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Snow Fence


A snow fence forces wind-blown drifting snow to a desired place to minimize the amount of snow on roads and landscapes. This type of landscape fence reduces the chance of road accidents due to snow; and can be used on farmsteads and homes, as well.

Snow barrier fence for sale on offer land protection by actually causing snow drifts. Snow fences work by causing turbulence in the wind and trapping the snow - moving it away from undesirable areas such as roads and buildings. Farmers and ranchers use snow fences to create drifts in basins for a ready supply of water in the spring. For homeowners and home growers, snow barrier fences add security for crop protection and push snow away from fields allowing for soil moisture to stay active for the next growing season. Snow Fences should be installed upwind of the area you want to keep clear. Trenching the fence can also catch melting snow and direct it to another area.

In addition to using it on landscapes for growing, this type of landscape fence has been proven to save more lives and reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents. This is why project managers and DOT personnel should consider installing snow safety fences.

And, of course, ski resorts have found use for a snow fence. There are an estimated 600,000 injuries (Johns Hopkins University) and 38 deaths (National Ski Areas Association) from skiers and snowboarders each year at the finest resorts across the United States. The majority of deaths come from riders going over 12 mph (typical helmet rating) on the blue and black trails. This is reason enough to build snow fencing before the start of ski season in November. (Fun fact: did you know that plowing snowdrifts costs 100 times more than the cost of a snow fence?)

Whether you are a grower looking to protect organic gardens, or a professional worker, consider TENAX snow barriers now. Shop TENAX snow guard fence available on

Helpful Tip: Fence posts should be spaced no more than 8 feet apart for 4 ft. snow fences. End posts should be 6 ft. or less from the adjacent post. The end post placement facilitates bracing. Row – A drift can spread as far as 35 times the height of the fence.

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