All homeowners will like to know about their fences. Experts can build the fence as quickly and efficiently as possible. But communicating with the clients that they work with can be difficult if the homeowner doesn’t know what they’re talking about – that’s why you should brush up on your fence vocab.
Fence pickets are iconic. So iconic that you probably think these are the only type of fence decoration that you would be allowed to have. Ultimately, you should talk to your HOA and see what their opinion is. These posts fight back against gravity pushing the fence down into the ground. This helps improve the overall support of the fence that would otherwise tip it over. This can’t slow down the wind during a loud storm or keep the fence upright when your kids and pets get too rowdy. Wrought iron fence pickets can also improve the stability of the fence.
You’ve probably also heard the term “finials” when used in the context of fences. You can use them with almost type of fence that you might have in your yard. Most of the time, however, you will see them attached to wrought iron fences. The finial is the sharp part at the top of the fence post.
Every fence needs to have a rail on it. Without rails, it’s likely that the fence will start to sag. You can also use rails to connect the fence to the gates that allow access in and out of your yard. The frame needs to be well-maintained, especially depending on what the fence is made of, even if the fence is still relatively brand new.
Finally, let’s think about the fence caps. While finials are purely decorative, the fence caps are meant to be functional. They help protect the fence against water damage. Once attached to a fence post, they do boost your home’s curb appeal. It also helps deflect the rain falling onto it and preventing the formation of rust or corrosion.
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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.