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Highway Fence Calgary
Properties on busy roads in Calgary or highways around southern Alberta need a suitable fence in order to protect family members, members of the public, and the property itself.
A road fence can also help you clearly mark the boundaries of your property and ensure that rural properties are able to effectively manage livestock and wild game.
Highway fencing can involve large-scale installations, so it is very important to make the right choices with both the fence materials you use and the expertise you hire to install it.
As a well-established fence company based in Calgary, First Class Fencing can assist with most types of road and highway fencing.
Our team has the skills and manpower to manage large and small projects in the area. We are accustomed to protecting and beautifying both public and private road-side properties working with tight budgets.
Road fences: Key considerations before choosing
There are five main styles of road fences to select from so getting the right fence for your property is not a simple choice.
Our advisors are familiar with all the local building restrictions and can advise you on each of the above considerations to help you choose the best road fence for your property.
Before deciding, you will need to consider the following:
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Main types of road fencing
Following is a quick overview of the types of road and highway fencing available in Calgary and the surrounding areas.
Barbed wire fencing is commonly used in Calgary and southern Alberta as a fence along highways and roads.
This is especially true on farms and agricultural properties, where it is effective in keeping livestock within the property boundaries.
Other benefits of barbed wire fencing along roads and highways include:
- Good for tight budgets (cheaper than almost all other types of fencing)
- Can be installed on the top of a chain-link fence to enhance security or form an entire fence
- Galvanized barbed wire is well-suited to the harsh Calgary climate
- Available in a range of thicknesses and barb-spacings
High-tensile wire fencing is a popular option for road-side fences in Alberta and is used as both temporary and permanent perimeter structures.
This type of fence is made from multiple smooth wires that are pulled to very high tensions and supported by heavy posts.
You will often see it on agricultural properties that line highways around the province because:
- It provides excellent strength and durability against the harsh weather conditions
- It is difficult for livestock to break through and so offers great protection
- It supports optional electrical wires that prevent livestock from pushing against the fence and damaging it.
Game fences are usually eight-to-ten feet high and are effective as road fences.
They can be used as pasture fences to help keep bison, elk, deer, and other game on a property and off the road or highway. Game fences can also keep wild game off crops and produce.
You will often find game fencing used in national park areas, covering wide areas of wilderness bordering roads.
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A chain-link fence can provide extra security and protection for properties along roads and highways. For many property owners, these types of fences have greater visual appeal than many wire fence alternatives.
Agricultural properties often use a chain-link fence to seal off certain areas of the farm.
These fences are heavy duty and ideal for perimeter fencing around any commercial, industrial or agricultural property along a road or highway.
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Post and cable fencing is typically used to block off a wide perimeter, making it a good choice for a highway or road fence.
This type of fencing consists of wooden or steel posts joined together by one or more cables, either threaded right through the post or threaded through an eye of the post.
They’re quick and easy to install and require minimal maintenance as they are durable enough for the Calgary weather conditions.
Protection, boundary marking, and noise control
Note that the road fencing described above is generally employed on agricultural type properties for protection of livestock and produce and to demarcate boundaries.
As such, durability and security are key components of the decision you will make.
If you have a residential property bordering a busy road, you may require another type of road fence that helps you manage noise control. Speak to your advisor about your options.
Please also note that, while many other types of fences are employed on farms in Calgary and the surrounding areas, they may not be suitable as road or highway fencing due to pricing, durability, or other key factors.
Installing your road or highway fencing
Installing road fencing in Calgary can mean some temporary upheaval on your property. It sometimes means kilometres of fencing so there can be no cutting corners.
The team at First Class Fencing manages all sizes of projects safely and with the minimum of disruption.
We can install all of the types of fences described above.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my fence need planning permission?
Whether you need planning permission depends on the municipality your property is located in. Discuss this with your advisor at First Class Fencing, who will be familiar with the local planning laws.
Will my fence keep coyotes out?
The coyote numbers in urban and rural areas of Alberta have grown. If this is a major concern for you, speak to us about a type of fence that will help keep coyotes out of your property.