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Fencing That Won’t Go Downhill: Tips if You Live on a Slope

Fencing That Won't Go Downhill: Tips if You Live on a Slope

Stepped fencing is aesthetically pleasing and unique.

If you’re concerned about fencing because you live on an incline, you’ll appreciate this information. We offer fencing ideas for slopes that are all part of our signature projects. Last week we discussed glass fencing as a part of our signature projects. Today we’re going to discuss stepped fencing and racked fencing. Every homeowner is unique, and so is every home. We understand that some properties are far different from others. We also understand that what one homeowner needs, another homeowner may not (e.g., privacy fencing). Here is what you should know about stepped and racked fences. 

What Are Stepped Fences?

This technique refers to rails that are perpendicular to the pickets. Each section has attached posts that accommodate the slope of the property. This method results in your fence mimicking a set of steps in shape that increases its height as you move further up the incline. The gaps in this fencing are often triangular-shaped. Are you a homeowner that’s all about your property standing out? Stepped fences are indeed one way to achieve this goal. How? Stepped fences create a less uniformed look because the panels don’t necessarily follow the land’s slope. 

What Are Racked Fences?

A raked (sometimes called raked) fence has a strongly-designed angle. The design involves the rails are parallel to the ground, and the pickets point straight up, not being square with the railing. Unlike a stepped fence, the gaps between the pickets and the ground are relatively the same throughout the fence. The look is uniformed and consistent. However, this option does not work for all sloped properties. If your incline is exceptionally steep, a racked fence may not be a possibility. Also, depending on how much the incline fluctuates, installation can be a little more challenging. 

Choosing Between Stepped and Racked Fencing: Questions to Ask

  1. Are Fence Gaps Acceptable? If the answer is yes, a stepped fence is your best bet!
  2. Do You Care About Uniformity? If so, then a racked fence is the better option. 
  3. How Steep and is My Incline? 

When you rely on us to install your fence, things won’t go downhill. Our goal is to ensure that you find the proper fit for your unique property. If you’ve been on the fence, we’ll give you plenty of reasons to stop the skepticism. Call in and flood us with questions. We’ll be more than happy to cover any of your concerns. 

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!

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