Introduction to Fencing Panels

Fences are made up of segments or better yet fence panels instead of a single piece that runs along the entire perimeter. It is very important to note that fencing panels can also be made of wood, vinyl, composite material as well as concrete. Each panel usually has a vertical or better yet a horizontal board on the outer face and at least two more cross members holding them together. Having fences split up into multiple sections has been found to offer a greater degree of flexibility especially during installation.

Just so you know, a typical fence panel is usually 5 to 8 feet in length. In order to determine the number of panels which are needed, it is strongly advised that you first off establish a standard panel length. Next, you will need to measure accurately the total feet of the perimeter being enclosed and then divide it by the length of each panel. Take note, posts are usually installed in intervals in accordance with the panel length.  In most cases the preferred interval is usually one post in every 8 feet.

It is also very important to note that each and every post is usually installed in intervals of the panel’s length plus each post is usually centered between the panels most of which are usually fastened using lag screws. It is equally worth noting that: there instances in which some metal posts are usually pre-punched for easier mounting.

Fencing panels for residential use are usually made from some type of wood, vinyl or metal. Wood fencing panels are therefore frequent choices. Not only are these very economical for purchasing prefabricated, they have also proven to be extremely ideal for assembling from scratch. Spruce, redwood and cedar tend to be most weather resistant of woods hence best suited for this particular purpose. Take note, wood has previously proven to be such a wonderful option for garden fencing. Vinyl on the other hand though slightly more costly has much lower maintenance costs, it is also worth noting that it does not warp, chip or weather when exposed to the rain. In addition to all of the above, it is very important to note that vinyl fence panels can also be easily purchased in a variety of colors plus they do not require any additional paintings.

When it comes to residential fences, aluminum and wrought iron fences have proven to be the best choices. Just so you know, aluminum is by far lighter than wrought iron. As if that is not enough, it offers much of the same look and weather resistance due to the power coating which most manufacturers are known to apply to them. In case you are keen, you may have already noticed that aluminum fence panels have become very common especially for pool areas. In fact, they are also presently largely preferred for decorative ornamental fencing as well.

In addition to all of the above about fencing panels, it is strongly advised that you take your time, familiarize yourself with the process and above all else.


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