The following saying by an unknown author captures the purpose of fences, “The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.” Modern fencing details provide privacy and security; however, are still aesthetically appealing. Customized details are available to personalize fencing for:
- Children’s play areas
Glass fencing is ideal for a pool or deck. The glass provides security and meets insurance requirements, while allowing unblocked visibility of the scenery. A special coating is available to provide easy clean up.
Picket fencing designs are available for cottage or traditional style homes. A variety of color options are available. The fencing may be customized for a brick/cement block combination, traditional, or traditional with a varying top edge height. Decorative vertical top caps allow customization and additional aesthetic appeal.
Slat Privacy Fencing
Slat privacy fencing does not block the ocean or night breeze. This fencing style allows children to soak up sunlight in the backyard, while providing safety and security. The smooth walls of the brick/cement block does not allow a foothold for a small child to climb and passing strangers cannot easily see into the yard.
Aluminum fencing is a lower cost alternative to tubular steel. Aluminum fencing is easy to maintain with the refined look of wrought iron. The aluminum can be color coated to blend with an existing home or business. The nautical fencing design is perfect for homes or businesses near the coastline.
Wood Alternative Fencing
Vinyl fencing materials have the look of wood grain in the form of slats similar to timber planks. The vinyl slats do not rot or rust, remain aesthetically beautiful for years and no painting is required. The slats are available in a variety of color choices. The fence may be easily cleaned with a hosepipe and damp cloth. The slats may be hung in owner’s choice of a horizontal pattern for modern appeal or vertical for a traditional home style.
Automatic, sliding or swing gates are available in a wide range of materials for driveways. The gates reinforce security and privacy measures. Matching pedestrian gates are available. Gate hardware accessories are available for customizing a fence to match the existing space.
Good Neighbor Fences – A fence is considered a good neighbor fence if the panels alternate back and forth with which side the slabs are shown.
Termites – Termites often invade when wood abuts soil. The vinyl alternative, glass, aluminum and steel fencing options discourage termites.
Weed Boards – Weed boards are often utilized to compensate for uneven ground and to discourage neighboring pets.
45 Degree Corners – 45 degree corners are perfect for most fencing styles. Generally, a 45-degree corner is utilized to avoid fire hydrants, trees or utility poles; however, some people prefer a gate to a driveway for a corner lot to be set at a 45-degree angle.
Tubular steel and aluminium fencing are an excellent choice for grounds security, pool areas for homeowners or commercial applications. Tubular steel has the aesthetic appeal of wrought iron with many design options. Manufactured with lightweight stainless steel the fencing is built for strength and does not rust.