Fences are built every day. Sometimes, they are built correctly. And sometimes, they're not so good. We've often seen fences being blown away by wind. Sometimes, we might even talk a walk down the road, and see a fence which is rotting. So what can you do to make sure your fence is a great one? One that is sturdily built, and one that stands the test of time?
There are many people keen on building a fence at an angle. However, you need to build a good strong fence, that will last you many years, and if you want to put in angle, then extra work is required. So how can you go about it? Start by making holes spaced every 8 feet apart, for the 4" x 4" x 8" treated posts - dig them at least 2 feet deep, with a post hole digger.
Obviously you want your post well-anchored, so the fence installer should use the digger at an angle, around the diameter of this hole, so that an anchor shaped like a ball, is made at the cylinder's bottom. If you do it this way, it'll be more strong and stable. Put black roof tar on the bottom two feet of the fence, this prevents rotting, and then the concrete can stick to the posts. When the posts are leveled, allow them to dry, and then start the nailing.
But you are keen on building a fence at an angle. This is a really great option, we can tell you that. It has many advantages. One such advantage is that it looks quite unique, different from most fences, because there is a slight slant. Another advantage is that it gives you enhanced privacy and protection from peeping and prying neighbors. This is especially true if you live in a hilly area, and the land is not quite level, so neighbors on higher land than yours can look down at you. So building a fence at an angle is quite a good option in case you want more privacy than most.
Building a fence at an angle is all very well, but you need to keep basic procedures in mind as well. For instance, use three rails, for the fence, this is most appropriate. The top rail should be on top of the fence posts, in a horizontal position, the bottom rail should not be more than 8" above the bottom of the fence slats, and the center rail should be placed in the middle of the two. What's the advantage of this? The rails won't warp, and the result of that?
You get a far stronger, and more secure fence. And building the fence at an angle works well for privacy requirements. Once you do that, never again will you have to worry about neighbors looking at you while you snooze in your garden hammock. The preferred angle is usually 45 degrees, which has been proven to be quite suitable.