There are some places that just seem to get more rainy weather than others. If you’re trying to install a fence in a rainy climate, some materials just aren’t going to cut it. That’s why it’s important to know which materials are best suited for damp environments. So what’s the material you should use? Today, we will review different kinds of fencing materials so you can determine which one is best for rainy weather.
Wooden fences are very popular due to how aesthetically pleasing they can be and because they are available in many different designs. The question for today, though, is, “how does it perform in the rain?”
The answer is…it depends. If you’re fine putting in the work to maintain your wood fence, it can be a fine option, even in rainy areas. They need to be stained, washed and sealed every year to stay in good condition.
However, even with proper care, some environments are just not suitable for wood. Fence posts make contact with the ground, and when touching the damp ground, it’s easier for these posts to rot and warp. Consider consulting a fencing company if you aren’t sure whether or not wood will be okay as a fencing material. A local company is preferred because they will be used to the weather conditions in your area.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought-iron fences promote a more classic look, and they are incredibly sturdy. Unfortunately, this sturdiness doesn’t protect wrought iron against everything, and rain can be a weakness for these types of fences. Iron is prone to rusting, and even with climates that don’t receive too much rain, rusting can happen frequently.
Your fence will have a better chance of lasting in rainy conditions if it is given good paint jobs and welds. Otherwise, we think it may be best to steer clear of wrought iron as a workable material for your fence.
Aluminum is one of the lighter metals out there, and many people see this as a huge advantage. There are also many grades of aluminum, allowing you to decide on a fence that suits your budget.
Keep in mind that lower-quality aluminum is more likely to rust than higher-grade aluminum. To summarize, the money you pay is the quality you get, so you may want to invest a little more money into the installation if you want to help your fence last in the rain.
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