Fun Fence Ideas: Play with Colours, Styles and Materials Fun Fence Ideas: Play with Colours, Styles and Materials

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Fun Fence Ideas: Play with Colours, Styles and Materials

Hello and welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Christine. I grew up in the outback, and for years, the only fences I saw were barbed wire ones. When I moved to the city to go to uni, I was actually surprised to see the multiple types of fences. As I studied architecture, I keep a close eye on fences, wall and barricades – a weird niche my fellow students, no doubt thought. Although I wasn't able to take that focus into my career, I wanted to do something with my lifelong love of fencing and all of the ideas I accumulated over the years. Because of that, I started this blog. It has everything you need to know about playing with the colours, styles and materials of fences.

Why Choose Metal Fencing Panels for Your Property?

Your home's fence is an investment that you should be happy with for years to come, but the material and style you choose will have a great impact on just how happy you are with a new fence. Rather than assuming that a standard hurricane fence or wood fence is the best option for your home, note a few reasons why you might instead opt for metal panels around your property.

1. Versus wood fences

You may assume that metal would rust over time, but metal panels are often treated with a plating or covering that keeps them from rusting or showing any corrosion. Unlike a wood fence, you then wouldn't need to repaint or recover a metal fence in any way over the lifetime of its ownership, no matter the harsh weather conditions to which your fence is exposed. The colour on wood fences may also fade in the sunlight and from rain and even strong winds, but a metal fence holds its colour.

Wood fences can rot or start to warp when exposed to the ground, as they absorb moisture from the soil or when exposed pool water and chemicals. A metal fence won't absorb moisture so that it will never mould or hold mildew, and it won't get damaged from chlorine and chemicals. A wood fence might be host to termites and other insects, and wood is also much easier for pets to scratch and damage with their claws. Metal is a much more durable choice as it doesn't allow for insect infestation and is nearly impossible for animals to damage.

2. Versus chain link fences

Chain link or hurricane fences are attached to a post with metal ties which can easily come loose after many years, especially when exposed to strong winds and storms. With a metal fence, these panels are usually riveted right to a post, so they won't come loose and need consistent repairs.

A metal fence is also actually quieter than a chain link fence that rattles in the wind. Hurricane fences can also tend to sag over time, especially if anyone climbs them, putting their weight on the middle of the fence and pulling the mesh away from the top post. A metal panel fence will hold its shape no matter the abuse it faces. Note, too, that a metal panel fence is much harder to climb since it offers no toeholds, making it a more secure option for your home than a standard chain link fence.