Selecting the right material and post spacing for your fence is almost as important as choosing the proper fence style. Check out our blog “The Right Post: The Foundation for a Solid, Long-Lasting Fence” to learn more about post possibilities. Remember, the proper combination of brace and line posts is an essential component for a fence’s durability and longevity. Once you have the right posts, it’s time to space them properly. So, how far apart should line posts be set?
For a multi-purpose, cost-effective fencing option, consider Red Brand smooth wire. These single wire strands have no barbs, and are not woven to other wires. Because its available in lengths ranging from 170 feet to nearly ten thousand feet, our multi-use smooth wire can handle a variety of tasks. Whether you want to fence in a new pasture, supplement your current fence, or make household chores easier, having a roll of single strand wire is never a bad idea.
When is red actually green? Each year, our steel plant in Peoria, Illinois, recycles roughly 800,000 tons of scrap metal. That’s 1,600,000,000 pounds of appliances, automobiles, and other steel products. Instead of slowly decomposing in a junkyard somewhere, the steel we recycle has new life on farms, ranches, and beyond.
Being American made for over 125 years has weaved both experience and heritage into every roll of fence we make. From our humble beginnings in a shed to today’s industry-leading factory, our iconic red top fence has served generations of farmers. Through World Wars, the Great Depression, and even recent agricultural and economic challenges, Red Brand products have been standing guard on American farms and ranches since 1889.
Throughout our history, the strength and durability of our fences have rarely been questioned. However, one of our most common queries is, “Why the red top?” To answer this question, we have to look back almost a hundred years, to the early 1900’s.
If you find yourself shopping for new fencing in the yard of your local Red Brand dealer, the rolls of fence before you can all look very similar. Except for the obvious height differences, the variety of red-topped wire may seem a bit overwhelming.
However, by referring to the style number found on each roll of fence, you should have all the info you need to help make your selection. These numbers are a quick and easy way to identify the unique features of that particular roll of fence. No need to count wires or bring your own measuring tape to the farm or hardware store – the style number will indicate nearly everything you need to know.
Most fences are built to keep animals in. Horse and cattle pastures, sheep & goat enclosures, dog kennels, chicken coops, and many others primarily function as containment. Red Brand has a fence design for nearly every animal you want to safely corral. But Red Brand also has exclosures – styles that keep unwanted animals like deer out.
While most fence projects are built around containing animals for safety, keeping wild pests out is an equally important factor. Most wooden fence boards are horizontally spaced a foot apart, providing more than enough room for pesky groundhogs and possums to slip through.
If you know Red Brand, then you know we have a specific fence design for any project. The different combinations of knot style, gauge, roll height, and other considerations offer plenty of unique possibilities – 154 to be exact. With so many options, choosing the right fence could make anybody’s head spin. When comparing fences, the best place to start is to determine mesh design.
Nearly every roll of Red Brand fence is designed for a specific use. Even the smallest details are taken into account – Keepsafe’s closely spaced v-mesh prevents circular horse hooves from getting caught. Deer & Wildlife’s wires reach over 8 feet tall to keep even the highest leaping bucks out of your property. Odds are, Red Brand has a fence that was designed specifically for your purpose.
However, not all fences can be exclusive to one need. For projects that call for a variety of applications, consider Utility Fence. Intended to be a jack-of-all-trades, this fence offers strength and rigidity for a variety of outdoor applications.
While there is no such thing as overprotection, our thickest wire is probably not necessary to keep rabbits out of the garden. On the other hand, our Stockade Panels are welded with quarter inch wire to keep bulky swine and other large animals safely contained. Depending on the style, Red Brand fence is built using 10 different thicknesses of wire. Read on to learn which thickness, or gauge, is best for your fencing project.