High-tensile wire fencing is made up of strong wires run horizontally through insulators and attached to fence posts.
High-tensile wire fencing is a semi-permanent fencing option that is smooth and strong. It has a somewhat high up-front cost but when averaged over the life of the fence, it is very economical.
You can also find high-tensile woven wire fencing, for wildlife control as well as to keep livestock in.
- horses (often combined with tape or rope to make it more visible to horses)
- easy to install
- for cattle, as few as one or two strands are adequate
- require strong corners and end braces to achieve proper tension
- require different number of wires and different spacing depending on the type of livestock to be contained
- higher initial cost than some other types of fence
- like any electric fence, requires charger and power source
Maintenance includes regular monitoring to make sure the energizer is working properly, replacing insulators, checking for shorts, and checking the ground rods. High-tensile wire fencing has a lifespan of up to 50 years with little maintenance.