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The Styles of Fences that Haven’t Worked

The Styles of Fences that Haven't WorkedWe like to think that there are no examples that fall into this category. We like to think that if there is any sort of puzzle or challenge, that the Taylor Fencing family can suss it out. We’ve certainly done it in the past. We’ve seen land that is skewed at the oddest of angles, we’ve seen terrain that hasn’t seen any semblance of water or moisture in decades, we’ve seen the smallest of plots of land on which we need to stake fences and we’ve worked with every single sort of personality. Believe us, we can’t be stumped.

There are a bundle of reasons for this. First and foremost, time and experience. It takes a lot to become a member of the Taylor Fencing team. Once you’re in, you’re one of a family that cares deeply about each other and our customers. But, in order to join the ranks, there are many different qualities that you need to have. You need to be kind, you need to be smart, you need to be compassionate and you need to be hardworking. You get even more bonus points for creativity and wit. Creativity, so that we can stay ahead of the industry game. Wit, because hey – we like to hang out with each other as much as possible.

The Taylor Fencing also prides ourselves on each being a realist. So, we know when things don’t work, and that creativity kicks in to determine the best solution to circumvent obstacles for our customers. While today’s post title may seem like a little bit of a downer, we hope that it will shed a light on the evolution of fences and why we can stand so confidently on the styles that we promote to you today. Read on for more information about the styles of fences that just haven’t quite worked in past decades.

Shrubs

Don’t get us wrong, shrubs are beautiful and majestic and can be a vital mainstay of any landscaping scheme. And sometimes, they do make sense for your property. But they aren’t meant for the faint of heart or those that don’t have the means or time to take care of them. If you don’t take care of shrubs and still assume that they can serve the role of a fence, you’ll be disappointed very quickly. Plants die, and they’re also victims of Mother Nature’s personal agenda, so they can end up being more of an eyesore than a beauty unless you water and prune regularly. Think you have what it takes? More power to you. If not, shrubs may not be your best-laid plan for a fence solution.

No fence

This may seem like an obvious item on the list, but it still bears reminding. We’re fans of fences, weird right? If you don’t have any sort of fence, you’re opening yourself up to all sorts of issues. You’re not setting boundaries with your neighbours; you’re allowing prowlers to have a front-row seat into whatever you hold nearest and dearest to you and you’re removing a valuable level of security that is so easy to check off the list. So, don’t put it off. Chances are good that there’s already a fence on your property, but if that’s not the case, the options are aplenty. Not sure where to start? You’re already there. Navigate right on over to the Products section of the Taylor Fencing Website and take your pick!

Overly artistic fences

We like a creative solution as much as the next group of entrepreneurs, but creativity and practicality can sometimes come at odds with each other. We’ve had a lot of fun in the past, perusing through famous fences with a dash of colour or different sense of style. But we’d be remiss and lacking at our role as your advocates if we didn’t share the caveat that though these fences are fun to look at, they’re not always the best way to line your property. For one thing, they draw the eye. You don’t always want passersby to be beckoned by your unique fence; it can actually lead you to more heartache later, if only for the reasons mentioned in the paragraphs above. They also require far more upkeep, especially if they’re constructed with specific items or need to be cleaned regularly to stay in top form. Again, if you have the time to do so – great. If not, you’ll only end up in a worse mood later… and potentially with a far emptier wallet.

Poorly constructed fences

Another “aha” moment here. We’re willing to put good money on the fact that you most likely want your fence to be properly constructed. There are multiple criteria here. You want your fence to be durable, so make sure that you see it in person and know that it would withstand any type of weather. You want it to be waterproof, again – make sure that you enquire on this front, otherwise, it could quickly become a money pit after the first bout of run. Conversely, if your fence is painted, make sure that it will do just fine in the sun and not fade after a particularly warm summer (quite like the one we just had). It’s easy enough to trust the contractor that you’re working with to do the right thing and only provide you with recommendations for fences that check all of the boxes, but we always like to err on the side of “better safe than sorry.” Don’t feel bad about asking questions. It’s the job of the contractor or company that you’re working with to answer any queries that you may have and make you feel 100 per cent comfortable along every step of the journey.

Of course, none of the above is an issue when you work with the Taylor Fencing team. But, if you have any questions or concerns, we’d love to talk to you. Reach out however you please. Let’s get the fencing solution conversation started.