Fence posts caps are the perfect way to complete your fence. People spend thousands of dollars landscaping and creating the picture perfect backyard.
They worry about the grass and the plants, but often they fail to think about the fence.
These days post caps are not merely simple pieces that you put on the posts to protect them from the weather. They can be truly decorative pieces. The finial (which is a fancy way of saying post cap) comes in many different styles and forms.
Light Post Caps
An alternative to putting in underground lights is to use light post caps. You can get a number of different styles of fixtures, and you can select the power source.
A popular design method of backyard or lane way lighting is to use solar powered caps. If you want to have more light, you can get low voltage post caps. These are very energy efficient and can be installed easily.
Ornamental Post Caps
Post caps can be used on almost any kind of fence including a vinyl fence or a wood fence. They come in many different materials, which will complement your existing fence.
You can get fence post caps which will suit your personal taste and your yard.
There are even ornamental post caps which come in hundreds of different designs. Animal heads are a very popular design as are the more Gothic forms of finials.
Traditional Post Caps
If you want to go traditional, you can choose ones that are simple. The ball cap and the newel king make wonderful additions to a classic wood fence.
If you want to have something with color, the Cambridge Grape or the Tiffany cap would be more to your liking. These caps are designed to look like stained glass. If you have a painted fence, you can even get caps to match.
Vinyl Fence Post Caps
If you have a vinyl fence, you can get caps that are made of the same material. Like the vinyl fence, these caps will require virtually no maintenance and will last for years. They will not rot, decay or become discolored over time. Aluminum and wood caps are also a popular choice.
Any good fence supply retailer should carry a good range of fencing accessories such as caps. However, if you are having trouble finding them locally, you can go online and find a retailer who will ship to almost anywhere and at very reasonable prices.
In the summer months, the yard is a popular place for the family to gather and relax. Decorative fence post caps are an easy way to add a little more color and appeal to your backyard haven and to ensure that you have an aesthetically pleasing backyard environment.
Combined with a little imagination, it is amazing how you can tart up any backyard fence and give it a little character as well as doing it’s primary duty of privacy and security for you as homeowner.