Basics and Tips on Installing Solar Fence Post Caps

Many property owners choose to accessorize their fences using lights of some kind, which provide both safety and entertainment benefits for evenings and nighttime. And for those who don’t want to deal with wires or electrical concerns for these lights, a common and increasingly popular modern option is purchasing solar fence post caps.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re proud to offer a wide array of fence supplies and accessories. There’s also always a fencing contractor available to speak with you about how to install any of our supplies, whether as part of a new fence installation or on an existing fence. Here are some general tips for installing your own solar post caps to your fence if you want a great soft light alternative that comes with limited hassle.

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Measure Fence Post

The first step here is measuring the fence post itself, which dictates the entire project moving forward. There isn’t a single size of post cap out there, so you should be measuring for precise length and width needs before you make any purchases.

Post Adapter

In some cases, you will need to also install a fence post adapter. As the name suggests, this is an item that’s meant to attach to the fence post on one side and also presents the proper fastening needs for the solar cap you’re planning to install.

Adapters are designed to slide over the top of the fence post – there will not generally be any nails or screws required, nor any glue. There are typically a wide range of adapters available in various colors and styles so you can match the aesthetics with the existing fence and landscape.

Slide Cap Into Position

Once you have the proper adapter attached and have chosen the light style you prefer, it’s time to complete the job. This is one of the easiest DIY installations out there, requiring no special adhesives and no screwdrivers, nail guns or drills. You simply slid the lights easily into their adapters, which are fit specifically for this purpose. The lights will stay in place even through wind or other elements.

No Wires, Great Selection

As we noted above, one of the primary benefits of installing solar post caps is the lack of wiring or electrical connections needed. You don’t have to worry about running a power source out from the home or protecting it from moisture, and there will be no ugly wires. In addition, you can generally find solar post caps in a wide array of styles, so there’s no outdoor aesthetic you won’t be able to match consistently.

For more on installing solar post caps on your fence for lighting, or to learn about any of our fence materials or contractor services, speak to the staff at Utah Fence Warehouse today.