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Fence - Creating the Perfect Barrier

  •   Posted on September 23, 2021

Creating the perfect barrier, is it really that difficult?

What goes into the decision-making process when choosing a fence system? Are there really that many choices? Let's take a quick look at some of the key elements in making the perfect decision for protecting your property.


So you know you need a fence, great! Now what? As previously discussed in our Railing vs Fence blog, fence is an upright barrier to enclose an area of ground in order to control access. However, to make the perfect barrier you need to know specifics. For example, is this fence going around a swimming pool, a backyard, a private area? Does it need tight barriers at the bottom to keep animals in or out? Is a gate needed for access? If you want a private enclosed area, it would be much better to choose something like Series 7V Aluminum Privacy Fence instead of a more traditional picket fence like Superior’s Series 7P Aluminum Picket Fence. These key details help determine which elements of the fence make sense and what does or does not need to be included.

Series 7 three line fence around a pool        7P Privacy Fence encloses an area to keep it secure and hidden.

Knowing the right application can drastically change what type of fence will be chosen.


Now that we know how the fence will be used, it's time to decide on design. Because of the numerous possible uses for a fence system, numerous design styles are offered to ensure the right fit. From speared picket to ornamental post caps and determining the number of horizontal lines, fence customization is nearly limitless. In fact, for Superior’s Series 7P Aluminum Picket Fence, there are 12 different design options to start with and further customization is available within each. By having so many design options a personal touch can be made on any project.

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Multiple fence designs can be chosen from to create the perfect barrier

Why It Matters

By knowing the various options of a fence system, you can create your ideal barrier. Whether you prefer to go with the cookie-cutter solution or customize your fence into the system you've always pictured, knowing the key details above can help you bring your vision to life. 

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