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Self Installation Materials

Deer Fencing
Different types of deer fencing material including rolls of poly mesh and metal deer fencing

Deer Fence Kits
Deer fence kits designed to exclude deer and wildlife

Garden Fence Kits
Fence kits designed to safely enclose a garden

Dog Fence Kits
Material most often used to surround a garden

Other Components and Information

Deer Fence Gates
Access gates for deer, garden and dog fence kits

Deer Fence Posts
Posts, ground sleeves and related parts

Deer Fence Support
Cabling, fence ties and connectors

Deer Fence Accessories
Ground stakes, hogringers & misc.

Deer Fence Photos

Photos of self installed deer fence systems sent in by customers. Also, photos of fence systems we've professionally installed.
 
Deer Grates
Structures typically used in place of an access gate across a driveway entrance

Tick Control
Why deer fence? Aside from being inexpensive and nearly invisible, a deer fence will help lower the amount of ticks in your space.
This can mean 90% fewer ticks over time!

Deer Grate, Metal Deer Grate Comparison

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A deer grate is a very heavy structure made of concrete (7000-9000 lbs) or metal (1800- 2500 lbs) that is placed over your driveway entrance, with deer fencing  or similar on either side. A deer grate has hollow slats in which the deer won't walk because of uneven footing.
A deer grate is used in place of or in addition to a driveway gate and is 100% effective when installed properly and maintained.

Concrete Deer Grate Example:


deer grate, deer guard
Our concrete deer grates are not to be confused with cattle grates or cattle guards. These grates have been proven to exclude deer and other animals and have the proper spacing for that purpose. Cattle guards typically have 5" or more spacing where deer grates have 3" spacing.

Advantages:
Concrete will never rust.
A concrete deer grate is extremely heavy and is unlikely to move over time.
Have engineered specifications and have been tested to accept any vehicles that can travel the roads.
Clean look when installed
Placed when delivered in your excavated hole
Cost, somewhat less expensive than steel grates
One year manufacturer defects warranty
Quick delivery and placement, usually one week from order
Disadvantages:
Very heavy, each grate weighs 8,000 lbs approximately and is difficult to move once placed
Although durable, the concrete
can be chipped by snow plows, etc over time
No removable cleanout slats. Manageable but not as easy to clean as a metal grate
Only available in specific sizes, as concrete is poured into forms to create grates

Metal Deer Grate


metal deer grate

Advantages:
Lighter in weight than concrete grates. Can be moved with tractors, skid steers, etc
Can accept vehicle traffic for most residential applications
Clean look when installed
Available in different pre-painted colors to suit your driveway design
Each grate has a removable slat for easier grate cleaning
Not as easily damaged by snow plows, won't chip like concrete
Available in more custom sizes, as each grate is custom manufactured for you
Disadvantages:
May need to be anchored unless braced at either end or will move over time
Slightly more expensive than concrete grates
No official engineered weight rating or specifications - note: there has never been an issue to date with grate strength, however
Will rust on the surface eventually but can be re-painted
Delivered on flatbed truck, customer is responsible for unloading grate from truck with machinery

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