As you probably know, fences don’t go up all in one piece. When they’re installed, it takes a system of components that work together to create the fence. With every type of fence available, they all use fence posts. The type of post your fence uses depends on the style, including wood, vinyl, aluminum, and ornamental. Check out these five types of fence posts.
Line posts are used to connect straight sections of a fence. They have holes on either side and, in the case of split rail fencing, the holes may run all the way through. How many line posts you need depends on the number of sections in a straight line. Although they work best in straight lines, they can sometimes be used for slight angles, if the holes are enlarged.
End posts are aptly named because they mark the end of the line. Like line posts, they also feature holes, but end posts only have holes on one side. This hole is used to insert the rail. The fence will extend from the side with the holes.
Fencing professionals are able to achieve 90-degree angles with corner posts. These are the components that provide the most flexibility in fence installation. The holes are drilled to make a corner. However, if the angle is between 45 and 90 degrees, the holes need to be made larger.
Blank posts are the most customizable option on the list because they don’t feature any holes in any of the sides. They can even be used to attach gates.
The purpose of the gate post is in the name. You can use a line, end, corner, or blank post for your gate, depending on the specifics of the fence. Gates require two gate posts, one for the hinge and the other for the latch. One of the most important factors to consider is to choose a size that will support the weight of the gate. Depending on your gate and fence, this could mean installing gate posts that are larger than the rest of the posts.
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No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.