How to Install a Plastic Snow Fence


Plastic snow fencing is used in areas with high snowfalls that are prone to blowing and drifting to control where snowdrifts form. The bright orange plastic temporary fencing also an excellent visual marker for notifying the general public of a work area or an unsafe condition. It is quick to erect and the most cost-effective barricade you can install. Keep in mind that it is essentially a visual deterrent to entry and not a solid barricade.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic snow fencing
  • #4 rebar
  • 2-pound sledge hammer
  • Plastic rebar caps
  • Saw with blade for metal
  • Zip ties
  • Orange spray paint
  • Measure out the . Mark the ground with a circle every 12 feet using orange spray paint this is where you sink the rebar posts.

  • Count the number of posts and prepare to cut your rebar with a saw. Make your posts 60 inches long so you can drive them into the ground at least 12 inches and still have enough post length to fasten the 48-inch-tall snow fence.

  • Install orange rebar caps over the top of the rebar, once all posts are in place.

  • Pull a length of fence from the roll. Zip tie the fence to the top, center and middle of the rebar. Continue to unroll the fence and install the fencing with zip ties down the line. Trim with scissors

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't have soil to install rebar posts, use permanent fixtures around the area you are trying to seal off, such as a lightpost, telephone pole or parking meters.
  • You can also very easily staple snow fencing to wood if you have a condition that permits.
  • Since snow fencing cannot stop a vehicle, it is good to have orange cones preceding a snow fence barricade that is exposed in the lane of traffic.
  • Snow fence is not a good barricade in really windy conditions. The plastic can tear from the fastening points.

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