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How to Install a Sloped Fence

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This guide discusses how to install a sloped fence for your property.

Installing a fence has the potential to enhance any property, but what about a sloped fence? A sloped fence can also secure, improve the property’s appearance, and add privacy to enjoy your backyard peacefully. Learn how to install a sloped fence for your home.

Determine the Style and Material of Fencing

There are various fencing styles and materials to choose from, depending on your needs. A tall fence will add privacy, while a short white picket fence will provide a pleasing look to your property. Besides style, stone is a natural and durable material ideal for shorter fences.

In addition, wood is organic and natural-looking. But different types of woods various kinds of staining and maintenance. Moreover, vinyl fencing is excellent for appearing like wood and requiring minimum maintenance.

Building a Sloped Fence Parallel to the Ground

So, you’ve chosen the fencing style and material. One problem: Your backyard is located on a hill. To install a sloped fence that will run parallel to the slope, but needs detail to attention and practice.

  • Install posts at the start and end of the fence on the slope.
  • Run mason’s line, or another type of rope, to indicate where the fence posts will be on the string. Then, you should mark the ground where the post holes will be dug.
  • Measure from the bottom to the top to indicate the height of the rails. The ends of the rails should ideally fall between the posts.

Installing a Sloped Fence Stepped Over the Slope

Another technique is installing the sloped fence where the rails will appear like a staircase.

  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 in the previous instructions.
  • Measure from the line to the foundation of the lower stake to view the overall drop of the slope. Once you determine the number of fence sections you need, calculate the drop per section by dividing the overall drop by the number of fence sections.
  • Dig the holes and insert the poles an inch higher than the completed sloped fence.
  • Then, measure and cut the tallest post so it’s exactly like the ending height. From that point, complete step 2. Also, mark a straight line across the following post to ensure its level.  

Overall, the stepped approach works for extreme inclines, and the contoured method is ideal for traditional picket fences.

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 are 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.

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