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The 4 Best Types of Fencing For Windy Conditions 

27 November 2020

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Wind can strike any time of the year, and these blustery days can sometimes mean trouble for your fencing. This is especially true if you live in a windy part of the world or in a rural area with little shelter or buffering. 

If you’re wondering what type of fence to get for windy conditions that will be able to withstand gales, then read on to see what we recommend. 

Picket Fencing 

When wind pushes against fencing it causes stress, and eventually, this can result in the fence to lean or even collapse. Let’s take a look through a physics lens. When selecting a fence, choosing one with gaps or holes as part of its style will alleviate the force of the wind on the fence. This will allow some of the wind’s force to escape through the gaps, helping it stay stable.  

The picket fence has long been regarded as a quaint and charming style of fencing, characterised by small uniform gaps between each panel. This makes for an elegant border to any home, but also one which allows wind to travel through the gaps, reducing pressure on the structure. 

Trellis Fencing 

Similarly to the picket style, trellis fencing also benefits from the same principle of the gaps relieving the stress of wind on the overall structure. Trellises aren’t just ideal for growing plants and vine tomatoes, but are stunning focal points in their own right, not to mention they put a unique spin on the standard fence. What’s more, you aren’t limited to just one style either, as there are many patterns of trellis fencing available – including diamond patterns, squares and slats. 

Metal Fencing 

While wood is a hardy, durable material, it still can’t supplant metal for sheer strength. While metal isn’t everyone’s cup of tea for a cosy garden, they can be painted to give them a more homely look. They are especially suited, though, for commercial spaces and businesses. Their durability means they can withstand huge amounts of force ranging from wind and other adverse conditions – this makes metal a sought-after material for security fencing, too. 

Concrete Bases & Posts  

Whatever material you select, make sure the fence is reinforced properly to keep it secure in all weathers. Concrete posts and bases can give your wooden fence that extra bit of support as opposed to wooden posts. Some people may not love the look of concrete posts, however, so it’s worth noting that wooden posts are also very sturdy too – when installed professionally. Therefore, no matter which material you choose for your posts or fencing, make sure it’s erected by a professional to ensure maximum stability and quality. 


Searching for high-quality wooden fencing and metal fencing in Harrow, Hillingdon and beyond? Here at Harrow Fencing, we’re your local reliable stockist and installer for a range of fencing types. For more tips on how to weather-proof your fence or just to talk through how we can help, simply get in touch with our friendly team today.

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