How are you going to keep the "un-dead" from coming onto your property and possibly attacking you and your family? A fence may be effective in keeping zombies at bay and slowing them down a bit, but there are some distinct differences in fencing materials that you should keep in mind.
Some things to know about fences for this distinct purpose include the following:
Wood picket fencing
Wood fencing makes an excellent option for your apocalyptic fence; however, the pickets must be treated to prevent moisture damage and potential rot. The sharp edges of your pickets could be an effective precaution against intruders, but when zombies attack in masses, the wood may split or break. The best way to prevent this is with a firm foundation, setting your fence posts in at least 18"-24"of concrete footings.
Wrought iron fences are practical fencing options that will deter zombies, and that can hold up against the weight and pressure of a crowd. Metal should be treated with a preservative to prevent rust, which may compromise the integrity and overall strength of your barricade. These fences will last for your lifetime when they are treated with rust-inhibitor at the first signs of scratches or rust.
PVC or plastic fencing may seem like the most affordable option, but it is unlikely to keep zombies out. These fences are typically intended to serve as aesthetic features, although they are effective barricades for small animals or pets. Since these are not always installed in concrete footings, these may be easily knocked down by zombies looking to gain entrance to your property.
Chain link fencing
Chain link fencing is a viable option and should be an effective way to protect your property during a zombie attack. These fences are quite tall, which makes them a practical way to keep people- and zombies- out of your yard and away from your home. These are generally installed by professionals, and grounded in several feet of concrete to make them extra durable.
If you are planning on using a gate for your fence, be sure to go with heavy-duty hardware to keep them intact over time and under pressure. Since the hinges and hardware take a beating during regular use, it makes the most sense to spend a little more for galvanized or stainless steel hardware to ensure longevity and protection during a crisis.
Keep these tips in mind before you begin constructing or installing your fence to ensure you have the most protection and security against zombie intruders. Talk with fencing contractors, such as Rhino Fence & Rail, about needs and budget, to have a professional installation that should hold-up against the rigors of any apocalyptic situation.