Choosing the correct fence for your property can be a difficult task. There are so many different types of fences available and you may be installing a fence for many different reasons. When choosing a fence for your property you need to ask yourself why you want a fence installed and what purpose it will be serving. This can range from increasing security to keeping pets, livestock or children enclosed in your yard.
Fence enclosures are typically designed to keep something in or out. Whether it be a pet, children or livestock these fences serve the same purposes: keep whatever is inside them from getting out or keep the outside from getting in such as nosy neighbors. Depending on your needs these fences can vary drastically. For example, livestock can be kept in with a simple chain link fence or aluminum/steel fence. Children and pets, on the other hand, may require a more robust fence installation such as a full 6 foot vinyl fence or chain link fence.
Another fence type is decorative fence. Fences that fall into this category include picket fences, some vinyl fences, aluminum fence, and steel fence. These fences can also serve as a dual function providing security and enclosures as well. When choosing a decorative fence it is important to also ask yourself if the fence needs to provide security as well. Decorative fences can also bring up the visual appeal on the property and really make your home stand out.
Security Fence can range in make and style but all serve the same purpose: to keep whatever is inside the fence safe and secure. Whether it be to deter from break-ins or altogether keep people out, these fences vary drastically. If you are looking for a residential friendly security fence your best bet is to go with something both aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. A starting point would be a vinyl fence and other options include steel/aluminum, vinyl and chain link. If you are a commercial or industrial outfit it may make sense to install a high security fence with some sort of barbed or razor wire at the top to prevent intruders from climbing the fence.
Privacy fences serve purpose of creating a visual barrier that both keeps others from looking in as well as blocking noise. These types of fences vary as well from wooden fences to vinyl, and slatted chain link fences. If noise is an issue it may make sense to install a tall vinyl fence to truly block out the sound. The main thing the privacy fences is to really assess your need an make a decision based on what best suits you.
As you can see there are MANY different types of fences that serve a variety of purposes. To ensure you get the correct fence that fits all your needs contact Anchor Fence Inc. today for an estimate. We will walk you through all your options and thoroughly explain the differences in the types of fences we offer. Our number is (313)937-0101 and we would love to hear from you!
The shimmering water and the splashing fun is an intriguing and exciting environment for babies and toddlers to investigate more closely. Taking the necessary precautions can save many lives, such as taking basic swimming lessons, closer supervision of children, and wearing life-jackets.
Pool barriers are regulated at the state and local level, but there are no standard requirements. However, depending on where you live, insurance companies may require it.
According to the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is among the top causes of accidental death, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. Swimming pools are the most common areas where children under age 5 drown. For people with pools without some form of barrier to keep young children safe, is one of the top factors linked to toddler drownings.
When a baby pool fence is erected to help guard your pool and to help prevent toddler drownings, there are recommendations to be considered, which includes the following:
- pool fence should be 4 ft. tall or higher so that children can’t climb over it, which includes the exclusion of any handholds or footholds.
- a pool fence gate should open outwardly away from the pool area.
- pool fence should completely enclose the entire pool area.
- pool fence should be self-closing and self-latching.
- the material can be made from a variety of materials, including the popular aluminum fence
Pool fence standards are governed by the international American Society for Testing and Materials (“ASTM”) organization. ASTM is the global standard by which products are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. Pool fence manufacturers should carry the ASTM International safety standards.
Pool owners are not stuck with the original color of black. Coloring is now a customized feature, with colors that consists of brown, beige, green, grey, bronze, and other special order colors.
The summer months can lead to long and frustrating schedule dates. Logically, it is the height of all fence companys’ season. A good quality company will have a waiting list, sometimes 1-2 weeks booked for the estimate alone. If they do not, it’s smart to question why. Good things come to those who wait is advice that has held true for years. Avoid scheduling frustrations by planning ahead on your fence, railing, or dog run.
At Anchor Fence, a longer wait for an installation in the height of summer is not unusual. There are only a select amount of individuals that are talented enough to install residential and commercial fences and railing for Anchor Fence. In line with the company’s philosophy, our workers take pride in their work, and do not rush or cut corners. This philosophy produces beautiful fences and railings; however, it means we take time to do our installing and do not skim over details, which can be a lengthy process. By planning ahead for summer cook-outs, a new dog or pet, a new pool, or backyard parties, you will avoid scheduling woes.
If a pool is in your future, most city building codes require a fence around the pool. The earlier planning is done, the less painful the experience will be. It is not unusual for Anchor Fence to take preliminary measurements of a yard that will host a pool in the future. This way, site information and other details are on-hand ahead of time.
If you are planning on buying or building a new home, it is also wise to plan well in advanced for a fence or railing. It is not a problem for an estimator from Anchor Fence to meet at the future site well before you are moved in.
Whatever your future plans include, do yourself a favor, and plan ahead on upcoming fence and railing projects. Schedule your estimate in advance, and ask to have an estimate appointment. It will help to progress your summer fence or deck plans at the pace that you want. Anchor Fence Company showroom displays panels of vinyl and aluminum fence and railing, and is located at 26345 Plymouth Rd. An appointment with one of our representatives at Anchor Fence to come to your home may be made by calling 313-937-0101. If the Internet is more convenient, the Company’s Web Site showcases numerous photos of previous work; it can be found at http://www.AnchorFenceOnline.com. If you have approximate measurements of your yard, you can also get a free emailed online quote.
Short answer is yes.
PVC (Vinyl) rail fencing has been on the market for approximately 20 years.
In its beginning, this innovative product was made specifically for residential use only. Since then, horse owners have ‘caught onto’ PVC fence and it is frequently used for horses. However, the big question is: “Is PVC a safe fence for horses?”
Years ago we became more aware of the impact of using wood for building materials as well as fencing. Alternative composites were being developed to help lessen the demand for wood. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) had been used to make thousands of products from fencing, house siding, mail box posts, etc. With new technology and the addition of Ultra Violet (UV) inhibitors, whitening additives (titanium dioxide), and fungicides, a whole new market began in decorative residential fencing as well as railed fence. As residential owners began using PVC as an alternative to wood, horse owners liked the look and benefit of never having to paint their fence again.
Proper installation is very important, always follow manufacturer’s instructions or hire a professional, such as Anchor Fence in Michigan.
The internet is loaded with articles leading a horse owner to believe that PVC is a very safe fence and that it will break without injuring a horse. That is true. However, before purchasing a PVC fence for your particular horse/horses, there are some important facts that need you need to know. Proper installation is critical – as with every fence that you install, hiring a professional is your best bet such as Anchor Fence. Since PVC is light weight, all posts need to be concreted into the ground. If not, after a short time the posts will lean from the wind, ground conditions or horses leaning on them. Setting posts straight will allow the optimum amount of rail to be in the post, making the fence stronger and helping if an impact occurs.
A flat cap for a vinyl fence.
If you have a vinyl fence installed to contain your horses, make sure to get flat caps. This is to prevent the horse from chewing on the material, which can save your horse from choking and save your fence from being destroyed.