Biggest Mistakes That Ontario Farmers Must Avoid When It Comes to Their Fence - In-Line Fence - Banner

Farmers are really good at farming, but most aren’t experts when it comes to fences. Fortunately, In-Line Fence is readily available to help Southwestern Ontario’s farmers with every fence need they have.

We love farmers and highly respect their excellence when it comes to caring for their fields, growing food, harvesting and doing whatever it takes to make sure our food system is as secure as possible.

To support farmers in these important tasks, they rely on support networks. In-Line Fence is often called upon to address a wide range of fencing concerns that farmers have, avoiding these potentially huge mistakes:

Incorrectly Planning a Farmer’s Fence

When you build a new fence, you have to follow crucial rules and regulations. Some farmlands our team has seen have installed fences on the wrong side of property lines, or installed a fence that was the incorrect size to meet their long-term requirements for animal pens. In-Line Fence works with farmers to come up with a comprehensive fence plan that takes into account plot sizes, current needs, future requirements, land usage and budget.

Using the Wrong Materials in a Farm Fence

There are only a handful of options to choose from, like wood board, high-tensile wire fencing and woven wire fencing, but making the wrong decision could cost you thousands of dollars, potentially injure your animals, or waste your hard-earned money.

Cheap wood is often drier and weaker than thicker wood. This results in cheap fences that can have half the lifespan of a fence made with stronger wood. Focus on saving money in the long run.

Also be sure you use the right material. Don’t buy horse fence materials thinking that the pig sty can use it too. Same goes for cattle, goats, llamas or anything else. Do your research, trust the fence professionals and make wide fence decisions.

Incorrectly Costing Out Your Fence

Be sure to factor in all of your costs. If you’re budgeting your fence with only the cost of materials in mind, you’re not going to come out of this well. If you’re thinking of attempting installation on your own, factor in your time and energy spent on planning, ordering, shipping, installing and fixing your fence while you could be focusing on more important things, like your operations.

Forgetting About Maintenance

Like anything else in your farm, general upkeep is required. A cheaply made fence will require much more maintenance – that’s time, energy, supplies and money that’s diverted from the rest of your farm.

Whether it’s painting, staining, powerwashing, fixing or re-posting, fences require your attention. Always remember that a well-built fence will require far less work.

Choosing Amateur vs. Professional Fence Installers

In-Line Fence based in Southwestern Ontario has seen countless projects from amateurs, because we’re the ones that farmers call when their previous fence wasn’t done correctly. Amateurs have done it all – incorrectly measured post depths, incorrect materials, incorrect finishes, worn materials, wrong post diameters, and the list goes on.

If you want to be proud of your fence that’s built to last, and enjoy an installation process that you have confidence in, trust no other than In-Line Fence. Reach out to us today to get your farm project completed this year.