Even on a mild day in early December, it can feel colder than it actually is. That’s because the wind can reach vicious speeds. To stay warm, it’s important that you bundle up. But going outside to fix your fence when the wind has knocked it down probably doesn’t sound as appealing as sitting inside with a cup of hot cocoa. Here is how you can select a fence that can endure the wind.
A Picket Fence
Your first option is a picket fence. There’s a reason why these fences have remained iconic for so long. The gaps in the pickets allow wind to pass through them. That way, the force of the wind isn’t as overpowering. While you will have to sacrifice the functionality of privacy fences, that privacy won’t do you much good if your fence keeps falling down. Plus, with picket fences, you can use shadow boxes that can help you decorate the fence and hide your yard from prying eyes.
A Metal Fence
Your second option is a metal fence. Iron, wrought iron, and chain-link will have the best chances of withstanding high winds. Open space is your best defense against wind damage. That’s part of the reason why chain link excels in this regard. Also, chain link fences are much more affordable, and won’t need as much maintenance, either.
Wood or Vinyl
Your third option is a common wood fence, while your fourth option is a vinyl fence. While you can rest assured that a wooden fence will last, it might still be vulnerable to the wind. Wood does allow for some satisfactory airflow, but vinyl might be the better option if you are prioritizing value-for-money. Vinyl is five times stronger than wood and also allows a fair amount of airflow – the main problem is that because vinyl is so much lighter than wood, it could also be uprooted and carried away by the winds if the gusts are strong enough, so bear that in mind!
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.