Coyote rollers are commonly used on fencing in rural or suburban areas as a means to prevent animals from climbing up and over your tall fencing. One of the most common questions our fence contractors receive from potential customers in Carlsbad, NM is whether or not this feature actually works in preventing animals from getting up and over, and the answer is “yes”—that’s why they are such a popular add-on feature for tall fencing!
Here’s an overview of everything you should know about coyote rollers before making your purchase.
Using coyote rollers on your fence
Coyote rollers are simple to install. They mount either to the top or side of your fence, and should be installed on a fence that is at least six feet tall. Once they’re in place, they need little (if any) maintenance, and do not require any electric power.
The rollers are designed to prevent animals from being able to grab on to the top of the fence to pull themselves up and over. While the name suggests that they are primarily designed to keep coyotes out—coyotes can cause problems with pets, children or gardens in rural areas—they also help you to keep your pets in the yard, meaning you don’t have to worry about your dogs or cats escaping. In addition, it only takes two ounces of pressure for the rollers to spin, which means even birds won’t be able to sit on them.
If you have coyotes in your area, it’s important that you take the appropriate measures to secure your property. Coyotes are capable of scaling up to a 14-foot fence, but it becomes significantly harder when you have extra measures like coyote rollers in place. It is at the six-foot height at which coyotes must place their front feet on the top of the fence to help pull themselves over.
The installation process is easy enough that you can take on the project yourself, but you can always have a fencing company install them for you. That’s probably the easiest option if you’re already having fencing work done anyway. If you have masonry or concrete walls, you should definitely work with a professional, as the process becomes a bit more complicated.
Taking additional measures
While coyote rollers are a great way to add to the security of your property and to keep animals out (and pets in), there are some other steps you can take to secure yourself even more.
For example, chain link fences are much easier to scale than solid wood fences or other types of materials. If you know you are potentially predisposed to having issues with animals entering or escaping your property, you might want to opt for something a bit more solid.
With wooden fences, cracks and breaks can also make it easier for animals to boost themselves up. Certain objects located near fences can also give animals the boost they need.
Focus on eliminating potential areas of vulnerability while also adding coyote rollers to your fences.
For more information, contact Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC to speak with a qualified fence contractor in Carlsbad, NM.