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Chain link is probably what you want to stay with. It will survive hurricane-force winds (little resistance), is low-maintenance, dog-proof and provides excellent security. If the hounds can jump 6 feet you can easily get 8 foot chain link. But (and it's a big one) you don't install chain link fence on the cheap. Poles must be anchored in concrete, corners ...


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How much is "a lot of high winds"? I have a classic cedar panel fence (now with pressure-treated posts; it was time to redo them all and PT lasts in ground contact better than cedar), and it has withstood a couple of microbursts and the like with little or no damage. It did lose one board from one panel and a couple of post caps and cap strips over the years ...


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As a rule of thumb, tall objects can cast a wind shadow about three to six times their height which diminishes with distance. However, turbulence dominates close to the ground so don't plan on getting 18' of wind shadow from a fence. In addition, clearing the land means that the wind will have additional velocity...blowing across 600' of open space ...



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