Anatomy of a Fence
It can be confusing discussing parts of a fence because different terms are used by different people. So, Kade's Krusaders would like to provide an images and definitions that will help clarify the vocabulary you will see, hear, and read (at least on this website).
Pickets= vertical parts on the fence
Rails= horizontal parts of the fence
Finals or caps= pieces added to the top of a picket, typically decorative in nature or used to seal off an opening on the fence post or picket.
Flat Top- refers to a fence that is continuously flat on the top and does not present an entrapment or impalement danger. To be safest, a fence should be flat at the top and bottom and sit flush to the ground. ex. the fence in the picture above is flat topped
Open or Exposed Picket- this refers to the space left between the vertical pickets. If no top rail is present the fence is open at the top or exposed picket. ex. iconic white picket fences
Dangerous Fence- fences are designed to protect what you value most. This may be property, pets, or children. Yes, they are designed to keep people out, but they are also designed to keep people and pets in and safe. When using the terms dangerous fence, Kade's Krusaders is referring to fence materials and styles that have injured and killed wildlife, pets, and children. These fence styles have been banned by many HOAs and municipalities in the US and Internationally. We will be adding posts with evidence of injuries, deaths, and fence ordinances banning dangerous fence styles.