With hundreds of different options, selecting the right fence for your farm can be a challenge. An easy way to start a fence project is to understand fence basics by talking to a local Red Brand dealer. Speaking face to face with an experienced representative will ensure that your animals are contained with the best fence possible. They can even provide helpful tips if you are installing your own fence, or point you towards the closest Red Brand Certified Fence Installer. (Check out our previous blog, “A Red Brand Certified Fence Installer Assures Quality Installations” to learn more about our CFI program.)
Sturdy rolls of woven wire and thick timber posts are clear components to any quality fence project. But an often-overlooked element to a successful fence installation is the staple. Properly installing quality staples will increase your fence’s durability against pressure from the outside.
You may not have considered this: fences and houses have a lot in common. A house can be built from premium lumber, concrete, and other quality materials. However, if the construction is faulty, the entire structure can be compromised. Similarly, like a house built with sub-par construction, a poorly installed fence will not live up to its full potential.
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?
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.
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.
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.
They say that rust never sleeps. So how, then, can you? If you have livestock, orchards or pets, it’s likely you rely on fencing to protect them. You want to be rest assured that your fence will keep your animals and property safe. Of course, proper installation of your wire fence is key. But, when your fence begins to rust, what happens to its integrity?
From dogs to horses to herds of cattle, Red Brand has a fence that will safely contain your animals for years to come. To maximize your fence’s strength, proper installation is crucial. The easiest way to assure both longevity and durability is to install your fence on the proper side of the fence posts. By doing this, you are keeping your animals safer and your fence stronger.