Why should I choose Flex fencing over traditional wood fencing?
Flex fencing was specifically designed and engineered for the horse and livestock industry. It is a high quality, safer, and stronger alternative to board or traditional fence. It offers your horse a safer environment with much less maintenance for you as well as easier installation.
How many rails should I use?
We want to be sure that your horses are as safe as possible. With horses, an ounce of protection outweighs injury and costly vet bills. A four-rail fence provides the best visible barrier, closer rail spacing, and peace of mind. We also have many ideas for your foals, yearlings, or stallions. We can suggest ideas for “nursery paddocks” featuring combination fencing, and fences to fit your budget without sacrificing the safety of your horse.
How many spoolers do I need?
Our rolls of Flex fencing are available in 660’ or 330’ lengths. Because of the special bonded rail, you will only need one spooler every 660’ on most stretches of fence.
Should I put the rail on the inside or outside of the post?
Placing the rail on the inside of the post is recommended; it will always be stronger this way as the rail is between the animal and post. Aesthetically, rails on the outside of the post may look better. The 1 1/2” stainless steel screws hold the rail tight provided you correctly follow the installation instructions.
Will my horse chew Flex fencing?
Most horses do not like to chew on polymer fencing. It is not palatable to them. If horses abuse the railing we recommend installing a line of electric fencing on the inside or using a crib strap.
I have seen a fence that sags, what causes this?
We recommend that you follow manufacturer's instructions for installation. Any tensioned fence needs to be braced and concreted at corners, ends, or any post out of a straight line. If this step is avoided, sagging can occur. As always, we recommend electric fencing in any high traffic areas.
What is the warranty like?
Our Flex fencing has a 30-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on all manufacturer’s defects. This includes cracking, peeling, chipping, and discolouration due to adverse weather conditions or manufacturer's defects. Abuse to the fence is not covered. We recommend the use of electric fencing in high traffic areas.
Will Flex fence rails break in extreme cold or hot weather conditions?
Flex fencing uses 12.5 gauge high tensile wire to take the impact of animals on the fencing, the fence will give and come back to its original position in both extreme cold and hot conditions. The space-aged polymer coating will withstand extreme hot and cold weather.
How much maintenance is required with this type of fence system?
Flex fence needs to be tightened when it gets loose. Most people find that they need to tighten their Flex fence once a year or once every couple of years depending on the amount of pressure from horses that is applied to the fencing.
Can I install this fence myself or do I need to have a contractor do it for me?
Qualified installers have the equipment, tools, and experience to give you a permanent, professional-looking structure. For every dollar you spend, it will be returned in increased equity by adding value to your property. With any type of fence the posts are the most difficult part of any installation. Posts must be installed straight and to a depth of at least 36”. Corner posts must be driven in the ground or augured and concreted in the ground and braced properly. Once the posts are in, you can follow the installation instructions to have a beautiful, low-maintenance fence.