When we install a metal fence post, we want to make sure that you are going to get a strong, long lasting wooden fence. That's why we choose to install heavy-duty steel posts and install every one with precision leveling them three ways: inline, side-to-side, and across the tops. The best metal material to use is galvanized steel.
The galvanization treatment is what gives it a long life against the outdoor harsh elements.
Thick, contractor grade, galvanized steel posts will give you a fence line resists Oklahoma storm gusts and severe weather better than cheaper home improvement center installations.
The life expectancy of a heavy duty, steel metal fence post is easily 4x times greater than short lived landscape timbers.
Landscape timbers don't last as long, succumbing quickly to rot, mower and weed eater damage, splitting and cracking, sometimes severe twisting and warping, and weathering damage that weakens the holding power of the large nails securing the panels to the posts.
It seems the only posts we repair and replace are landscape timbers or 4x4 treated posts. That's why we choose and recommend heavy duty, contractor grade, 0.095" inch thick or greater, galvanized steel posts.
The metal post above is rated schedule 20, and measures 0.095" inches thick.
For 6' foot high residential installations, we use an 8' foot contractor grade, galvanized metal post that you cannot buy at the home improvement centers and set it over 2' feet in the ground.
Pictured below is a cheap metal conduit pipe that is used by a certain home improvement center to build wooden privacy fences for their customers.
Being 0.055” inches thick, it is poor quality for Oklahoma, with our severe annual weather and frequent strong winds.
Would you want this being installed on your property? We certainly wouldn't.
It is hard to see the difference unless you take the post cap off.
Support your local fence companies that give you great value (excellent materials, excellent workmanship, at excellent prices) rather than national chain store, corporate giants who don't care if you get a poor quality product at an exorbitant price.
Choose a builder that ensures your hard earned money will be invested in a fence that will stand up against the strong Oklahoma winds!
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