How to protect your home with garden fencing
Safety is a key issue for many home owners; we want our homes to be secure and give us peace of mind when we are away. One way of adding extra safety to your home is to add better security fencing. Garden fencing is often overlooked when homes are renovated but having secured fencing can help add extra protection to your home!
||Garden fencing can be made from metal, plastic or concrete but the most popular type of fence panel in the UK is timber fencing. Timber fencing has a traditional look and is easy to maintain! Timber fencing can also be changed to suit your home by painting or choosing a decorative design. Timber fencing can be as secure as other forms of fencing. This article will go through a few factors to consider when adding new timber fencing to your home.
Height is a very important issue when it comes to garden fencing; having tall fence panels helps keep your garden private and can stop prying eyes from looking into your home. A tall fence panel also makes it more difficult for intruders to climb into your garden. Most garden fence panels come in heights ranging from 3ft – 6ft tall. To make your garden secure it is always recommended you choose a 5ft or 6ft fence panel.
Different types of timber are used in different types of fence panels. Dip treated timber is the most common; this is timber which has been treated while in manufacturing. The timber is dipped into large vats of water based treatment to help protect it while it is in manufacturing and in transit. This type of timber needs to be treated with a high quality oil based treatment after being installed and subsequently every year to help protect against wood rot.
Pressure treated timber is another type of material timber fencing is made from. Pressure treated timber is treated with a high quality timber treatment while in a vacuum. The vacuum ensures the treatment is forced deep into the grain helping to protect the timber from water rot. Pressure treated timber does not need to be treated with a paint treatment so it will save you time and money in the future.
Adding a garden gate to your garden fencing will also help add extra security to your home. A gate provides an entrance to your garden but can also be locked. A garden gate is usually as tall as your fence panels also adding a finished look to a run of fencing.
Ensuring garden fencing is well maintained will ensure your fencing is strong and secure. Fencing should be checked on a regular basis to ensure there are no signs of rot or damage. Checking fence posts is also very important as they play a vital role in keeping fence panels upright, strong and supported.
If you’re looking to add more security to your home think about updating your current garden fencing. Adding new fencing to your home is a great investment and will not only make your home more secure but will also improve its overall look!