Fence Armor fence post protection first look and installation


Halon carnation in this video. We’re gonna take a first look at fence armor coming up Halon carnation a couple weeks ago I posted on Instagram that I was watching Canada’s version of Shark tank called Dragon’s Den and that the episode featured a company that I recognized from Instagram called fence armor And after posting that fence armor liked that post and they reached out to me and asked me if I would like to try out Fence armor and see what it’s all about. So I thought to myself. Hey, that’s perfect I actually have to fence posts in my own house fence That are actually exposed when I’m trimming They actually have lawn that grows right up to those two posts The rest of the fence has sort of a gravel border all around it and there’s no worry about the trimmer hitting those posts But so they sent me a couple of different versions of their fence armor. They sent me one of their full sets that actually Slide into each other and completely wrap a fence post to try out and see how those look They also sent me a couple of these front faceplate style ones. Now as you can see these ones are very very shallow And the reason for this style is for fence posts where you have that bottom piece of wood that goes along the bottom That wouldn’t let you access you know all the way completely around the fence post so you can just put this against that front facing of the fence post to Protect, you know that fence posts against that trimmer line So these are probably the ones I’m going to end up using For that fence because of the same sort of scenario where I have that bottom panel there So as you can see, this is just a small sampling of the products that they have available and the fence armor is Available in different fence post sizes as well as they have some other products for things like mailbox fence posts They’re also available in a wide array of colors. I chose the black For my applications to match the black hinges and hardware that I have on that particular gate and fence that these will be installed But you can get woodgrain Versions you can get different colors to match different you know stains on your fence and you can even go with their Patriot line and get your fence posts wrapped in Old Glory if you like, so just a lot of variation a lot of Customization that you can have there and you can mix and match as well if you had your fence stained one color But the opposite side the neighbor has stained another color You could get two different colors and have one on each side to match That stain or that color of that fence on either side. So a lot of different options there So fence armor is made in a two-piece design Which makes it easy to provide 1/2 post protection or if accessible full post protection by putting the two halves together They’re also made of Galvanized steel for rust and corrosion resistance and and they have a tough Powder-coated finish to keep the fence armor looking new for years to come now Another neat feature of them is their slotted design there So when you have the two halves together And you’re mounting your screws on the two sides there so that slotted design allows for expansion and contraction In the wood during temperature changes and the corners aren’t completely square They’ve got a nice round edge so that when you’re trimming against them It’s not destroying your trimmer line and breaking off pieces It allows the trimmer line just to sort of glide over that area there So let’s go outside and do a quick install and see how they look Okay, so here is the two Fence posts I’m gonna be putting the fence armor on You can see The grass gets pretty close to these posts here Particularly this one from the corner You can see that it is already worn out Over the years from a string trimmer Hitting it On this front edge so Like I said, I’m probably gonna be going with just in front faceplate ones for this just to cover up that damage and Protect it from further damage In particular Like these ones here you can see With that bottom sort of kick panel Depending on where you have that even using a half piece have this larger one won’t work Because it won’t Extend all the way now if you didn’t have this or you had clearance you could take the two halves and actually wrap the whole bottom or alternatively, you can use just half of one or you can use just one of these smaller just front face ones and Just use that for that front face piece like I said I’m probably gonna end up just using these front face ones just to protect that front face of the post Fits a bit snug because wrong size was ordered. Fence Armor also available in 4-1/8″ size for posts like these. Just above the concrete there Fence Armor recommends installation to be 1″-1.5″ above ground for maximum protection. There you go nice and easy nice and simple, yeah, I’m this one Can actually mount it just a little bit higher because of where the damage previous damage was I want to make sure I cover that the bottom of the post is completely fine Cuz it kind of digs down and the grass is a bit taller here. So I’m just gonna mount this one just a little bit higher So that I know I am, you know in that vulnerable area There you go guys there’s the installed fence on where that’s predicted I use the Smaller just faceplate only ones because of that sort of kick panel and a piece of wood there on the bottom It doesn’t allow for the bigger pieces to go on And likewise on that corner as well You can see it’s now protected where it was getting the most damage at least on that front face Okay, so I don’t actually have a fence post that’s exposed all the way to the bottom to the grass all the way around to Be able to demonstrate The other two-piece fence armor, but I do have a piece of a fence post That I can do so I just set it here on the grass to basically show how to install these So basically you would put your first piece on Wrapped around the one side and then the other side Would just go like that and as you can see with that Slotted piece there once installed And you put your screw there that would allow the fence armor to expand and contract As the wood expands and contracts in temperature changes, and this would give you 360 degree of protection When you’re trimming all the way around your posts so if you have a fence si is Set up higher and the whole bottom of the fence post is exposed or your mailbox post they can get that 360 degree protection in those sorts of cases So that’s it for this one guys. If you liked this video make sure you hit that like button if you haven’t subscribed yet Consider subscribing leave a comment down below and let me know if you’ve ever used any sort of fence post protection for any of your lawn care clients or if any of your lawn care clients already had Some sort of fence post protection installed on their fences. So that’s it for this one guys Here’s to wishing you guys all overwhelming success and freedom in your lawn care business. Bye for now

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  1. Fence Armor

    Wow, Julio! This was very well done. Thank you for touching on so many important details! It shows the attention to detail and thought you put into it and we really appreciate it! We are glad those two posts could be protected! One thing we did want to mention, that you actually touched on, is that Fence Armor is typically installed about an inch, inch and a half above ground level for ultimate protection. Thank you again!

  2. Fence Armor

    Hi Julio, after taking another look at this video we wanted to mention, you may have noticed that the Demi protection fit a little snug. We work with a contractor in BC and have found that the standard wood size is 4 1/8 and we are actually the only fence protection company that provides that size. That would be the best size for you in future reference 🙂

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