It can be difficult to acquire enough fencing to cover your entire property. After all, some areas will need extra protection, and other spots won’t. Then you’ve got to think about other factors, such as terrain quirks within your yard and the legal height for your fence. Even so, there are times when you need to extend your fence. This change might occur because you’ve recently bought more land or have invested in raising horses or chickens. So what can and should you do? Let us explain!
Why Do You Need to Extend Your Fence?
It’s probably a good idea to define your purpose before starting this project. So, what does that mean? In other words, answer the question we posed above: “why do you need to extend your fence?” Making a fence taller counts as an extension; the idea behind it is to discourage your athletic dogs from jumping over it. Likewise, it can prevent unwanted outsiders, both human and animal, from entering. And if that’s not the issue, consider if you’re fed up with your nosy neighbors. In this case, making a privacy fence longer is a worthwhile goal.
Working with Existing Wooden Fences
First, think about the components of your wood fence: does it use panels, boards, or slats? For best results, you’ll want to use the same elements for the new section as you did before in the older sections. But thinking in multiple dimensions is a good idea; existing posts and poles might also need upgrades. For this objective, consider using metal tie plates or longer uprights.
You can also add trellises or lattices to the top of your existing fence. Doing this also adds to the aesthetic appeal of the fence in question! And if you don’t like that idea, you could use bamboo poles to make the fence taller. Then you can string up some trellis wire to allow climbing or creeping plants to thrive.
Working with Existing Chain-Link Fences
It’s a well-known fact that chain-link fences aren’t always the best fencing option. They’re relatively simple in the design and don’t pose much of a challenge to scale and climb over. Plus, with their noticeable gaps, they can’t function as privacy fences very well either. Either way, that shouldn’t stop you from trying to extend an existing fence you have, even if it’s made of chain-link. Mesh wires and chicken wires are good additions, but you’ll have to make sure you can legally use them. But the real challenge is to assemble baling wire and supporting poles to help reinforce this fence.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Has Everything You Need!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
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