Fences for Tropical Climates

Ideal Fencing Solutions for Australian Climates

Living in humid and wet areas like northern Queensland, we know a few things about mould, mildew and rot. These little infestations can pop up in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas of the home where you commonly find moisture. But the area that most people forget about is immovable outdoor fixtures.

Outdoor furniture we all know is susceptible to rotting – but they can usually be taken undercover and protected from the harshest of conditions.

Fencing however, takes the brunt force of all that weather has to throw at them. They can’t be taken undercover like outdoor furniture or other movable fixtures and it’s rarely a thought to throw a tarp or other covering over them.

Just because you’ve had fencing professionally installed and recommended, doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for your needs.

The Problems with Fences in Humid Areas

Wooden Fences

Wooden fences are the most common fencing solution in Australia. However, they are the most prone to the ravages of our tough Australian climate. Large amounts of rain and moisture in the air mean that a wooden fence can quickly and easily rot.

Wooden fences are also far less sturdy than alternatives – so during a tropical storm, cyclone or flooding you may even lose parts of your fence!

To keep wood in good condition in harsh conditions you need to ensure you keep up the right maintenance including regular staining to keep out the moisture. Which is not only time consuming, but during the hottest months of the year, all that outdoor work can be dangerous!

Chainwire Fences

You might think that a metal fence will be more sturdy in the face of the heat and humidity, but just like wood, it has its downfalls.

Exposed metal fencing, including chain link fences can rust much faster in humid areas due to all the moisture in the air than in a dryer climate. And just like a wooden fence, there’s a lot of maintenance from preventing them becoming damaged and looking less than ideal.

Both exposed metal and wooden fencing solutions won’t add any value to your home either, as buyers are well aware of all the issues that come along with these types of fences. So you won’t be doing yourself any favours in the long run.

The Ultimate Solution in Fencing

Don’t despair, there is a solution for your fencing needs in the tropics with COLORBOND® Steel Fencing.

When it comes to fencing solutions in hot, humid and tropical climates COLORBOND® Steel Fencing doesn’t just look great, but it does it’s job well!

COLORBOND® Steel Fencing is designed not to rot or rust in humid Australian climates. In fact, COLORBOND® steel has been designed and tested for ALL of Australia’s harshest weather climates. With outdoor assessment sites all around Australia, as well as accelerated lab testing, you can be sure that we know what we’re talking about.

Corrosion testing, durability testing, application testing and outdoor exposure tests are all part of COLORBOND®’s dedication to giving you the best possible solutions.

With over 50 years as an industry leader, it’s no wonder that COLORBOND® has continued to refine it’s product to ensure you’re getting the best possible solution that’s so much more than just ‘paint on steel’.

COLORBOND®’s Five Layers of Protection

You might think that a metal fence will be more sturdy in the face of the heat and humidity, but just like wood, it has its downfalls.

Exposed metal fencing, including chain link fences can rust much faster in humid areas due to all the moisture in the air than in a dryer climate. And just like a wooden fence, there’s a lot of maintenance from preventing them becoming damaged and looking less than ideal.

Both exposed metal and wooden fencing solutions won’t add any value to your home either, as buyers are well aware of all the issues that come along with these types of fences. So you won’t be doing yourself any favours in the long run.

  1. All steel bases are manufactured to meet relevant Australian Standards, ensuring strict adherence to the required grade and strength
  2. The base is then coated in BlueScope’s industry leading metallic coating incorporating Activate Technology to provide enhanced corrosion resistance.
  3. A pretreatment layer is applied to optimise the adhesion of further coatings.
  4. A corrosion inhibitive primer is baker onto the surface.
  5. A topcoat of specially developed, exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering and to ensure the finish retains its look for longer.

From this process, you can easily see the time and effort that goes into this process to creating a high-quality product.

COLORBOND® in Tropical Climates

Rigorous testing has proved that when it comes to tropical climates, a COLORBOND® steel fencing solution means that you can have peace of mind when installing your new fence.

Because COLORBOND® is designed for harsh Australian climates and the Australian lifestyle, maintenance becomes a piece of cake! No more time spend painting, varnishing and staining. All COLORBOND® Steel Fencing needs is a regular clean with fresh water. But if you’re getting a lot of rain – you won’t even need to do this! The rain will get the job done for you.

Add value to your home with COLORBOND® Steel Fencing and get the assurance that your fence is no longer something to worry about during those hot and sticky months.

Oxworks are proud to offer a large range of COLORBOND® Steel fencing solutions including the standard range, Breezeway, Lattice and Slat FX so that you can have the perfect fence for your style – and push your resale value way up!

Visit our COLORBOND® Steel Fencing page for information on how you can get have COLORBOND® installed into your home now.

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