Wood Snow Fence – Drifting and wind and snow jeopardizes emergency services and public safety. They increase wildlife and livestock mortality and disrupt schools and businesses in many regions. Snowplows can effectively remove snow from roads, but their maintenance and operating costs are high, making them a viable long-term solution. Snow fences are an effective and viable cost response to recurrent snow locks. The fences work to interrupt the flow of snow and reduce its dangerous impacts. Moreover, snow fences are classified according to the materials used, their placement and final use.
Wooden snow fences are made of vertical wooden slats that are woven together with thick, galvanized metal wire. These fences are used for commercial purposes, roads, residential, industrial and governmental applications. The best quality wooden fences are constructed from spruce and poplar wood. The fences are relatively easy to install and remove the season and are considerably stronger than the material for plastic fences. Wooden snow fences are aesthetically pleasing and offer a beautiful, rustic resort. Furthermore, they are often used as temporary snow barricades; installation and constant removal are prone to damage its structural integrity.
Plastic snow fences are available as plastic and solid nylon woven coated with plastic. Furthermore, according to David L. Minsk in the book “Snow and ice manual control for transport facilities,” most plastic snow fences are made of polyethylene – a type of resistant plastic. Other types of plastic used include EPDM, fluorocarbons, and polypropylene. According to Terry T. McFadden and F. Lawrence Bennett in the book “Building in cold regions,” many types of low quality and untreated plastic materials degrade when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. Only the purchase of plastic fences with UV stabilizers. Plastic snow fences are easily transportable and are usually erected in place.