All You Need To Know About Choosing a Fence

A beautiful fence is an effective way to improve the value of your home. Colorbond fences are a popular choice among most homeowners due to their durability and attractiveness. So, what is a Colorbond fence? Read the excerpt below to learn more about Colorbond fences.  

What Is a Colorbond Fence? 

Colorbond fences are manufactured from steel coated with an aluminium-zinc alloy and polyester primer to increase its durability. Colorbond fences have a wide range of designs and colours. Besides, they require minimal maintenance and can be used in all kinds of environments.   

Choosing a Colorbond Fence

Below are some tips to help you purchase a Colorbond fence: 

1. Manufacturing Company

As a rule, you should work with a company that is reputable in the manufacture of high-quality Colorbond fences. Check the warranty and guarantees provided. For instance, some fences have bush fire protection. Some companies will customise the fence to a design of your choosing. Others will offer after-sales services such as free transport and installation.

2. Design

The design of the Colorbond fence should complement your landscape and the exterior of your home. Colorbond fences come in many colours to give customers the freedom of choice. The fences have a wide variety of applications. For instance, if you would want to increase the security of your home or business, choose a fence with large panels. If you need the fence to improve the appeal of your landscape, choose a short fence with thin panels and lattice.  

3. Installation Tips

Hire a licenced professional to install the Colorbond fence. Do not attempt a DIY project if it will void the warranty. Below are some installation tips: 

  • Know the property boundaries. It would be unfortunate if you have to reposition the fence because it lies in your neighbour's compound. Besides, check zoning and strata laws to identify fencing restrictions.
  • The posts should be secured appropriately. Dig deep holes and anchor the poles in concrete.
  • Plan for slopes. If you do not, you will have a difficult time installing the poles and panels.
  • Know where you will install the gate. You must account for gate swinging and sliding.   


Conduct some research to determine how various companies sell their Colorbond fences. Ask for a comprehensive quote that includes extra charges such as taxes and installation. Secure discounts by purchasing the fence during winter when there is a low demand for fencing materials. Besides, you could wait till the peak season when sellers give discounts to promote sales.

Regular cleaning will help increase the durability of your Colorbond fencing. Your landscape should have excellent drainage to prevent water pooling around the fence.