HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FENCE PANELS FOR YOUR GARDEN
Deciding which fence panel is best suited to your garden may take some time and there are essential factors that should be considered before investing in new fencing.
What to consider when choosing fencing
One of the main attributes of fencing is to offer privacy. Solid fence panels will offer privacy from garden to garden, and from passers by. Taller panels will also increase the privacy levels but may not be suitable for front gardens if close to the house.
Security is often a high priority for homeowners. Fence panels are often the first line of defence, so it is crucial to choose fence panels that offer a secure boundary. Opt for vertical pale fence panels so no foot or hand holds can be used to aid climbing, and always opt for timber posts so panels can be secured in place.
Where will the fence be? This does not just mean either the front or back garden, you should consider what the terrain is like or if there are any large obstacles like trees or rocks. This is important to consider as the style of fencing you choose could impact the installation time or potentially increase the amount of work that must be done to fit the panels into the space.
Do you live in a wind prone area? Considering which panel is most suited to this environment while choosing a fence panel will provide you with a panel that is suited to windy conditions. Semi-solid panels are always best suited as they will allow wind to pass through the panel instead of the wind hitting the panel, putting strain on both panel and post.
The quality of the fence will correlate with how long the fencing will last. Always look for a long lifetime guarantee, and pressure treated timber. This will ensure the manufacturer has treated the timber well and is confident that it will last a long time.