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Fence Post “Protectors”
You can protect fence posts from powered weed trimmers and lawn mowers with these new “Fence Armor” protectors that install at the base of each post. In most cases, all it takes is a hammer or screwdriver to attach them.
    The 2-piece sleeves are made from durable powder-coated, G90 22-ga. galvanized steel. They’re available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors to match almost any type of fence including wood, vinyl, and metal. They can be installed on everything from ordinary wood and vinyl posts to round cedar posts, chainlink fence posts and even mailbox posts. Available colors include galvanized, white, black, redwood, clay, and almond, with custom colors available upon request.
    “The idea is to extend the post’s life by preventing damage to a new post or stop damage to existing posts,” says inventor Al Martins. “Once a wood post is violated by a weed trimmer or mower, moisture seeps in and it begins to rot and fail. Vinyl posts are also susceptible as they have a very thin titanium oxide coating to prevent ultraviolet sunlight damage. Once a weed whacker starts to breach that coating, the post will immediately become discolored and start to degrade.”
    He says they make protectors in two halves, or sleeves, for a couple of different reasons. “First, if the post has already been damaged you can seal up the area and install the protector to give the post new life. Second, you may need to protect just one side of the post and not the other or you prefer one color on your side but your neighbor wants a different color on his side.”
     The protectors are made to fit 3 1/2 to 7 1/2-in. wide posts and every size in between, in 1/2-in. increments. “We offer 113 different versions in all. It’s important to measure your posts to make sure you get the proper size protector for your fence,” says Martins.
    He says the cost ranges from $5 to $10 per post, depending on how many sides of the post need to be covered.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fence Armor, 10105 N.W. 88th Ave., Medley, Fla. 33178 (ph 888 289-5617; www.fencearmor.com; info@fencearmor.com).    

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #4