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Common Fencing Terms Homeowners Should Know

If you are a homeowner, there are a few terms regarding fencing in Bergen County that you might want to be able to identify. Knowing all about fence designs will make you better able to pick the best one, so you should keep up with the lingo. Some terms are straightforward, but others require a little more thought to figure out. Entrance gate, picket fence, and terminal post are only a couple of examples of common fencing terms, but not everyone knows exactly what these phrases mean. Keep reading for a closer look at some common fencing terms that all homeowners should know. picket - fence

Entrance Gate

An entrance gate might refer to different types of gates and fencing installations. Some people use this term exclusively to refer to a gate that grants entry to the property, while others are more liberal with the verbiage. An entrance gate might also be one that leads into a courtyard, or even your pool area. Pool gates can be both aesthetic and effective in keeping your kids and your pets away from your pool when they aren’t being supervised. In the same fashion, gates and fences that lead into your property should also be aesthetic as well as effective. If you want to keep intruders out, don’t choose a fence that is easy to climb.

Picket Fence

A picket fence is often made of wood, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. A white picket fence has become a symbol of the American dream, and it can do a great job of defining the boundaries of your property. Although these types of fences are frequently made of wood, any fence that uses posts or vertical slats could be considered a picket fence. Small pickets that are spread out can tastefully surround a garden, while taller pickets can make for a privacy or pool fence.

Terminal Post

Every fence needs some support, and that’s what terminal posts are for. A terminal post might be found at the end of the fence or on a corner. The posts that go up the stairs are also considered terminal posts.

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