We offer, free of charge, to review and assist with
your fence installation design. Call us during normal business hours
or email or fax us a sketch of your design, be sure to include your
contact information when sending us your design!
Our fence experts will, review the design, contact you
if they have questions or concerns and will prepare a firm quotation of
your fence project!
Definitions and Descriptions of fence
Before we being the design lets first understand the
fence components we will be using in the design:
A typical fence installation has three major
components; Fence sections (also called panels), posts and gates. When
ordering you will need to choose your fence height and some other
features such as gate widths, post caps (for vinyl and aluminum fence),
decorative features and gate hardware.
Fence Sections: Aluminum assembled sections are - 6 foot on
center, where vinyl panels are 8 foot on center. Shorter panels
are created by cutting the section. Fence sections do not include posts!
Post are sold separately.
Fence Posts: Posts come in a variety of "types": Line, Corner,
End, Gate and Blank. Each type is machined to match the use, with the
exception of a blank post which is not machined. Aluminum and Vinyl
Posts come with a standard flat caps.
- Line Post - Used to connect two panels in a
- Corner Post - Used to connect two panel at a
- End Post - Used to end or start a fence line.
- Gate Post - Special post to be used with gates.
- Blank Post - Used for customized areas of a
fence installation and is machined as needed at the site.
Fence Gates: Gates come in standard widths
of: 36", 42", 48", 60" and 72".
- Aluminum Gates come standard with self-closing
hinges and a brass handle latch. We offer and Protector Jr. For
additional safety around pools, traffic or other hazards.
- PVC Gates the hardware is sold separately.
The Design Sketch:
A typical design begins with a sketch of the area
the fence is to be installed.
- The length of each run is measured and
added to the sketch.
- The locations of the gates if any are also
- Divide each straight run by the length of the
panel (6 foot for aluminum and 8 foot for vinyl) if the number is not
even always round up.
- If a straight run in not an even number, the
design has to consider if the short panel will be on one end of the run
or split at each end. This will affect the number of posts.
- Note: The grade of the installation must be
considered, fence is designed to rack to accommodate moderate grade
changes, but there are limits.
- Once the design layout is complete, the number of
panels, posts (of each type), gates and hardware can be determined.