A fence isn’t only for property security. The type of fence you choose for your home is an extension of your style.
Find the right fence for your security, style, and maintenance needs before you spend a dime. Learn about the different fencing options available to you from our handy list below.
Each fence type comes with advantages and disadvantages: the right fence for you will depend on what you really need from your border fence.
Vinyl is a great low-maintenance material that never needs to be repainted. It doesn’t splinter or warp and will look the same several years into the future.
Vinyl fencing comes in a wide range of styles, too. You could choose a solid fence, a semi-solid partition, or a post and rail type fence.
A classic, wood is hardy but does need to be repainted every few years. Cedarwood is ideal for fences as it is strong, and the natural color is appealing to the eye – many people choose not to paint it at all.
Wood fencing is a cheaper option than some metals or vinyl fencing, and ongoing maintenance is minimal and simple.
Made from compressed wood fibers, composite fences offer a more sustainable option than traditional wood panels. The engineered wood is stronger than classic wood fencing and comes in a wide range of styles.
Composite fences require a similar amount of maintenance to classic wood fencing.
If you want a more utilitarian look, then chain link fencing may suit your needs. It is less expensive than other fencing options, and the mesh and panel sizes can be highly customized.
Chain fencing also provides an economical option: it is cheaper to install than many other options, but also requires little ongoing maintenance.
For a truly traditional fence style, consider wrought iron railings. Incredibly durable, wrought iron can withstand severe weather conditions far more than other options, such as chain link panels.
The classic look is also easy to maintain, and the range of finishing touches – such as a classic fleur-de-lis railing topper – means your style options are endless.
Aluminum fences are highly economical and easy to maintain. They are easy to install, too.
The downside to aluminum fences is that panels cannot withstand high winds as well as other fence options, such as wrought iron railings. Much like railing type fences, aluminum fences provide less privacy than solid wood panels.
Rural properties, or those in need of an inconspicuous property divider, would benefit from split rail fences. These provide a classic look and are economical to install.
Price can also impact your decision on which fencing options you choose. It can be difficult, however, to price up your fence requirements without the input of an expert.
A skilled fence installer will be able to provide accurate estimates based upon measurements taken on your property so that you never have to buy more fence material than you need. They will also be able to advise on the cost of installation, as some types require more labor to install.
Contact us today for a free estimate so that you can decide which fence is best for your property security, style, and budget.