Rail Horse Fence

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additional questions.

Is the Steel Board Fence horse-safe?
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 weatherconditions.

How strong is the Steel Board Fence?
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.

What are the dimensions of the Steel Board Fence
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.

Can the Steel Board Fence handle extremely cold or hot
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 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 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.

Will the Steel Board Fence rust?
No. The Steel Board Fence system is made of two-sided zinc
galvanized steel that has an architectural grade powder
coating baked on at the factory. The powder coating adheres
exceptionally well 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 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.

What happens if a section of the fence is damaged and in
need of replacement?
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 patented 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.