Most homeowners know a lot of facts about fences. It’s common knowledge that adding a fence to your home aids in security, curb appeal, and privacy. If you follow our blogs, you probably also know the pros and cons of picking particular fencing materials. However, are you knowledgeable about fencing history? If not, we’re going to share four fun facts! You learn something new each day.
Picket Fences Started Emerging During the Colonial Era
This classic fencing option will never go out of style. Some property owners during the 1800s decided to paint their fences white. Eventually, as manufacturing improved, the quality of pickets became better, and it was much more affordable to own a beautiful white picket fence.
The World’s Longest Fence Was Installed in 1859
Australia constructed a 3,437-mile fence starting in 1859. It is six feet tall and holds the Guinness World Record for the longest fence. Why did this happen? Australians wanted to keep dogs and rabbits from their farms. Annual upkeep for this fence is around $10,000,000. Luckily when you hire us to install your residential fence, the upfront costs and maintenance costs will be affordable.
DIY Fence Materials Have Been Pretty Creative
If you want a professionally-installed fence without hiccups, give us a call. We never recommend you do this, but it is interesting to know how creative people can be. The Internet shows that some people have used old skis, bicycles, and wheels to install their fences. Another salvaged material includes surfboards. As the saying goes, “Don’t try this at home, folks!”.
The Facts That You Already Know
Fencing offers homeowners and commercial property owners so many benefits. It helps to keep children, employees, and pets safe (or keep animals away from your property in the case of the Australians). It also serves as a noise-blocking barrier that is ideal for homeowners or commercial property owners who live or work in relatively busy neighborhoods. Nothing says, “I’m here to stay” quite like a beautiful fence. Are you a home or business owner in the market for a new fence? You can count on Hercules to take your property to the next level. Contact Hercules today!
Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote.