Canadian winters can be extreme, and in Alberta, you need a fence that can stand up to the elements. Some fence materials, however, are more adept at withstanding harsh climates than others. Here are the ones that are most resistant.
Wrought iron fences
Iron is one of the most heavy-duty fence materials around. Secure and elegant, an ornamental iron fence has a classic look and can last hundreds of years with proper care. Iron fences come in multiple shapes, heights and design configurations, and they can endure the nastiest blizzards.
However, iron is prone to rust, so make you treat it with rust-proof primer and anti-oxidizing paint. Additionally, be sure to cover up any scratches and nicks you see right away. Taking these steps will ensure your fence lasts for decades to come.
Don’t let this lightweight material fool you: aluminum fences are solid, rust-free and less expensive than most other fencing materials. A professionally installed aluminum fence with a sturdy gauge can last many years. The best thing is, aluminum fences require little maintenance once they’re installed.
Vinyl fencing can be made to look like wood, but it has much more resilience and requires far less maintenance. Vinyl fences require no painting or finishing, and they won’t rot when the snow melts because the material is impermeable. Vinyl costs a bit more than other fence materials, but you’ll save money in the long run because it requires little care and lasts a long time. Vinyl fencing comes in a plethora of colours that will stand out even on the most dreary winter days.
Galvanized chain-link fences
Chain-link fencing is simple, cost-effective and easy to maintain. It’s a go-to choice for those wanting a durable, no-nonsense fence that’ll endure almost anything.
When choosing a chain-link perimeter fence , make sure the mesh is galvanized steel, which is more rust resistant than regular steel. Also, purchase a durable gauge.
Chain-link is also easy to install. Plus, it’s possible to buy DIY chain-link fence packages, so you don’t have to pay for a professional installation.
Durable Fencing Installation & Services in Alberta
At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we carry a large selection of fence materials that’ll get you through the coldest, snowiest winter. In addition to residential fences, we also install fencing and automated gate systems for industrial and commercial properties, including construction sites. Contact us today to learn more or get a free quote.