Why High Tensile Woven Wire Fencing is a Great Deer Fence

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It might be time to think about a fence if you’ve tried several deer repellents, yet they’re still eating your favorite garden plants. Deer fencing may be a viable option for keeping out deer and other small animals in areas where prevalent wildlife and crops are greatly valued.

Deer fencing is an excellent safeguard for your farm. As it suggests, deer fencing is any barrier built to keep deer in or keep them out. There are many distinct kinds. However, long “high-tensile” steel wire fences with substantial supports are used by many farmers.

Animals are physically kept outside of protected zones by high-tensile woven wire (HTWW) fences. When erected properly, HTWW fences may be long-lasting and have minimal maintenance, and they can be efficient in preventing crop loss in places with moderate to high animal pressure.

What is high tensile woven wire?

Since the introduction of barbed wire in 1874, high tension wire has been recognized as the agricultural fence innovation that has made the most difference. While still relatively new in the US, it has been successfully utilized for more than 50 years on ranches around the world to manage cattle, sheep, and other animals. As a result, it is currently the material of choice for agricultural fences in the USA.

High tensile woven wire is quite robust due to its high carbon steel content. The distinction is that high tensile woven wire has undergone a unique procedure that considerably boosts its elasticity and provides a strength gain of 2000%. This added toughness will keep your fence taut and in good shape for many years.

Benefits of a High Tensile Woven Wire Fence

Woven wire fencing is one of the most reliable and adaptable fences on the market. Horses can’t get their feet tangled in this style of fence, which is also quite noticeable for a wire fence. In addition, cattle find it difficult to escape without first tearing down the fence, which is not an easy task. Given that the wire can be purchased up to eight feet high, woven wire fencing also does an excellent job of keeping deer away.

Reduced expenses overall as a result of using smaller-diameter wire and fewer posts.

Efficient compared to a low carbon fence, a high tensile wire may be placed with fewer fence posts.

Low carbon post spacing 8 to 10 feet, versus high tensile: post spacing up to 16.5 feet.

Stronger about twice the strength as low carbon wire for effectively controlling livestock: horses, hogs, cattle, deer, sheep, goats, etc.

Lighter offers easier installation and handling.

Versatile, the fence can be installed to satisfy your farm needs

Durability High tensile fences remain tight for years – even if a tree falls on a high tensile fence, it will spring back to form after it is gone.

Robust better to withstand impact and keep the tension even through extreme temperature and environmental fluctuations.

Infographic of woven wire fence for deer


The fence’s primary agricultural use is to confine cattle to your chosen area. But there are a lot of additional elements and criteria that are involved in the construction of the fence.

Regardless of the kind of fence, careful planning in the design and layout may save material costs, speed up installation, cover more ground, and simplify maintenance.

In other words, it will allow for more economical and effective use of your resources.

High-tensile woven wire fences must be installed correctly! The fence is tightened during installation to hundreds of pounds of stress. Ends, corners, and brace post assemblies must be put correctly. The corner posts and ends will frequently “pull out” if the installation is done improperly. HTWW fences may function nearly maintenance-free for 20 years or more when placed properly.

In farms with severe crop damage by deer, eight-foot-high woven wire deer fences are typically thought to be almost 100% effective. The availability of additional food sources, the deer population, and the worth of the crops planted are just a few factors to consider while deciding on fence height.

The length of the post required increases with fence height. An excellent way to cut costs without sacrificing fence effectiveness is to employ woven wire fencing with extra high tensile smooth wires above. High tensile smooth wires used towards the top of the fence are thought to be successful since deer lack the velocity necessary to jump over the fence and damage it.

Who we are

At ProFence LLC, we do not use shortcuts. We pride ourselves on doing things correctly the first time. We use the appropriate building methods, wire, posts, gates, etc. We understand that poorly erected fences have much higher long-term expenses and less efficacy. We enable farmers to concentrate on their business, which is what matters. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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