Adding a fence to your home can be a good investment that adds value to your home. A new fence can help to add security, privacy and give you other additional features. When you have a new fence installed, you may want to consider the additional features you want to have installed. These can include electrical installations like lights and outdoor outlets. Here are some things that you may want to consider for electrical installations for your new fence:
1. Installing Conduit To Run Wiring Along Your Fence
If you are going to have any type of outdoor wiring, you will need to install a conduit to protect the electrical installations. For a fence, you can dig a trench along the fence line to install the conduit for your project. When you do this, you may want to leave a couple of access points to do repairs, maintenance and upgrades to your electrical systems.
2. Considering Adding Solar Energy To Power Lighting And Other Features
There are also many features of your fence that can be powered by solar energy. You may want to consider installing solar panels to help power things like lighting. In addition, solar panels can be used to power things like pumps for water features or a gate opener for your fence installation. This will help to make your fence more energy efficient.
3. Installing Lighting And Wiring For Your Fence Post Caps
You may also want to have lighting for your landscaping. One way to do this is by installing fence caps with lighting in them. If you do this, you may need to have something done to hide the electrical wiring. For a wood fence, you can wrap the posts with wood to case them in, which will make it easier to run wiring for lighting and other electrical installations.
4. Adding Outdoor Outlets Along Fence Line For Using Outdoor Appliances
Lastly, you may want to have outdoor outlets available along the fence lines for different outdoor appliances. A simple way to do this is to add an outlet for every post that includes a light. You will want to make sure that these outlets are designed for outdoors and may want to have them in a sealed box to protect them from moisture and weather conditions.
These are some of the things that you may want to consider for adding electrical installations to your fence. If you are ready for a new fence with these features, contact an electrical contractor like JF Electrical Contractors, Inc and talk with them about using some of these ideas for your new fence design.