Fence Pickets Design Ideas
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Well, it's summer now and people are starting to get that feeling of wanderlust that always accompanies nice weather. We're hiking, jogging, running, playing sports, and going for long walks. Anything we can do to enjoy the fresh air we've been hiding from all winter. Unfortunately, along with this wanderlust there comes a certain lack of responsibility in some travelers and to home owners that can be a big deal. People don't always respect a fence, especially the ones that only stand 4 feet tall. I didn't as a teenager, so when I think about what fence to install, I keep this in mind.

Chain link aluminum fence is very inexpensive and easy to install. Unfortunately, it's also very easy to jump over, easy to cut, easy to disconnect from the frame that holds it up. I'm sure you're familiar with the sight, dropping sections of fence that you could just step over, chunks of mesh being cut or pulled apart to leave an easily accessible hole, etc. These are all common things that happen with chain-link fence, it's convenient to install but requires pretty regularly upkeep.

Regarding the material of the fence, Aluminum is the way to go. Light-weight, durable, weather-resistant, and incredibly malleable. With aluminum you can literally create a stylish yet sturdy fence that holds up much better than just chain-link. You can create an elegant addition to your home that resembles the beauty of wrought iron without any of the unfortunate mess and maintenance. An Aluminum picket fence has absolutely no "give", you can't bend it, you can't cut it and climb through, and you certainly can't just disconnect it from the remainder of the fence; it's there for good. If you're looking to make that aluminum picket fence a little more off-putting for wayward wanderers, add some finials to the top.

If you're looking for a fence that will do more than keep rabbits out, look into a solid structure aluminum fence. Don't bother with chain-link, as it tends to droop eventually (leaving easy access to your property). A solid aluminum fence will better protect your home, will remain maintenance free, and will even add more value to your property because of the long-term nature of the investment. It's worth it.

If you consider yourself a bit of a handyman around the home, chances are you'll be looking for every conceivable way that you can build things yourself, from garden furniture to picket fencing. Picket fencing has become very popular in both the US and the UK and many people are considering building their own picket fence as opposed to letting the experts doing it. But just how simple is it to build your own picket fence? Let's take a look:

1.Plan, plan and plan some more

As an important basis for picket fence building, a good tip is to make sure you plan in advance. This work definitely doesn't fall into the category of "I will have a go and see if it works"! You need to take the time to draft a blueprint of your picket fence design and get proper measurements before you start building it. It is advisable to clear the area where you are planning to erect the picket fence so you can get a better idea of layout and how it should look. Naturally, there will be a degree of estimation involved in building a fence, but the more prepared you are the better.

2.Insert the corner posts

The next thing you need to do is to mark the points on the ground where you want your fence to be erected. Some wooden posts will be fine, but you will need a bit of string to run across from one end to the other. This will help to ensure your picket fencing is straight. After this, you need to put the corner posts in, and think carefully about how high you want the fence to be. Make sure the posts have been securely put into the ground (you will need to use a bit of force for this).

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Requires OS: 2.3 and up

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