4 Fencing Options to Keep Your Dog Secure
Your dog makes you feel special every time you walk through the door. Your furry best friend must stay safe and secure all day, especially if he stays outside for most of the day. Following are 4 fencing options to keep your dog secure on your property.
Wrought-Iron fences are comprised of many metal stakes connected via horizontal rods. These fences typically come in six to eight-foot sections and allow for heights ranging from three to six feet. The variations in height allow for customization of the specific size dog that you have. The wrought-iron material is much heavier than other metals like aluminum, which can be a significant benefit for keeping your dog securely on your property. Remember that this might not be the best option if you have a small dog that can easily squeeze between the bars and escape.
Most fence contractors are familiar with installing a chain-link fence. It’s the go-to option for many pet owners. Chain-link fences are comprised of galvanized steel wire and steel posts and come with height options ranging from 6 to 12 feet. Chain link fences are a budget-friendly option that allows for small gaps in the fence. Pay attention to your chain-link as the years go by to make sure it hasn’t curled up on the bottom, creating a space where your dog can get out. So long as you keep an eye on your fence as it ages and keep up with any areas that need improvement, chain-link makes for a good option.
Built from a solid material that doesn’t allow any viewing from either side, it is constructed in horizontal sections that butt up against each other. Popular materials for this type of privacy fence include wood, PVC, and vinyl. You can typically get this type of fence built in many different colors so that it blends with the overall style of your home. As a general rule of thumb, opting for materials like vinyl and PVC will allow for low maintenance. Wood requires a good bit of maintenance to keep the fence in good condition.
Brick is a material that can be used to construct a fence or wall. It’s really up to the design that you choose whether or not you’ll have open gaps in your fence or not. Brick allows for a very sturdy wall that can be constructed of varying colors. There are a variety of brick materials that can be used, ranging from red bricks to concrete blocks.
Keeping your furry friend contained in your yard is a necessity for both their protection and others. It’s a good idea to consider the size of your pet as well as maintenance requirement of the different fencing materials when deciding on which type of fence you’re going to have installed at your home.
“4 Fencing Options to Keep Your Dog Secure”
Guest Writer: Ani O., Freelance writer, and web enthusiast
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