FAQ

Steel Board Fence Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The Steel Board Fence is very safe for horses and livestock because it is easy for the animal to see and the posts and rails have smooth rounded edges. The rails are approximately 10’ in length and are protected by rubber grommets fitted into the fence posts. The combination of length and the rubber grommets give the rails a flex that upon impact will cushion the animal and spring back to a perfectly straight line. The horse is retained without escape or injury. Furthermore, there is no splintering or shards possible from cracking or weathering, and there are no screws or nails. The Steel Board Fence is smooth, blunt and flexible and will stay that way under all weather conditions.


The Steel Board Fence is very strong and durable. The rails and posts are made with cold rolled steel welded tubing that is rolled into shape. The approximately 10’ rails can handle over 1000 pounds of weight without incurring any damage.


All dimensions for the fence system are found on our installation page of the website. Each rail is approximately 114” or nearly 10’ long, 5 1/8” wide, and 1 3/8” thick. The posts are rectangular in shape, 5 1/8” wide, 3 ½” deep, and 100” in length. The posts must be set in the ground 43” deep. Installed, the finished height of the fence post is 57” and the height to the top of the top rail is 54” for both the 3 and 4 rail configurations. The gate posts are 108” in length and must be set in the ground 54” deep for stability. Installed, the gate post and the top rail are at the same height as the fence.


The fence components are shipped by truck in metal ended crates custom designed to protect the fence components and to reduce waste. The steel crate ends are reusable which reduces clean up time as well as reducing the environmental impact with use of this product. Buckley Fence will arrange and pay for return shipments of the crates after use. Full rail crates weigh under 1700 pounds should be unloaded with equipment with forks. A full crate is 115” long, 29” wide, and 29” high. We provide detailed unloading instructions for safety and product care.


Yes. The Steel Board Fence is an all metal product and each section of the fence is thermally independent of the next. There is adequate clearance between the rails and the lock spacers inside each post to accommodate the very slight thermal expansion and contraction that occurs unlike welded pipe fence. The fence components will not turn brittle in the cold or sag in extreme heat like pvc or plastic fences. In competing welded or hard fastened metal fencing systems, the sections are not thermally independent. Consequently on welded or fastened fences thermal expansion and contraction forces accumulate down the fence line and eventually cause posts to heave, paint to crack and fasteners to loosen. In vinyl fence systems, the amount of thermal contraction on a cold day can shrink the rails enough to cause them to fall out of the posts, and on a hot day expand enough to take up their clearance and bow wildly. With the Steel Board Fence, the negative effects of expansion or contraction are eliminated entirely with the thermally independent fence sections and adequate clearance between rails and posts.


The Steel Board Fence system is made of two-sided zinc galvanized steel that is cleaned, primed and has an architectural grade powder coating baked on at the factory. The powder coating adheres exceptionally well due to the primer and is applied uniformly to protect the metal, similar to the body panels of a car. If the rails or posts are scratched, they will protect themselves with the self-healing effect of the zinc galvanized coating. No water can get under the coating. There are no fasteners to rust or compromise the coating. In normal environments, the coating and galvanizing will prevent rust for over 20 years. It’s similar to a new car parked for 20 years with no dents, nicks or exposure to road salt.


Yes. The Steel Board Fence is all metal construction with architectural grade powder coating baked on at the factory. The powder is applied with no emissions as seen with wet paint used on wood. There are no chemicals like those found in treated wood or Phthalates as found in PVC products. There is no ground contamination concerns as with wood or issues with horses chewing the product during cribbing. This product is fully recyclable and is produced with the worlds most recycled material, steel.


A section of the Steel Board Fence can be removed and replaced in just minutes. It’s simply a matter of removing the post caps and the lock spacers inside the posts so that the rails can be shifted and removed. The replacement rails are then inserted and the lock spacers are put back inside the posts and the post caps are put back on top.


In order to get started, exact measurements of the proposed fence lines need to be determined and sketched out with dimensions. This should include determining the size and placement of the gates, corners and fence terminations.  We strongly recommend you also confirm your property lines and the local building codes and restrictions, such as mandated set backs, etc. Call diggers hotline for buried cables and pipes. If you are using a fence installer, this can be done by the installer. Buckley Fence can then provide you with an accurate estimate of the total fencing materials required for your project. Our estimate will not include the installation cost.


Yes. The Steel Board Fence is very easy to install. Once the posts are installed correctly, the rails are inserted and adjusted to fit the terrain. The lock spacers inside each post eliminate the need for screws or nails. The rails are simply locked in place. Complete installation instructions can be found on the Buckley Fence Web site. Feel free to call with any questions and we will walk you through it.


Yes. There are local and regional installers with experience installing the Steel Board fence and we can suggest these contacts to you. Any reputable fence installer can install the Steel Board Fence. We provide the fence components and simple, detailed installation instructions for the fence and the matching gates and latches.



Alumashield Fence Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The Alumashield Fence is very safe for horses and livestock because it is highly visible to the animal and its components are rounded and smooth. The aluminum composite construction of the rails and the uniquely fitted rubber grommets inside each rail connector enhance the flex of the rails. Upon impact, the rails will cushion the animal and spring back to a perfectly straight line. The animal is retained without escape or injury. Furthermore, there is no splintering or shards possible from cracking or weathering, no wires or barbs to cut the animal, and no protruding nails or screws. The Alumashield Fence is smooth, blunt and flexible and will stay that way under all weather conditions.


The Alumashield Fence is very strong and durable. The rails and posts are aluminum extrusions with cold rolled steel tubing inside as reinforcement. The 10’ rails can handle over 500 pounds of weight without incurring any damage. The Alumashield Fence components are stronger than 13 gage steel tubing and 12 gage steel posts.


The posts and rails have an outside diameter of 2 3/8”. The fence posts are 96” in length and must be set in the ground 39” deep. The finished height of the installed fence post is 57” for any rail configuration. The rails are approximately 114” or nearly 10’ in length. Installed, the height to the top of the top rail is 54” for any rail configuration. The gate posts are 3.5” in diameter and 108” in length and must be set in the ground 54” deep for stability. The gate posts are 12 gage cold rolled steel. Installed, the gate post and the top rail are at the same height as the fence.


The fence components are shipped by truck in metal crates custom designed to protect the fence components and to reduce waste. The crates are easily collapsed and are reusable. Buckley Fence will arrange and pay for return shipments of the crates after use. Alone the crates weight 250 pounds; filled the crates weight as much as 1.5 tons and must be unloaded with a forklift. A full crate is 114” long, 41” wide, and 30” high.


Yes. The Alumashield Fence is an all metal product and each fence section is thermally independent of the next. There is adequate clearance between the rails and posts within each fastened connector to accommodate any slight thermal expansion and contraction that may occur. The fence components will not turn brittle in the cold or sag in extreme heat. In competing welded or hard fastened metal fencing systems, the sections are not thermally independent. Consequently, thermal expansion and contraction forces accumulate down the fence line and eventually cause posts to heave, paint to crack and fasteners to loosen. In vinyl fence systems, the amount of thermal contraction on a cold day can shrink the rails enough to cause them to fall out of the posts, and on a hot day expand enough to take up their clearance and bow wildly. With the Alumashield Fence, the negative effects of expansion or contraction are eliminated entirely with the thermally independent fence sections and adequate clearance between rails and posts.


No. The Alumashield Fence system exposes only powder coated aluminum alloy to the elements. The powder coating adheres exceptionally well and even if it is scratched, the rails will protect themselves with a self healing oxide. The rail connectors are also made of aluminum and uniquely fitted with rubber grommets to prevent scratching the coat. The single set screw that fastens each connector is made of forged aluminum. Every single component of the Alumashield Pipe Fence is infinitely corrosion resistant.


Yes. The Alumashield Fence is all metal construction with architectural grade powder coating baked on at the factory. There are no chemicals like those found in treated wood or Phthalates found in PVC products. There is no ground contamination or issues with horses chewing the product during cribbing.


A section of the Alumashield Fence can be removed and replaced in just minutes. Simply unbolt the connectors, remove the damaged section(s), and slip on the new rails. If you need to replace a post, we recommend pulling out the old one including the footing, and replacing it so you can keep your fence line straight.


In order to get started, exact measurements of the property and where the fence will be positioned on the property need to be determined. This should include determining the necessary gates, corners and fence terminations. We strongly recommend you also confirm your property lines and the local building codes and restrictions, such as mandated set backs, etc. If you are using a fence installer, this can be done by the installer. Buckley Fence can then provide you with an accurate estimate of the total fencing materials required for your project. Our estimate will not include the installation cost, which will be charged separately by your fence installer.


Yes. The Alumashield Pipe Fence is very easy to install. Once the posts are installed correctly, the rail connectors simply slip on the posts and rails and are easily fastened at each intersection with the quick turn of just one set screw. There is no need for auxiliary clamps or props, the connectors hold themselves without scratching the posts. The set screw is a square drive with a torque control tool that snaps on a standard ratchet wrench. We loan the torque control tool for installation and ask that it be returned upon completion. Complete installation instructions can be found on the Buckley Fence Web site.


Yes. Any reputable fence installer can install the Alumashield Fence. We provide the materials and simple, detailed installation instructions for the fence and the matching gates and latches. We can also provide a list of the fence installers in your area.