While fencing can certainly be helpful in keeping wildlife out and adding some privacy to your yard, it may not be enough to keep your cats confined safely in your yard. Whether you're concerned about the threat to wildlife your cat can pose, such as catching birds and lizards outside, or you want to make sure that your cat is as safe as possible, you'll need to look into what you can do to keep them safe with fencing. Instead of confining your cat strictly indoors, look into the following ideas that a fencing contractor can help you with.
Fence Rollers at the Top
The easiest way to make sure that your cats won't be able to climb over the fence is by installing fence rollers at the top. Fence rollers can be bought already made and suited for your fence, or you can re-purpose PVC piping for the same function. While several materials will need to be bought for both PVC piping and ready-made rollers, they can be an excellent way to keep your cats in your yard.
Fence rollers prevent your cat from getting a good grip on the top of the fence, deterring your cat from jumping over and escaping your yard.
Wood or Plexiglas to Avoid Climbing
When picking out the fencing material itself, it's best to choose a material that will make it harder for your cat to climb over. While chain-link fencing can be affordable and look nice, it can be too easy for your cat to get a good grip of the fence for climbing. Instead, look into getting wood fencing that has vertical planks or even Plexiglas since they will make it harder for your cat to climb over.
Fence Overhangs to Discourage Jumping
Another idea for keeping your cat safely inside your yard is through the use of fence overhangs. Overhangs hang over the top of the fencing by anywhere between a foot to three feet. The overhang, when installed at a slight angle, makes it a lot harder for your cat to hop up and get a grip. The angle itself can also deter your cat from even attempting to jump up, making it ideal for keeping your cat safely in the yard.
With the number of projects that you can take on that will help keep your cat safely in your yard, you can feel good getting fencing installed and allowing your cat to spend time outdoors without as much of a danger to them. Talk to a contractor like Citi Fence and Concrete for more ideas on fencing that will keep your cats and other pets safe inside your yard.
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