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In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the key considerations to keep in mind if you have pets around your property that you’re considering when installing or upgrading a fence. Pets like dogs and cats often benefit significantly from having a fence on the property, as do their owners – as long as you have the right fence type, alignment and a few other basic elements in place.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re happy to assist clients around Layton and nearby areas of Utah with all their fence contractor needs, including help for clients who need pet considerations during any fence project. We offer numerous fence products that work well with pets, including wood fences, vinyl fencing and many other options. Today’s part two of our series will pick up by noting a few other fence materials that often work well for pets, plus some final considerations when purchasing or upgrading a fence for these needs.

Fences and Pets

Vinyl Fence

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance fence that is still strong and durable, vinyl might be the perfect material for your pet-friendly fence. Vinyl fences are easy to clean, resistant to moisture and rot, and come in a variety of styles including picket, privacy, and ranch rail.

They also have smooth surfaces with no sharp edges or splinters that could harm your pets. Additionally, many vinyl fences come with reinforced rails or double walls, making them extra strong and able to withstand the forces of energetic pets.

Aluminum Fence

For pet owners who prioritize aesthetics, aluminum fences are a great choice. They offer similar benefits to wrought iron fences for a fraction of the cost. Not only do they look sleek and elegant, but they also provide a strong barrier that can keep pets safely contained.

Aluminum fences are also easy to maintain and come in a variety of styles, heights, and colors. They are also rust-resistant, making them ideal for areas with high humidity or heavy rain.

Factors to Consider for New Pet Fences

No matter which material you choose, there are a few factors to keep in mind when installing or upgrading a fence for your pets.

First, consider the size of your pets and their ability to jump over or dig under the fence. If you have small dogs or cats, a shorter fence may suffice; however, larger breeds may require taller fences with no gaps at the bottom.

Next, make sure the fence is installed securely and properly. This will not only ensure the safety of your pets, but also prevent them from escaping and possibly getting lost or injured. Finally, consider adding pet-friendly features to your fence such as self-closing gates and latches that are out of reach for curious animals.

As you can see, there are many options for pet-friendly fences, and we hope this series has given you some ideas for your own property. If you’re ready to start your fence project, contact Utah Fence Warehouse today for a free estimate and expert guidance on the best fence type for your specific needs. We look forward to helping you create a safe and secure environment for both you and your furry friends!