British weather can be unpredictable but you can always count on a cold and windy winter. If you’re planning on installing a fence anywhere in the UK or are looking to upgrade your existing one it is worth considering which panels would be more resistant to bad weather conditions.
There are a wide variety of fencing solutions available on the market. Slatted and trellis panels are two of our top recommendations as they can effectively withstand any weather without compromising on style. However, there are many others you can choose from. Below we discuss the four fence panels types we believe to be most suitable for windy areas.
Slatted Fence Panels
Slatted panels are horizontal fences that sit neatly in rows. The uniform gap between each slate allows the wind to dissipate, reducing the stress on the posts. Slatted fence panels can also give a contemporary feel to your property.
Hit & Miss Fence Panels
These are composed by boards that are alternatively fixed to the back and front of the panel creating a stylish pattern. They provide complete privacy as they appear to be fully solid, however, they still allow the wind to pass through small gaps. Although this way there is reduced force against the panels, hit and miss fencing isn’t as wind resistant as slatted panels. For this reason, we find hit and miss panels a good compromise if privacy is a priority.
Trellis Fence Panels
There is a wide range of different trellis styles available, but they are essentially characterised by their aesthetically pleasing criss-cross pattern. The numerous gaps make it the perfect weather-resistant fence and our top pick for windy areas. Furthermore, they can be ideal for climbing plants.
Picket Fence Panels
Picket fences are more on the traditional side and it is generally used for marking out boundaries. Featuring weather-resistant properties, a picket fence would be ideal for someone looking to demarcate an area in or around your garden, such as creating a pet or stock enclosure area.
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Here at K&S Fencing, we supply and install a wide variety of fence panels to suit any budget and requirements, for both commercial and domestic customers. If you’d like to discuss your project or request a quote get in touch with our fencing specialists today.