rail of the fence, which may allow it to leave your property. The addition of wire on this style of fence immediately improves its ability to contain any animals that you have. For example, if you have a pet dog that may want to roam, the wire will prevent it from escaping. Similarly, the wire can keep animals out of certain areas. If you have rabbits, you might choose this type of fence around your vegetable garden so that they can't get into it.

Deterrent To Climbing

Many children love climbing, and this can include climbing on the fence around your yard. A standard split-rail fence is easy to climb, and while this might be fun for your children, you might not be keen on this idea. For example, you may worry about your kids falling off the fence while climbing. Having your fencing professional add wire to the fence during installation can make it less desirable to climb. The presence of the wire between the rails means that your children can't swing their legs over the lower rails — and may decide to focus on other activities.

Keeping Your Yard Clean

A split-rail fence with wire can actually be an asset when it comes to keeping your yard clean. For example, if you're fed up with wind blowing garbage into your yard — perhaps after crows or raccoons tear apart a neighbor's garbage, leaving waste everywhere — this design can help. The wire can do a good job of blocking any waste that is blowing in the air, thus keeping it off your lawn and preventing you from having to pick it up. Speak to your fencing contractor to learn about other reasons for adding wire to this type of fence.

To learn more, contact a fence contractor near you. 


17 August 2020

Choosing From Fence Contractors

When you start thinking about different ways to make your property better, you should think carefully about reaching out to a fence contractor for help. Fence contractors are skilled at helping you to construct a sturdy, beautiful fence that will work with the exterior of your home. However, since it can be tricky to choose a contractor, it is important to know what you are looking for. Think carefully about which contractors in your area are offering the kinds of fences you are looking for, and work with them carefully. Talk with them about what they are able to offer you, and what they can do to help. Choosing a fence should be fun and interesting.