Just Moved To A Rural Neighborhood? 3 Tips For Choosing The Ideal Fencing

29 January 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When you've always lived in a suburb, you may not be used to some of the problems that can come with more rural areas. If the home you've just purchased doesn't have fencing around it, this can mean that wildlife will potentially be more of an issue than you're prepared to deal with.

Instead of struggling to keep wildlife out of your yard, it's a good idea to look into how to get fencing installed that will help prevent some of the issues that can come with living in a rural area.

Avoid Chain Link That Can Be Easily Scaled

Chain link fencing is especially popular due to how affordable it is, but it can be problematic since it's so easy to scale. Any animal with paws, such as raccoons or squirrels, can crawl over the chain link fence and get into your yard with ease.

Avoiding chain link fencing and opting for something more solid can ensure that wildlife can't simply climb over the fencing. Some animals can even squeeze through chain link, depending on the size between the open links, making chain link a poor choice for rural areas if your main priority is keeping any wildlife out.

Keep the Maintenance of Wood Fencing in Mind

Wood fencing can be great since it often has a timeless look that can age well, but it may not remain in great shape when you have a lot of wildlife and your yard is exposed to elements such as rain and snow. With this in mind, you will need to make sure that you're aware of all the maintenance that's involved in caring for a wood fence.

Wood fencing can deteriorate over time, making it important to understand how much work is required in keeping the fencing in as good of shape as possible. Rotting fencing can be easy for some animals to chew through, causing serious damage to the fencing in the long run.

Get the Fence Dug Deep and Opt for Taller Fencing

Keeping wildlife from crawling underneath the fence should be a top concern if you're worried about some wildlife digging into your yard. Getting the fence dug as deep as possible is a good idea, along with making sure that it's tall so that animals can't scale or jump over as easily. Contact a company that offers fence trenching services for further assistance. 

Taking your time with choosing new fencing can ensure that wildlife won't be as big of an issue for your home when you've never lived in a rural area before.