It’s not very often that snow reaches the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area, but it can happen. Let’s say that you want to have a new fence, but you’re worried about what winter weather will do to it. If you’re unsure what to do, then it’s time to learn more about building a snow fence.
Why Do You Need One?
Snow fences can let vehicles pass through, especially in more isolated areas where it is much harder to build roads and driveways. These fences help contain the snow, allowing for clearer roads that can let homeowners and emergency crews come and go as needed. Plus, for farms, building areas where snow can pile up will benefit them in the long run. The collected water can be used to help take care of the fields as the snow melts.
Do the Math
The next part is to do the math. This sounds unpleasant, but can actually be easier than you expect. The first step is to determine how much snow you can expect. In warmer southern climates, snow is much less likely, but it can still happen. That way, you can ensure the capacity will be enough for the next big storm, bigger than the ones that have happened in years past. You’ll also need to make sure that the snow fence can remain standing even as the wind rushes past it. By figuring out all the math, you can then decide how tall and how long you need the fence to be once it is built.
After that, the next step is to begin the installation. There are special snow fence materials that you can get, along with metal posts to help reinforce them. Wooden slats and pallets can also be used to make the fence stronger, but you will need to allow wind to pass through the fence. Wires and cables can also help you fasten wire meshes onto the fence posts.
Take Care of All Your Residential Fence Needs with Help from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and 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.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop in, or contact us on our website to learn more about winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.