When you own property, you want to do what you can to protect it. This is true regardless of if you own commercial property, industrial property, or residential property. One of the best ways to protect your property is by putting up a fence around it and installing the right gates. With the right fence and property, you can increase the overall security of your space. At Magic Fence, we want you to know the best fence and gates for your situation. We are here to provide you with lots of information about gates and fences, so you will know precisely what your property needs.
When choosing fencing as a dog owner, you need to put your pup's safety and needs first. Wood fencing may seem sturdy and attractive, but vinyl is the much better option.
1. Damage Resistant
Dogs can be rough on a fence, especially wooden fences. Some dogs chew on the pickets, tearing them to shreds. Others, particularly larger dogs, can damage wood picket with their claws or by putting too much weight against the boards. Vinyl fencing is made of solid panels that are difficult to get a chewing grip on. They are also resilient against claw damage and can withstand the weight of even large dogs.
2. Hard to Climb
A tall fence can prevent jumping, but some dogs are able to vault even a taller fence by using the cross rails to help push themselves over. Vinyl fencing panels are available without any cross rails, since the only purpose they serve on vinyl fencing is ornamental. Instead, there are just large panels with upright posts on either end — so nothing to give a dog footing.
3. Full Coverage Options
Being able to see through a fence, even if it is just a peek through a crack between pickets, can be stressful for some dogs. Barking and growling often ensues each time someone passes by outside the fence. Solid-panel vinyl fencing can help calm your dog and prevent anxiety. Further, it makes it impossible for even a small dog to slip between pickets and escape.
4. No Decay Concerns
Fence decay looks bad, and it poses other concerns if you depend on your fence to contain your beloved dog. An old wooden fence isn't as strong, so it is much more likely that an excited pup will break a picket or two. Decaying along the bottom edge of wood fences is common due to ground moisture, and the space this creates can be large enough for a determined dog to squeeze through. Further, you will need to keep your dog inside whenever you reseal or repaint the fence in an effort to slow this natural decay. Vinyl fences have none of these concerns.
5. Improved Safety
Sometimes wood fencing simply isn't safe. Chewing and pawing at a wood fence can lead to painful splinters and injury to paws and mouths. The chemicals used in paints and wood sealers can be toxic if your dog tries to chew through a board. Vinyl fencing never splinters and it is highly unlikely that a dog can chew on a properly installed vinyl panel.
Contact a vinyl fence company if you would like to see the options available.