Snow fences are an extremely useful fence come winter in Montana. With an average of 37 inches of snow per year, Montana’s winters are cruel, cold, and white. Snow fences are often found in nature, in the form of trees, shrubs, and native grasses, but if you have not been lucky enough to have this natural barrier on your property, then you may want to look into having Dave’s Fencing install a snow fence for you.
A 4’ high snow fence can catch up to 8,400 pounds of snow for each foot of length, which can be used as a very resourceful form of protection for your home, your family, your driveway, and even your livestock.
A snow fence is horizontal to the main wind direction, and upwind of the area in which you want to protect. As the wind and snow force its way through the fence, the resistance causes the snow to fall and pile on the front facing side of the fence. This keeps your land, your home, your roads, and your cattle free from life threatening snow piles.
Snow fencing can be used to put the snow where you want it: for example, farmers can collect snow in areas where they can use it as a water supply when it melts. We can give you a customized, strategically placed fence so the snow goes wherever you need it.
Snow fencing is also much more economical than salting and plowing your roads or driveways. Both of those processes can be harmful and damaging to your pavement, which could eventually lead to expensive repairs.
If you’re interested in protecting your home and livestock from the driving snow piles this winter, give David’s Fencing a call at 406.431.6182 today, and get your free estimate! If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself installation project, we can sell you the fencing materials you will need and help out with any part of the process.