Fence with lids
Covers for the fence are increasingly found on modern fences of country houses. They are used to protect the posts made of pipes. There are also caps on very small posts.
Functions for intake covers
Plugs on the fence perform two main functions:
The use of such structures allows to prevent the ingress of moisture inside the support. And this, in turn, helps to avoid the development of corrosion in the pipe and on its surface.
All moisture will simply drain from the surface of the lid.
The cover on the fence post does not allow this process to develop. Due to this, not only damage to the appearance of the support is prevented, but also its possible destruction. Indeed, due to corrosion processes, the durability of the metal decreases and, over time, rust simply “eats” it.
The most durable option, providing increased service life and reliability of the pillars, are metal caps. Such covers for fence posts are made, as a rule, of galvanized steel. But there are products made of brass, copper or roofing iron.
In addition to the protective function, the tips on the pillars also have a decorative purpose. Their appearance can vary greatly, including depending on such a serious factor as price.
Наконечники могут быть дополнены самыми разнообразными элементами. Это пики, кольца, шары. А также всевозможные завитушки и различные cast и forged элементы. Все это в совокупности придает забору более солидный и завершенный вид.
With covers the appearance of a solid
Different colors may be in which the plugs on the poles are painted. Currently, in specialized firms, buyers can purchase almost any color range.
Metal covers on the fence posts are painted with metal paints. Moreover, it uses special types of paints and varnishes. It is those that are most suitable for operation in adverse atmospheric conditions.
After all, this coating must withstand both high summer temperatures and low winter temperatures. And, of course, the color should be resistant to fading under the action of sunlight. The paint should not crack or, especially, peel off.
Covers for fence posts are made in several basic ways. First of all, it is shampovka.
It is most common. Slightly less popular is bending sheets. This is followed by welding. The rarest and most expensive is metal casting.
Features of intake covers
Supporting columns made of pipes are used in the construction of fences made of lightweight materials such as wooden picket fence. It can also be corrugated or metal mesh.
These pillars are the basis of the frame. Spans are attached to them. Under the influence of adverse external factors, they can begin to lose their performance.
If the fence posts protect caps and hubcaps, such supports will last a very long time. In this case, of course, the installed covers should be made of high quality materials.
Covers for the fence perform the following tasks:
- protection of the pillars against ingress of dirt, moisture, foreign objects;
- additional protection of the land plot against the entry of unauthorized persons - sharp tips complicate the possibility of illegal entry into the fenced territory;
- give the fence a more aesthetic look (see photo).
Without tips on the pillars would not be so beautiful
To perform all these functions, different types and sizes of intake plugs are available. This is very necessary, especially given the variety of types of pillars used.
The cover for the fence consists of two parts: the bottom and the top. The bottom one is needed for fastening the plug to the post itself. It provides the strength of attachment. The upper part performs a decorative and protective function.
All used plugs for fence posts can be divided according to several basic features. First of all, in the form:
- round - are the most common species;
- square - used for profile pillars. After all, often only a square cover on the fence will firmly hold on such a support;
- rectangular - also used for profile supports. Less common than the previous two species.
According to the method of manufacture, the following main types are distinguished:
- stamped - they are most often found on sale. They are made of galvanized steel. Such plugs differ in low price, uniformity of sizes and shapes;
- forged - such a cover for pillars is considered elite. They are ordered mainly by individualists who seek to emphasize the particular style of their home ownership. Such products are decorated with decorative figures or skillful curls. Do them for individual orders;
- cast - they are made of metal, concrete or ceramics (for example, concrete covers on the fence posts).
According to the method of manufacture, other types of tips are also distinguished. But they are related to the above.
According to the materials used:
- metal tips - they are made of galvanized steel, brass, copper, etc .;
- plastic caps on the fence posts - are rare, they are much cheaper, but they look less presentable. There are less than the above view.
Installing intake plugs
The cover of the fence post is installed quite simply and quickly. This is achieved due to the peculiarities of its design.
We put on and fix
At the bottom of the stub there are special locks. They do not spoil the appearance of the product, but at the same time, provide a fairly strong connection. Installation instructions in this case will be extremely simple - you just need to put the cap on the pole and fix it with the help of locks.
Tip! To ensure better protection of the supports, before installing the cover on the brick pillars of the fence, it is recommended to put plastic wrap under them.
To build a solid fence with tips not everyone can afford. But there is one original and, at the same time, budget option. He will surely envy the neighbors - this is a fence from the caps of plastic bottles.
The building material in this case will be absolutely free. To make such a fence with his own hands will be able to each.
Work process над ним несложен. Вначале рассортируем крышки по цветам. Затем, в каждой пробке просверлим по 4 отверстия. Потом разложим разноцветные пробки на земле в виде нужного нам рисунка.
Next, take aluminum or copper wire 2 mm thick. Consistently we string corks on it, thereby forming an ornament.
To install the woven structure in the frame of the fence we drill holes into which we then insert the wire. After that, the fence of the covers can be considered ready.
The work is done
We are sure that the above recommendations were useful for you and helped you navigate the issue of intake lids. If necessary, you can learn more detailed information from the video posted on our website.