Fencing in Preparation for Extreme Weather Conditions

Fencing in Preparation for Extreme Weather ConditionsWe recently witnessed damaging winds across parts of England and we are now preparing for further dramatic weather conditions as winter draws ever closer. Many people are left devastated by extreme weather conditions across the world, so it’s vitally important that your fencing materials are well suited to match any potentially damaging weather conditions that we could come across in the next few months. Winter brings about all sorts of unpredictable weather occurrences, such as heavy rain, blizzards, strong winds and freezing temperatures. However, weather conditions can be a threat all year round which is why fencing materials should always be equipped to withstand anything that nature has to throw at us. So what types of materials should we use to bolster our fencing?

Wood has always been a popular choice for the average homeowner thanks to its adaptability and potential attractiveness. It can be painted or structured to suit the needs of the homeowner and generally prove to be an effective choice against seasonal weather conditions including blazing heat and flooding. On the other hand, some wooden fencing has proven incapable of matching very strong winds, with the odd chance of collapsing due to the excessive force. You may also need to apply a sealing agent to stop water absorption from rotting the wood in the long term. Live fencing, which is the construction of a fence from the use of plants and trees, is an alternative to wooden fencing that can naturally adapt to the weather conditions normally associated with a specific area.

Vinyl fencing is similar to wood fencing except it has been professionally built to withstand the threat of extreme weather. You can coat vinyl fencing with titanium dioxide that helps to prevent discolouring during the summer months. It is the sturdier option for gardens with regards to combating strong winds and its reliability means it can also be used as a protective barrier. What’s more, vinyl fencing can be as attractive as wood fencing thanks to its varied designs and despite its robust structure.

An excellent choice for people who need a material to get the job done is chain link fencing. Chain link fencing is popular all over the world, offering the perfect level of privacy and protection. The tightly fixed structure of chain link fences means that they cannot be misshaped easily and are likely to withstand the winter months and any battering gale force winds. The steel used to construct the chain links will not deteriorate over time so you won’t have to acknowledge it once it’s there. To prevent rusting you can apply a coat of zinc beforehand.  The only downside to chain link fencing is its price, which can rise considerably depending on the amount of steel that is used in its construction.

Finally, block fencing is a robust form of fence material that is almost certain to combat excessive force exerted during certain weather conditions. A mixture of concrete waste, stone, rock and bricks, block fencing is a thick material that is proven to do the job against any form of weather. Unfortunately, it lacks the attraction value to persuade homeowners to use it more often, though it is regularly used to protect expensive property and belongings.

Chester Stewart is a home improvement blogger who has provided this article on behalf of Maltaward, suppliers of high quality fencing products

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