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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.


Colorbond Fencing FAQs

There are different types of fences that homeowners can install. Colorbond fences are quite popular due to their aesthetic appeal and durability. However, many people do not know much about Colorbond fencing. Below are some answers to FAQs to improve your understanding of Colorbond fencing

1. What is Colorbond Fencing? 

Colorbond fencing is a unique fence that is made from Colorbond steel. Colorbond steel is lightweight steel that is galvanised with a zinc substrate to give it weather-resistant and anti-corrosion properties. Usually, the steel undergoes cold-reduction to make it thinner, lighter and stronger. Finally, the steel is primed and baked in paint. 

Colorbond fences are durable owing to the treatment processes the steel undergoes. Besides, the fence comes in a wide variety of designs. Many companies will customise the fence to your liking. 

2. What Should You Consider When Buying A Colorbond Fence? 

Consider these tips when buying a Colorbond fence: 

  • What design suits your home? For instance, you might opt to use Colorbond panels or grills.
  • Colorbond fences come in different colours. Preferably, choose one that complements your home's design and exterior colours.
  • Check the warranty on the fence. Fences with many years of warranty will last longer.
  • Check the dealer's terms of sale. Besides the price, ask if they will offer free shipping and organise installation. 

3. What Should You Consider When Installing A Colorbond Fence?  

Before installing the Colorbond fence, assess the building code and strata regulations. For instance, you might need a permit to install the fence. In some states, you need a licenced builder or fencing contractor to install the fence. Strata regulations could determine the height and design of the fence. 

Once you meet the legal requirements, establish your property's boundary and mark where you will dig holes to fix the fencing poles. Anchor the posts in concrete to ensure your fence can withstand harsh weather such as storms. Remember, you will need longer posts in areas with slopes. Finally, install the fencing rails and fix the panels. 

4. How Should You Maintain Your Colorbond Fence? 

Proper maintenance will keep your Colorbond fence looking new throughout the year. Hose the fence to remove debris, dirt, leaves and spider webs on the panels. It prevents the fence from rusting. Besides, inspect the base of the fence and remove any soil build-up or water pools. Your fence could begin to fade a few years after the expiry of the warranty. In this case, you could repaint it with high-quality paints.