Choosing the Right Fence – It’s Easier Than You Think:

Choosing the Right Fence – It’s Easier Than You Think:
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    Whether you want to keep something valuable, in, or the not-so-desirables out, it all comes down to what you need in a fence, and we're here to help you make the right choices.


It simply takes a quick drive around the neighborhood to see that there’s a neat and attractive way to protect your property and your privacy, and there are also poorly chosen, ghastly examples that lead us to believe that there are people who simply don’t plan or get the right advice.

When it comes to selecting the best fence, you need to decide what your budget is and what your fence is for.


If the protection of your family and your property is heading up your list of needs, you can’t hold back on quality. A key to remember when fencing for security is that you’ll want to get the height to at least 6 feet. To ensure no one can peep over, consider taking it up to 8 feet. You’ll need to consider a pedestrian gate and/or a drive through gate which can be operated by an electric motor. Fencing you can see behind, like the Palisade Fencing Cape Town team builds, offers security and doesn’t disrupt your view of the neighborhood. It also means others can admire your garden and also see in if there’s an emergency.

With small children in the home, keeping your swimming pool behind a fence should be non-negotiable. Even if your children are confident swimmers, visitors’ kids might not be. The fence can serve to keep pets out too. When the safety of our precious children is at stake, you shouldn’t hold back on quality and it should be properly treated for rust. There’s nothing as unsightly as a fence riddled with rust spots. It can dampen any chance to show off your backyard with your summertime pool party! Make sure the fence doesn’t have places that can be used as footholds, or the youngsters might attempt to climb over it and gaps in the fence should be small enough so a little person can’t sneak through. Ensure that the gate is self closing and has a top quality, tamper proof latch.

Whatever your needs might be, ensure it has the quality finishes and aesthetic appeal to serve you for many years to come.


A good quality fence should improve the value of your home and also your home experience. To avoid the need to repaint or varnish your fence within the first few years, ensure steel fences are galvanized and that a top quality primer and paint has been used. If it’s a wooden fence, has the timber been treated properly and has a top notch exterior varnish or sealant been applied? Perhaps resists the urge to DIY and let a pro with the correct gear and a team of guys tackle the task. What starts off easily can quickly grow into a massive project and you can’t afford to cut corners, or you’ll need to do it all again next spring!

Professional guidance:

There are fences that you can put together with a hammer and some nails and it will do a great job keeping the dogs from digging up your vegetable garden, but is it easy on the eye, and within municipal by laws? Ensure you have a beautiful, well finished, asset to your home by letting a professional company tackle the task. Measuring, meeting building codes, and having the best tools and machinery, will all ensure a security fence stays secure, and a wind shield can actually stand up to what Mother Nature throws at it. This way you can ensure it adds value, will last, will give you peace of mind and keep you on the right side of the law – and your neighbor!



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