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Wood Post Fence
Wood fences are among the most beautiful when they are first installed. They have great visual appeal and conjure up images of Kentucky Thoroughbred farms and rolling green hills. However, despite their popularity, most wood fence owners will tell you wood fences are the highest maintenance of all types of fences. Wood fences must be treated or painted often. Depending on the type of paint, regional climate and other factors, the average wood fence owner can expect a costly paint or seal job every two years or so to maintain the appearance and protect the wood which is very vulnerable to the weather. Over time, nails begin to pull out of the posts and rail boards begin to fall. Finally, cracked or splintered lumber becomes unstable, deeming the fence non-functional, unappealing and unsafe. Also, wood fences are not practical for all types of livestock. Cattle and horses tend to graze through and lean against the rails as they do with any fence, thus loosening nails and breaking boards. Wood fences are among the most expensive to install, have shorter life spans than steel and require the most maintenance.
Pipe and rod fences are sturdy and can also be aesthetically pleasing depending on the installer. However, traditional pipe and rod fences can be demanding and expensive to maintain. Cracked or broken welds are common and require skilled labor and machinery most people do not have around the house. That puts the owner at the mercy of the fence builder which can cost time and money over the years. Coupled with chemical rust treatments and paint every three to five years, maintenance is a continuous process on these fences.
Vinyl or plastic fences, like wood fences, are very eye catching. However, many people feel they are among the most impractical of all fences for the containment of livestock. Since horses and cattle tend to lean on fences and graze through rails, owners of vinyl fences are constantly repairing rails that simply "pop out". Not to mention the danger involved with livestock leaving their confinement and roaming onto highways. Also, depending on the region, weather can play havoc on the material causing it to deteriorate over time. Mildew and mold are a battle for many fence owners but some vinyl fences tend to host these bacteria more so than other materials. Vinyl fences are also among the most expensive of all types of fences.
Barbed or woven wire fences are among the least expensive fences to install and usually serve fine for containment. However, they may be unsafe for certain livestock, especially equine, which has lead to a decrease in it's popularity. Although still the most common type of fence in the United States, it lacks the visual appeal that most people desire and does require constant maintenance due to sagging wires and t-posts being knocked down by livestock.
The Priefert Fence Difference
For over 40 years, Priefert Manufacturing has built a reputation for quality steel products. The innovative and practical design of Priefert Fence is just another example of how Priefert rises to answer the needs of the fencing industry and its customers.
Priefert Fence products begin with the highest quality materials available, giving them the strength to weather the test of time all providing an aesthetically pleasing look that enhances any property. Our architectural grade powder coat provides a lasting barrier against the elements and gives the fence the durability and allure that surpasses the competition.
Priefert Fence is the leader in adaptability, functionality and assembly. While many other types of fences require exact spacing and tedious, precise measuring, our products offer the freedom you need, whatever the requirements. For instance, the rails for our Ponderosa fences come standard with our unique rail-in-rail or "swedge" design. This design allows the fence owner to construct a single rail running from post to post in any length; in addition, precise post placement is no longer a factor because the rails run smoothly and evenly with the contour of the land. Whether you want to place your posts every 4' or 10', Priefert Fence provides the flexibility and means for your fence to expand or contract easily and efficiently.
Built to Last
Beginning with galvanized metal, Priefert Fence tubing is passed through a phosphate wash, cleaning the metal of any impurities that may cause the finish to fail. A conversion coating is then applied for added adhesion. Finally, the tubing is powder coated using a high quality architectural grade powder with UV inhibitors to help resist fading. The final step in manufacturing is for the powder to be baked on at high temperature which helps achieve a high gloss or matte finish.
Priefert Fence can be custom ordered to your exact specifications. Our in-house engineers and design staff are ready to help you make your dreams a reality. Priefert Fence is available in six standard earth tone colors. However, custom colors and textures are also available with an up charge.
Whether self installed or contracted, our fence simply saves time, money, labor and out lasts the competition. Please allow our helpful sales representatives to custom quote your next fence job.
Build it one time, the right way, with Priefert Fence.