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To Slope or To Step – Fences on Slope?

To Slope or To Step – Fences on Slope?

At first glance, fencing might seem as straightforward as a straight line, but throw in a hill or a downslope, and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame. Most folks don’t realize there’s more than one way to tackle a sloped yard when it comes to fencing. And let me tell you, the method you choose can make a world of difference in how your fence turns out. So, buckle up and let’s explore the thrilling world of fencing on slopes!

Stepped Fencing: The Stairway to Fence Heaven

A stepped fence is characterized by sections along the fence line being installed at varying heights compared to each other. Despite this height difference, the sections remain level and parallel to each other. Stepped fencing can be implemented on slopes of varying degrees.

It’s all about creating a level playing field (well, almost) while navigating the ups and downs of your terrain. But here’s the kicker: there’s likely to be a gap between each section and the ground. So, if you’ve got tiny critters or a pesky pool code to contend with, this might not be your best bet.

Sloped: Where Fences Go with the Flow

Now, if you’re all about that seamless look, sloped fencing is where it’s at. This style follows the natural contours of your yard, leaving no room for gaps to sneak in at the bottom. It’s like your fence is doing a graceful dance with the slope, effortlessly flowing from one end to the other. But hold your horses (or dogs), there are a couple of caveats: steep slopes more than 15 degrees need not apply, and not all fence styles can pull off this sleek maneuver. Our fence professionals can give you fantastic onsite advice on what will work at your home or business. This sloped style looks amazing with fence styles that do not have a cap, like a dog ear fence. Many of our customers who have wood fences with a cap on top like their fences to tier step not slope, but check out this beauty below that is sloped!

Why Not Both? Why Settle for Less?

Why limit yourself to just one flavor of fence when you can have the best of both worlds? Picture this: the tops of your sections stepping their way along the slope, while the bottoms snugly hug the ground like they’re in a cozy embrace. Sure, it might cost you a few extra pennies, but hey, who can put a price on fence perfection?

Price Tag Tango: Sloped vs. Stepped

Now, let’s talk moolah. Stepped fencing might just have you reaching a bit deeper into your pockets compared to its sloped counterpart. Why? Because it takes time, precision, and maybe even a touch of magic. But hey, can you really put a price on elegance?

Finding Your Fence Soul Mate

At the end of the day, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It all comes down to your unique space, your furry friends, and your personal style. That’s where we come in. Our fencing professionals are here to swoop in, assess your situation, and dish out the best recommendations tailored just for you. And hey, the consultation’s on the house! So why wait? Give us a call, and let’s fence this thing out together!

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