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Fencing: Protect Your Home and Garden

Hello, my name is Graham. This is my blog which contains information about the benefits of installing fencing on your property. For many years, my family and I lived in a property which was open to the rest of the neighbourhood. My wife always said that she didn't like the feeling of walling herself in when she was at home. However, over the past few months, there has been a big increased in the amount of crime in our district. A couple of our neighbours had their homes broken into. It was then I decided to install a large metal fence to protect my family and my home.


5 Essential Cyclone Fence Installation Tips

Homeowners who would like to save some money may do a commendable job of installing a cyclone fence on their residential property by implementing the following helpful tips during that home improvement project.

Select the Right Fence

Cyclone fencing materials differ in terms of the gauge, coatings, fittings and gate hardware. First figure out your needs so that you select the right specifications to address those needs. For instance, you should not select a wire mesh with a strong gauge that is intended for prolonged use if you want the cyclone fence for temporary use. Instead, select a weaker gauge that is ideal for short-term use. Visit suppliers who have set up samples of those different cyclone fences so that you select what will meet your needs.

Keep Checking Post Tops

You should keep checking the top of your posts before you pour the concrete mix to anchor them. The tops should be at the same level so that the beauty of your fence isn't compromised. Vary the depth of the holes that you dig so that you achieve this uniformity at the top of the posts. You can fill in part of the holes that you have already dug in order to raise the level of a post that is lower than the others in the assembly.

Stay Clear of Boundaries

Leave a clearance of about six inches from the boundary of your property before you start digging holes for the posts of your cyclone fence. That clearance will help you to avoid the conflicts that may arise when part of the holes that you dig end up on the property of your neighbour.

Let the Posts Set

Do not be in a hurry to install the cyclone fence mesh as soon as you have poured the concrete into the holes where the fence posts are standing. Let the posts set for about 48-hours. In this way, the posts will not lean as pressure is exerted upon them as you tighten the mesh.

Tighten the Fabric

Tighten the fence fabric/mesh so that it doesn't sag. Cyclone fences that sag are unattractive and don't last for long. Use appropriate tools and materials, such as ratchet tensioners and nylon cords, to tighten the fence so that it is firm. Ask a fencing expert to examine the cyclone fence on your property in case it develops defects soon after you have completed the DIY installation project. That professional will identify and correct any errors that you may have made before the fence is irreparably damaged.