Fences Designed to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe and Secure in Noblesville, Indiana

by | Mar 18, 2024 | dog fences, Fencing

Pet Fences in Noblesville, Indiana

At Draper Fencing Company we absolutely love our furry friends. Is there anything better than the greeting you get from your pet when returning home after a long day? Pets help keep our stresses in perspective and offer unconditional love. Several of our employees bring their pets into the office on a weekly basis. We take pride in our ability to build quality fences that keep your pets safe and secure. Today we will explore the various options and obstacles to building a fence to secure your furry friends. 

One of the biggest reasons homeowners in Noblesville, Indiana decide to add fencing to their property is to keep their pets safe and secure. Many of us have a lot of responsibilities and lead very busy lives. A well-built fence offers you the convenience of letting your dogs exercise in the yard without supervision. Of course, you have to make sure you select the correct fence to keep your pets secure or you will worry that they’ve gotten out anytime you let them into the yard. 

At Draper Fencing we offer a wide array of fencing options for our customers in Noblesville Indiana. Options include:

There are many different styles in each of these categories. While each option can keep your furry friends safe there are pros and cons to each. 

HOAs

Before you explore all of these options, the first thing you should do is find out what is allowed in your neighborhood. We have customers set their hearts on a certain style and material only to be told by their HOA that they are not allowed to build that style. Many HOAs do not allow chain link fencing or won’t let you build a privacy fence. It is important to look up these rules to find the best fence to keep your pets safe while conforming to neighborhood rules. 

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The first thing you need to consider is the size of your pet. This is important because of the picket spacing of certain fences. If you have a very small dog it is possible that it could escape. The standard spacing of aluminum fencing is just shy of 4 inches. This is fine for most dogs but if you have a very small dog it can slip in between the pickets and get out of the yard. If you have your heart set on aluminum or it is all your HOA allows, don’t worry there are other options. Aluminum fencing also comes in puppy picket and double picket styles. Puppy picket fences shrink the gap between pickets to less than 2 inches in the bottom foot of the fence. 

Double Picket aluminum fencing also shrinks the gap between pickets to less than 2” but it goes almost all the way to the top of the fence. Both of these options are more expensive as they contain more aluminum and take longer to manufacture.

If you want a spaced picket fence made of wood it is also important to decide on the gap between pickets. It is much easier to change with a wood fence as we build them on-site piece by piece. Our standard at Draper Fencing is about 2.25 inches in between pickets. We can shrink that space as needed. 

Pet Temperament 

Dog Fences In Noblesville, Indiana

Diggers

Before settling on a style the next thing to think about is the temperament of your pet. If they are constantly trying to escape there are some factors to think about. If your pet is a digger the truth is a fence may not be able to completely keep them secure. For every style of fence, there is normally a gap between the ground and the fence. Everyone’s yard has a different grade. The fence typically follows grade however it can’t follow every small change. If it did, the top of your fence would look extremely wavy. 

If this is a problem for you, do not fear! We have certain styles that can be closer to the ground. You must let your estimator know about the spacing you prefer between the ground and the fence. If you need the fence to completely touch the ground you may want to avoid wood. If you choose a wood style and put the pickets against the ground they will absorb water from the ground and will rot much faster. You’d be better off with chain link, aluminum, or vinyl fencing.

If there are areas where grade changes and it isn’t possible to put the fence against the ground, you can always add dirt to close the gap. If you let your crew leader know this is what you want they can use excess dirt from digging holes to close gaps where possible. 

Jumpers

Of course, you have to take into account if your dog is capable of jumping over the fence. Many dogs that could jump a fence don’t have the temperament to do so, however, you may have a dog that can and will jump right over. 

You may have seen this one coming but we have solutions for this too! Each style of fence can come in several different heights. You can get your fence in 4-6 feet high. Many customers have to go with aluminum but have dogs who love to jump. They often choose 5-foot height fencing and this usually keeps even the most athletic dogs contained. However, you can get 4-6 feet high in chain link wood vinyl and aluminum

Company Choice

When it comes to keeping your furry friends safe and secure in Noblesville, Indiana the most important thing is to choose the right company. You need a company that can foresee the issues your pet may present to escape your yard and find solutions. We take pride not only in the knowledge of our estimators but their ability to listen and advise. Once you have settled on a good option it is also imperative that your choices are relayed from the estimators to those actually building your fence. At Draper Fencing Company we excel at communicating with not only our customers but also between ourselves in order to provide you with the best possible experience. 

If you’re ready to keep your pets healthy in a safe and secure yard, reach out to us. Check out all your options and schedule your free estimate today!

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete began working for Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.