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Wire fencing that is constructed with barbs or points. Most often used in fencing for agricultural purposes.
A fence made from steel posts and chain link fencing.
The post that sits at the corner where two lines of fencing meet.
Fence lines that divide pastures within a piece of property.
Double Swing Gate:
A hinged gate with two leaves, most often used to gate driveways or other areas that demand a wide gate.
A fence post that is only punched on one side and marks the end of a line of fencing. End posts are used as the terminal post or as gate posts.
Any fence through which an electric current is run, usually to keep livestock or animals inside a perimeter.
In chain link fencing the eye top is a cap for a line post that has a loop through which to pass the top rail.
The actual position of the fence.
Delivering materials to the fence line and laying them out before the job starts.
Pliers made specifically for fencing projects. Especially helpful when installing wire fencing.
Ties that are used in chain link fencing to attach the fence to the line posts.
structure that allows access through the fence.
Wood fencing, usually cedar, constructed of prefabricated lattice panels.
A post between terminal posts that provides support for the fence.
Any fence that is made of, or imitates, a cast iron fence. Provides for traditional fencing needs with added aesthetic appeal.
Fence line around the outer boundary of a piece of property.
Any fence in which the fencing is comprised of evenly spaced, vertical slats.
A cap that covers the end of a fence post. Post caps are most often used in vinyl and chain link fencing.
A tool used for driving fence posts into the ground.
Post and Rail:
Any fence made from horizontal rails fastened to vertical posts.
A fence with close fitting vertical pickets that block views into a yard or area.
The post at each end or corner of a run of fencing.
The distance between the rails on a fence. In general, the more rails there are, the closer the spacing.
The installation of fence sections that allow the fence to follow the grade.
The run of fence between two posts.
Single Swing Gate:
Any hinged gate that is built with only one leaf.
A popular post and rail fence made from rough hewn wood, usually consisting of two horizontal rails that fit into notched posts.
The process of installing fence in "stair-steps" in order to meet the requirements of a steep grade. Each section is uniform, but the sections are at different levels, creating a "stair-step" look.
The post that goes at the end of a fence or at entryways and gates. The terminal post provides the main support for the entire fence. Includes corner posts, end posts, stair-step posts and gate posts.
On a rail fence the top rail is the bar that runs the entire length of the fence on the top to provide support for the fence.
In chain link fencing the tension bands are the steel bands that attach the tension bar to the terminal post.
A bar that is intertwined in the end of chain link fencing that allows the fence to be attached to the terminal post.
Underground or Hidden Fencing:
Used for pet control, underground or hidden fencing comprises of an underground wire that sends a radio signal to a collar that provides a pet with a small electric shock when the fence line is crossed. Useful for pet owners who want an open yard or for yards in subdivisions where regular fences are prohibited.
A prefabricated fence made of PVC plastic. Vinyl fencing can imitate a variety of fence designs, including board, rail, picket, lattice, and ornamental metal. It is virtually indestructible and usually comes with a guarantee.
Fencing constructed of lines of wire pulled tight between fence posts. Most often used for agricultural fencing needs.
Any fence made from wood fencing materials. Requires a higher level of maintenance in the form of painting or staining than other fencing to combat weathering.
Fencing made of hardened, welded steel. More expensive than other fencing, but wrought iron fencing is incredibly strong, long lasting and comes with the added options of ornamental design.
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