Choosing the Best Fence Dallas Style Metal fencing comes in a wide range of styles and costs. In its least expensive form it's indispensable as farm fencing. Inexpensive strands of barbed or smooth wire (which can be electrified or not) and rolls of wire mesh fencing are effective for confining farm animals or for keeping critters out of a vegetable patch. These are among the easiest Fence Dallas to install. You can drive lightweight wooden or metal posts or stakes by hammering them into the ground. Then stretch the wire or mesh taut along the length of a run (this is the hardest part of the job and requires a helper or some kind of tensioning system), and staple or clip it in place. Install the fencing on the side of the post that the animals will be leaning against, so they press it toward the posts. If you put it on the far side, their weight may pry it off. Chain-link fencing is too often dismissed as merely inexpensive and utilitarian. Actually, those are virtues. If you need an affordable, carefree, long- lasting security fence, chain link is probably your best choice. Don't try to install it yourself; have a Fence Dallas contractor do it. A problem with chain-link fencing is that the galvanized version is such a conspicuous colour. If that bothers you, get the black-coated kind instead; it's almost invisible. If you have an old chain-link fence that's gotten rusty, it's too much trouble trying to clean, prime, and paint it. Let it rust. It will take years or decades before the rust weakens the metal so much that the fence becomes useless. In the meantime, cover it with English ivy, honeysuckle, or other vines, or plant a hedge in front of it.