Many homeowners aspire to have fences around their yards. They provide ample security and can really help bring the look of a yard together. However, not all fencing materials are made equal. For example, some perform better in colder weather than others, which can be particularly important during this time of the year. So what fencing materials work in the cold? Find out what material you can use for fences to help them survive the cold.
Wooden fences are a classic but struggle with risks revolving around water absorption. Opportunely, you can use different materials to make up the fencing posts. Instead of using wood posts, you can opt for metal ones. These will help your fence last longer than it otherwise would. Metal posts on your wood fence should help your fence last at a minimum through a couple of winters.
With steel fences, you want to use steel for the entirety of the fence, everything from the posts to the rails. There aren’t any parts of a steel fence that are vulnerable to water absorption, but water is able to gather both around your fence’s fittings, as well as inside of joints. Expansion and contraction are rare occurrences for fittings, but you still have to keep these things in mind.
Usually, steel fences will have plenty of spacing between their pickets, making them a solid choice for areas with heavy winds.
Aluminum fencing harbors many of the same characteristics as steel ones. One key difference is how aluminum is a lighter material than steel, and these fences are not as hard to set up.
However, aluminum fencing also has a tendency to bend and dent more often than steel. A problem more related to winter is galvanic corrosion. This phenomenon is what happens whenever salt causes aluminum to corrode due to a reaction between the fence and steel fittings.
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