The Weather’s Impact on Fencing

Pumpkin spice everything is readily available, the kids are back in school, and fall TV premieres are a week away. As the fall season quickly approaches, there has never been a better time to consider which materials offer optimal strength and protection, thus minimizing the weather’s impact on fencing.

In Arizona, fences must stand up against rain, wind, and the sun. Without the right protective coatings, even metal can rust or fade, over time. The best weather-resistant fence types are chain-link and ornamental iron.

Weather-Resistant Fencing

Chain-link fencing is unmatched in terms of security for both industrial and commercial applications. Chain-link is available in different mesh sizes and wire gauges. The smaller the gauge number, the heavier the wire.

Galvanized frameworks for chain-link fences offer increased strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. Applications that require increased privacy may want to consider slates that can be inserted vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

chain-link fencing

Ornamental iron fencing offers excellent perimeter security without compromising your property’s aesthetics. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, ornamental iron is fabricated from hollow tube steel, either raw or galvanized.

With galvanized steel, a zinc coating lends itself to superior weather and corrosion resistance, making it a popular choice in harsh environments. Both raw and galvanized steel are incredibly durable and relatively maintenance free as well.

ornamental iron fencing

Options for Added Protection

Ornamental iron and chain-link fencing can be finished with either an epoxy or powder coat primer. Urethane paint is then applied. Electrostatic painting is the preferred method for ensuring a quality finish that will stand up against the elements.

There is a wide range of colors you can choose from to help the installation blend into your property’s surroundings as well.

These finishes require no specialized solutions to keep clean. Periodically wipe the fencing down using a mild detergent, like Dawn, and rinse thoroughly. Pressure washing is not recommended as it may damage the fence’s protective coating.

Hire a Professional Fence Installer

Biddle & Brown Fence Company’s experienced sales, management, and fence installation teams have completed thousands of commercial and industrial jobs over the past 35 years.

Whether you’re looking for weather-resistant ornamental iron fences, automated entrance gates, or chain-link fencing, Biddle & Brown Fence is the company to call.

We offer the highest quality, durable materials available to ensure your assets are protected from vandalism, theft, and the elements. Contact us today at (602) 456-8999 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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