How much wear and tear will it be subject to from the weather, from pets, from animals/game? These are all important considerations as most property owners expect a fence to last many years.
Premium Garden Fencing in Calgary
Whether you live in the city or in a more rural area around Calgary, your garden fencing choice is an important one.
For city residents, privacy is often important. Many families also have pets and, of course, we love our dogs, so this may be a particularly important factor when selecting your garden fence type.
You might also need a smaller fence around a vegetable garden if you like to grow your own produce.
For rural properties, keeping unwanted intruders out is a prime consideration for the type of garden fence you install. Deer are lovely animals but they can wreak havoc on private property!
Whatever your location, the weather here is bound to play a big role in your decision.
The First Class Fencing professionals have been installing garden fencing in Calgary for years. We can advise you and install a practical, cost-effective solution to suit your purposes.
Multiple types of garden fences are available. It’s worth considering the following actors so that you end up with the right solution:
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Below is a quick rundown of the types of garden fencing in Calgary that we install.
Pressure Treated Wooden Fences
Pressure-treated wood is a popular choice of garden fence material in Calgary homes because:
- It provides the fine wooden look but is more durable than untreated wood
- The micronized copper azole is forced into wood fibres, making it resistant to insect damage and wood decay for decades
- It is strong enough to be used on rural properties
The only real downside of pressure-treated wood for a garden fence is that it requires some maintenance to prevent rot and discolour.
Cedar Garden Fence
Cedar has wonderful natural properties that make it ideal for fences in Calgary and it is especially popular because of its natural characteristics:
- Excellent durability against the elements – not surprising as cedar grows naturally in parts of Canada
- Natural oils prevent damage from insects, rotting and warping
- Strong enough to be used for gardens in rural properties
- Split cedar fences can bring an “old west” feel to a rural property
Exotic Hardwoods/Composites Garden Fence
Exotic hardwoods and composites are also well-suited to garden fences in Calgary:
- Durable and long-lasting
- Easy to maintain due to their natural insect and rot-resistance
- Natural hardwoods are heralded for the beauty they can bring to a property
Stained or Painted Wood Fence
A good way to extend the life of a wooden garden fence is to paint or stain it. This can keep costs down but does requires some extra effort on your part:
- Provides protection against insects/rot/weather damage
- Improves curb appeal
- Can add colour and a unique look to your garden
Vertical or Horizontal-Slatted Wood Fence
Most wooden garden fences in Calgary homes have vertical slats or pickets attached to rails between fence posts. These come in a range of heights and styles.
However, a less-traditional option is using horizontal slats. This can provide a unique garden fence appearance that is often seen on rural properties.
Ornamental fencing is less popular than wooden or chain link fencing in Calgary, largely due to its higher cost. It can, however, provide a beautiful and ornamental finish to any garden:
- A unique, high-class appearance that can add curb appeal to a garden
- Great strength and durability
- Good security, especially with iron points at the top
- Less privacy than most wooden fences
Vinyl Garden Fence
Vinyl fencing is known for its high durability and low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for homeowners who want to, more or less, set and forget their garden fence:
- Resistant to rot
- Five times the tensile strength of wood, making it very well-suited to the Calgary climate
- 100% recycled materials keep it easy on the environment
- No painting or staining required, making it very low-maintenance (just needs a clean from time to time)
Chain Link Fence
Chain link fencing is a highly practical choice that has been used in Calgary properties for over a century. It provides good security and protection for a garden and is ideal for keeping dogs in – but provides less privacy than some homeowners like:
- Tough and durable galvanized steel
- No problems with rot or insects
- Perfect for dog runs or pens
- Excellent for fencing off a vegetable patch
- Cost-effective and easiest option to install
Deer are wonderful animals but they can be bad news for a garden in a rural area. Not only can they harm your plants but they can also carry ticks that can be passed on to pets and other animals.
Learn about the different deer fencing options, their pros and cons and which option would be best for your property in Alberta here.
Do You Need a Permit to Build a Fence in Calgary?
There are restrictions concerning the height and location of fences in Calgary.
You will need to abide by the following restrictions in order to avoid having to apply for a permit:
- The maximum height allowed in front yards is 3’11”
- The maximum height for backyards is 6’6”
- If you want to include a gate, it can be up to 8’2” high
- Fences on corner properties can be a maximum of 2’6” along a section of the side and front property lines
- Fences cannot be built on city property or in any City Utility Rights-of-Way without a relaxation or permit.
What Is The Lowest Maintenance Garden Fence Available?
Vinyl, ornamental and chain link are three of the lowest maintenance options for garden fencing as they are both resistant to insects and rot. Neither types need staining or painting.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
Fantastic service, great prices, amazing quality and overall fantastic people to deal with! Would definitely recommend these guys to all my family and friends! They go above and beyond and won’t leave till the job is perfect!!
As a painting contractors and real estate agent, I have no doubt in confidence in their work. Great leadership and workmanship throughout. You’ll get to experience a modern way of how contracting should feel like. I have no worries referring them to current clients of mine.
Searching for a fence contractor to replace my backyard fence, two of my coworkers recommended First Class based on their professionalism, quality, and expertise. Intrigued, I contacted them.
The owner was very personable, straightforward, and efficient, and had a quotation for me within a day. I immediately had a good feeling about this company, not just because my coworkers (who had much bigger jobs done for their residences and dealt with the same individuals). I definitely appreciated how he was honest and straightforward and communicative thoughout the whole process including what has to be done.
His team came by and did a great job with tearing down the old fence and replacing the new one. They worked efficiently and expertly. It was exactly as I expected it to be, and they did what they needed to do to ensure it was a fantastic, satisfactory job.
First Class Fencing is definitely worth contacting. I would, and have, recommended them to other people. I would definitely hire them again!
Great company and crew. Feels great having the nicest fence in the community. If you want a fence built right Tyler and his crew are who to go with.
Tyler kept us informed of start dates as due to weather he was pushed off but to make up for it the guys worked through the weekend and finished on time and budget. The crew was so nice and pleasant to work with and extremely anal when it came to building the fence making sure it was straight and plum. I’ve never seen a crew take their time like these guys did making sure everything was aligned and identical.
They built the fence like it was their own and you can’t ask for anything else. The fence stands out in our community.
Cannot give them enough praise
We are very satisfied with our new fence.Work meets our expectation. Mckeehan and Jacqueline did a great job-thank you both!
Tyler was great with coming to our home and assessing the damage from a car that nailed our fence and gate. He takes great pride in the workmanship of his company and does the “job right the first time” which is also the company’s motto. The partial rebuild and gate construction are solid and were done better than by the “professionals” who tried to do the original project. I highly recommend First Class Fencing for anyone who is interested in great workmanship and a 5-year warranty. Thanks Tyler for a great job!
First Class understood what we needed, explained the options specific to our property, provided competitive pricing and got the job done in one weekend. We are so happy with this contractor!
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